Some call it blind faith. However for me, I have always believed that as long as I have something that I really wanted, I shall achieve it some way or another.
Naturally, it doesn’t mean that I receive everything that my heart desires. Realistically, more than not, when it is something that I truly desire from deep down in my soul that matters the most.
It’s interesting how there are people who enjoy stomping over my thoughts of hope and beliefs whenever I express them. They are a walking cloud of negative particles that attempt to envelop and contaminate others around them. It takes an enormous amount of power to back away from these people. Sadly, sometimes I can get sucked into their cruel vortexes when I am not careful. To tear myself away from this, I need to really dig deep inside and concentrate hard on what I really desire….
“Treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers.”— Steven Covey
How many think that customers are the most important part of the business? No customers mean no income, right? However, when you have an enthusiastic, knowledgeable and friendly employee, sooner or later, they shall attract curious folks. These can turn into paying customers.
Unfortunately, many higher ranking people of the management level tend to just push and demand for numbers and complete monopoly of their staff’s life. Think about this….
1) Would you call and message your customer all the time, even if they are on vacation and bombard them with product offers?
2) Would you expect your customer to give up their vacation time to support a special sale that you decided to set up?
Yes, these sound ridiculous…and I am not even talking about the topic of minimum wage. Thank goodness for government for slowly increasing the minimum wage, which helps the small businesses to adapt to the increase in wages. But, sadly, inflation and the cost of living is constantly one step ahead.
Consequently, large corporations have a system of wage increases that reflects on the seniority of their staff. Small businesses should also have that in place, especially if there is a staff who is trustworthy, hardworking and knowledgeable about your business. You want that staff to stay working for you and not have to beg for a raise each year. It just makes sense that long-time staff have a higher value in the company in comparison to inexperienced new recruits, right?
“Seriously…. zip it… keep those comments to yourself… really nobody wants to hear those dumb comments…. I don’t need any more negative and false comments…that’s called being cruel!
I try to take care of my mental and physical self, so if your comments aren’t going to help with my emotional support, then please SEAL IT WITH CEMENT! ”
Reading Margaret Atwood again really reminds me that if we don’t stand up against unfair treatment and judgement, nothings will get better!!!
No matter how I work towards balancing my mental, physical and emotional states, through my blog, art and such, someone will always say a negative “joke” to bother me. On my better days, I can ignore it. However, on my cloudy days, it can eat and gnaw at me for days.