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Always be learning

One of the things that I absolutely love since I started this business is the fact that I’m constantly experimenting and trying new things. Having said that, I do get sick of all the little things I have to fix and solve that I would normally be able to delegate to someone else more qualified in my previous roles.

While I still think I’m a better manager than expert doer in anything, as an one-person operation (plus contractors) right now, it has forced me to always be learning and fixing.

Little things that I learned/fixed this week?

  • How to link my website to Paypal (even though I still can’t transfer the funds into my account yet).
  • How to connect a Square point of purchase terminal with my website and phone for a face to face sale.
  • How to put together display stands (though I broke one doing it!)
  • How to better plan my social media posts.
  • How to make a number of products from beeswax.
  • How to use a picture overlay in a video.
  • How to film a video so that it doesn’t look like I am reading a script.
  • How to ship my liquid products without them leaking.
  • How to fix my website by disabling a plug-in.
  • How to manage Christmas orders when we only have a 6 month shelf-life for our natural products.
  • Any probably another dozen other things.
Broken display pieces
Parts of the display piece I managed to break.

Yes, these are the tiny little details that a solopreneaur has to learn how to do and manage. It’s not the best use of my skills, but it’s what I need to do right now to get by.

While I do long for the day when I can have employees again working for me, I have to admit that I’m enjoying the learning process right now for many of these things. At least I’ll be able to better manage a small team if I know how to do these tasks myself.

Until that day, I’ll “always be learning” for both the big and little things.

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Tammy Ven Dange

Purpose Driven Entrepreneur Be kind to animals and mother nature!

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