I got my care labels in the mail this afternoon for my silk tops and my polyester pieces. So that meant it was time to call the factory in L.A. to schedule an appointment to drop off the fabric, measurements, prototype, labels, and hangtags for the first production sample and garment. My motto is “not now, but RIGHT NOW” so I don’t like to waste time on anything. I like to keep it moving! I got ready to call the factory and felt a mini panic attack coming on.
I was scared to call the factory. I’ve been to war and I was scared to call a factory to make an appointment. Yea, I know... it doesn’t make sense. So I texted my sister and told her I was scared to call the factory because fashion people can be rude sometimes. Her reply: “everything you want is on the other side of fear.” At the time, I didn’t know where the quote came from. Hell, I thought maybe it was hers. Sounds like Yoda to me. Wherever it came from, it worked. I put on my big girl panties (as my mother would say), picked up the phone and called the factory. The man on the other end said, “who? what’s your name??? I’ll call you back in a few minutes.” And for some reason I thought that I had just been given the good old L.A. brush off and that I wasn’t going to get a call back. About two minutes later, his assistant called me and confirmed an appointment for me. She was very pleasant and we even shared a laugh. I got off the phone with her and started looking up flights to L.A. Here we go…..!!
(P.S.- It turns out “everything you want is on the other side of fear” is a Jack Canfield quote. Thanks Google! And thanks, Kay!)