Owning your own business (Post # 12) Having confidence in what you make.

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Blog entry by nate22 posted 01-21-2011 06:25 PM 1049 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Good morning lumberjocks. Confidence is sometimes a strong word. You are probably thinking what am I tring to say. What I mean is it is sometimes hard to have confidence in your own work. Like me I think it’s alright if someone else says my work is good but I don’t like saying it. So having confidence in your own work sometimes can be hard to have. But if you don’t have confidence in what you make and you think it isn’t good then thats what other people will think to. And if other people think that then your sales will go down because of it. So don’t be afraid to think that your work is good and when people say what you make is good agree with them. And having confidence in what you make isn’t a bad thing. It’s when you go around bragging how good you are is when it becomes a bad thing and god will see that and won’t let you prosper because of it. So before I finish this I just want to say one thing. Don’t be afraid to say to yourself that what you make looks good but at the same time don’t be boastfull about it either. People don’t like boastfull people and most of all god doesn’t like people bragging about them selfs either. God bless and you all have a good day.

Isiah 40:31 But those who wait for the lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk, and not faint.

-- Gracie's wooden signs. Middlebury, In.

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#1 posted 01-21-2011 07:40 PM

Well Stated!

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#2 posted 01-21-2011 11:15 PM

ditto – very well written.
Proud without arrogant.

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#3 posted 01-21-2011 11:48 PM

For me, I tend to just make what I like and then whatever. If it sells it sells if not, I gift it. LOL

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#4 posted 01-22-2011 12:35 AM

Very True -
The guys that work in marketing at my company always say that ”If you are not convinced you cannot be convincing”

-- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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#5 posted 01-22-2011 12:42 AM

I would like to start my own business!

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#6 posted 01-28-2011 12:12 AM

I agree with the confidence thing. When i customer asks who much for __ item at a show, i say the price with a firm voice. Rarely I’ll negotiate but yes i usually say the price with a firm voice. I’m worth what i charge :)

Good advice

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