I have been asked, why I do what I do and my answer has evolved over time. When I started my little ceramic hand and foot impressions business, to be completely honest, I started because I could see the potential with the money I could make. Clay is pretty inexpensive, overhead low because I would be working from home and I knew I could figure it out.
I saw that I could easily make about $500 a week, working part time. I was good with that! (Although I ended up making more than that. :)) But I am not going to lie that the money I could make was a big part of my decision to start this business.
Once I started to grow my business I realized it was SO MUCH MORE than the money I could make.
As with everything in life it is always about more than the money. Thankfully for me I realized that sooner than later and I was able to see that what I was building and nurturing had meaning and was important. Once I shifted the focus of "why" I was doing what I was doing, my business started to grow pretty fast.
In this interview series I talk about the most favorite parts of my handprint business.
Finding your "why" as you build your business will make your work, not seem like work. There is something pretty special about creating a business that is created by love.
As Confusius says, "Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life."
I hope you see that as you start your business. You are providing a service and a service combined with love...is the best kind of service around.
I wish you oodles and oodles of abundance in your handprint business and if you pick me to be your mentor I will be so honored to watch your business grow!
Much love to you!!