January 27, 2012

January 26, 2012

I've sent out my new logo and plan to friends for advice. I've gotten some good advice already and I'm going to make some changes, but not until I get info all back.

I'm also visualizing my customer. A lot of people say they love the flowers and customers who have bought them, really love them, but I'm trying to visualize who will wear them. I'm also visualizing people I know with them and how they might wear my flowers. And because of this, I'm seeing them wearing different versions of what I make. New Product! I need to finalize my bracelet designs and I have a new necklace in mind, and little bouquet pins.

Yesterday I felt so positive that my flowers were the way to go. I know too that with the right motivation and marketing you can sell refrigerators to “Inuits”. But today I'm feeling less sure of myself. Not that I don't want to make this work. I'm just not sure where I want it to go. What am I looking to accomplish in the long run. Am I doing this for a bit of immorality, or do I just want to earn what I need to build my little house and feed myself?

Wow as old as I am, I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Remember this young ones, you're never done growing.

I went to see the Dalai Lama speak once. Actually it was two sessions on two different days. There was one thing he said that will always stick with me. He talked about how everyone wants to think they are independent. That they strive to make themselves independent. I don't know why, but he's right that we do. Maybe our parents try to make us that way. He said that we aren't independent.

Everything we have or do has been through the hands of so many. The cotton for the shirt we wear was picked in a field then taken to a factory to be sorted, carded, washed and spun into threads that are woven and dyed and sent to be sewn and pressed and packaged and shipped and unwrapped and displayed and sold, and how many hands has your shirt been through to get to you? We really aren't independent. Look around you. How many people have helped you to be what and where you are. Not just your friends and family, but the anonymous people around the world that help make your lives more comfortable and easy.

So don't think that you have to be independent. We all give a bit to each other. It's the way we should be. Now I want you all to give me some advice on my business.

1 comment:

  1. This is a beautiful post. I once heard a priest say something very similar....that we have all benefited from someone giving somewhere down the line....the museums we have in Cleveland, those who have donated money to the colleges we attended, money to scholarships, labor to build churches, etc....It made me realize that as much as I like to think of myself as independent, I have many things in life because of the generosity of others.