Scaling back

Business blog time.

I’ve been able to spend some time really thinking about my business goals, reflecting on where I want to take the business, and also listening to the Being Boss podcast, (after finding a great article online from them about overcoming the fear of selling. ) What has come out of this process for me is the realisation that I need to explore this concept of scaling back.

At the moment I would say my brand could definitely use a more focused approach. I feel like at some point I became overwhelmed with all the different things I could be doing, and tried to do “all the things” only to then be perturbed by how challenging it all was.

Running a business is hard work, it can be a lonely experience too. Having a clear plan and regular habits in place makes things a lot easier.

I want Soul Knit Sew to be impactful, to have a positive effect on individual, local, and global levels. I guess it’s really a matter of planning out how exactly I intend to do that. Really getting some clarity around my vision.

With that said I’ll be taking some time out to work that out. Those orders I’m working on currently will be completed and sent out, but after that I won’t be accepting any new orders.

Thank you for your support up to this point, I’ve really enjoyed getting to know you.

Take care,

Azeezat

Busy Busy – oh friends!

The Run up to school, means I’ve got quite a few things on my plate, but I find it helpful to chill out, and write a blog post, just to set those thoughts in order.

I spoke to a couple friends today that I haven’t spoken to in a while, and I honestly miss them. 🙂 Funny how it always seems easier to see your friends when you’re all back on campus. Even if they go to a completely different educational institution to you. It just goes to show that it is about how you prioritise.

Speaking of friends, a certain friend of mine revealed that he has a business too. It’s interesting that had I not asked, I would never have known. So… I might just become an affiliate, I’ll just do him a favour and post the link here for now. Honestly it’s also a favour to myself, I don’t want to forget once I update my site… though I’m sure he’ll remind me 🙂

http://www.3s-acompany.com/

Second another friend of mine reminded me today, that sometimes moving onward and upwards can be an unsettling and scary experience. Sure it’s fun, with all the excitement of new things, and learning stuff, but sometimes its good to be reminded that it is okay to be a bit scared. That’s part of doing something new.

Moving on from talk about friends, and moving on to talk about business… Yay! I’m a bit happy, because I finished my first knitted phone case. Woo. I’ve been knitting for a while, occupied with a scarf, lost all but three knitting needles but honestly, thank God, I’ve done it. I made my first one. Mark this date down in your diary 😛 I’ve got lots more to make though, but it’s just nice to reach a milestone.

Dee's Phone case
One down, many more to go… hopefully!

To talk about writing, I have an uncle who wrote an extremely interesting short article, and you might just get to have the pleasure of reading it.

Lastly;  I’m writing an essay. It’s about Law (my area of study) Adeola (me) and… Society (those around me, my community). It doesn’t have a title yet, but it has a rough plan. I want to explore what impact my degree can have for me and on society. How I intend to use it, and generally it’s just for me to think about my INTENTION (like i was talking about in that post before 🙂 ). What I’m aiming to get out of my degree. If it’s any good I might share it with you.

That’s pretty much it, That and packing, and having fun in the kitchen. It doesn’t seem like too much now 🙂 Man I love blogging!

Alright take care.

Deola