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December 27, 2010

Dawn’s Little Details—The Blog

Filed under: Dawn's Little Details,Life — my3daughters @ 7:43 pm

The motto of my business is “for all the details in your life”.  These details include a few custom handcrafted items.  But the main product is something I call Elephant Bites.

How do you eat an elephant?  One bite at a time!

I’m a planner, always have been.  When I decided to start my own business to, hopefully, make some extra money, it only made sense to do something I really enjoy.  That narrowed it down to reading, eating, sleeping or planning.

So many times I have heard someone say “I wish I could _______________” or I would love to _________________”.  They are speaking their dreams.  To give voice to your dream is the first step to achieving it.  Unfortunately, most people stop right there.  A dream can’t go anywhere until you give it feet.  A dream with feet turns into a goal, a picture of the journey’s end.  But how do you get from here to there?  The journey can seem huge and overwhelming.

We traveled a lot when I was little.  My parents would decide where they wanted to go.  Then Mom would call the local AAA office and order a TripTix®.  A TripTix® was a plan on how to get to the goal.  But they didn’t just give you a huge map and say “here’s Fayette City, Pennsylvania, right here south of Pittsburgh.  And here’s Anchorage, Alaska, way up here in the northwest part of the North American Continent.   Have a good trip.”  No, they gave you a little flip book of map pages.  Each page had a map with a section (or step) of your journey on it.  Page by page, step by step, you headed to your destination.   It took the journey from an overwhelming 4,000+ miles to smaller, more realistic steps.

Preparing for the Alaskan Highway

I’m happy to report that we made it all the way to Alaska and back, as well as to many other destinations through the years.  Now I want to help others reach their dream destinations.  Plopping that giant elephant of a dream down on your plate and being told to go for it is overwhelming.  My job is to sit down with you and help you break that elephant down into bite sizes pieces.  Before you know it, the elephant will be gone and you will have reached your dream.

I’m not a doctor, a lawyer, a professional of any kind.  If you need professional advice, one of the first steps I’m going to give you is to seek out that advice.  Elephant Bites are not about me doing the work so that you can reach your goals.  That would be like both of us going to a restaurant, you ordering your favorite thing off the menu and then sitting there and watching me eat it.  At the end of the meal you would still be hungry and unsatisfied.

So think of me as your Fairy Godmother.  I’m not going to the ball for you, Cinderella, but I’m going to help you get there.

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