New ideas, new possibilities, and above all, trips to Michaels for new supplies! I see stuff in stores and on Pinterest and I think, I can make that. I am always ready to create, to figure things out and make things on my own. So why shouldn't I? It's great to start new things and make as much as I can... right?
Many a time I have tried to take my business in a hundred different directions at the same time. When you're running a business, it's great to get excited and start new projects. But from my experience this is only good to an extent. I have gotten so caught up trying to make more and more products because I wanted a bigger opportunity to make a profit. But when you try to create so many different products and try to do so many different things, you lose track of why you started your business in the first place. The best thing you can do to help your business and yourself in this situation is to focus your efforts. Specialize in a small number of products, and don't try to be good at everything!
So when you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, get back to your roots. Remember why you started your own business in the first place. Was it to satisfy other people's needs? Probably not. Was it to make money? Maybe. But the one thing we can all agree on is that you want to create; you want to make things, whether it’s a product or a service, that people will love and use. Don’t get caught up in the retail/money-making aspect of the job. Get back to your roots and always keep in mind why you started.