How do you measure success?

darcie smith

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I saw this on a carpet cleaner’s Facebook page this morning and I identified with it so much. I feel like most people, my husband included, feel like the first graph is all there is, but the other stuff is also important, especially for those of us who have responsibilities beyond just working. 7121E591-132B-488D-897D-D91450C28B80.jpeg
 

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People can become slaves to what "others" think about them. Success should be what you want it to be. Not measured by others whose viewers shouldn't matter to you anyway.

Those that judge you will always find a different measure stick that you haven't met up to. FOOKEM! 🙂

Just waking up each morning is my goal at this point in life and so far I've been successful at it. 😉
 

darcie smith

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My mental and physical health are suffering right now. I get stressed, then eat junk food, which has made my A1C the worst it’s ever been. I need to figure out why I stress eat when I know I shouldn’t.
 

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My mental and physical health are suffering right now. I get stressed, then eat junk food, which has made my A1C the worst it’s ever been. I need to figure out why I stress eat when I know I shouldn’t.
Same reason some people smoke. It's a coping mechanism. It's something to think about and see if there is a better alternative.
 
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How many times have we seen cleaners take on jani accounts that lock up their weekends and ability to travel?
Part-time employees. I do get the new accounts up and running, then put an employee on it. Doing it yourself as an owner has you only making what you would pay the employee.
 

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My mental and physical health are suffering right now. I get stressed, then eat junk food, which has made my A1C the worst it’s ever been. I need to figure out why I stress eat when I know I shouldn’t.

Life is stressful in these times, period.

Add to it your new role as mother and having a small family business with its challenges even during “normal times”, it’s not surprising that you are finding yourself stressed Darcie.

Reach out to your support network, including friends who understand the small business world. You’ll find that many of us deeply understand.
 

darcie smith

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Life is stressful in these times, period.

Add to it your new role as mother and having a small family business with its challenges even during “normal times”, it’s not surprising that you are finding yourself stressed Darcie.

Reach out to your support network, including friends who understand the small business world. You’ll find that many of us deeply understand.
Thank you, I know you all get it. I know I can reach out if needed. It’s a long list of things that stress me, I just need to find a better coping mechanism than cake.
 
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Thank you, I know you all get it. I know I can reach out if needed. It’s a long list of things that stress me, I just need to find a better coping mechanism than cake.

Stay busy...

Its slow af here, so I'll be going trash hunting in the desert today to prepare for our annual clean up in May.

Other wise I'd be overdoing it on fancy 🧀...
 

darcie smith

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Bet I don’t :) Hoping to start the content tomorrow, but don’t hold me to that. Still not real sure what’s on my plate yet

Mikey, did you write this manual yourself? Holy unnecessary quotation marks, Batman!
 
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I got to scrub toilets 2 more times and then I'm free. Carpets are picking up here but I expect a spring rush by mid March.
 
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Kenny Hayes

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By the way, once you get over the hump with jani and pay everyone else to do it including managers, then it’s ok. Long hard road like anything.
 

Swani

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I measure success by becoming a business owner instead of a job owner. Many people think they own a business but in reality they own a job. The difference between the two is who controls you and your time. Time is the most valuable thing in the world because you can never get it back once it's gone.
 

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