Tuesday, September 27, 2011

this feeling

i can't quite shake this weird anxious feeling lately. at the beginning of the year i opted to live life differently and changed the direction things were going. i went back to an hourly rate at the clog store and stepped down from the role of general manager. i took a pay cut with this choice, and i knew it would mean i'd have to find the money elsewhere. 

i started selling glasses direct to people for Amy Sacks Eyewear, a local Portland company. sales have been going well and i can see the potential of it growing to something really great. the only thing i'm having a hard time seeing is how to garner interest in hosting a trunk show (still not sure what i want to call them, but not parties). so far, i've had two people host events and one won free frames. at the one get together i had at the house, and drew a name for who would play "host" to it, i had a friend win a free pair. 

i also worked in the world of tv production on the craft service team for a show that tapes here in pdx. it was awesome and exhausting and fun all at once. there is a season, for the filming of things, and we're about to hit the slow season. i guess i got in late in the game? i'm hoping that there will be a commercial or two i can work on, to earn some extra cash. 

meanwhile, i'm just trying to rid myself of this feeling of a low dose of adrenaline being constantly let into my system. it isn't a good feeling and i wish it would go away. 

any suggestions on how to get people intrigued by the idea of hosting an event...



David said...

I'm sorry you're anxious, I hate that feeling too.

I do not know how to get people to host a trunk show, but I have a question that might be helpful.

Where else does an eyeglass show make sense? Is there a clothing boutique that sells a look that goes with Amy Sacks? Does the clog store need to have "Head to Toe" night teaming up shoe and eyeglass styles?

What about salons? Jewelry stores? Book shops? People who need glasses need all kinds of other things, the trick is to figure out what makes sense.

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