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Day 15 - Motivation/Goals
What motivates me? These 3 idiots! Every day I strive to do & be the best that I can for these 3 beautiful humans! I do what I do, for them. I want my to see first hand that with hard work & determination, you can achieve anything! I want to see the pride that I look at my husband with, reflected back at me. He has achieved so much with his business & he never stops working to make it bigger & better. These 3 wonderful, funny, gorgeous, clever people make me, a better me!
I’m also motivated by my own stubbornness. I won’t be beaten & I don’t give up. I may throw a huge paddy (as my mum would say!) but I’ll always get the job done.
And my goals? In the short term, I would love to achieve a silver at cake international, I want to learn new skills and techniques - airbrushing especially. I want to push myself to try making a sculpted/bust cake. I’m entering more collaborations & I’m part of a team competing at a show in May, I’d love for us to come away with something. I also want to increase my wedding bookings (not too much though!) In the long term, I want to be the go to cake business in my town. I want to achieve a Gold at cake international. I would also like to push myself out of my comfort zone and enter an industry based awards.
Bake To The Future has already become so much more than I ever imagined, I’ve achieved a huge amount in the last 3 years but it has made me hungry for more. I genuinely believe that Bake To The Future has massive potential & it could be hugely successful. But, I worry some times that I’m not the right person to get it there. It’s difficult when you feel that your brand is better than you are as a maker. My self confidence needs work which is one of my many, more personal goals.
The end goal has been the same for the last 18 months. I want a shop. I honestly feel that if I never make it out of my home kitchen, I’ll have failed. I might never make it happen but I will continue to push myself, work hard & build my business to ensure that there is the absolute best chance possible to make it happen. (As a side note,the need to eat also massively motivates me!😁)