Friday, September 7, 2007

Confessions of a Wuss

Hello. My name is Megan. And I am a wuss.

Which is really hard for me because in most things I'm very assertive and self confident (sometimes too confident!) and not scared to do much of anything. But for some reason, the idea of approaching any kind of store to sell my jewelry scares the boogers out of me.

What do I say??? How do I approach? When do I approach? Who do I ask for? Do I call? Do I stop by first to set an appointment? Do I e-mail? Do I mail a letter with photos?

I'm at a complete loss and it's very frustrating. I really don't want to bug any business owners but I really want to get my work into some nice upscale stores. I do have my work in one, that I love! It's called Imelda's Fine Shoes and they have some amazingly adorable shoes and purses. And they were looking to expand their jewelry selection. But I didn't have to approach them. I was in the store shopping and the owner saw my bracelet and we started chatting. That wasn't stressful or difficult at all...well, it was stressful when she asked me to bring my work in, but I managed.

So my question is this? What do I do????!!!!???? My mom insists that I suck it up (and I think it freaks her out that I'm being this way because it's so unlike me in every other facet of my life) and start going to stores. I told her she'd have to go with me! I'm almost 30 and I still need my mommy!!!

1 comment:

T.S. said...

Okay - put together your press kit (I'll help you if you need some graphic design work!) and start going to stores. What's the worst thing that could happen? They could say no...and then you would be no worse off then you are now. Or....they could say YES! But you won't know if you don't take the chance...a little at a time and one day you'll be able to say 'Hello, my name is Megan and I'm a Lioness'!!!