Need some advice. I'm ready to start selling, I have everything I need, my business license, my materials and some good ideas but I still feel stuck.
I am a chronic procrastinator, and it comes from more than just being lazy. I'm not really lazy, I'm a perfectionist. I'm trying to protect myself from failure, because I feel in my heart that I am a dollmaker. I guess I think that if I try and fail at what I feel is supposed to be who I really am, then who I really am is a failure. I know, I know, deep stuff.
But I really desperately need to do this. First of all, because it's all I think about. All day, I'm thinking of sculpting and painting and stuffing the dolls. It's driving me insane. I can't even sleep at night sometimes because of it. Secondly because I really need the money. I work part-time as a server and I hate it. I hate working for someone else, I'm bored at work and underpaid. Since I work so few hours, and get paid so little, I do not make enough money to be financially independent. I think if I were able to make this business work, I could at least make as much money as I do there in a month, which is only about $300! I don't expect instant success, but if I want success anytime in the near future I need to get started. Third, because my supplies are starting to take over the apartment, and my roommates are starting to whisper about it. lol
I guess I'm just wondering if anyone else has ever had this problem? And how did you overcome it? Obviously knowing what I'm doing wrong is not helping enough to get me over to my work-area. I've tried to "just do it" but once I get over to my work-station, I find any excuse not to do anything productive, like cleaning or setting up my calendar, you know, other stuff I procrastinate on. lol