With Thanksgiving in the U.S. this week on Thursday, thoughts of gratitude are even more on my mind (although I do give thanks each and every day for all my blessings).
I started my business while my daughter was in middle school, and she got put to work helping me with odds and ends things in my business. She was never afraid of a bit of work, and I thought this was a great way for her to see the entrepreneurial spirit in action, and how business and operations work. She also got to see how her help was instrumental to me and the smooth operations of my business, and how every job was important, no matter how seemingly menial or insignificant.
I’m very grateful for being a business owner and in the position to have taught her these lessons and values.
As she got older, I was able to give her more and more responsible duties and teach her how to do more complex work. Of course, schools these days are really great for teaching and utilizing technology with our kids so she was ahead of the game, there.
After she graduated and went out on her own, and had her own life and work and going to college to take up her time, she couldn’t help me out as much as before.
But now, after a few more twists and turns of life, things are coming together again to a point where she is in a position to get back into working with me, even more than before. This is so exciting to me! Of course, she still has her own dreams and aspirations (to be an interior designer), but I am so loving that she wants to come back and take a bigger role in things here in my business.
I so grateful for this turn of events and being in the position to provide my daughter with a flexible, viable employment alternative as she continues with her college education.