It's a New Year!
Well one of the things I wanted to do for the new year was to post on my blog more. I don't know why I have such an aversion to doing it. For anyone that knows me- it is not that I lack for things to say, because I normally don't shut up.
I think that what holds me back is I fear that I may bore my followers. Not with the wonderful things that I share from the customers that make fantastic things with my graphics (which is why that is usually ALL I post), but mainly anything else I may have to say. Also, because for some odd reason I feel the need to be "professional" about all this.
Well, not anymore! I have decided that I am going to post here, just the way I talk and say the things I feel and yes, every now and then there may be a dirty word slung here or there, not to offend, but sometimes I just can't help myself. So, all that being said, you have been warned- here goes.....
This is the cutest calendar EVER! Made by Michele with a single L
click the picture or the link to see more by Michele in her Etsy shop, she has the CUTEST cards, calendars, and tons of other stuff, all with these amazing gals on them.
I wish I could say I did the graphics, but they are all hers- LOVE the gals.
My favorite quote in the calendar is
"Old aunts used to come up to me at weddings, poking me in the ribs and cackling, telling me,
"You're next". They stopped after I started doing the same thing to them at funerals"
The Number ONE Thing for this year
I posted my first graphics on Etsy on January 17th last year, and as a JOKE, I wrote down that day, that I wanted to sell 5000 sets by my first anniversary. Well, considering at the time, I had 36 sets, it was a joke- but what the hell, why not. Well as of today- 3 days before my 1 year anniversary- I have sold 5147 sets on Etsy, I opened a store on another venue which will remain nameless as I don't want another link going in their direction- 418 and I also started my own website which as of today I have sold almost 300 sets.
Now I have always believed that if you BELIEVE you can do something- you can. And I know a lot of people think it is a bunch of hooey, telling your subconscious what you want, etc... but I know it works.
It has worked for me in the past- even when I didn't know I was doing it- and then I read some things about it and actively started doing it and it works...it always works. Now that is not to say that I tell myself I am going to win the lottery and that will work...we don't even have a lottery in Alabama, and I would have to buy a ticket...ya know.
But I wrote down the number 5000 and it happened. I find if I write down the things I want to accomplish it makes my subconscious pay more attention, because if it was just listening to all I said, it would explode. I do believe though you should SAY positive things- not just think them, because then it is "out there". So I try, I really try to say positive things to myself and others. I believe that if you constantly are saying "I can't do that", "I will never have...." then that is a self fulfilling prophecy.
The words "I can't do that" or "I don't know how to do that" have never sprung from my lips- EXCEPT in the case where someone asked me to do something I DID NOT WANT to do. Then it works GREAT!
I just has never occurred to me that if there was something I wanted to do, that I couldn't do it. I mean, when I was younger, I would check out books from the library if I wanted to learn to do something, or read the encyclopedia- for anyone reading this under 30- the library is a place that has a bunch of books- and encyclopedias- well they were books that had information- like Wikipedia now- except that they were not editable. And now with the internet- ANYTHING you want to learn to do you can. Not only can you find the information and read it...you most likely can find a YouTube video and learn by watching.
So, goal ONE- STAY POSITIVE! I am going to write down all the things I want to do this year- and let my subconscious MAKE me do them.
I told you I talk too much, this is already too long, so I post a goal a day- until I have bored you all to tears and but stay tuned, because I am still going to post amazing things that my customers and some other very talented people make on here too.