Monday, June 25, 2007

"All work and no play..."

When you own your own business, it's easy to immerse yourself in your business. On the other hand, this may cause problems. If you are a young single person, you need to schedule down time for yourself. Take your vacations or off days. You need that to recharge yourself. I've found if I get a day or two off, I come back with a better attitude and a fresh outlook.
If you're married and/or have children you have to allow yourself your time with your family and kids. They only grow up once. As well as make time for yourself to recharge. Putting even additional time constraints on your already limited asset.
We won't even touch on this topic from a health point of view. Both mentally and physically.
The old adage "All work and No Play" certainly applies here. If you just keep burning the candle at both ends you will eventually go up in smoke. Plus you deserve to give yourself a break.
My friend who is also in this business just got back from his first real vacation in ten years!
Don't get me wrong. I'm all about business. But there has to be an even keel between work and play. Take care and stay sane. Hope you found this helpful.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Keep it simple

The other day I had pencil marks on some VCT tile and when I went to mop them up they really gave me a time getting them off. So the next night I had the same thing and this time I just took an eraser (duh) and erased them.
That is a classic case of KISS. (Keep It Simple Stupid). The lesson I learned here is not to overthink a cleaning problem. As a professional cleaner I have multiple options for various cleaning situations. Sometimes that is a good thing but sometimes it can be a hindrance also.
So the moral of the story here is not to overthink a situation. Whether it be a cleaning problem or some everyday occurrence.
Hope this helps.