Starting a Business is Like Riding a Roller Coaster

Susan Cwik

There are ups and downs with starting a business. The day you open you are so excited and if just one person comes in, it’s thrilling. That slowly wears off when you continue to just get one person in a day, or, some days, no one. If you have a day of multiple comings in it gets really exciting again. Needless to say, it is a roller coaster of ups, downs, twists, and turns. It can make you a little nauseous.

Yesterday was a pretty good day, today, not so much. I did get my sewing flyers distributed to some of the businesses in my strip mall and we’ll see what happens. It’s pretty quiet out there today though so I’m pretty sure I won’t have any customers today. Sigh!

On the bright side, if you consider this a bright side, my daughter and I are going through very similar experiences. I have started a brand new business in the city of Savannah and she has been doing the same in Atlanta. Mine is a brick and mortar store, whereas, she is promoting her services as a pet sitter and nanny. We both have been on the roller coaster and would both love to just coast with a slightly successful, stable business. Luckily, for the most part, we have opposite days of being up and down. This makes it a little easier to be supportive and help the other get out of their funk. Whether it be by helping with ideas or just being a sounding board for our pathetic emotions. We try to be there for each other and it’s so important to know you have someone in your corner who can understand and sympathize.

Neither one of us really knows where this life will take us. We do know that we will be doing it together. We will celebrate the achievements and console the sorrows. We will kick each other in the proverbial butt to get us to move on and throw out ideas of new things to try and do. It is so important to have this, or some other kind of support network. Put that together with a blog and you have all your therapy covered. (Thanks again for being my armchair therapist.)

If you don’t have it already, get yourself a support network, and learn to be that support. We don’t always want a solution, or for you to fix something. Most times, we just want to have that sounding board and to know we are not alone. So try and be that.

It is now time for me to do a video on feverfew. If you haven’t, you should watch my Herbals from A-Z videos found on Facebook, Instagram, and Tik Tok. (yes, this was self-promotion; I’m over it, just go watch)

Until next time,

                Have a Healthy Day

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