When people say to trust in the Universe, do you think “what the heck have you been smoking?” Do you believe in a divine power, or do you think things in your life only happen because you work hard to get them?
I’m a big believer in their being “something” else. I am not sure what, and collectively calling it the universe sits ok with me.
Setting up a small business is really hard. I’m sure I read that 80% of businesses fail in the first year, and I can see why. In the day and age with social media being such a huge part of marketing, and people wanting to “buy into a brand”. Its hard to compete with big budget companies offering luxuries as free shipping, and huge discounts. It’s even harder not to feel dejected when sales dip to nothing for a week. Especially when you’ve been plugging away consistently on social media. However, just when I start to feel like its not going to be as successful as I hoped, a little order pops up and sparks my excitement and drive again.
Is that just coincidence? or is it “the universe” giving me a little push not to give up?
Positive mental attitude and thinking on the bright side are two of my biggest qualities. There is always someone worse off. I am extremely thankful that I have the opportunity to venture out into the world of self-employment and really come into my own. Making people feel better about a situation is something I love. I am practical and a great crisis averter. So when I designed Nudge Cards, I thought about the brand and the contents. It was a no-brainer to do something that comes naturally to me anyway.
Nudge so far, month on month, has grown bigger and stronger than the previous. Each time I’ve felt the dips of sales I just know that they will pick up again. Proven by sales and engagement. New opportunities for my small business are popping up all of the time, and I am so excited to see where it goes. I would just like to take the time to say thank you to all the customers who purchase, the ones who leave lovely reviews, and the companies who approach asking for collaboration. And I guess thank you to “the universe” for giving me a Nudge when I need it.