Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing

So we trialed a tee for sale on eBay for seven days. The ‘No Request’ design in grey didn’t sell. Managed to sell an old pair of All Star Converse trainers and a Herschel Rucksack though.

It’s quite ironic; I had to buy a charger for my phone today. Not too far from where I live is a convenience shop run by a relatively young guy. When he opened initially, I went to congratulate and wish him well. Over time, I would pop in to buy some items and find out how it was going. He would say it was going slow and business wasn’t that great. Not being one to piss on people’s chips, I would encourage him and say hang in there, stay the course and things will pick up.

Don’t think my words of support helped. I noticed, some days he would be open and some days he wouldn’t. On other occasions, he would open circa 11am and close early. He was all over the shop. No pun intended.

My point, and I’m getting to it is; do you think I give a fuck that I’ve only sold one tee to date? You got to keep showing up. If I keep putting out great content, testing designs, engaging with influencers, building my network, do you think I’ll remain at one tee sold by the end of the year?

“Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer”.

Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince

I might not be able to claim ownership of the words above, but I can certainly embody them.

Hope Patterson

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