I’ve learned a lot during my time in business – but I am always seeking to understand what I should learning in the current season. And for those who pay attention, we may avoid being taught the same lesson twice, but some lessons are inevitably learned multiple times.
For example – I hired 3 employees during the first 8 years. Each time I felt I was ‘supposed’ to, and yet each time it just didn’t work. People might tell you you NEED to do something, but I will always tell you to go with your gut! What I learned is that Propel is MADE to not only support small businesses needing branding, websites and marketing strategy and implementation, but also the small business owner looking for work – the independent contractor. I serve both! That means employees are not something I should or need to have.
The other lesson I’ve learned multiple times is that taking at least 2 days off each week is NECESSARY for my survival, refreshment, ability to contain it all, and to remain motivated and inspired. When I don’t take a day off to slow down and recharge I lose my gumption. So, Saturday and Sunday I rest. (And you might find me resting during the week on occasion, too.)
What lessons have you learned multiple times? What keeps you inspired to continue on even when you feel you’ve failed at listening to the lessons you’ve already learned? And what ‘rules’ have you learned to break by playing by your heart?
I want to know… please share below.
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