So in my current business, I am recognizing two type of people and friends. Nothing is wrong with either, just different mentalities.
I sell dog collars, and sometimes when browsing the orders I'll see orders from my friends. My roommate from college who I haven't seen in 15 years recently ordered, some friends of my parents too, etc... These friends just go online and order. If I see their order and I refund them the money and send the product. These friends support my company by purchasing my goods at full price and expect nothing back.
Now, I have other friends that are the opposite. They say "my dog would love to wear your collar. You should give him one. I'll help spread your brand and advertise for you." In their mind, they are doing me a favor by having their dog wear my brand. They shouldn't have to PAY for my collar, in fact, I should be paying them for the exposure.
I don't think either way is wrong. It is just a different mindset among people. Both sets of people think that they are helping my brand.
So here you have two different mindsets of how to reach the same goal, the goal of learning how to ship a cheesecake. Both may get you there, but one is in my opinion, better than they other.
Very true and motivating. Sadly by time l got my shipping in perspective, the cost of the actual shipping burned me. 2 days plus 5 hours sitting in 85° heat and the cake was still cold, is an absolute success at the wrong time. That on me. However the process was a big hurdle to jump and l nailed it. But the cost sucked. That's on me too.
By the way, l even found a way to ship for less. Too late. All on me.
So no matter how it is all coming along, for me it's coming together, despite the Crawley mishap. Lession learned.
Again, thanks for that example. Means alot for my mindset adjustment.