Do All, Be All

Do you ever look at those people who have 1000 things going on at all times and just get exhausted? Not only are they working full time, but they are in several clubs, have social lives, are married, have kids, and volunteer to save the animals. They even still get eight hours of sleep. Somehow it seems so overwhelming, but more people than you think do it.

Growing up I saw my parents work, and come home on week nights, weekends were for family time and church. I saw both parents usually every night, and we had dinner together. Being that my spouse and I have different career paths, mine that requires me to be social and at bars, and his that’s the opposite of that. He doesn’t even have a phone at this desk. There are times when we won’t see each other for a few days, but others where we have time together every night. Both of us can be very anti-social people, but we like doing that together.

Being a business owner seems stressful enough, but being the owner of two businesses’? Forget about it. Keeping everything straight, from the mail to the money, literally everything could go wrong. On the contrary, everything could also go right. You could be the boss of two very successful ventures. Why not do both things? With the reward up for grabs you might as well do five, or ten things.

We all know running a business is hard, and there is a lot that goes into it. It’s not all rainbows and sunshine. You need awesome people by your side, and to have some sort of business sense, but you go girl. Go out and kill it. You can be a multibusiness mogul.

In case you need an extra kick in the ants, remember that you will never be the right age to do anything, never be in the mood, the right space, and it will never be the right time, so just do it.  Julia Child didn’t learn to cook until she was 36, and look what her life turned out to be.

In the words of Mr. Feeny, “Do Good.”