Aside from time, the biggest thing that kept me from doing trade shows with Dusty Road was my perfectionism.
I wanted my booth to be perfect.
I wanted my booth to be pretty.
I wanted my booth to be the best damn booth at the trade show.
And financially that wasn’t happening. At least with my vision of what that perfect, pretty, amazing trade show booth should look like.
Part of growing and becoming better is realizing whats holding you back, and my perfectionism was definitely holding me back.
My logic was so unreasonable.
With that being said, I still think it is important to do your best and present yourself in a way that represents who you are as a brand and a person.
You must put effort in. But you also must let go of some things.
So I said “screw it”, lets just give it a shot. I registered for my first trade show, and even though I didn’t venture too far away from home, it was still a milestone for me.
And I am so glad I did it.
It may not of been perfect or pretty but it was for sure the best damn booth there, haha. Okay, that was my totally bias opinion, what can I say!
It was a hopping weekend and I have to send a HUGE thank you to every single lady that stopped by, husband and boyfriend who waited patiently while their better half shopped, and even the man who accidentally wandered into my booth…..thanks for making me laugh, haha! He looked pretty shocked when he realized he turned too soon.
Thanks also to Tara who helped in the booth today……always super fun to get to work and hang out with an awesome friend all day!!
Actually you know what? It didn’t feel like work at all!
Apparently it is also husband appreciation day today……mine didn’t want any special credit! So I’ll just thank him for helping me teardown and haul home the booth display. It is definitely the least fun job of the whole deal.
Dealing with the aftermath and unpacking the boxes isn’t really much fun either but someones gotta do it!
The trade show gig maybe….just maybe might grow on me.
Next one is May 5th in Swift Current at the Stockade building. If you are in the area be sure to stop in and say hi. The inventory will be very different than this last show as we will have two more weeks of new arrivals by then which makes things even more fun!
I hope you have an amazing day and are enjoying the beautiful spring weather……and please don’t forget, “you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”