I used to make serious decisions constantly and thrive on the edge. That is where I performed the best, had my strongest and most viable ideas and had the plan to back it up.
Now I need to stop, seriously think and focus and hopefully, make the correct decision. Not good when you own a retail and an online business. I still have my moments--and notebooks--of viable ideas and plans. But they are for other people. (If you want to start a business, let me know--my notebook is full of 50 separate businesses(and still growing), cost projections and business plans...)I am unable to implement them anymore. Even mild brain damage will affect your decision making, impulse and control--not to mention focusing and being able to follow through on a business plan. To be honest, one car wreck has destroyed my life, common sense and ability to function as a strong business person. I still have the ideas, but am unable to carry them out due to my lack of focus.
My online business is one that I seriously want to grow and continue. I love restoring the motorcycles, it has small and very tedious work as well as big and exciting work attached--so I can function and focus easily without jumping around. However, that is not a perfect deal for me either, decision-wise. BUT---after this last deal, I have gotten better and realize that other bikes do come around.
I had $1200 from a bike sale and found 2 CZ motorcycles for sale. One was a 1962 250 and the other was a 1974 175 Trail.....the price for both--$750.Oh, yeah--gas $225 and they were two states away. But with a partial restoration on the 60's model valued at $5600 and the 70's model $4800--full resto's are double. You also have to have money to pay the bills, get the parts and powder coat the frames......I fell off my 5 year plan and got carried away with these bikes. I will see one hell of a profit next year--but really ate it in the meantime!!!
My five year plan--Sell the sign business ASAP! Get a full website, parts inventory and informative on the old, vintage and collectible bikes. Offer services for restoration to the public and open a consignment cycles brick and mortar to compliment the restorations.