Why did I decide to start a business?
For most of my adult life I worked in Mental Health services or as a life coach. My only link to baking was making an annual Christmas cake and occasional birthday cake. In 2018 I was diagnosed with Thyroid cancer which led to a large operation in my neck followed by subsequent treatment. It brought about significant changes to my lifestyle and left me with a lot of time on my hands.
Every Saturday I would head down to Wigan Hockey Club for their league games, I started to make cakes for the team a little treat for the end of the games
Slowly over the next twelve months the cakes got more elaborate and I started to receive requests to make birthday cakes and thank you cakes. People started to suggest I set up a business and so the seed was planted.
What did I stand to gain from running a business?
Doubts and concerns, am I good enough?
Alongside all the positives lives that little voice in my heads that asks me who do I think I am to think I’m good enough to do this. Am I qualified enough, Do my cakes taste good enough, Is my work neat enough? I guess these will continue until I’ve been doing it long enough to have a stronger belief in myself.
Six Lessons I am having to learn.
Why I still feel it’s the right thing to do
Whilst I am definitely on a steep learning curve, I love what I am doing and hope that I can continue to develop my skills and bring joy to people through my cakes. Watch this space to see if I can make success of this.
What happens next?
Well if I think it has been difficult for me tomorrow I will share with you the adventure of retraining my family. Have a great day Ma x