This morning I went for a short walk with my dog, Copper. I was pretty sore from working out on the weekend and thought that a walk would help stretch out the muscles and get them feeling a bit better.
I was right.
But if I workout more often, I bet it won't hurt as much....
So now I'm sitting at the computer about to enter a few orders that have come in from clients. One is a $420 order from a lady I met once at a 40th birthday party. Her friend is a customer of mine who showed her a catalogue last week. Another is a $160 order from a man I met once at a candle party. He has bought $160 worth of tealights every few months for the last 4 years. I've offered him a party every now and then, but he's happy to just order the tealights in bulk via email. Another three small orders came in as friends dropped by over the last week. I just had the fragrance samples out. If they start ordering, who am I to stop them?
I've exercised my business for the last six years and because I work at it a little bit each day, I'm not sore.
I've planted seeds and gained a reputation for being approachable, reliable, available, friendly, knowledgeable, and well-balanced... a professional candle lady.
No matter how big or small you want to build your business, you need to do the same.
P.S. I make mistakes. I forget things. When I do, I apologise, fix it, and move on.