I awoke the other night to this irritating beeping sound. At first I didn't know what it was. I thought maybe someone's phone battery was dying. As my husband lay next to me- oblivious to the noise, I got up in search. On the other side of the house- I finally found it- the smoke detector. Why do the batteries in these things always die in the wee hours of the morning?
Besides my husband in deep sleep so was my 12 year old daughter, Tiffany, who just happens to have the room right near this smoke detector. She never moved either. I swear a train could come through the middle of the home and I would be the only one aware.
After the battery was switched.. I could not fall back asleep. Not only am I a light sleeper, but also it takes me a long time to fall asleep. And because I got out of bed- the cat thinks it is time to eat and will not stop meowing. Not being too happy- I elbowed my husband to wake him.. J/K, but I thought about it.
With many thoughts running through my head... I was thinking about work and the contacts I should be calling, e-mailing, etc. I decided to make a brochure with some helpful information for others. Now, with all of these hurricanes coming our way on a weekly basis (I live in Central Florida) what better information than some Hurricane Safety Tips.
Of course, then I really couldn't sleep. I was thinking of how to put it all together and what it would look like. Also, what businesses I would take them to or if I should e-mail the information to others. So, I spent a few hours gathering information placing pictures and printing the brochures.
The brochures turned out great. I dropped them off to approximately a dozen places already. I also made a pdf file and e-mailed to some of my contacts.
Now hopefully I will get some great leads from this...yes, on the back page was my information.
Maybe the other smoke detectors in my home will lose battery power and I will have that little lightbulb go off. It definately doesn't hurt to get a little motivation from somewhere (anywhere) when your stuck in a little rut.
How and when do you brainstorm to come up with ideas that will get your name out there and drum up some business?