Heeeeyyyyy You Guuuuysss!!! (in my best Sloth impression from the Goonies)
When I started my blog, I read other bloggers recommendations and insights. One thing that was talked about over and over again was to be consistent in your posts so that readers continue to be interested. I thought writing a blog every week was sustainable and set that as my goal. I found myself brainstorming ideas and writing rough drafts that I never published.
Why? Because they weren't interesting. Yes, anyone can post a couple paragraphs each week but if it is boring then what exactly is the point? Needless to say, my new goal is "no goal". You might hear from me twice in one week or you meet not see anything new for a few weeks. Quality over quanity right??
I'll end my lengthy explanation for my MIA status now and move on to what I have been struggling with over these first four months as an entrepreneur. What is my identity in this role?
Up until now, my professional career has been managing people. My husband calls me cut throat and my sisters say I am blunt and can be aggressive. It sounds like insults but they don't mean it that way. It is simply my personality. I move fast and have things that I need to accomplish so I don't care for the "fluff" as it really doesn't serve much of a purpose at the end of the day.
So now as I sit here working...I don't know how to reconcile three things. The first being there are no longer any people to manage besides myself. It can get lonely in the office. There are times when I talk to myself or turn up the music and sing. I am a terrible singer so this gets a little embarrassing when my husband comes home from work early and walks in on my toneless rendition of whatever song I am currently obsessed with.
The second is how do I become a customer service guru? When you look at the definition of "Customer Service", I highly doubt you will find words like "cut throat", "aggressive", and "blunt". Those of you who know my husband, know he is the king of customer service. He connects with people easily, he loves to talk, and he can sell just about anything. It simply comes naturally to him and I try to soak up as much as I can. However, I have A LOT to learn.
The third is the challenge to decide what personality do I want to project on my blog and social media? Do I stay true to myself and be blunt or do I add the "fluff" because it is generally more accepted?
Typically this paragraph would contain the "EURECKA" moment and I would tell you how I solved all my problems and I no longer have issues. However, no fairy tale ending for this one folks. I would love your advice and ideas though!
In the meantime, I will continue to learn from my mistakes, get advice from the people around me, and sing until my throat is raw.