I did this post on my social media a few weeks ago. I thought it may help some of you that are in business and struggling this time of year. So here it goes.
So who forgot to put their clocks back today?
Well…. 8 years ago on Tuesday, in salon, that was me! I will never forget. I had opened KG that year and it was DEAD! The days would drag. My dad used to pop in after he finished work to give me a bit of company. This day he popped in at 5pm for an hour.
As he was getting ready to leave, so was I! I remember him saying, “Where are you going?”
“Home” i’d say.
It’s only 6pm he replied!
That feeling of being exhausted, looking at the clock, waiting to go home as I didn’t have ONE customer that day. I just wanted to cry!!! As I thought it was 7pm… but I forgot to put the clock back! That extra hour felt like a million hours. I would never ever lock up my salon early, just incase that one customer did turn up.
How much longer can I do this for? I remember crying nearly every night when it hit quiet season before the Christmas rush. I didn’t know how I was going to get through another day. The only light I could see was just to end it all and go bankrupt. But that was not my dream!!! And the fear of failing and packing it all up scared the life out of me…. that was the easy option.
But I kept going, and I got through it with a hell of a lot of hard work.
Chloe knows how dead it was and we both plodded on!
Now…. Well, that’s a different story! We don’t have enough hours in a day. Thank the lord. And grateful everyday.
So businesses out there, when it gets tough, don’t give up. Remember why you started and what your end goal is. But remember to change your clocks when you open up tomorrow morning 😉
Have a great week everyone