Last updated on October 1st, 2014 at 03:50 pm
Tell me if this happens to you. A problem is staring you in the face, begging for a solution. You bang your head on the wall looking for the solution, then something distracts you from the problem for just a few minutes.
POOF! There’s your solution.
My distraction came in the form of assisting Ray in preparing his photo inventory list of his art that he was taking to Haus Fortuna. This is an incredible opportunity for his fine art photography to be seen in the beautiful retail space next to very tempting Italian ceramics and elegant housewares.
The light bulb went on while researching a pricing model for Ray’s photography.
My POOF! moment was when I put 2+2 together and realized my business pricing model is messed up:Â I need less services, more product.
- Service = hours (limited resource)
- Product = repeatable object for sale (unlimited resource)
So while I ponder the many services I can turn into products, let me ask you this.
Are you letting yourself get distracted in a good way? Do you have the same realizations once you do give yourself a break in the action?
I love the way it was referred to in an article in “Psychological Science” by Professor Adam Galinsky:
“Conscious thought is better at making linear, analytic decisions, but unconscious thought is especially effective at solving complex problems. Unconscious activation may provide inspirational sparks underlying the ‘Aha!’ moment that eventually leads to important discoveries.”
So that leaves me this week with fewer guilty feelings at letting myself get distracted.
Now where was I . . .
Until the next distraction takes over, enjoy – Heather
(Heather’s dream is to have multiple streams of income, starting with launching an e-commerce website that showcases her one-of-a-kind designer jewelry, which are crafted by her.Â Heather’s post day is Thursday and her newly launched sites are couture jewelry available through For Your Adornment, andÂ Twitter background design on Twitter And Beyond)
DREAM GOAL:Â $25,000 A MONTH FROM 6 SOURCES OF INCOME BY NOVEMBER 01, 2010 & WALK/RUN/CRAWL THE BAY TO BREAKERS IN SUPPORT OF VERONICA’S DREAM
Heather Montgomery is a fitness writer, triathlete, and blogger who is devoted to sharing what she has learned about becoming a triathlete after age 40. She uses her Metabolic Training Certification to help other women struggling to get fit in mid-life. She lives and trains in Santa Rosa, California, the new home of the Ironman triathlon. You can find her biking the Sonoma County wine trails.
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