Wednesday, October 5, 2011

One head, many hats

It's 5:30 am.  You have been up for a while, waking well in advance of the alarm (which these days is more of a mockery than a fail-safe -- who sleeps?)  You face a full schedule of meetings, a lengthening list of to-dos (mostly business development priorities) a deadline and an evening community-service meeting.  The day is packed, and that's just running the business...there are kids to get out the door, spouses to converse with about the contractor not showing up -- again -- (you'll text her because you are leaving early and she's arriving back from work late:  you need that second income), oh and the pets need to be let in/out, and you have to remember to get gas for the lawnmower because the lawn hasn't been mowed in two weeks because of all the rain and the weekend has been completely taken up by baseball practice and the 100-mile bike ride fundraiser and the sleepovers, so you didn't get ahead of all of this last weekend, but tomorrow's another day and I will try harder to get it all under control.

And you love owning your own business, despite the fact that it is 5:30 am again and you've awoken before the alarm...

2 comments:

Gayle B. LaSalle said...

This sounds like so many people in business for themselves and some that work for others. Sounds like many of my clients. The three words here are prioritize, delegate and NO!

Al Bellenchia said...

@Gayle: you are spot on. "No" is not a four-letter word. It is one of the most important in the business lexicon.