Wow, it has been a while! I am sorry for such a long absence, I fell out of cyberspace but I am still alive to tell the story! I have had to reorganize my time recently since I have taken on a new business which has taken my full attention and concentration. As the saying goes “what is well begun is half done”, it really takes only a little distraction to lose everything if you are not careful and so I have been putting in my full 110% attention into my new project.
This is what I wanted to share with you, and that being, when you start something new, you need to take a good look at every aspect of your business, or job in order to see where you might make any necessary adjustments for it to become a success. In my case, we have taken over an already existing business which was doing fine, but which has no end of potential growth. There were a few people who had been there for a very long time and who had grown used to the way things had run up until now, so they were not interested in seeing change, as that would mean they might have to change the way they were working. So in order to help them grow, and for the business to have a chance to grow as well, we had to leave them home.
Making this type of decision is never easy and it brings no great joy, but if you can see the silver lining, even for these people who had gotten themselves stuck in a rut that they were unable to free themselves from, this is a wonderful opportunity for them to grow as well. Change is necessary in our lives, for without it we tend to become the living dead!
In addition to the time that is necessary to dedicate to this business, being that it is located in Italy, those of you who have never attempted to start a business in Italy have no idea what the word bureaucracy means! It is almost like going on a roller-coaster ride for your first time, you are not sure you will come out alive! Here, everyday there are new laws in order to survive the current crisis and so you have to be real careful to read every joy and title to make sure you are in line to avoid an ever growing minefield of fines and sanctions. Something you would never wish on anyone. So if you see flares in the sky proceeding our of Italy, that is me calling for help!
I hope to stay true to my commitment to writing and sharing my experiences!