So, it's been 6 months since closing my shop. I've been completely numb to everything going on and just need to stop and chill for a sec.
I figured, if I started my business out of my house, why can't I just do it again? 🤷🏻♀️ Because I had what I wanted in the palm of my hand and I was doing what I wanted to do! 🤨 I owned my own business and I had a choice of loving it or leaving it.
But the flip side, IT WAS ALL ME calling all the shots. At times I leaned on my staff for guidance. I mean who does that!🥺 But after 6 years I realized I needed help. Just because I was good at decorating cakes, didn't mean I was good at managing a business. 😑
Oh my goodness, I made so many mistakes on the business side. I would say my worst mistake of all was thinking "put it out there and they will come". This wasn't the case. Boy was there a lot of left overs. I struggle day after day after day to create the right balance in product to try and meet the sales goal. There were a lot of days I wanted to walk away.😒 Sometimes I would even cry alone because when I let it all out I would feel better and occasionally it gave me clarity. There was something inside of me that just couldn't give up. 🙃
I was always flip flopping. When things would get really tough (low season), I would vow to NOT RENEW my lease and close shop. When things would get good like fall through the holidays, I would vow to NEVER GIVE UP! After all, this is always what I've wanted. What a mess! LOL! 🤦🏻♀️
So, in the end I sought the help I needed. I signed up for a business coach an man I tell you did she light a fire up my a$$! I WAS SO EXCITED! I'm renewing my lease of course and I'm going rebrand my business, make over the shop and I'm going to fight for my dream dam it!🙋🏻♀️🤨 That was until the very last week of my course, COVID hit. 😳😷
This is the one where we were all punched in the gut. Stopped in our tracks. Brought back to reality. Humbled. Afraid. Worried. 😰😷
This is when I had some hard decisions to make. Yes, I played that record again. Do I close? Do I not close? UGH 🤦🏻♀️
Looking back, I know I'm not the same person I was before I started my business, during my business and even after my business. I've learned some things about myself and I've got so much information retained in this brain of mine that I don't want to see go to waste so I want to put it out there. So, I thought it would be cool to share my journey transitioning from my bricks and mortar back to a home business and well that’s what this is all about, "what's next?" Amy Meza. Are you going to get a job? Are you going re-open another bakery, are you going to serve your customers as a home based business forever? 🥴🧐
Follow my journey for some insightful lessons I've learned along the way and more lessons I will be learning. I mean why reinvent the wheel when you can learn from other’s mistakes. 🤷🏻♀️🙋🏻♀️
Let’s sit back and enjoy the ride!