I did a hard inventory of my personal short-comings yesterday and decided to move my banking and on-line business chores to the first-thing-in-the-morning top of my daily To Do list. All year, I’ve been leaving it to last, because I hate doing that stuff. Then, I was always too tired to concentrate on anything I find so difficult, so kept giving myself yet another day off.
Net result … a $30 bank charge I wouldn’t have incurred if I’d been paying attention and embarrassment at realizing I still had not replaced a necklace I sold out of my on-line store back in July … not because I didn’t have new pieces to post, but because only the making is fun for me.
The whole business thing … I dunno what happened. Maybe I am a throw back to some other generation, because my dad was a terrific salesman and my mom did all the books for his business. She could add figures in her head when the list was facing the wrong way. Me, I need a calculator, a strong cuppa caffeine and a ruler to slide down the list facing the right way. And even then I need to do it three times and get the same answer all three times before I trust the answer.
Dearest has often said, “Artists need managers.” I’ve used that as an excuse for a long time, but my webmaster is a very talented artist and she has made her little business http://www.katiemadeit.com/ not just work, but also grow. I decided for 2012, I’m going to try to be more like her.
So … I bared my soul (and Lil Buzz’s bum ::giggle::). Anyone else up to committing to a resolution? Having partners to keep you honest is supposed to help you succeed at making changes in your habits. 🙂