*Yes a blog post without photos. No it’s not boring*
Nobody said it was easy. Well… a few people did. But what do they know.
The bakery is a success people! I’m up and running and rocking and rolling. Business is booming and only getting boominger! Yup. My location on 6th Street in New Westminster is prime and I love meeting and greeting the locals. I have been embraced by the whole community and I am feeling so welcome. I have come to the conclusion that New Westminster rules. I love living in and owning a business in this kickass city.
*side-note* – A HUGE thank you to Tercera Construction Group for building me the bakery of my dreams. My requests were at times rather fairytale-ish but I literally feel like Alice in freakin Wonderland every time I step into the place. Steve and Dennis, you guys rock. http://terceragroup.com/
Behind the scenes, I am still a bit of a control freak which has led me to this minor little “Crisis of Meaning” if you will. I have put A LOT on my plate. I’m not saying that my eyes were to big for my stomach, but soon I may need a faithful companion to throw a scrap to here and there. My brother has been a HUGE help. He is at the bakery every weekend rockin a big pink cupcake on his tshirt and working his butt off. You know what this kid does? He shows up around 9am after I’ve been there working away for 3 hours and he does all my damn dishes!!! Like… who’s little brother does that? He is a true team player and I can’t thank him enough. Dad raised us well I guess.
As much work as Brandon does though, it’s not enough. I think I have to hire someone… DUN DUN DUN! Do I feel like I’m giving up control a little bit? Yes. Do I feel like I’m disappointed in myself for not being able to handle everything on my own? Yes. Do I have trust issues? Yes. Do I know that I’m being a little bit ridiculous? Yes. Do I need to read the E Myth? I think so.
Yesterday of all random days I realized that in order to be successful, I can’t do everything. Plain and simple. A good friend of mine named Cameron Herold, founder of backpocketcoo.com, just so happened to post a blog on this whole “Crisis of Meaning” yesterday. Can you talk about timing or what? While a lot of the post didn’t apply to me because I think I’m far from panic mode, there were a few key notes that really hit home. When talking to him later about the post he simply said “Delegate everything except genius”… This makes so much sense! Especially to someone like me who most importantly wants to keep control of creativity. I really want to keep control of everything because I’m just like that, but creative control is priority. The link to Cameron’s blog is at the bottom of this one. You can read it AFTER you’re finished reading mine.
Needless to say, you will be seeing a job posting come up in the next little while… as soon as I figure out how to hire someone. *learning every day*
As crazy as this ride is, I wouldn’t want to be in any other position right now. I’m thankful for every experience I have encountered and have yet to encounter along the way. Not only have I grown in the last year as a cake artist, but as a business owner as well. I am truly valuing my position as an entrepreneur and embracing my community and fellow entrepreneurs so tightly that their eyes may just pop out of their skulls. I am taking advice and making the right moves and moving forward, and forward, and forward. I might just take over the world.
Sheila (the crazy bitch who just needs to give her head a shake sometimes)
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