Starting an Online Business-Rule Number 1
Personally, I think the number one rule for starting an online business or any business, should be the same one that drives our lives. The rule I am speaking of is servitude.
If you don’t have the heart of a server you cannot and will not make it long in the business. If you don’t have this quality you most likely, will not even be able to start.
A Server’s Heart Can Not Be Denied-I Have Proof!
My husband and I had 2 children to take care of so, even with his job and my job, we needed more money to provide for them. Enter the second job…
I found a job at a local nursing home in housekeeping and applied. I got the job and started on a Friday. FYI, I had never even been in a nursing home until then.
To say I was disturbed by the situation once I got there would be an understatement. I knew after an hour or less I couldn’t handle the job.
(I’m so ashamed to tell you this.) but the Alzheimer’s Unit freaked me out.
I called my supervisor and told her, I can’t do this. She said she hadn’t had a weekend off in a long time and, she asks me if I could just make it through the weekend. I told her I would do my best and I did make it, but Come Sunday I was DONE!
This is Where it Gets Weird
I worked the seven to mid-night show at the Radio Station so I slept in the day. Monday rolled around, kids were dressed and off to school and it was time for me to get some sleep.
Well, that didn’t happen, I tossed, I tumble, I punched the pillow over and over. Then I got up not in the best of moods and went to work. My mood didn’t get any better, as a matter of fact, it got worse!
I had this nagging thing, you know when you get those mosquitoes buzzing in your ear, you swat at them over and over and they still will not leave you alone? This was more aggravating!
God’s Plan, Coincidence, Call it What You Want But…
From the time I crawled out of my bed of misery that Monday, through my shift at the station and for a week or so to follow; there was this nagging in my brain. It kept telling me to become a Nurses Aid!
Stupid or Insane?
This is when you just really shake your head hard trying to get the stupid out of there! When that doesn’t work you actually start questioning your own sanity!
Oh boy, did I have some conversations with myself! You bet I did which honestly, didn’t help to answer the questioning of my sanity. Whatever I was fighting, it won.
Yep, crazy as it sounds, I went back to the same place, started classes, got certified and started work. The strangest thing is, I loved the work. What made me go from a basket case not knowing if I could make it through one weekend in housekeeping, to becoming a Certified Nurse’s Aid dealing directly with the residents?
I don’t guess I’ll ever know that reason for sure. Maybe it was God’s plan for me because I do have a servant’s heart, I don’t know.
What I do Know is This…
When you have a servant’s heart, what you think you can’t do, you will find a way to get done. When you have a servant’s heart, you do for others, not yourself.
You will find you are happiest when they gain from what you give, not the other way around. This is not only in business because life’s it’s self was design by A Servant’s Heart.
May all Life’s gifts that come your way be due to the greater gift you gave to another,