Monday, Monday, Monday. As tough as they may be, it’s a new beginning. A new flow of events that make our week.
I spent most of the day traveling between schools taking care of mundane tasks that most people overlook when dreaming of owning a business. Doing some pick ups and drop offs of products and orders. Some might argue it could all be done via mail, but I like my customers to see my face in their schools. It brings a level of personalization to doing business with me.
While driving around, I typically listen to talk radio or podcasts. Today I was listening to the Time Ferriss show podcast. He was interviewing someone I had never been exposed to before, Ricardo Semler. Ricardo is a Brazilian businessman and author, who has taken some extreme tactics to buying and growing a business. Between his accent and my mind flowing from paying attention to thinking about the kitchen design I didn’t fully catch all that was being discussed. I did make note that I’d like to do some more research on who Ricardo is and the books he has written. I idealized that he bought a failing business and turned it around. This has been a dream of mine. For those of you who have seen the CNBC show The Profit starring Marcus Lemonis, that is my dream. It also go back to looking at a problem and solving it creativity. The ability to profit (no pun intended) is just icing on the cake. I really need to start taking action on it because it will never fall in my lap. I know that. I will get to it some day. I think I need to prove to myself I can execute and grow my current business in what is overall a slowing industry past maturity. I’ll get there. It’s a marathon, not a sprint.