Build a relationship (and some real grinding)

One of the little things I try to do is have a relationship with the owners/managers/employees of places I frequent.

Coffee shops. Cookie spots (of course). Convenience stores. Gym. Etc.

So I went to pick up some clothes from the tailor today, and we started chatting. I asked her about her New Years, and she dropped this on me:

“I took four days off. First time in 18 years I’ve taken four days off.”


Note that the four-day vacation was around Christmas. With the 24th on a Monday, she decided to live a little and take Saturday Sunday Monday and Tuesday off.

With New Years she just took Jan 1 off – other days were business as usual.

Here’s a small business owner with half a dozen employees and a store that I rarely see empty… and she’s never had four days off in a row until now.

That’s some real hustle and grind.

Serious about being an entrepreneur?

Leave behind the unqualified gurus who have never done it themselves. Follow for real-life experienced advice and thoughts.

I won't send any spam & you can unsubscribe at any time. Powered by ConvertKit
Posted on January 03, 2019 | Comments | Permalink

What are Quick Thoughts?

Inspired by Seth Godin's indefatigable daily ouput, Quick Thoughts is where I give my quick thoughts on business, entrepreneurship, productivity, and living an enjoyable life.

They are posted by me on Facebook before being added to (so you can follow me there if you prefer).

If you'd like to be updated every time a new thought comes out (usually ~3-4 a week), enter your email address below...