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Selling at Fairs : Why NOT to Get Discouraged

I’ve been working really hard on close to all my spare moments on my side business that I’m slowly trying to shift more and more into the public eye. I have spent hours researching tips to business success. I whittled away hours on Pinterest for advice on craft fairs, booth set up and what people wished they had known going into their first fair. The irony of it all?

It didn’t really matter because the fair its self was just the wrong one for my product.

Wrong audience. Wrong focus. Wrong place.

And there is NO WAY to know that fact unless you are planning years in advance to scout out one particular fair and how they handle their vendors, where they put them, watch how interested the targeted crowd are in shopping with the art vendors. And guess what? Events are usually switching things up each year. Very rarely is it the same thing every year so it’s nearly impossible to predict what to expect the next year.

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On Top of the World

June felt like whirlwind and I was sort of everywhere with finding music that inspired me. I was putting youtube on the background while working on things I needed to get together for the end of the month. This song kept popping up on whatever random lists I was selecting and pretty much became my theme for the month. It’s a little on the old side, but I had honestly never heard it until this month. And it was perfect.

Enjoy!

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I Won’t Let You Down

I made some very huge decisions in May. I put in my resignation notice to my work. I interviewed somewhere. Got hired at a place I’m very eager to start working with in July. Prepped like a crazy lady for the County Fair my side business will be attending over the Fourth of July holiday. There were lots of things happening and although the majority of it was extremely exciting, some of it was a little nerve-wracking.

M-Train was rather helpful in reminding me that I have to have the right attitude for myself to keep it going. All these changes are going to be for great things, I’m sure of it. And I cannot wait to keep pushing myself forward!

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I’m Born to Run

This song makes me want to hit the road and really go all out in what I can do and discover. I absolutely love it. Ironically, it fit my birthday weekend celebrating quite nicely as we just ran with what I wanted and we justified much by the fact of even though we would plan more in the future, that was no excuse to skip something I might want to give a try. What made it ironic was that I discovered this song on our drive home from Napa.

The rest of the month was no exception. I got my business certified in name and got accepted to feature as an artist at a Napa county fair. I had a very promising interview and just all sorts of things. It was very exciting.

So get out there and do something unexpected. Never stop. 🙂

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Try Everything

I’ve been really trying my hand at a lot of different things and I decided that I shouldn’t be so afraid of things not working out within the span of March. Although I was already pretty familiar with this song prior to it’s fame from Zootopia’s release, it ended up speaking to me a lot, regardless; continually reminding me not to despair over things not working out just right. If fit for a lot of what was going on in March. We made our best of it and April is already off to a very satisfying leap.

It’s Not Right For You

February was a month of…life. Especially towards the forefront of it. From returning back to school and my classes jumping into full swing, my decision to start an ambitious project and some personal friction with my day job, The Script’s “It’s Not Right For You” spoke volumes to my perturbed and conflicted heart. Not only that, it just spoke the truth to anyone who might be unhappy with how their life might be turning in a direction they feel they might not have control over.

So I took all my frustrations of February, crumpled them into a ball and hope that March will render a time of excitement in opposition to how this month was and lead me to the next song to set my life rhythm to, reminding myself that I do have the power to make my life better.

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