What do we do?
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Is there room for fun in building a business? Is it necessary to work 18 hour days and give up those nights and weekends? Personally, I think there is plenty of room for fun. Working more hours does not mean that you are a more dedicated employee - only that you are unorganized and your day has alot of wasted time (email, texting, meetings). Or, maybe your personal priorities are out of order. Zig Ziegler once asked what you would do if someone gave you a free vacation to where ever you want to go if you could leave tomorrow. Would you say "NO" I have work to do - or would you get it all done in the time allotted? Granted there are times when an 18 hour day is necessary - new product launches, business meetings and sales trips, to name a few... I would say that maybe you don't WANT to be doing something other than working. The alternatives might not be to your liking. If so, evaluate your life and see what you might want to change and fix it! I love my job, but I love my family and personal time too. While my customers are very important to me - family time needs to be scheduled as well. eStyle Caps is based on the premise that work is FUN, customers are a priority and adversity is a LESSON. Room for thought here. My opinion and my opinion ONLY! Faye Haber (President) 815-861-2967
Monday, April 2, 2012
We all have gaps as people and there are some things we simply cannot do well. For me it’s spelling. I think I am on the Mt. Rushmore of bad spellers. I have at least one time a week where spell check does not even know the word is I am trying to spell. Everyone has a theory about why I am so bad, I’ve been accused of being dyslexic and lazy. To that I say, I am not dyslexic….. At my elementary school there were two spelling groups. Every week we had a pre-test to see if you would be in the good group or the bad group for the week. Every week I ended up in the bad group. The bad group, which consisted of the poor spellers, had a terrible stigma attached to it. Oh the politics of 2nd grade. One week I decided to cheat on the pre-test to get into the good spelling group. This was a great idea until Friday, when I had to take the hard spelling test. I learned my lesson the hard way in the form of a D-. There is a saying that “nobody’s perfect” and as overused as it is, it’s true. The important thing to know about your “gaps” is it’s not the end of the world. Despite my glaring spelling deficiency I graduated college. I’ve realized that my poor spelling is not going to stop me from achieving what I want to. Accepting your gaps and figuring out ways to fill them as best you can is all you can do. eStyleDrew - 815-363-9700