My Grand Plan … Yeah, Right!
It's been nearly 13 years since I left the full-time practice of law to implement my grand plan to make a living manufacturing soap and other fragrant products at Maria Grace. I had no PR experience at the time, but instinctively, I knew that I needed to get the media to pick up on my little adventure.
This article was published in the Takoma Voice, the local paper, a few months after I opened. I was so excited to pose mixing soap, surrounded by my glass apothecary jars filled with my beloved herbs and flowers.
Little did I know that the journey would be so different from my grand plan. I once read a saying, "If you want to hear God laugh, show Him your plan." That happens to me. A lot.
As Indie Business owners, we plan and project, but at the end of the day, we don't have a crystal ball. We don't know the future. But God does. And if you are using your talents and gifts to the best of your ability to provide for your family and also enjoy your life, your business will be blessed — even if it ultimately looks very different from what you projected in the beginning.
What About You?
Did you, like me, start out thinking things would be one way, and they turned out another? I'd love to hear about it in the comments section below. Send me a picture and I'll share it with everyone. And don't forget to include a link to your site so we can see how far you've come!