A song never imparted so much business wisdom!
Having the family in to one of my company’s 10th year anniversary this Saturday; it’s a big milestone and we are celebrating with a fancy banquette. Dallas Maids was the first company I started and grew to become the, BEST maid service in Dallas. Maybe I’m biased… but Dallas Maids is the most award-winning company and these awards are genuine, based on merit, not paid for, like some awards are. tsk. tsk. on those companies that buy awards or claim awards they have not won.
Anyway, I’m also remodeling an old house in a neighborhood my wife and I are excited to be moving into. It’s crunch time and lots of things to get done – I so should not be wasting time on writing this post but I felt this is something you fellas should know…
Worrying is paralyzing. It will stop you before you even get started. Being afraid to make the jump in and do a business or about the “obstacles” that may pop up… is not conducive to getting things done. When my parents arrived they barraged me with tons of questions about how will I be able to move in if this or that isn’t done. Be it finishing up the house in time for the move this Sunday or worrying about how much the movers will charge me or about not having the appliances ordered yet… Too much worry. I got it under control because I’m spending time worrying.
Love my parents. They still live in the house I grew up and after 44 years of marriage still have a great chemistry between them. I’m lucky to have them and being parents they naturally want the best for me. So of course they are worrying about this crunch time I’m going through.
And worrying is something I do less after running businesses because it’s best to use that time to figure out a solution.
I’m grateful that I don’t worry as much as I once did because it is not only unproductive, it’s emotionally draining.
So, don’t worry and you’ll find happiness through your hard, smart work. Focus on the solutions because there are always solutions, usually more than one so it’s just placing your efforts to find the best solution. As you find yourself worrying less and becoming more successful, you’ll find issues that may have bothered you in the past will fade away. For example, when starting out I totaled the first car I ever bought, a new mustang convertible. It was paid off so I didn’t have the insurance to replace it. Even with the lost car and lost money, I realized something then: It didn’t bother me. I was happy with that realization that everything was going to be ok and just get better. It’s nice to be worry free. Your life will be much better for it! So…