Barbara Winter who writes a terrific blog about supporting yourself as an entrepreneur had a great post the other day, "Blase is not a Power Tool". It's worthwhile to read her whole piece. She mentioned a quote from Winston Churchill that struck me as appropriate for this week and this business. " Success is going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiasm."
This particular show certainly didn't qualify as a failure. But I've known several of these folks to experience real failures before getting here - not even making booth fees, putting up with unhelpful organizers, disastrous weather. And yet here they are; they smile, they're generous with their neighbors, they're eager to go on to the next thing, they're coming up with new ideas. They are full of enthusiasm. It seems to me that they are successful.
Have you had shows that you'd classify as failures? What helps you keep up your enthusiasm when situations don't match your expectations?