Tuesday, January 20, 2009

When Life Throws You a Curve Ball....

If you've ever been going along blissfully in your business and then out of nowhere, WHAM, you're hit with a curve ball, you might be interested in the article I just wrote for Collective Creatives. You just never know when something is going to fall in your path that makes you have to totally rethink what you're doing.


(Photo via thecompletepitcher.com)

6 comments:

  1. I'm glad you're cutting back on the shows and making time for yourself.

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  2. I think cutting back on the shows will make a BIG difference. Take care of yourself and you'll probably find you are more productive in less time and with less exhaustion...I hope :-)

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  3. This is one of the things that scares me about starting up. (we're so barely started it's not funny)

    I have a friend who hit the same wall as you- She went from working every single day, refreshing her brick and mortar shop weekly, just seeming to have endless energy. To dragging herself out of bed after barely sleeping, barely able to stand, just miserable. And her doctors had no clue.

    Finally it turned out she was gluten intolerant and the changes she needed to make helped immediately. She's being careful not to overextend again, but she's back to Ms. Energy.

    Good luck!

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  4. Interesting! I wonder if there is a test for that -- other than going to a completely raw diet?

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  5. I think you've got your head on straight, Lori.

    I completely cut out sugar at the beginning of the year and it's made such a difference.

    And, so interesting you brought up multitasking, I'm writing about that. It's a misnomer. When you are not fully present in the task at hand, you brain never gets the sense of accomplishment from a task completed. It causes fatique and stress.

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  6. Great article! Are you a full-time crafter? ie, that's your living? If so, I'm jealous. I'm sure it's a TON of work... but I am a full time teacher with crafting on the side. That probably is why my Etsy shop sees an average of one sale per month--I don't have the time or energy to put toward it as I should. But it's fun, my work makes people smile, and that's what's important. Good luck taking it easy! I know how difficult that is!!!

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