Life,  Process

Build it. Write it. Paint it. They will Come.

Remember that movie, Field of Dreams, and the oft-quoted line: If you build it, he (they) will come? How many times have you used that sentiment in your own life? Yep. Me, too. So here goes….

To make the Tax Lady happy last year about this time (or, at the very least, to keep her from scowling at me), I promised to increase my small business income by 20% – working toward a respectable number, thank-you-very-much… one that would be moving north while my expenses move south. You get the picture.

Fast-forward a year. I’m ready to see the Tax Lady. I suppose when you start with nothing, the only way to go is up, right? I seem to be heading {slowly} in that direction, and I’m pleased. For a little lady, she can be tough. And this gal crumbles under that kind of pressure!

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So what happened that I’m ready to face the number-crunching-question-asking little lady?? I painted. I wrote. I attended. I lost sleep. I gained gray hair. I lost my eyeglasses (more than once), but found them just in time to finish those tiny details….

I worked hard to build it. And now, they are coming. Customers. Slowly, but surely, the word is getting out. The dollars are coming in. Still just a few, but hey, 20% more than the year before. I can face the Tax Lady with pride and satisfaction of work well done and a goal reached.

Now, I work my buttola off even harder this year to make {more} things happen.






Build it. Write it. Paint it. They will come.



    • RobinLK

      Thanks, Carrie! I’m really happy with our growth, which I didn’t see clearly ’til year’s end and tax season. Now I’m excited about the current momentum!

  • Paul

    And Congratulations again! I’m very happy for you. There’s just no other way to achieve anything other than WORK. You did it and I’m vey impressed. One thing that truly helps me to move forward with my writing is success stories such as yours. I’ve always believed that moving ahead in small increments is the best way. This year will be even better! Good for you! 🙂

    • RobinLK

      Thank you, Paul. Yes, baby steps, baby steps… baby steps, it seems. 🙂 I’m always inspired by others’ growth and sharing, so I’m pleased my share may support you moving forward. I learn so much from everyone I meet – online and in the real world… we are so much better, together!

    • RobinLK

      Thank you, Natine! We’ve known each other so long, you’ve gotten to see my ups and downs. I’m glad to be moving forward and thrilled to be part of your journey. Thank you for that privilege. 🙂 By the way, I happen to know you are getting all sorts of places…. just in a different sort of way. All of your wonderful adventures and experiences lend themselves to awesome stories to tell…. Just sayin’! Thank you for the Pinterest shout-out… I’m such a visual girl. Glad my crazy projects are inspiring… BIG hugs, my friend.

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