Bueller......? Bueller......? Bueller......?

I'm here! Contrary to the movie, I'm NOT taking a day off!

I've been absent in my blogging and etsy item posting for good reason. I'm organizing! Just over a week ago, I watched this - http://www.etsy.com/storque/seller-handbook/etsy-success-symposium-11615/

The ETSY Success Symposium, and it was wonderful! It was an all day affair dedicated to really understanding and enhancing your business, or should I say, making it an actual business. The number one thing I learned was to seriously get organized before going any further. SO I am! I have been financing, list making, questions asking, re-doing, tax figuring, problem solving and organizing my way to a better business, a better stelladottie. This first thing I realized into this process? I was going about it all wrong! After doing some "finance" homework, I realized I wasn't really making a profit at all! Yes, to sell things, you must make things, but to make and sell them blindly is just pointless. I've learned what it takes to be an actual business. I didn't think this would be easy, but I now know there is a systematic process that goes along with the creative one and even though it's a lot of work - it makes it easier. So once again, those fantastic people over at etsy have helped open the eye of the seller to ACTUALLY become successful!

So I still have some business fixing to do, but hope to see you on the successful side very soon!  


A little golden story.....

The snow storms have finally left for this week and now it's on to the clean-up. Since I live in an apartment, I actually have no physical snow clean-up to do, but I could use some "self " clean-up. I haven't been the best (stelladottie) I can be. I've worked harder, but not hard enough. I thought it was the weather, too much comfort of working from home, not enough work space, no change of scenery, lack of human interaction during the day, doubt, frustration, my coffee wasn't strong enough, "but it was a good Oprah topic today" and facebook addiction (side note - it's more evil than good and more annoying than interesting, why is there so much obsession!), to name a few, that was giving me the lack of motivation and all out laziness. 

BUT!    It's not.    As much as I would LOVE to have an excuse for my laziness lack of motivation, I don't! It's ME! ME! ME!!!! Remember that book, The Monster at this end of the Book starring Grover? Well it's just like that, except it's just loveable, furry old  unmotivated me at the end of the book!

Please don't turn the page!! There's worry and doubt and laziness at the end of this book!! Oh no wait, it's just old worrywart, doubtful, lazy me! Yesterday, my book would have be entitled, There's Nonsense at the End of this Book! But today I'm renaming it to, There's IS Something at the End of this Book, and it's the BEST THING EVER, if you really want it

And I really want it! So enough with my worry, my doubt, my laziness. It's time to REALLY put in the hard work and plow through the negativity. It's true you get what you deserve. If you do nothing, you get nothing, and you definitely deserve nothing and how could you want nothing? 

Time to take Grover's advice, there's nothing to be afraid of, so I'm off to do something! 

P.S. Did you notice what I found today??? THIS! and I love it! 
Also - when did Grover ever get old? Isn't he like 5??