Just over one year ago, I was struggling hard in business and it was leaking into my family life. Heck, I am still a couple steps away from getting fully grounded and balanced. It will take a move into town and simplifying our life/overhead and finding some resources to help out as I am swimming in bookwork between residential/commercial sales, development in Horace, managing 3 commercial properties, and managing 15 entities. But I am close and I am getting pushed to a spot where I will choose to be happy and as sustainable as I can be...I owe a huge thank you to Scott Greelis with Lion's Way Consulting!
We have been working together for a year now and I have had him help me in huge ways...in helping form a development team, in creation of a vision/mission that guides me daily to make sure that our decisions are guided by the right voices, in holding me accountable for my own behavior and decisions, in identifying people that will work cohesively in obtaining a goal, in identifying people that are just not the right fit to work with (even if it takes me 6 months longer to fully take his advice), in establishing proper communication and boundaries to maintain good working relationships (trust me, I still struggle with this as I get too passionate and don't always communicate until I snap - It's that communication that isn't direct enough that sets up later damage).
He keeps pushing me in the right direction even though I am stubborn like my father when it comes to taking advice as we like to blaze our own trail. Here we are trying to be happy and sustainable and we have more overhead than I can keep up with in sales, especially living in the sticks and with development being a long process. We have to change ourselves before we can give what we want to this community. My ego needs to shut the hell up about having a big house/ranch. Scott reminds me of this. Who needs it? I have an amazing family and that's really all I need to be happy.
I write this not to have you jump into my head too much...it's really crazy in there. I write this because Scott and Lion's Way has helped my right a ship that was sinking due to overextension, poor communication on my part, improper boundaries, and lack of accountability. I'm indebted to Scott and his wife Deb (and thank you to Dawn for the introduction).
If anyone needs help in business consulting, I do think a cup of coffee with Scott to see if it is a good fit is a worthwhile conversation. Without his help, I may not be around to kiss my kids good night.
Cheers to the eagles and the people that want to better themselves and each other. I hope to get there someday.