I’m the kind of person who uses post it notes to remember things…
I make to do lists..
I have a schedule even if I work from home..
I follow dates and I find a way to remember them…
If today I have to do something I do it..
I work sometimes 13 hours a day ( even if i work from home) just to send the jewelry early..
I don’t understand why people say I work too much,and go to my workshop and ask “Why the post it notes” yesterday I had a discussion about it and well I had to write..
I think when you work for yourself and yourself only .. why is it stupid to work a lot? If you , your family are the ones seeing the results?
Isn’t it better to work like a mad person for yourself than to work like a slave for someone 78 positions above you?
Few people understand I love what I do.. why? because so many people hate what they do and they cannot understand there is a slight posibility of living out of something nice .
I’ve had people telling me “Get a real job” .. a relative told me after I gave them a $100 piece of jewelry as a gift :
Relative:” Did you make this? ” ..
ME: “Yes I did” (with a proud grin) ..
Relative: “Nat you should be a model” ..
ME: HUH!! ” Why”
Relative: ” So you can earn good money , this is beautiful but do people know you make it , how much do you charge? How much is this gonna last?”
ME: ” Do you want more coffee”
Offensive to a point I can’t even explain.. it’s what I do.. I burn myself , I cut my self making everything I look at the finished product and I feel like is the first one I’ve ever made.. even if it’s a $20 piece I want to make it perfect.. because I feel good..
Explaining this is useless is like talking to a person who hears but doesn’t listens..
I don’t know if other people have this kind of problems.. but I get so angry.. I might be silly but I take it personal because I just can’t believe people don’t understand what a small business is..