1. to build and sell cutting boards and wood products across the globe
2. sell Merillat prefab cabinets (made in the US) to builders with subdivisions.
3. and to create custom cabinetry for remodels and new homes
So in an effort to create more jobs for myself and to make “friends” i have this list on my cork board with 3 names of the people i need to make BFF’s with. i have called, emailed, emailed again, called and called again for good measure. They are all men (which doesn’t mean anything except that i rarely deal with women in this industry), and each one could possibly help me with growing the business.
Then there is C-Dog. He is very nice and wants me to bid every job he has but doesn’t give me said job. Its frustrating. Following up sucks too because it just results in “we don’t have an answer yet” or no response at all!
Can you believe that? No response, i guess they figure if they don’t respond you will eventually leave them alone. It makes me feel sad.
The big issue to me is……you know when someone rejects you or your product you get that well of feelings up inside you and the crying starts and you can’t help it. Its supposed to be business but its personal. Every.Single.Time….
So i know Mr. Know-it-All doesn’t want me to cry and/or even talk about crying when a rejection in business happens. But i just can’t help it…….really the water just comes into my eyes and starts flowing like a raging waterfall after the dam has been lifted up and you can do nothing to stop it.
I have no idea if i will grow out of it. I don’t want to cry, i don’t want those feelings of sadness to come on, but they just do. i am going to take an educated guess and say that this is life.
On a good note, i am thankful always thankful. I am thankful for a healthy family, thankful for the talent my dad has in creating awesome stuff with wood, and thankful for the support i get from Mr. Know-it-All, (even though he doesn’t let me cry), my mom, and dad. I do know that trying to get into something new like, selling cabinets to big builders and selling a lot of cutting boards online all takes time……..and truthfully i guess I’m feeling impatient, and sometimes personally offended when they don’t pick me, (or they say they picked me but they really didn’t), or just when there’s no response at all.
But That’s Ok. Jesus has my back. Always. I was at an event the other day and the speaker talked about God’s unconditional love for me and it hit me…..i am loved not just by people but by my creator. And that makes me feel so good.
So if you are feeling down in the dumps, don’t sweat it, (you can cry though), put on your big girl panties and get to it!
your custom cabinet girl