Photography:  Nathanael Patriquin  l Model:  Addie Van Rijn  l Silk:  Dee Silkie  

Photography: Nathanael Patriquin l Model: Addie Van Rijn l Silk: Dee Silkie 

We all have our strengths and weaknesses and sometimes the next step means doing something that isn't necessarily your strength.  It means leaving your comfort zone and trying something different.  However, it is SO IMPORTANT to take this next step, otherwise you are literally the definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results (trust me, been there, done that!  It sucks). 

I feel like I have grown and worked and learned as an artist/entrepreneur and now its time to take that next step.  To grow, work, and learn some more, and guess what?  I'M SCARED!  

It's easy to invest in a new piece of crisp white silk that I can dye, or to spend an afternoon writing a new blog post.  It's even easy to network and brainstorm new ideas.  Is it easy, however, to apply for funding and write a formal business plan??  Not for me! But here I am, ready to cross the next bridge and I'm hesitating.  I'm unsure.  I am doubting myself and all the work I have put into my business thus far, but I'm also excited!  

So here is where I am at.  I have recently hired a business consultant who is helping me with all the financials and streamlining all of my products and services into one cohesive business plan.  This is taking time and MONEY, but I'm trusting that this is going to be worth the investment, and to be honest, I believe it will be.  It's hard for me to put money, I am used to putting into supplies, into excel spread sheets and documents, but if I don't put the time and resources into that, how will I grow?

I would love to hear your feedback and if you have ever had to try something new with your business.  Let me know!

"The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are." - J.P. Morgan