As 2010 comes to a close i wanted to reflect on this year as a business owner. I'm sure many can relate to this and i hope you enjoy!
Going into 2010 i was very excited! I had a great successful year in 2009 and i just knew it was going to be a repeat! Boy did i have a rude awakening! I was on a natural high from the wonderful new years party i had with an attendance of over 400 people, i was saying to myself oh this is a piece of cake! I started the year off with vol.2 of Speak Now Or Forever Hold Your Peace relationship forum.. Great crowd but of coarse i wanted my events to improve. I continued to step out the box with my other events such as the wine tastings, sex,sassy,& classy, my debut of desire desserts vol. 1 & 2, business mingles, spades tournament, and how can we forget two speed dating events! While all this was going on i continued my weekly radio show great minds think alike, book club Imaginable Minds, and continued with my catering services.
Through all of this i was still miserable because my numbers at my events continued to be low. I was beating myself up saying: what is wrong, what am i doing wrong? I got more frustrated with losing money, meeting unprofessional and trifling people, staying up late,working long hours, tears, fear,other mix emotions, and also dealing with my job that i truly hate! My breaking point was when i planned my second dessert tasting. I was thinking this event is going to be easy because the first one was great and the attendance was great! Again i was wrong when it came to planning! I struggled to get vendors, people were telling me it wasn't a good idea, a waste of time, people wouldn't come, the list goes on and on! I wanted to cancel the event so bad but God kept telling me no don't quit, this is a great and excellent event. I went from 3 vendors to 10 vendors in 2 days. Everything went great and overall i was happy with the event!
As i end 2010 i must say this has been a very rough year but i want to let everyone know i'm a living witness not to give up! The sleepless nights, constant work, loosing money, dealing with positive and negative situations is all worth it! The situations i have been through and continue to go through has taught me to become a better person. Like Tyler Perry Says: Pray, Have Faith & Believe!
See you in 2011!