Saturday, September 14, 2013

Dream Big!

This time five years ago, I was writing a business plan.  It took me several weeks.  There was a lot of research done on my competitor's pricing.  I was still trying to decide if I really wanted to start my own business.  I didn't even know which longarm I was going to end up purchasing.  I really thought I wanted an APQS Millennium, but I had never actually touched one.   Market was fast approaching and I decided to go ahead and form the business so I could get my credentials in and attend Market.  My plan was to drive to Houston, kidnap my Mom on the way, and stay with my sister.  I thought I would actually purchase a longarm the next spring, this was just a research trip.

Market was a mind blowing experience.  I played on every machine on a frame, even the DSMs.  I kept sneaking back to the APQS booth.  I called Matt to tell him what I had learned and he said those fateful words... "I am sick of talking about longarms, if you know what you want, just buy it already."  I ran back to the booth and ordered my Millie.  I will forever be sorry for mowing down the people in my way, but I was on a mission.  Ha!  No one was mowed down, but I "may" have thought about it.

Everything worked out wonderfully!  I still love my Millie!  I have gotten to do some really fun things because of it.  My life is now completely crazy, but I love what I do.  I now know something I did not know when I wrote that business plan 5 years ago... Dream Big!  It is going to be so much fun to look at this new business plan in 5 years and see what I actually accomplished!

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