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The Fragrant Muse?

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wishcasting Wednesday: What Step Do I Wish to Take?

I love Wishcasting Wednesdays.

What began as a blog filler has evolved into an important weekly exercise in my personal growth.  Thank you Jamie Ridler. 

Today Jamie pushes her birdies out of the nest with the  juicy query,
"What step do you wish to take?

step?  What step?! 

Geez Jamie, by asking us what
step we wish to take is tantamount to asking what ACTION we want to take!  GULP.

Okay.  Here goes. 

The next step I wish to take is to
create an online shopping cart for Liz's Garden Aromatherapy.

This may not sound like a big deal to you, but it is a huge deal to me.   Twelve years ago I created a line of essential oils simply as a service to my students so they would have access to good quality essential oils.  I never had any intention to sell them in mass quantities and certainly never online.  God forbid I should actually become prosperous from something I love so much!.

I called the product line Liz's Garden and my husband runs the business, selling to a couple of local shops and the school where I teach aromatherapy.   It is a very modest cottage business, but seems to be growing in spite of any advertising on our part.   For the past few years, my students,  massage clients and other folks frequently ask why we don't sell our products online. 

And the truth is there's been resistance (read: fear) on my part.  My inner perfectionist wants everything to be perfect before I could possible consider something like selling online.  Also, I've been unclear about where to sell my products,..Website? Etsy? Big Cartel? Blog? Ebay?  I have had concerns that it will be too time consuming to properly set up and maintain and maybe I'll be overwhelmed with the technical side of things or it won't be professional and polished enough or that I might not be able to keep up with the demand or I just won't have enough time with my busy massage practice.  Bla Bla Bla.  Excuses are like...well, you get the picture.

Now, as anyone who reads my regular Wishcasting Wednesday knows, I have been blathering on for weeks about wanting to cut down my massage schedule to pursue other avenues of income, and what better avenue then creating a vehicle for selling my oils online.  The time has come to face this blessed bounty that keeps knocking at my door.

So Jamie, and all my fabulous Wishcasting companions, the next step I wish to take, yes really wish to take (not just feel I should take) is to create a shopping page on my website, Liz's Garden Aromatherapy. 

Thank you Jamie for pressing me to take this next step in my journey.


Amy said...

As you wish so I wish for you! Good luck on the website and taking the next step!

sema said...

Hi liz,
Best wishes for your new business.
As you wish so I wish for you!
Blessings for abundance

Anonymous said...

YIPEE! That would be a wonderful service that I would definately take advantage of!
Namaste', Rickie

B said...

Liz, this is such a great idea! And you should definitely do it... and of course ship internationally!

alisha said...

Ah, a wonderful idea and wish.

As Liz wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Optimistic Pessimist said...

I'm so happy you're finally ready to take this next step! I'd wish you lots of luck, but you don't need it...you already have everything you need to be successful

Wendy said...

As Liz wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.
Enjoy the journey of stepping out.

Lisa PN said...

whoo hoo!
you go!
can't wait to see this! i am sure it will be brillliant.

and so, as you wish for yourself, i also wish for you.

Wendy said...

As I've watched your blog over the past weeks, I now know from where your dream of the earthquake came. It emanated from your fear of this step... this change in your business... this change in your life. You may be feeling apprehension, but the universe is tugging at your sleeve to move forward... your thoughts and feelings are right. You are ready and you will be successful.

As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you!

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

yes yes yes! This is a beautiful evolution of your blog, your life, your passion.

I know it sounds and feels huge, but if you break down this huge step into smaller steps, it can evolve in a beutiful and manageable way.

Happy thanksgiving to you and your family!

Sarah said...

As Liz wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.
Whooooo hoooo you Let Fly with that new step..I can't wait to see it!! Wonderful idea.. looove it - so perfect!! Hugs, Sarah

spudballoo said...

yes yes yes! you MUST do this, it's calling to you..it's the perfect way to do less of the physical stuff, but still linked with your 'loves'. Brilliant. Start small, perfect that, then grow. That would be my advice.

And you don't have to limit yourself to one channel...why not trial a few, either at the same time, or one at a time. And then go with the one that works best? Or start really small and just sell via your blog as a test?

GOOD LUCK!!! You can do it xx

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Oh, how beautifully it flowed! From a wish to a reality!

Best wishes on your new adventure. :)

As Liz wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Sulwyn said...

As the Fragrant Muse wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Karen D said...

As Liz wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.. I think the universe is holding that door wide open for you, now you just have to step over the threshold.
Wishing you much success. Namaste.

Jane said...

It sounds like a wonderful adventure in to selling your oils. Go for it! As you wish for yourself, i wish for you also.

Lisa K said...

*giggle* I LOVED all your "blah-blah" excuses...

As you wish for yourself, I wish for you as well.

rxBambi said...

I think it's a great idea. be sure you put in there a paper about what the oil is best used for. I can't keep them straight. Just a thought.

Kitty said...

sweet! i hope you do it! i'll buy
oil from you! happy thanksgiving!xo kitty

Robin said...

As Liz wishes for herself, so I wish for her to the max!!!

Suzie Ridler said...

As Liz wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Go for it!

Beverley Baird said...

What a fantastic move - one that flows so well from your centre.
As Liz wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.
Blessings on your wish!

Laura said...

As you wish for yourself, i wish for you also!

Cindy said...

This is an obvious next step- may it come quickly!

In the meantime, you might try selling via amazon.com- you can set up to be a seller through them pretty quickly- granted, they get a commission- but you get selling now, and lots of exposure-through the monster online retailer. Go to amazon.com- at the bottom of the page click on the "Sell on Amazon" link.

Also, lots of people are offering products on Craigslist- I really think that is worth a look too and it's free!
Either or both of these could generate some income to help pay for that custom shopping cart!

Giulietta the Muse said...

Hi Fragrant Muse,

Me too for the shopping cart! I hear you trying to find the right one. So many. Look forward to hearing who you chose. I wish for you to step into this on-line shop for your essential oils!

Giulietta, Rebellious Muse

MagnificentDebra said...

As Liz wishes for herself, So I wish for her too! I'll be one of the first customers! Am loving the Respiratory Relief.

Sarah Lulu said...

What an exciting wish!

As Liz wishes for herself, I so lovingly wish this for her also.

Steffi said...

Such a clear and beautiful wish!

As Liz wishes for herself, I wish for her also! ♥

Aegiale said...

As Liz wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Anonymous said...

As Liz wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

I'm a great fan of aromatherapy and am excited about your shop.

Genie Sea said...

As Liz wishes for herself, so I wish for her also! :)

May it be much easier than you envision; and may it be fruitful! :)

smith kaich jones said...

Oh yes. As Liz wishes for herself, I so smilingly wish for her also.

Just a matter of moments.

:) Debi

JFKlaver said...

Gosh...if she can do it, you can do it and if you can do it, we can do it...I think you're the start of something REALLY BIG!