This past month I’ve written 2 business plans. Never in my life did I think I’d even write one let alone two. Since this was self imposed I just buckled down and did the work. No complaining, little procrastinating even though only one plan had a “deadline”. One is for a grant application that I feel will be the work of The Lord if I even place in the finals. Although even if I do say so myself the business plan I wrote for that application is one of my better pieces of work. That first plan has a template that is specific to their application so in a way it was more inspiring for me to write that one. The second plan I used a more traditional template and I’m not as confidant in my writing. Funny I didn’t procrastinate writing either one even though it really wasn’t imperative to write the second one, it’s good that I did because it puts my thoughts and plans down on paper. I’ll find out how organized the second one is in the next few days. I’ve been in contact with an organization that helps out people who want to start a small business. They work out of the local college and the man they assigned me too has been awesome. Oh my goodness. He has been (IMO anyway) going totally out of his way to help me and believe it or not he lives down the street. God is good. Yet another person He has placed in my path. I remember a few years ago, a friend I met through church once said to me “There are no coincidences Menay”. I believe that with all my heart. People are strategically placed in our lives by Him.
Anyway, I’ve been praying about these business plans I’ve written and the future of my business (WWW.Nayaudo.com) and I admit it is all in His hands. That’s not to say I’m *really* not hoping things go the way I would like them too and I’m not working as hard as I can to ensure they do, of course I am. But in the end I know it’s not all up to me and it’s not “fate” it’s God and His plan.
I’ve acquired a body form or mannequin. A wonderful friend accompanied me to Manhattan to get her after I responded to an add on Craigslist. I’m beyond thrilled with “Sophia” the mannequin (I had to name her of course). She makes the clothes look so much more “real” than me taking a picture with say a sweater on a hanger. Now I just need to update my website. I’ve been procrastinating doing that of all things. I didn’t procrastinate writing a business plan but I’ll procrastinate playing with my website, go figure.
Speaking of procrastinating, I didn’t procrastinate the actual writing of the business plan for the grant, I’m procrastinating putting together the whole application and sending it off. Nice huh? I need a good nudge to just get going and finish.