Loads of folks have chimed in with congratulations, look-at-you-guys & “NIIIIICCCCEEEE” in regards to The Wonder Jam’s new office space.
Thanks. It means a lot.
I was pretty emotional the past week. This journey has meant a lot and honestly, it’s all new. I absorb a lot of leadership/marketing/business/creative books/blogs/podcasts/videos, but there’s something totally different when it’s you in the driver’s seat.
This journey has been so rewarding, so hard and so worth it. I feel every problem and every mistake. There’s no boss to absorb it. The weight lands squarely on me and it’s up to Allie and I to address those issues.
(I’m a big believer of taking yourself of cutting down the pedestal that others put you on, so here’s a few things we’re growing at…)
From a process perspective, The Wonder Jam has grown to the point where we’re nearly bursting at the seams in terms of work, significant work. We are continually seeking processes that work for us. (If you have a great system – or know of someone who does – for using Basecamp, please let me know).
From a financial perspective, we’re still figuring things out. We know more than a rookie, but still have a lot of learning to go. Luckily, when I asked Charitax to handle it for me, Eric looked me in the eyes and said “I don’t know of anyone who has a business your size who is successful and doesn’t handle that on their own.” (aka “GROW UP, SON!”)
From a creative perspective, we’re doing some of the most fun work we’ve been able to do in a while. Clients are meeting with us and asking us to do MORE and take over MORE of their marketing & creative & social media. All this work leads to a very busy day and a very busy day can make you miss out of taking care of your soul and your soul is the place from which you are creative.
From a growth perspective, we’re still figuring out which direction we want to grow. Do we just charge more? Do we hire a lot of people? Do we hire a few people? Do we shift into more consulting/coaching/advising in order to reduce the actual production hours on our plate? .
What are we? Photographers? Designers? Business people? Artists? Website builders? Search Engine Optimizers? Social Media Experts (who isn’t)? Probably a weird mixture of all of it.
There’s a lot in transition. A lot in flux and a lot – a LOT – of great stuff happening.
For the past 3 months we’ve legitimately loved all of our clients, enjoyed them even. I don’t really know anyone who gets to say that, so we’re fortunate.
So when you say “congrats,” I’m assuming you don’t mean “You’ve DONE IT!”
Because trust me folks, the IT hasn’t been DONE.
Thank You very much. We appreciate the journey so far and we even get a little sentimental just thinking about it, BUT…
… but the engine is just warming up!