I recently did something that I’ve never done before…I took up meditation. Never having meditated a single day in my life, I booked myself for a 6-day meditation retreat at a place called Expanding Light in the Sierras. Decided to go totally “unplugged” and forego any internet, email or phone during the retreat as well. Go big or go home…right?
In the beginning of building this business, my brain was overwhelmed with creativity, possibilities, and just overall enthusiasm. There were many sleepless nights, but what an exhilarating time.
As I referenced in one of my last Food Entrepreneur blogs, the thoughts that now occupy my mind are increasingly laced with worry and doubt, which besides being really heavy and annoying, tend to be counterproductive in the forward-progress department.
I will say that I caught onto meditation pretty quickly, but it wasn’t until day 4 or 5 that I actually started to like it. During my retreat, I spent considerable time thinking about the fears I have, both as and entrepreneur and as a person.
Along the way, one realization hit me: the opposite of fear is trust. So that is what I’ve decided to build my own mantra around. When I start to feel the worry creep back in (or bulldoze as the case may be), I just say to myself:
Trust more, fear less…even just a little.
And Now What…
And every entrepreneur out there knows, there is a lot of fear and uncertainty when starting a new business. I don’t expect to get rid of all that stuff overnight, but if I could just make a little progress each day, then I think that’s a big step forward…
One of the goals I have for the next month is to get really (really) clear on what parts of the business I love, and what parts I don’t. You’ll probably be seeing some changes in the Little City kitchen…many little tweaks, but possibly some larger changes coming too. An exciting time!
Food Allergies Rock
Food allergies are a common concern for new parents…so for anyone who’s kids deal with food allergies on a regular basis, check out this awesome free event called Food Allergies Rock next Sunday, Nov 6 at Golden Gate Park. Nibble on some great food, chat with other parents, and rock out to songs by Kyle Dine that specialize in teaching kids about food allergies.
The first 300 people get goodie bags, and since Little City Kitchen Co. is a sponsor, you’ll find in there a $5.00 coupon off any of our baby food!
November Farmers Market Schedule
Many of you have noticed that Little City Kitchen Co. has moved to an every-other week schedule at the Burlingame farmers market. Here are the upcoming November/early December dates:
December 11 (probably our last day at the market)
Hope everyone has a great week!