Good morning everyone. I hope you all slept better than I did last night. It is 6:10AM on a Saturday morning and I have been up since 5:30. It really hacks me off when this always happens on the days I could actually sleep in. The good news this week is that I actually do have a cup of coffee near by but the bad news is my brain hasn't absorbed it yet.
This week has been an interesting one concerning business. The phones and email have been relatively slow but the few that have contacted me were all serious and most have booked. If there are any men reading, I think most of you will appreciate what I am about to say from here on. When I started the travel agency, well actually before, I figured out exactly how many dollars in bookings I needed to make each week to make this a successful business. If I fall short one week I will drive myself nuts the next week trying to make up the difference. I said all that to say, this week I exceeded my goal which should be and is a great thing! The problem is since everyone pretty much knew what they wanted and I have learned more about the best companies to use to find what they are looking for, these did not take up enough of my time. Lindsey was reading a book at some point early in our marriage about what makes men and women tick. As with ALL books she reads, she feels a great need to share everything she has learned with me. Well surprise, surprise she told me that we men take the most pride in our work and the fact that we provide for our families. I have accomplished the providing part this week but I still feel like I have cheated on work or something. This is the first time since starting the business I have felt this way. I have had slow days but normally the next would be very busy and at the end of the week I felt as if I had worked enough hours(usually more than 40) to consider myself a manly man. That ain't happened this week! I dare say that I haven't put in 20 actual working hours this week with the exception of having the phone near by and checking email frequently.
I know this has been a very random post that probably doesn't make a whole lot of sense, but to sum it all up I'd like to say: Thank you Lord for providing for my family and a successful business but next week, even if the customers are not serious let them call so I can feel like a manly man.
6 years ago