“There is no use trying,” said Alice; “one can’t believe impossible things.”
“I dare say you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” Lewis Carroll
Since first conceiving BusyBodyBook’s Weekly GRID I’ve been driven by the certainty of its value to moms. But business is so much more than just a great product. It requires determination, a collaborative effort, believing in the impossible, and more, vast amounts of support to accomplish the impossible.
Without the love and support of my family and friends, the incredible generosity of strangers, the hard work of truly amazing people and the validation from customers, success could not have happened. From the very beginning, though at times, and still, overwhelmed with work, these relationships have been a gift. I do confess to moments crazed with anxiety. These are hours when I think I have succumbed to an as of yet unclassified and fatal case of Entrepreneuralgic Syndrome. Whining is one of the more benign however unattractive characteristics of the disorder – just ask my very patient publicist and accountant.
It' s not unusual today to be working “along side” co-workers you have never come face to face with. Over the 4 years of developing and growing About Your Time most of the contact I have had with my customers and co-workers has been largely through email and phone. I’ve also had the pleasure of “meeting” many customers through family photos that they’ve so generously shared.
Strangers once, we know each other well. We’ve bonded. Impossible?
I thank everyone, even those who occasionally, with raised eyebrow, “silently” or “enthusiastically” admonished me to “…..get a job”.
Joan Goldner, Creator & Publisher of BusyBodyBook Family Organizer