I fired my assistant

I think I’m beginning to understand myself better. It’s not that I am incapable of having someone work for me, it was more than that. It was the fact that I didn’t want someone else working on my things unless they absolutely felt as passionate about it as I am. My assistant had many flaws, and as an employer, you might think that I fired him because of those flaws. Yes, I did.

He wasn’t qualified for the job. When I would ask him to accomplish a task, I felt that he dragged things out. He spent a long time making a banner that didn’t look good. And if I wanted my assistant to research something for me, he would spend just as much time surfing the web rather than actually doing the work. Sure, I could have waited for him to finish his work or encouraged him to do it faster, but that wouldn’t have worked either.

I’m just not cut out to have someone work for me. It’s the constant need to check on their work to make sure that they’re doing it right. I hated that. He had no vision of how things “could” be. And in turn, I slowly ran out of inspiration too. So guess what? I am working all by myself now and I love it. I couldn’t be happier, and as I embark on this journey into the blog world by myself, I am so excited. I can’t wait to see what I think of or choose to write about.

I’ll keep you posted!

A New Format

Hi everyone, I’m changing the way that this blog is being run. I feel like I want to make this more of a journal of my ideas and thoughts rather than an editorial. I’ve recently been feeling overwhelmed with the amount of workload that I have. It doesn’t help that if I do more, the list of to-do’s just gets longer. I’ve also been feeling unhappy with how my business is being run. As you all know, I have someone that helps me with additional work and etc. They are supposed to be my helping hand. I’ve only just begun to realize how many responsibilities having an employee entails. And I’m not sure if anyone has had a similar experience. I have to limit their cell phone usage, talk to them about creating meaningful work, and monitor their progress. It’s way too much. And I am not sure if having someone work for me is a good idea or if it’s going to flop. I guess I have to get used to the idea of being a boss, not only to my two businesses, but also to my employee. There are so many things that I am planning for this blog and I’m really excited to begin sharing it with you. If you have any suggestions on how to make this blog more helpful or meaningful, please let me know.

Best,

Lia