Thursday, March 31, 2011

Entrepreneurship is ROUGH

I meant to post yesterday. I really did. I had something all ready about religion or somesuch riveting topic. But here's the truth of it. I'm starting a small business. And let me tell you future business owners of the world, IT IS HARD WORK! No glam self starter here.

There is SO MUCH TO DO! And yesterday was overwhelming.

I had to PUT TOGETHER a file box.

For my business.

I THOUGHT when I bought this thing that it would like, snap together or something. But no. It had SCREWS! Which required a SCREWDRIVER. And someone who knows how to USE a screwdriver. Normally. I would give up on such a task. But no. I'm a business starter now. I have to get in the trenches here. Files Are NECESSARY for a business.

I mean SURE. I COULD have bought an UGLY file box that was all done and stuff. But no. I had to have THIS one, with the clear top so one could see my color coordinated folders and hangers! (Donald Trump says it's all about your business image. INDEED!) (I won't even TELL you how many deliberation hours it took me to choose the green/black/grey file folder combo)

I broke a sweat. My arms were sore. I couldn't figure out side A fitting into side C. I dropped the screws and hunted for them. I cursed and swore. DAMN you CONTAINER STORE! This was 20 bucks! I expect this DIY shit from IKEA for $2.50. NOT CONTAINER STORE for $20!!!! And so on.

Long story longer...6 hrs, 500 swear words, and one majorly scratched desk from said screws, LATER...

OPEN FOR BUSINESS

(I blame websites like hers for making people like me THINK they can just go be all handy and crafty and self-sufficient.)

(did you SEE the mirror she just like, MADE. ALL by herself?? With MORE than a screwdriver??)

New item on "to do" list?
1. HIRE ASSISTANT
2. Make file folder for "TO DO" lists
   a. use green file folder, with black file hanger
   b. see how the green folders match my green walls? Cute, huh!

I just can't can't WAIT to tell this cute story on Oprah. Sitting next to Warren Buffet. On her "Billionaire Business Owners" show.  I'll toss my head back and laugh "oh Oprah, can you believe that I started off in the trenches just like everyone else...that I once had to put together a file box??" Tossing head back laughing again..."ahhhahaah...sweet days, eh Op?"

I think I'll file this scene under the same file as "own a candy rack."
(In the grey folder)

10 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Clearly, you are very professional. No references or job history needed. With that file box, you are ready to go.

What kind of business? I hope it's a Zumba/Yoga mix. Zumga.

Lady of Perpetual Chaos said...

Ooh, what business are you starting? And good job on conquering the file box. You're unstoppable now!

NIKOL said...

Tell us more about this business. Does it involve delicious frosted butter cookies?

peewee said...

If I told you I'd have to kill you. And I'd have to put that on my TO DO list in the green folder file. And that's just TOO much work!

Kelli said...

Good job! And congrats on the company, even if you wont tell us whats up.
And thanks for the shout out. And aside from the multiple saws, it was just a lot of glue. Glue is harmless.

abalone said...

in what color folder are the instructions for the donut-making
machine to go???

Lin said...

Now you can sit back and wait for the dough to roll in. :)

Kris said...

What a coincidence! I was just thinking to myself about how I totally picture you as one of those pool water, swirly, relaxation, meditation people. And now you're doing it! Congratulations on your new business!

Karen Peterson said...

You don't even have to have a product or a service now. Once you've constructed your own file box, you are clearly bona fide.

cahbf said...

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