My sister works in a tux shop where she encounters many brides-to-be. Being a supportive baby sis, she asked me if I had any business cards that she could hand out. Well the funny thing is I hadn't printed any cards.
Choosing business cards is a monumental decision. What can you possibly put on that tiny space that sums up everything that you do? I had been procrastinating, but her simple request to help me out gave me a kick in the pants.
So how did I make the monumental decision of what would represent me when I'm not there to represent myself? I didn't. I made the decision to represent what my business is today. I'm a natural planner and a chronic worrier so I found myself getting hung up on all of the "what-ifs."
My biggest "what-if" right now is "What if I branch out beyond wedding cake toppers?". How do you put that on a card? "I sell wedding cake toppers and maybe some other stuff." Finally I realized that my lack of a solid plan is really holding up my forward progress.
After much angst, I decided to be present in this moment, the one where my store only offers wedding cake toppers. Yet to keep myself open for the future, I printed only a small quantity. That way I fill today's need and allow myself room to grow creatively.