Thursday, February 9, 2012

I Wish It Was All About the Plants Sometimes

Day 22
The Daily DuBrule

What's a business owner to do... Yesterday I hit the wall with all of the NON-PLANT responsibilities of owning Natureworks. I spent an hour downloading a new "app" for my Blackberry so I could use it to take credit cards at off-site events. Truthfully, I didn't even know how to do this and had to ask a younger staff person to help me. I had never downloaded an app before. I dealt with anti-virus software that was incompatible with my new computer cash registers. I stressed about bar code labels that wouldn't print on our label making machine. I even considered how to use QR codes (those funny little square black and white things you see on everything nowadays) to market my business.

I am being dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century and it isn't easy. The reality of today's modern business world is that you can't ignore all of this newfangled stuff. You snooze, you lose. You don't change and the world passes you by. Some days I am pretty proud of my nearly 60 year old self and all that I am courageous enough to do.  Yesterday, I needed to be talked down off the cliff. I wanted to jump back to the mid 1970's when a young, idealistic gardener dreamed of growing plants and tending gardens for a living.


  1. Oh no......I am a young idealistic gardener who dreams of tending plants for a me Nancy! LOL! :-) Lynn Rouleau

    1. Keep it simple Lynn and NEVER forget why you are doing it! No matter what, it is still totally worth it to do what you love. But, they don't call it WORK for nothing! Nancy