Horrible Bosses, Horrible Customers and Horrible Luck

9 Nov

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. At least that’s true according to Winston Churchill. I hope he is right.

You learn a lot about yourself and others when you run a business. For example, I have learned that I am a terrible boss. And I mean TERRIBLE. I am the controlling, overbearing, micro managing, perfectionist boss that people have nightmares about. If something isn’t done my way then it isn’t done right. My poor, poor husband.

I have also learned that I am a fantastic customer. I give businesses the benefit of the doubt. I give them chances to fix things and make them right. I am a very patient customer. When you are on the business end of things you appreciate customers like me. I’m tired of rude customers. They have a tendency to be on power trips and take their life’s anger out on poor, unsuspecting businesses. Me.

Today is one of the days where I wonder if I am crazy or if I am just going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. Between a crazy eBay customer, a very unforgiving Amazon customer, stupid feedback rules and one mistake that was admittedly 100 percent my fault I am starting to think I am crazy, not successful.

To shamelessly quote Mr Churchill again, he would sit me down right now and tell me “If you are going to go through hell, keep going.” and I would nod my head in silence because I would be starstruck that he was giving me advice.

Tomorrow is a new day of challenges and a new day of failures. I’m going to consider failure as life tuition. Failure gives me strength and it teaches me what not to do….right? Right!

Later days blog world.

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