Some Lessons Are Learned Multiple Times

Some Lessons Learned Multiple Times

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.


  1. Barbara Kay Smith on August 24, 2021 at 11:41 am

    I was taught by Mama to ‘clean up as you go’. When I moved from her home to my own, I tried leaving things from time-to-time only to realize her statement, “putting it off makes you work harder in the long run” was so true. Leaving dishes to be done the next morning gave time for them to dry dirty and thus took more time to clean, etc and etc. Over-the-years, though, I’ve learned there’s much more to it. Those times when I put something off just meant I never had time to really rest because that project was always hanging-over-my head. ‘Cleaning up as I go’ gives me permission to sincerely take time to rest. God, Himself, worked for six days, and rested on the seventh and gave us a pattern to follow.

    • Jamie Teasdale on August 24, 2021 at 4:36 pm

      Thank you Mama, for sharing your lesson. I love this and love how you learned that when something is hanging over your head, you can’t rest because your brain is working on it, and it’s easier to do things as you go. That’s the maximizer strength in you and I love YOU for it! <3

Jamie Teasdale

Jamie Teasdale founded Propel Businessworks, a small business development company, in 2009. Since then, she has been lending insight and creativity to businesses all over the U.S., giving them the tools they need to plan, promote, and prosper.

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