Okay, so I’m a manager. There are 20 employees that work at the hotel and I am somehow supposed to keep the peace, encourage, discipline, watch, trust, calm, compliment and otherwise do all those things with employees managers must do.
When I got the job, as ecstatic as I was, I was unprepared and have honestly… been winging it ever since. Some good advice has come my way, some good books have graced my kindle and some good and bad experiences have helped me grow into a Manager I truly believe I would like to work for (most of the time).
The other day though… I found a blog I really want to put out there. Many of her posts are exactly how I feel and others were lightbulbs popping on. So here it is:
Managing my personal life however… I’m not sure any book could help with! With two kids, the dogs, horses, cats, house and acreage to care for… my husband and I are often ready to crash right into bed. So worth it though. Time management at home could be better handled (so could the dust in some corners) but we like our full plates.
This weekend I am taking a vacation day to clean the trailer, house, dogs & horses. Why take a vacation day for it? So this weekend we can get away from it all!
As much as I love my job, I have not had a vacation in almost 2 years. When his family comes to town our game plan is for me to spread my two week vacation out over their month long visit and still work 2-3 days a week.
But this weekend is ours. That’s how you manage it all. Make sure there are days that are YOURS. Not the kids, friends, families. Yours.
Careers give us focus, but they serve a purpose. To provide. If you do not take advantage of that then what is the point of it all?
My phone may still ring while we are out on the trail but that’s cool. I’ll manage.
That’s what I do.