It’s been an incredibly busy couple of weeks. I’ve been working for Stag and also spending about 18 hours a week working for my Dad. It’s definitely challenging my time management skills (which aren’t shabby).
I’ve always made fun of my current job because of the flexibility it offers and I’ve allowed/encouraged others to do the same. I can see now that I didn’t give myself enough credit. It’s flexible because I’m efficient and I use my time wisely. Thankfully, this has allowed me the opportunity to work with my Dad and I’m getting to use the MBA that I spent $80k to achieve…so that’s always nice!
I’ve been working Saturdays and spending a lot of evenings working on his books and other projects that he has neglected over the years. I’m so proud of him and what he’s accomplished, but I’m very excited to be able to help him out because it’s clear that he doesn’t even know what his potential is. I have no doubt that it will start to be realized very soon. It’s the difference between being in glass and looking through the glass. He’s practically drowning in work and my goal is to help him to be able to take a step back to look at the big picture and focus on more important things…like sales!
Obviously, there are some growing pains. Any job has those and then you throw in the Father/Daughter dynamic and things can be slightly more painful. I’ll spare you the details here, but it is worth noting that I see how much we are alike and I’m thankful for that, but I’m also thankful for the ways we are different.
So, it’s a real grind for now, but I expect things to slowly settle after the new year…just in time for Jayne. Isn’t that always the way it is?!?