“Don’t you people have homes?” –Judge Elihu Smails in Caddy Shack
I go to the golf course and see guys there who seem to ALWAYS be there. If you play golf, you’ve seen them, too. Apparently, they have it figured out – work a little and play golf a lot. That’s a great gig if you can get it. I don’t mind saying that I envy those guys.
“The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.” –Vidal Sassoon
Silly me, I thought that after 31 years in business I wouldn’t have to work so hard. For many years I kidded myself that I would grow the business to a point that it would take care of itself. Right!!! Owning a business is not for people who are looking for the easy way out. But, as I look back, growing my business has been tougher than I expected. I like to think it’s a problem with the business model, not the owner.
“Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.” –Jim Rohn
Almost 32 years later I continue to work hard to grow my company. In a business world that is constantly changing, it is as challenging now as it was in the early years.
As a decision maker at your company or organization, if you want to help local businesses and the local economy, please buy from local small businesses if you can. As a group, we offer value, service, relationships and even pricing that you simply cannot get when you buy online or from a company in another state. We’ll work harder for you than some business in Wichita.
“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” –Winston Churchill, one of my favorite historical figures