Careful What You Wish For
  • Maggie Franklin
  • March 4, 2011

When I started doing nails I spent my days sitting at my desk with nothing to do but paint sample nail art on tips and stare challengingly at the phone — daring it to ring. I used to dream of the days when I'd have one client in my chair, another waiting, and I'd let the phone go to voicemail because I'd be too busy to answer it.

I'm working hard not to be one of those business owners who complains when business is slow and then complains when it's good. But when someone tells you to be careful what you wish for — in case you get it — listen.

Recently business has picked up beyond busy. On one hand, I'm supposed to be locking up around 8 at night, but I haven't been coming home till after 10 for the last few weeks. Part of that is accommodating my tax preparers during their busy season, but part of it is not being able to turn away good clients who need to come in after 5.

I've always been busy after 5. What's new is that my day time appointments are socked in too.

The problem isn't so much that I'm complaining about staying busy — it's that I'm afraid to get used to it.

How long do you have to be this busy before you get used to it? Before you relax and start to trust that it's going to continue?

In the meantime, I'm planning on using the extra income to buy more glitter!

 

Keywords:   clients     money  

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