It's just fun to think about what you would do, if you could do anything in the world...
I have been working in commercial sales for almost three years now. I really enjoy it, but because I am not a commissioned sales person I don't make a ton of money. I have tried sales before, and I'm just not good at coaxing people into parting with money they aren't completely sure they want to part with!! I handle transactional business just fine. My retail managers love me! But when it comes to convincing someone to give me several thousand dollars for something they aren't sure they want...man. I have a hard time with that.
You know I had a good day at work when you see the same commercial four times in a 30 minute program! SORRY!
But, I always thought it would be fun to work for an advertising agency. I am always included in brainstorming sessions when it's time to pitch a concept to a client. I'm the girl who comes up with the funny, memorable commercial! Oh man, I could write a blog all about my HILARIOUS commercial concepts! Maybe another time.
I also have toyed with the idea of going back to my communications/journalism/marketing roots and trying to do a little PR for a business that I can get passionate about.
If these women can do it, so can I! Does vodka come with the title?
Or what if I opened a gift shop? I could sell cute things and maybe even custom vinyl letters/words/sayings that you put on your wall?
This is not a picture of my house, but I do have some of these in my home, which I acquired by hosting an Uppercase Living party!
I did a lot of research about starting a nanny referral service. I am in need of a temporary nanny in August (my fabulous nanny is having a baby!) and I am really stressed about finding someone I can trust. I imagine there are a lot of parents in this situation and I thought I might be able to make a little money with a service that aided in this process. I jotted down some ideas about finding nannies, running some background checks, and then finding parents and matching them up with qualified nannies. It sounds really great in theory, but when I got to thinking about what could go wrong, I hit a serious wall. What if something happened? What if a nanny I recommended turned out to be less-than-reliable? What if something awful happened to the child being watched? Not only would I have to make sure I was covered legally, but I just don't know if I could live with myself. It makes me sick to even think about it. So I quickly backed away from that idea.
Maybe, since I have ideas for almost every business in my area, I should walk in to a few and pitch them some marketing or PR ideas and slowly work my way in to my own advertising agency?
Maybe I should go work for Amazon and they will give me a free Kindle just for being an employee!
Kindle...I want you!
Maybe I should be a stay-at-home-mom and focus all my energy on raising the most beautiful, brilliant baby girl in the world?
She got her first lap top around 3 months old...Baby Genius, I am telling you.
The possibilities are just endless. There are so many different avenues I want to take! One thing I have learned in the last two years, though, is that fate is pretty good at laying paths out for me, and all I need to do is keep my head up, my eyes open, and a positive attitude - things work out.