Day 18 of the Jeff Goins, 500 Words A Day Writing Challenge…. Write About Waiting.
Patience is not one of my virtues, I have a hard time waiting. I like instant gratification and am not good at the long haul, if I don’t find quick success I tend to move on.
I have been lucky most of my life, I have been able to muddle through and find success in most things I have tried to accomplish.
However, when it comes to the long road, the long haul, I’m just not very good at it. I get bored easily and look for an easy out.
For the purposes of today’s post, I thought I would talk a bit about an area that I am doing well in waiting….. my business.
Since I opened Impressed almost two years ago, we have had relative success. The community that we serve has been incredibly generous and I appreciate the support.
I have been fortunate to put together an awesome team that works hard, has fun and produces exemplary work. We have our stumbles, but for the most part we do it right.
As we have done well with our store, my patience is constantly tested waiting for our website to take off. I have set goals for impressedstyle.com that would increase our yearly sales dramatically.
The website challenges have tested my ability to wait, but I know that if we keep plugging away it will come. I envision the website allowing us to grow the company and send our designs throughout the country and globe, I keep telling myself we just have to find that one design that will take off and it will then help the site to grow and succeed.
It just seems as though we are waiting and waiting for this to happen. We keep putting out awesome designs and marketing them, but to date, we just haven’t found that one to turn the corner.
My dream is for Impressed and impressedstyle.com to be a major employer and manufacturer in our community, getting to that point tests my ability to wait.
I have faith that it will happen, the day will come when people will be sporting shirts and designs manufactured in little Clayton, GA throughout the country. That’s a dream worth waiting for, putting our shop on the map and proving that all of our hard work was worth it.
We will continue to serve our local customers with designs for all their needs and the thrill of knowing “we made that” when I see someone walking down the street will never pass.
It’s a fun business, one that allows me to use my creative abilities as an outlet that others enjoy. Working with great people, creating good work and having fun is important, it’s the waiting that I have issues with.
When that day comes we will be ready, we have put in the efforts, we have proven that we can do it and as we grow the business and see our goals met, the waiting will all be worth it.