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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

lunch launch



coconut soy milk at night



hot dog and grape soda at lunch


It is not easy starting a new business and it is especially not easy if you are me. I get in a comfort zone and it is really hard to pry me out of it. As some of you may or may not have gathered I work from home. I have always worked from home save for those few instances when I had to please a partner and 'get a job'. I do not function well in the group settings. You can go back and read my report cards from when I was a kid and they said and I quote "excellent student but does not work well with others" not much has changed. I like the freelance world. I have been 'dabbling' as a personal chef for a little while now. I have had a few clients here and there but I let them know it was short term and we did the term. I did it this way to get a feel and the feeling is good so now it is time to stop testing the waters and dive in. I have made vegetarian, elderly dietary restricted, you name it I can do it, even vegan though I have not done too much of that. Whats my point? Fear. I hate to fail (who doesnt) and at my age failure is no longer an option. While I have made money along the way this is my passion -along with poetry (what a bread winner that one) so with my fear in my pocket I attack. See I need to get uniforms and everything to do it the way I want to.........get my jist yet? Wierd ass perfectionist, thats my problem.

12 comments:

Dana said...

Sometimes I have to laugh at your posts - they sound eerily familiar. Good luck with the business venture! I am in awe of people like you who delve into that realm with both feet!

doggybloggy said...

dana: who you calling funny? I gots the fear sista the fear..

Beth said...

Dog!!!! YOU CAN DO THIS!!!! i KNOW YOU CAN!!!! I believe in you!!! Now..go and believe in yourself! you have talent, my friend, and lots of it.

however big or small you want to make this....YOU CAN DO THIS!!!!!

I'm soooo excited for you!

Kitt said...

Time to go toque shopping! Good luck.

doggybloggy said...

thats right kitt....


beth deep breath...that should be your new name,,,

scared is mine

buffalodickdy said...

DogB- I understand you more than I can explain right now, but I do know you can do this and do this well!

Claudia said...

* smiles * So going to get you a t-shirt that says "Does not play nice with others" for X-mas. ;)

Anette said...

You can do it! Obviously it's time for the jump! And what lucky clients you have!

debbyd said...

you go first. i had a similar blog a couple of days ago and am toying with the same idea. i teach a cooking class for about 8 girls here which is about to start up again this summer.

When you get your chefs coat make sure you shop with your coat on (it peaks people's curiosity) and maybe you'll score some clients that way.

i'm excited to read about this journey of yours. i need some inspiration and to get past the "fear" though that has really never stopped me before. Best wishes chef

debbyd said...

i like the short sleeved chef coats. I get tooo hot in the kitchen. the pinks cute. probably not your style i'm gathering.

http://www.chefuniforms.com/pages/dpt/all-chef-coats.asp?REFCODE=GOOG3X&s_kwcid=chef%20coats|1617679570

HAR said...

If you want something you never had, you have to try something you are afraid to do. I'm pulling for you ...cat.

Ginny Crandall said...

I would like to join in with the others in shouting, "YOU CAN DO IT!" I am excited for you. There are lots of people out there that never take the chance. I'm trying to start my own short sleeve chef coat business, but things are slow right now. I'm not giving up hope, though, and neither should you!

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