Nothing emphasizes gaps in knowledge and inadequacies in workflow quite like stepping into someone else’s business world for a brief moment.
For the next two weeks, I’m filling in at a local sign shop while their designer is away on his honeymoon. This is forcing me to step outside of the comfort zone that I have created in my own business. I have to answer phones, stay on top of projects and print jobs, communicate more, be willing to make mistakes, but also fix those mistakes in real-time.
While I do work hard with my own business, this experience has helped me to realize that I have been operating inefficiently. I will definitely be applying what I have learned, and will be learning over the next two weeks, to my business practices and look forward to executing some new ideas and moving forward into the realm of telling stories that matter.