Entrepreneurship: My List That Keeps Me Sane

I usually don't blog back to back, so this is a win for me that I'm following up so soon! Hurray for all the small wins that add up to the big ones!  

In my last post, I mentioned a list of things I have written down to keep me motivated as an entrepreneur....when things get tough, you really have to dig deep inside for those core values. In my case, I pop out my handy dandy moleskine I carry everywhere :) 

I share this list with you all now with this snapshot of my moleskine. It's typed out as well in case my handwritten scribble is illegible. I also provided some additional insight below to give a little more perspective. 

My sanity list.  

My sanity list.  

More Instagram goodness! I really am sitting here wrapped up in this cozy knitted poncho as I type away on my lappy tappy :)   Seriously, follow me on Instagram: @Nhuster

More Instagram goodness! I really am sitting here wrapped up in this cozy knitted poncho as I type away on my lappy tappy :)  

Seriously, follow me on Instagram: @Nhuster

Nhu's Sanity List typed out and some minor insight into the brevity of the list: 

1. New problems to solve and using all aspects of my brain.  

I love the challenge and the satisfaction that comes with solving problems that don't necessarily have a set of answers. I have a huge fear of brain atrophy. 

2. Getting to execute on my vision. I have this grand scheme to make women's lives better with creating products that help them get there.  

If you have met with me in person, you will understand this more than anything. Every customer that I have encountered, I hope walks away feeling special and empowered to take on the world. When I see the look on everyone's faces creating colors and seeing the final product, it brings me a lot of joy.

3. I made something. It is extremely satisfying to hold the tube of lipstick in my hand and know that I made it!  

I labored for weeks researching, pitching and convincing manufacturers to work with me. I met with them at tradeshows, flew out to meet them, email, skype... annoyed the crap out of them till I secured the materials. 

Now, this reminder is focused on the final product in the customer's hand.  I share this accomplishment with Finding Ferdinand customers because they're a part of this creation process.