Friday, June 19, 2009

Staying motivated is not an easy job...

It has been so so so cold lately and because of that it has been so painstakingly hard to get out of my warm comfy bed in the morning. Not having a job to wake up to means you set your own hours and schedule, it sort of feels like school holidays when you don't have to wake up at 6.30 am for school so you sleep in until your body magically wakes up (or your mum starts screaming). Last week was especially lazy because I caught a cold that lasted a whole week, it was pretty depressing because you want to get all these things done but your body just can't cope with it so you just have to rest it out.

So this week has been a much better week for me...the sun is actually shining today and there's just something about sunshine that makes you happy! My business plan is coming along but with the distractions I've had, it's not coming together as quickly as I've hoped. I know this is something I've dreamed of doing for a very long time and deep down I know it will work but there's always that little voice in your head that says "What if it doesn't work? What if you fail? Then what?" Almost like that Miley Song, The Climb

I can almost see it, the dream that I'm dreaming. But there's a voice inside my head saying "You'll never reach it". Every step that I'm taking, every move I make feels lost without direction. My faith is shaking.

There's a new cupcake store opening in Melbourne Central very soon, it's called The Cupcake Bakery. I was so shattered when I saw it, I know I know a cupcake bakery is not an original idea nor is it my own but I just wanted so badly to be one of the first to open an amazing cupcake bakery. It just seems to me like a dream that's so far away from actually eventuating. I don't even know how I'm going to do it and practically have no capital to start it up. And you hear about the statistics of only one in five small businesses actually surviving the first 5 years of operation. It's not exactly motivating thoughts here... But then I read all these amazing stories of people that started off with nothing and have become huge successes like Soichiro Honda, Sly Stalone and of course Tony Robbins. (Yes I am not afraid to admit that I
h e a r t Tony)

So it's time to remain focused and I've had a few cupcake orders in the past couple of weeks which keeps me motivated. Exercise is also extremely important, it keeps me happy. I will be updating my blog more frequently now, just been a little under the weather and didn't want to write depressing posts.

Oh would also like to mention that the last cupcake stall on June 7th went well (it didn't rain hoorah!) - thanks to those who came along. Lavender & Lemon Curd cupcakes were a fail, they tasted good but not many people wanted to buy them cos it must've been more of an adventurous flavour but hey at least I tried.. will give more details next post.

Cupcake time!

Cupcake order for Mr.Fish..




Mini Oreos are so adorable!







2 comments:

  1. Crabapple Cupcakes were the first I believe in Prahran but they closed down and this was a few years ago. There's been a cupcake stall at the Vic Market summer nights Wed market for yonks as well. So you're not the first and there's a few around but I think the market is still small enough to have you come in an conquer it ;)

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