When I was designing my business cards I was asking people, “What is my title?" I heard CEO, Founder, President and Owner. I thought about putting them all on the cards because…I mean…when else would I have this opportunity? Having a title change isn’t the only change that’s happened. Most of the changes have been for the good and very unexpected.
The first change I noticed was how easy necessary it was for me to give the business to God. I had no doubt that starting this business was something God wanted me to do but to let go of control of anything is not something that comes natural to me. I looked at this ease necessity of giving up control and trusting God to handle things with the business as great practice for me to learn to let go of other things I can’t control, (my daughter’s health, her body rejecting her kidney, how many transplants will she need in her life and quite frankly all of my daughter’s futures).
The next big change I noticed was how much I had to make myself step out of my comfort zone. Let me set this up for you, by trade I’m a licensed cosmetologist. I’ve done hair and nails since I was 19 although much less since having children. Most hairdressers are risk takers and trend setters when it comes to hair styles. I’ve had the same hairstyle for about 20 years, give or take a few inches or the shift of my part. I am most comfortable doing things behind the scenes. HOLSTRit products are not something that are on the market, they’re new, I needed to create them for a reason. However, because it's different and new, in the beginning I had no idea if others would think it was as great and useful as I do. Not only did I not know what other people would think of it but I knew I had to get out there and tell people about it no matter how they reacted. That for me was VERY uncomfortable and scary but to not do it was not an option.
I could go on and on about how this business is changing me every day and maybe I’ll share a few at a time. I never want to be guilty of not changing. This is a different kind of change from anything I’ve ever experienced, (sometimes it feels a little like a shove), but I am thankful for it and hope I do everything I can to make the best of it all.