During the last week or so, two Flowerona readers have said to me that they’re amazed that I manage to fit so much into my week. Well, to be honest…so am I! And it’s now come to the crunch stage, where I need to decide what to concentrate my efforts on moving forward, as lately I’ve started to feel
quite completely overwhelmed by everything.
My TV Presenting course starts again in a couple of weeks. And I’ve realised that I need to make changes to be able to continue juggling all the many different threads of Flowerona…posting blog posts and YouTube videos regularly, running the Flowerona Job Vacancies Board and Flowerona for Florists Facebook Group, freelance writing, being a Trustee of the charity The Floral Angels, speaking at events and conferences, holding 121 training sessions in person and face-to-face, and running workshops. And not forgetting, dealing with emails, using social media and all the other things that running a small business entails.
My workshop co-host Fiona also has a massive amount going on at the moment. She’s started writing her third book, is holding her own Colour Psychology for Creatives workshop in London in November and is planning on taking the workshop to New York in 2016.
Running workshops for florists, both on social media and branding, has been such an amazing experience! We’ve so enjoyed meeting everyone and we’re absolutely thrilled by the visible impact the workshops have had on the floristry community.
With our Social Media for Florists workshop taking place in three weeks time, several people have been asking me when we’re going to be holding our next one. Well…so that I can follow my heart and concentrate on really making my TV career take off, I’ve come to the decision that we won’t be holding any further Flowerona workshops until Autumn 2016 at the earliest.
Although we LOVE running them, they’re a huge undertaking. And if you’ve attended one, you’ll know how we’re ‘attention-to-detail-aholics’ and put so much time, effort and energy into each workshop to ensure that it’s a very special day for our delegates.
I’m really looking forward to seeing where my TV journey takes me. There’s lots going on behind the scenes which I hope to be able to share with you in the coming months. If my plan works out, it’ll lead to more floristry being featured on television.
And when there are challenges along the way, I find this quote helps keeping me going. And I hope you find it inspiring too…
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? ”
? Marianne Williamson
(Image : Katie Spicer)