02-As I stand here at my desk....

March 29, 2018

In between writing contracts, searching comparable's, and planning the trajectory for my business today I couldn't help but reflect on some of the past.  Some of the business decisions I have made in the past were ego driven, now I am not saying that I regret them because everything happens for one reason or another, just that they were decided upon ego vs. stats and figures.  You see there are 4 personality/social styles and I am heavy in the Driver category.  I strive for completion of tasks and don't worry much about what it takes to get there.  I just get there.  In the words of the great Mike Ferry, "don't tell me about the pain, just show me the baby".  Over time I have become more analytical and I believe that as a business owner you have to pay attention to the numbers.  I don't obsess over them by any means but I do pay attention to them.  My wife is very Amiable which is a great trait to have especially when dealing with a driver on a daily basis.  As i have grown as a person I have learned to open up to the other styles and compliment them on a more natural level.  Versatility is an important thing to have in business especially when dealing with the other 75% of the population that doesn't share your style.  Today I am the most versatile I have ever been and have decided to mark this day in online history.  I understand that not everyone works with the same intensity, strength, and speed as myself and that is ok.  I use to feel that others didn't care about the end result as much as I did and I would let that fuel negative impressions and feelings of that persons work ethic.  Not anymore.  A new leaf has been turned, it has taken a lot of hard work to look into myself first and to let others be themselves in their own style and do my best to adapt to them vs. trying to force them to adapt to my style.  The transformation is not complete, i'm not sure if one could ever be 100% versatile 100% of the time but I look forward to the path of mastering versatility.