.Know what you want and then structure the business around that vision. The business can start to float away from you if you focus your attention on the endless mountain of client work to be done and not the direction of the business.
Take time to implement your vision, and don’t let everyone else tell you what that should be. Advice is great, but it’s your life. If you can’t work on Sunday because you volunteer at your church all day, then don’t work on Sunday. Period. If you need certain skills in an employee, and they don’t meet the standard despite training and effort on your part, then fire them.
If you can’t volunteer at the International Women’s Society for the Advancement of International Women’s big gala because you’re exhausted, then you just can’t do it. Don’t kill yourself to meet anyone else’s expectations but your own. It’s your life, and you decide how to live it. You can be miserable at the gala and satisfy someone else, or you can fall asleep on a good movie at home in your bunny slippers and send a gift basket to the award winner the following week.
– Advice from Bianca Whitfield, Founder of accounting and financial consulting firm WhitGroup Consulting, “Bianca Whitfield: A Single Parent’s Success Story”, WomenHomeBusiness.com