3 Lessons from Running an Online Business

When pondering on writing my first post, I couldn’t decide what was ‘good enough’. Perhaps a good place to start is to take a little inventory of what I’ve learned since setting up Whimsical Lane.

My support network is the best

My journey with Whimsical Lane has been a schizophrenic one. One moment I’m all in then another I’m occupied with other work. However, none of my friends has made me feel less because of that or shunned my efforts. In fact, every time I come back, they are right there with me.

It is okay to not be ready

My greatest fear is failure. This is my greatest driver and my biggest nemesis. It has caused me to strive and has also made me hide. But slowly every day I am working on just going for it and stop overanalysing. Because if you do not reach for your dreams, someone else will race you to it.

You can’t work alone

Collaboration, socialising and networking are big words that give me anxiety. I’m most comfortable working alone in the background. But when you to run a successful business, working with like-minded people creates a synergy that propels success. And it is worth getting out of your comfort zone for.

These are the 3 main lessons Whimsical Lane has taught me so far. I wouldn’t say I’ve mastered them, but I’m working on them. Hopefully sharing these with you can help you get over your hurdles sooner than I have. 🙂



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