Monday, November 3, 2008

The No Plan Plan

I've had a hard time coming up with a follow up to my inaugural post on my new blog. My purpose here is to offer up some inspiring thoughts on starting up your own craft business. I envisioned myself sharing with you parts of my well developed master plan. You know, a well plotted course with a simple step-by-step process leading up to getting one's work out in the world. Then it hit me today: I don't have a plan, on purpose.

In the past I've gotten stuck in the planning phase of my business ventures. Spreadsheets, reading books, researching supplies, all of these things have kept me form doing the work I really love and getting it out there. So this time I'm going with the "No-Plan" Plan.

I'm not discounting the importance of entering a business with some kind of plan, and I have done a bit of it this time around. But, being a mom to a busy toddler and having limited amounts of free time have forced me to be efficient with planning, and I think it is a really good thing.

I read this quote this week and it made so much sense to me:

"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."- Martin Luther King, Jr.

1 comment:

Gwen said...

Great quote, and I can so relate to your issues with planning!