Fighting to get your craft business established? Then put the MBA on hold and listen to grandma for a moment
Grandma has listened carefully to all your hopes and plans and sees how very hard you’re working to get things going and has some little bits of advice for you.
“Don’t be mean about putting on the HEATING. Dress up as warmly, then heat on. It’s a false economy if you’re working poorly because you’re cold.”
“Use the common sense you were born with, don’t blindly follow so called EXPERTS.
There is driving and driving instruction and they are not at all the same thing.”
“Do try not to get LOST in aspects of your business; keep looking at the whole.”
“Sweetheart YOU are the most vital piece of MACHINERY your business owns, promise me that you will maintain it properly, it needs rest, food, warmth, stimulation, you mustn’t skip on any of these.”
“Always INTERRUPT what you are doing for the key people in your life; you will loose less time and energy that way than in the ensuing row if you ignore them.”
“Familiarity breeds contempt, knives cut, flame burns, take care, you NEED your hands and eyes.”
“Above all dear, be patient, be persistent, but not stubborn and wait for some LUCK to turn up and all will be well.”
Always remember that other things are more IMPORTANT than the success of your business.”
“Now that’s quite enough advice I think we should have that cup of tea now, but before we do that, could you just pass me my bag?”
“I have £100,000 in there which I have been meaning to let you have for ages”
What did I learn for my business from my favourite Grandmother ? She cheated at cards when playing with her grandchildren, which delighted us beyond measure. That taught me, to think outside the box and that sometimes something that seems wrong can be right.
What’s the best bit of grandmotherly common sense advice you’ve used as a craftsperson? Put it in the comments, I will repay you with a quick online look at your business and a bit of honest feedback, so subscribe to the comment feed so you don’t miss it.