Another Brilliant Answer

by Michelle on April 8, 2009

Our 14 yr old was asking his father what is the difference between a chaplain and a priest…. The answer supplied:


The only Chaplain I know is Charlie!

How do you treat your customers?

by Michelle on April 8, 2009

I was running late for an appointment; it was raining and I was stuck in traffic due to an accident. I phoned and apologized and said I was still trying to get there. I got abused! I was told I needed to decide what was important! She was rude and snippety. I got off the phone and was instantly angry and stressed. I was an existing and ongoing customer trying to do the right thing.

That did not last for long; I took her advice and decided that I did not need to feel this way, I would decide what was important and within 5 minutes I had another appointment the next morning with someone else.

My phone rang, “ohhh, I’m sooo sorry, how far away are you? because I really have to hurry” and on and on and on. “Perhaps I could squeeze you in tomorrow?

Thanks, but, no thanks.bumble-bee1

Damage Done, relationship bruised, and I have found someone else!

We all take comfort in knowing that a bee dies after he stings us;

But it still hurts.

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Why are we in business?

by Michelle on April 2, 2009

box-skyI’ve got a one word answer: Lifestyle

What is the difference between having a job and having a business? What exactly do I mean?

We need to work on our businesses so that we can create the lifestyle we desire.

Lifestyle can only be determined by what you decide your lifestyle could be, what you want?. For me, it is time.

Time to take my son surfing, to go on a date with my husband, piano lessons, swimming lessons with the babies, time away for family weekends. Money does let me do these things differently but TIME is actually what allows me to do them and this in where the satisfaction is.

So the questions we really need to he asking ourselves is: How can I organize my business to give me more time?

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What do you want to be when you grow up?

by Michelle on April 2, 2009

dreaming-boy1 This was a question that I always hated as a teenager.

Everyone expected us to be able to answer as we were getting closer to being Grown Up, we couldn’t wait for it either.

I did not know the specific answer to that question but, I did know of some things that were valuable to me.

  • I did know I wanted a family with lots of love and happiness.
  • I also wanted good friends.
  • I wanted to have fun and laugh a lot.
  • I dreamed of having my own business; I had no idea of what it was going to be, but, that did not matter.
  • I wanted to have lots of experiences; I did not want to miss out.

When I review this list (not complete) I feel I have them in my life. Sure, not all the time every day, but overall, they are a big part of my life.

These items are not just something that happens, luck or karma. These are items that we have to work for. If you give them a level of importance and you prioritize your efforts will pay off.

For me I have to dedicate time:

  • Doing things together as a family
  • Getting together with friends
  • Realize what is fun and doing it
  • Work at being smart and working on my business
  • Actually take the opportunities that present themselves.

Make your own list, evaluate it and prioritize it. Don’t let work rule your whole life, take some control and learn to enjoy the finer things in life – You can’t buy them with money.

And after all that… I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up!!!