It’s one thing I suck at. Celebrating small accomplishments when you’re running a small business is nearly impossible. You’re always moving on to the next thing, planning out the next release, and constantly going, going, going.
It’s safe to say that this is one of the biggest challenges I’ve faced working for myself and with my husband. We’ve become so engrossed in the next project that we rarely pause, look up, and see how far we’ve come.
The other week we had the opportunity to make promotional products for Milani Cosmetics through our promotional company we started a little over a year ago. It’s one of those “pinch me” moments. Never in my life would I have ever thought we’d be making items for a makeup brand to give out to buyers of companies like Ulta. Like, what?! It wasn’t until I took the time to shoot a few photos of the products for our Promo Facebook Page that I really stopped to realize what we had accomplished. And in that moment I kinda became quite sad. What other huge milestones did I not appreciate because we’re always so focused on the next thing?
If there’s one thing I improve on as we quickly approach a new year, I want it to be my ability to celebrate small accomplishments. To take even just a second to pat myself on the back, hi-five Alex, and be truly happy for everything we’ve done so far. We’re nominated for Small Business of the Year through the Grand Rapids Chamber. It’s a huge deal and I want to make it feel like one.
So no matter what you’re doing in your life, make it your mission to celebrate a small accomplishment at least weekly. It can be something as small as finally folding that pile of laundry, but it’s so important to give yourself recognition for the work you’re doing.