Today I want to talk about something that I think is a common misconception among a lot of people. And of course, there’s a little story involved. The other day, I ran at lunch time to get a manicure. Basically, I was going to an event the next day and I needed to have my nails done. So I go into the shop and the usual young lady does my nails. And she said to me “would you like a pedicure as well” and I said, “Oh, no, no I’ve got to get back to the office, I’ve got a meeting soon.” And she said, “I thought you owned the company,” and I said “well, I do” and she said “well, you own the company, so you can do what you want.” And I thought that that was so telling of so many people’s way of thinking.
You know, when you think that you don’t need to keep to a schedule or respect other people’s time, your company will not grow. And, you know, for me, If I schedule time with my team, I don’t just not show up, because I can. Right? Because I own the company? That is just the wrong way to look at business. You know, you control your day. Right? So, every single day, you know, I kind of have a schedule and I have a to-do list and I make sure I adhere to that, so that I get the biggest bang for my buck out of my day. And you’ve got to do that, not just once in a while, but every single day, if you want your business to grow. And it’s just. You know, it’s just like anything else. It’s like, if you tell your kids you’re going to do something and you don’t do it, well, you’re disappointing them. And your team members and your employees are the exact same way. You’ve got to make good on the promises you make. And if you look at it like promises, well then, maybe people will take it to heart, just a little bit more.