Time you can’t get back
Recently, I started to take a look at the meaning of time. My time, my family time, my work time and my customer’s time. It is why I start first conversations and estimates over the phone. So we can make sure we are all on the same page before we spend time together. If I ran out to every job that wanted an estimate, I wouldn’t be able to properly focus on the job I am doing and if I do it after hours I am taking time from my children. I have found that we can really get so many answers as to whether we will be a good fit by a simple conversation. It is also why I manage expectations when I am available to be present. From 8am – 6pm every weekday, I’m working. Before and after that and on the weekends I have these two little monkeys saying Daddy I want an ice pop, Daddy I want a piggy back, Daddy I want a movie, Daddy I want to go to the park. So while I’m always available and always, always available in an urgent situation. I try to manage when I can talk so I can both give my kids and my customers my undivided attention that they deserve.