patience and “prototype guy”
Patience is NOT one of my many qualities. When I want something done, I really want it done 2 weeks ago. However, I am slowly learning the art of patience throughout this whole “getting my groove back” adventure. There have been months (maybe years) of exploring the options, hitting dead ends, and really finalizing my plan. Over the last few weeks, I have been juggling two options – bringing a product to market and doing something that utilizes my post-graduate degree. Yesterday – I made a choice.
Many of you loved my blog entry “uninhibited” about meeting a man who I never met before to discuss bra related products. This guy was who I REALLY wanted to assist me in creating my prototype, and I was waiting and waiting to hear from him as to whether he was going to help me. Remember, I said patience was not one of many qualities? During the last few weeks, my creative energies were not being channeled, so I started to think of a few more good ideas. And, then yesterday “prototype guy” said “yes”. Although this was what I was waiting to hear for weeks, it actually threw me into decision-making paralysis. I could not do both of my projects without one of them being compromised.
After a pot of coffee (yes, a whole pot) and a quick consult with an expert, I made a decision. With my eyes wide open (probably from the coffee), I arrived at my choice. Upon being prompted with just a few questions by the expert, I arrived at a conclusion. The best part of it was that I owned my own decision. This is important for at home moms – for long periods of time, we have put others’ choices before our own. With patience, moms can create new adventures for themselves. It also helps to seek out the opinion of someone who you trust, and that person does not answer the question for you. Rather gives you the tools to find the on ramp on your own.
Let the prototyping begin…..