dandelion seeds blowing on blue background

Once again, far too many hot minutes have passed by.  Another school year ended and it was a pretty good one in The Land of Lunch.  The Governor of Snacks was reminded that no matter what your job title or how small of an interaction one has, you have the ability to make people feel good.  It made this crunchy lunch lady a bit teary-eyed.

Frustration, used well, fuels transformation. Avoiding it is embracing stagnation.

Leadership Freak

Ah, frustration, the building blocks of something new.  It was frustration that led me to decide on a new adventure.  I realized that I have a lot of skill sets learned throughout my life. I’ve been a receptionist, a customer service rep for a team of sales reps, a customer service rep for order placement, and a purchasing agent. Top all that off with motherhood and the organizational skills it takes to keep up with kids’ schedules and start a home-based business. That was a learning curve! I had to learn how to make banners, build and maintain a website, marketing, and social media. One can’t discount the skills obtained from The Land of Lunch.  Running the snack room isn’t just about smiling, rocking a hairnet, and handing out snacks.  There is inventory control and rotation, marketing, customer service, and streamlining systems so it runs efficiently.

The big takeaway at the core of all these skills is the desire to help, to ease the burden of a monster-sized to-do list, and make folks feel good.  I’ve helped my sister-in-law with her business’s website, http://btgriffs.com. I did it because I knew how and it would be helpful.  I came up with step-by-step sheets so she can do some of the back-end work herself because she wanted to learn.

But, Tracy, you’re an artist!  How does this feed the creative beastie? What about your gourds, drawings, and writing?

It does feed it!  I didn’t want to admit this, but it takes a creative mind to come up with helpful solutions.  And, research and learning new things keep the brain fresh and invigorated which my brain enjoys quite a bit.  It also keeps my art where it needs to be right now, something I do purely for the joy and nourishment it gives me.

What does all this mean?

It means that the website is going to change.  It means that if you’re overwhelmed with that to-do list and need a helping hand with organizing your emails or calendars, website tweaking, posts, writing, or customer service-type jobs, give me a shout. I’d love to help and make your day a bit easier.

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