Sales for our home business have started to slow down. This happens every year as the summer ends and autumn sets in, the outdoor markets slow down then eventually fizzle out. People are back from summer vacations and are getting back to the grind and back to school. I know they will start gearing up for Halloween soon and then the busy holiday shopping season begins. When the holiday shopping starts so do the busy local markets again!
So we will have a little downtime and I’ve started feeling a little down. I have a hard time when the business wraps up after the summer. I feel sad when traffic slows down, I love to be busy. Previous years I’ve had my day job to distract me and pick up the slack on the busy scale. Not this year as I left my job working for someone else to work our home business.
Feeling a little uneasy as business slows down I was reminded of a game I played back in May when I was feeling a little lost. I found the game on Wise Bread, a blog that has great advice for budgeting, saving money and life tips. The name of the post was Feeling Stuck? 100 ways to Change your Life. This post helped me change my focus for the better.
The product of this game is a list 100 Things I Want To Be\Do\Have For My Family. This list came from my brain and even more, from my heart. It only took 20 minutes to make the list, but the effects from it carried me to this moment right now, wanting to share the game with other lost or feeling stuck people! It also changed my focus to accomplishing things that are most important to me. I have succeeded in checking off a few of those things on my list, 12 to be exact! I do not know if I would have done those things had I not made the list and made them goals to reach.
I believe that perception is reality, you are what you believe you are, you will do what you believe you can do, your life will be what you believe you deserve. The best thing about making this list is I know it broadened my belief of what I can make happen in my life…and it only took 20 minutes.