This has been such a roller coaster week for me, I went from having many private pity parties, to utter elation, to feelings of uh-oh how are we going to conquer the next task we have in front of us? Lot’s of self doubt mixed in with a lot of ‘we got this’ and back again. Michelle thinks that lack of sleep would make anyone feel off, rational me says, ‘by Jove, that’s it!’ Irrational me, well, you don’t want to hear from irrational me, just reference the ol’ pity party above. So, yes, it’s been quite the spectrum of emotions this week. I am anxious to delve deeper with you and share our experience with launching a product, marketing on-line authentically and what has worked and what hasn’t. I came to blogging as a way to share my distress with an evil boss (interestingly enough we are actually on very good terms now), but I know the struggle of wanting to do something you love for a living. I believe it’s absolutely possible but it may not look like you originally envisioned, the road to that dream may be a bit bumpy, have an abundance of detours and perhaps you may even get derailed. I have this bit of wisdom for you, something I have been re-reading again and again, from the indefatigable Thomas A. Edison:
I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.
I am completely and utterly grateful for the support of our new company and its launches, it has blown me away. The best part of this adventure is actually accomplishing what we set out to do, we wanted to make something that helped people, helped them make more money doing what they love and to see that it’s working? Freakin’ fabulous! So why the pity parties? I think it’s easy to reflect on what hasn’t worked in the past and feel like you have wasted time/failed, but maybe I should just focus on what Mr. Edison said….
Michelle photographed this delicious treat we obviously can’t share with you, but we can share the flourishes I made using our brand, spanking new Vitamin L25 | Paper to Pixel Photoshop actions, booya! Go ahead download them here and use them however your heart desires!
Miss Tristan B. is the co-creator of the world’s best + easiest product photography editing tool-Foto Rx | Shopkeeper’s Helper and one of the writer’s of this delightful blog. Her lofty goal here is to make this a creative resource repository and to inspire you to fall truly, madly, deeply in love with your life.