When I launched a Polished plan THREE years ago today, my eyes and heart were so big with the prospect of “what could be”. It was overwhelming and exhilarating all at once. The vast unknown and unchartered land of running a small business was powerful and fearful. I was really kicking myself for daydreaming during all of those business accounting classes in college. Sigh. But aside from the mechanics of keeping a business up and running, I knew this statement was true: I am good at the job of being a professional event planner. I had years of training and experience under my belt and I could offer a service that was unique and important. And I was grateful for that. And I still am.
So now three years later, I am still grateful. And I am also (hopefully) a bit better at efficiently running a small business. But the basic facts have not changed. When you take fear out of the equation, and focus on just being thankful, good things happen. I don’t worry about who will call, or who called someone else. What networking event I attended, or didn’t attend, and who I could have possibly met. Who thinks I am talented, or who thinks I’m just another one of “those” wedding planners. I am truly grateful for the clients that do call, that do get to know aPp, and that do invite us into their special event. It is a privilege and an honor and I don’t take it lightly. It is those clients that fill my days with excel worksheets, Pinterest boards, floor plans, and to-do lists the size of Texas. And three years later, I am perfectly content and perfectly thankful. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.
So thank you. THANK YOU.