This piece was so timely for me right now for a multitude of reasons. Thank you for being faithful to keep pressing into your own work to stir up courage in the rest of us.
I can relate — I have been a lifelong sufferer of too-many-hobbies syndrome. I also really enjoy monetizing hobbies and dreaming up new businesses because I can’t help the entrepreneur in me, but there’s never enough time or energy in a day to complete everything. While systems and processes are great helpers, balance for me means some things have to…
Thank you for putting into writing what I have been thinking for years. For me, it’s a big reason I don’t read on my Kindle and why I use a real Bible and still play loads of board games and am obsessed with vintage slot machines. All that glitters is not gold.
Thanks for reading, Joe! I agree that building a business or a brand demands an online presence. It’s a double-edged sword for this era of marketing. I’m also trying to find balance and am careful with what I let in. I tend to fall more on the minimalist spectrum though :)
Ah yes — that makes sense. Customer service will always be key to service businesses. I guess I was more thinking outloud in regards to declining personal interaction in the marketplace in general. Thanks for the reply, Brian! It looks like you have a killer business model.
I agree with you, but I find that people care less and less about this last step. I’ve been in sales and customer service for years and even I don’t care that USPS drops my parcel and goes on their way. I just want what’s in the box. Is it possible that for some industries, personal service is a thing of the past?
It’s absolutely one of the most difficult things. It causes a lot of guilt and regret and stress, but there is freedom in it too! We learn how to have grace for ourselves and ultimately, discover the path to joy. Thanks for reading and getting the conversation going, Grant!