profit profit profit
centering on profit takes the joy out of things
profit is all the world thinks about these days
thats not the way i think
Profit, profit, profit...
September 30, 2016 11:51am CST
It's all this world seems to think about. "We have to shut our business down, we're not making a profit." "Don't sell that for such a low price, you won't make a profit." "Yeah, our stuff is selling, but we should raise our prices higher so that we can make more of a profit. " "Profit" shouldn't necessarily be the "end all be all" of things. I do (sell) things becuase 1) I enjoy it, and 2) to get rid of things that I really don't need, 'cause I have more than I need anyway. When all we think about it profit, we lose the joy of the business, the joy of creating, the joy of interacting with those we sell to. Profit is certainly nice, but for me it is not the end-all-be-all. I refuse to think all about "profit"--it would just make a lot of what I enjoy doing "work".
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1 Oct 16
I got to thinking the other day that I would be in real trouble if selling my crafts was what I did for a living. By the current records that I keep I only "earn" about $200 in a year selling them. But....there are so many things that I've realized that I've not written down as expenses, such as new blades, things I buy at yard sales and such, the new sewing machine I bought, etc. If I were to add those in, then I would come up with a loss for the year.