This week I got some big news. Really the biggest news I’ve ever gotten related to my business. I was informed that a host on QVC had requested my product by name! Say What??? In addition to that, they want 7515 3-packs. I had to bust out the calculator and found out that equaled a whopping 22,545 individual Wands!!! Oh my! So, while still soaring on Cloud 9, I had to figure out how in the world I was going to get the money together to give to the manufacturer so they could begin to work on making and shipping our biggest order yet.
My mind was racing. I called my business partner and we sat on the phone, thinking of every stray $5 we had lying around. Now I want to be clear…we are NOT talking about personal funds because quite frankly, my kids spend up all of that. I’m talking about money that we have and really, money that we don’t quite have our hands on. So, some tough decisions had to be made. Some accounts had to be emptied and some credit will need to be tapped. This endeavor will take every free coin, while also leaving a small (very small) cushion to be able to keep the business going.
After all of this number crunching, I started to reflect. Before all of this NMW business, I was quite risk averse and hesitant to take chances. But then, something happened. I came up on something that meant the world to me, that I firmly believed in, that I could put my energy, blood, sweat, tears and wallet behind. There have been many things that I have questioned in my life but this was not one of them. Even when there were no sales, when I didn’t know how to get the next sale, when I felt like I was teetering on the line of, “Do I own a business or do I have a hobby?” I knew, in my heart, that this little tool had the power to be something great, so I kept going. I kept believing because there was no other choice.
So, here I go, balls to the wall, every single chip pushed to the middle of the table, ready to risk it all. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a calculated, educated risk, but a risk nonetheless. And what’s really amazing to me, is that I’m not feeling any trepidation. No panic, no stress. I’m so excited to see what’s going to happen. I’m loving watching this movie.
So, you keep watching too. It’s going to be a fun ride and no matter what happens, I’ll always know that I gave it everything I had! This way I won’t have any regrets.
Thank you so much for reading,
P.S. Can you pleeeeeeasaaaseee go to www.nikkismagicwand.com and buy some stuff? I need the money, ya’ll! :):)