I don’t know about you but the exhaustion from 2020 has left me a bit disoriented. Coming out of the fog of the move to Princeton, the fatigue from the year, all the changes and delays, I am waking up in a new city with a new reality. I find myself impatient to make progress on Reid Miller.
In the last few weeks, as I started to devote more time to my business again I found myself fretting over the next steps. What do I do next? Where do I go from here?
I find myself talking to trusted advisors and business mentors thinking that someone will be better equipped to tell me what to do. And then, early this week it occurred to me that I know exactly what I needed to do next: make 100 blouses. 2020 was excruciatingly slow on the business front. I put the finishing touches on the blouse pattern, I learned the pattern software, I learned how to use it to adapt my pattern to women’s measurements. I ordered some fabric and experimented with natural dyes. I got used to being confused and having the road ahead obscured. And so, the simplicity of the task ahead was in stark contrast to the confusion of the past year.
I’m not saying it is going to be easy. I’m not saying it is going to be quick. But I see clearly that the next thing to do is to make 100 blouses for 100 women. I have no idea what will happen after that. I only know that this is the right next step.
So perhaps you too will see that you know best what comes next. Dust yourself off and look around. Perhaps it is simpler than you think.
Go, fight, win.