In the Last 9 Months, Four Friends Died, I Fell Desperately ill, and We Almost Went Bankrupt. When Your Dreams are Shattered, What Do You Do?
“Mikayla died Loz. She was only 26.” I typed in messenger.
“What the fuck? What do you mean? Are you serious?!” she typed back.
We both sat in silence for a moment. Then Lauren’s chat bubbles jumped up on the screen.
We usually get messages about this once a week.
“Hey there, I’m wondering if you can do personalised bangles? My best friend and I want our favourite saying put on one - but we can’t find it anywhere. We love your bangles so much! Could you make a custom one for us?”
It’s not the first time it’s happened.
“I would’ve liked this post better if it didn’t have any swearing in it.” stated one of our Facebook fans.
I pondered the message for a moment, then quickly responded.
“Sorry hun, you’ve come to the wrong place. We swear like fucking sailors here.”
“Come on Chantelle, you used to be good at this… just write something inspirational…” that little voice inside my head said.
“I don’t know what to say”, I said back.
“No? Can’t do it? Geeze, you suck.”
When we started Be., we wanted to remind you that you are powerful beyond measure. It’s easy to get caught up in the day to day grind of life and forget that you are a divine and magical being who can be whoever you want to be, and achieve goals that are beyond your wildest dreams.
“Just wanted to let you know we attended a fire at a Post Box in Preston, and most of the contents were your bangles and packages – just thought you should know.”
Confessions of A Burned Out, Sick and Tired Workaholic – A Year Long Experiment in Slowing The F*ck Down
“We’re not sure what the problem is, but you haven’t broken it. It’s probably just soft tissue damage. Go home and take some Nurofen or Panadol and rest it.”
It took all of my resolve to not leap out of my chair and tackle her to the floor. Even with only one working leg, I was pretty sure I could take her.
I don’t know about you, but when the time comes to put something new out into the world, ALL of the worst case scenarios rise up from the depths of my subconscious and smash me in the face.
In fact, it's happening right now.
Why? Because in about a month, I’ll be launching the US version of this business AND I’M FREAKING OUT.
There comes a time, in a businesses life, that they have to make a choice.
Hire someone OR completely wig out every time another order comes in, because you still have another full time job, and you didn't expect things to go this well so quickly...