The other night I found myself with a 30% off coupon for the Goodwill thrift store and about 45 minutes left until the store closed for the evening. I thought I’d wander through the store and see what I “felt” like getting. I scanned the shelves of my usual favorite sections. Nothing enticing. I glanced at my watch–about 20 minutes until closing time. I moved on to the racks of shoes and spotted a pair of hot pink, spike
heels by “Wet Seal”. Cute and flashy, but a size too small. Would my daughter like them?? Probably not.
Where to next??…Suddenly I realized that I wanted to buy a book, a hardcover, helpful book. The store lights flashed on and off, a voice from the loud-speaker proclaimed the fast approaching closing time.
I strode with purpose toward the non-fiction book section hoping to quickly find something inspiring. Scanning the shelves like a speed-reader I spotted an author’s name—Jack Canfield. I recognized him…the “Chicken Soup” series guy. I grabbed the thick hardcover book and read the title—“The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be.” This felt like an optimistic selection. I made it to the check-out line with moments to spare.
I drove home in the darkness and thought about the book’s title; I’m ready to start a new motivational tack. I trusted the author to be inspirational at the least. I reflected on my tiny start-up business that has been in “start-up mode” for about five years now, no kidding. I thought about the journey I have been on with technical learning curves—websites, social networking, graphics software to name a few. I have also been stymied by the steps of product development and along the way I’ve grappled with some devastating medical complexities.
As the book suggests, I desire to get from where I am to “Where I want to be”. However, (no surprise here) I have problems following through when I am only accountable to myself. Then I realized—I have a blog! I am going to blog about my
experience with the Success Principles book. I will make myself “go public” with my trials and errors as I try out this “success” plan. Who knows?–perhaps someone might stumble onto my blog and feel a sense of camaraderie. I really think that I ‘m not the only entrepreneur spinning their wheels, even if I feel like I am. So, here we go…