Lets talk about business. No! Lets talk about Magic. Or even better, lets talk about the magic of having your own business!
“There is no place for magic in business!” – I hear you say. Business is serious. If you want to succeed you have to work hard, be tough and keep your eye on the ball. You are probably right, but not quite.
Let me tell you my story. I work for myself from home. I have my own business. I illustrate books for children, I do private commissions and draw fairies in what you might call my spare time. I also do my own book keeping, marketing, negotiating, money chasing, project managing and plenty more beautiful things every other business person does.
Believe it or not, but every day of my life is pure magic! My whole working process is based on passion, excitement and some fairy dust! I LOVE my office space, my paints, my brushes, my computer, my notepads, my diaries. It is MY little universe and here – I am the Queen, the God and the Chief Fairy! I orchestrate this little world as I please and see fit! Isn’t that exciting? Isn’t that what we all dreamed about when we were kids? To rule our own world?
So, I rule my little world and I am loving it!
You see, I don’t treat anything I do as work. As far as I am concerned I am just having fun. All day long I draw, imagine, create, communicate with talented people and chase my dreams. I travel freely through my house, doing paperwork in the lounge, preparing packages for clients in the kitchen and writing books in my bedroom. I can work in the park, in the nearby cafe or even on the beach wrapped up in warm blanket and in the company of hot chocolate in a flask.
I know the secret! I understand that my business as NOT “just drawing”. I see it as a very complex and precise mechanism that can work well only if all aspects of it are managed well. If I do only drawing I will not earn a penny. If I spend all day in social media promoting myself, I will never do any work. If I ignore my finances, I will fail very quickly no mater how talented or clever I am.
So, I turn everything into a little game and a big adventure! I research, plan, organize and write everything down in my beautiful notebooks. I construct my business to fit my personality. I have learned a few tricks, I have read a few books, I have worked out a few clever solutions to make business, well… MAGIC!
And I am planning to share with you my enthusiasm and all of those things I learned. Also, I will tell you stories! Fairy tales if you like, about other extraordinary people who created their very successful worlds and had a lot of fun on the way.
Hopefully, I will manage to show you that not all hard work is actually that HARD. In fact, it is not hard at all. Just sprinkle some fairy dust on! Seriously, I have plenty to share!