Did I mention in one of my earlier blogs, that I really HATE Fridays? Well if I didn’t before, I am saying it again! Not the day, just what it stands for . . . Payroll! Staff who don’t appreciate anything that I do for them, Customers who won’t pay , I can go on, but I won’t!
I feel as though, I have stepped back 4 years and I haven’t moved forward with my business . . . I know that isn’t true. I have made strides to automate the business through the web site and I have worked on organization and putting better systems in place. So despite my discouragement, and my seemingly depressing attitude, I know that I have grown this company! The numbers prove it. It just gets frustrating when you try to do things the right way, and every step of the way, there is a stumbling block. But isn’t that LIFE?
What I am looking for is “change”, positive change! Change to allow me to overcome these obstacles and move onto the next big thing. I am there . . . waiting! Do I need to mature as a business person first? What is holding me and the company back? Is it me? What am I afraid of? I hate being so uncertain, this is not a good trait for a leader, and I AM a Leader! I am also the root of the problem – it is ME!
I am a small business woman, with an amazing concept and business, simple and wholesome. It sells,and it will continue to grow but I can’t keep on making the same mistakes. New ones maybe, but not the same old problems over and over again. The questions are: What do I need to change in myself and what do I need to change in my company? Successful leaders have a successful team around them. I need to hire a management team. Just like the house managers that I place in my clients’ homes, who handle everything from soup to nuts, I need a business manager for my business to handle everything, but where do I find this person?
The labor pool in Miami is dismal, I hear it all the time from other business owners, the extremely poor work ethic and habits. So, if I can’t change people, then I have to change myself or my way of perceiving things. Enough of my self-pity rant! Even I cannot take it for very long, as a Leader, I must be strong and confident, my decisions must be made well, they must be firm and I cannot vacillate. I like my staff, but they are not my friends, they trust that I will provide them with work and I do. I have FAITH in this business and that I AM doing what I am supposed to be doing with my life. What else do I need, I have the confirmation from above!
Until the next time . . .