A week ago I had a virtual coffee with business coach, Tara Lutman Agacayak.
When I started the call I was wavering and tentative, as I always seem to be when I discuss my work and my business.
By the end of the call I had a list of goals written down and a timeline for achieving them. I had a plan of action and a commitment to sit at the bench and work.
The next morning I drove to the studio and I turned on all the lights and the equipment. I lined up some of the chemicals that I needed and got out my metal, saws, and hammers. Then I looked out of the window and saw brilliant sunshine and I heard the seagulls calling. I switched off the lights and equipment and as if there was a tractor beam pulling me out the door because I just headed straight for the seaside and had a long stroll along the water. Then I stopped at my favourite cafe for tea and schmoozed with the owners for a while. Then visited a pair of black sandals at Clarks Shoes. Then I went home and ate dinner with my family.
That was day one of the new me.
On day two of the new me, my iron willed self-discipline really kicked in and I worked at the bench the entire day, I’m happy to report.
I also must report that the weather has been cold and rainy ever since day one.