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What To Do First to Make a Profit

The PF Women Team at our Annual Team Retreat  ~ 2018 Today on Seth Godin's blog, he said: It's tempting to decide to make a profit first, then invest in training, people, facilities, promotion, customer service and most of all, doing important work. In general, though, it goes the other way. Yes, it does. If you are waiting to make a profit before you do these things, in my experience you're  not going to make a profit. So many organizations, ministries and churches are struggling with financial issues. I know your pain. As anyone who follows our story knows, our ministry was in a ton of debt four years ago when I came on as director.  Since that time, we've gotten out of debt and turned a profit every year.  God has done amazing things through out team, for which we give Him the glory! I find that what Seth is saying here is absolutely true, with one disclaimer. For Christian leaders, spiritual disciplines must always be first. Before we started inve

Am I the only one?

My friend Michele often tells me, "you are not alone."  I've been so grateful for her reassurance so many times in my life.


Am I the only one...

Whose children walk in the house and holler, "Mom!  Mom!  Mom!"  throughout the house expecting ME to find THEM rather than them coming to my room or endeavoring to find me?   (Especially frustrating when I'm in the bathroom or laying down taking a nap.)

Who cleans the kitchen before I go to sleep only to wake up to dirty dishes on the counter in the mornings?  Am I the only one who feels depressed about this?

Who gets a pedicure and then dings my big toe on the grocery cart, flicking the polish off?

Who wonders if my house will ever ALL be completely clean AT THE SAME TIME ever again?

Who has potato chips talk to me?

Who will be taping Sister Wives on DVR on Sunday night?  (It's like a bad accident.  We shouldn't look but many of us will check out this bizarreness.  Yes, bizarreness is a proper word.)

Whose kids make a PBJ and then wipe the knife on a kitchen towel?

Who is counting the days until cold weather comes again?  My greatest fantasy right now is being on my back patio with the fireplace lit, toasting smores.  My husband is a little disappointed that this is top on my list of fantasies, but it's hot as all get out in Florida still...I'm just sayin'...

Who LOVES mangoes?

Who doesn't understand anybody's interest in Lady Gaga?

Who is really glad it's Friday?

p.s.  My friend Michele actually writes a blog just for parents of children with behavioral and emotional special  needs.  It's called "Parents You Are Not Alone" and you can find it here.

Comments

Michele said…
Nope not alone in this one- Marcus hollers for me too and the thing about chipping your toe usually happens as soon as I walk out the door - how I will never know
the clean house thing- just when I think I have the kitchen and living all tidy - upstairs looks like a tornado went through - how I am not sure.
Oh I am counting down the days for cold weather - so nope youare not the only one :)
Anonymous said…
Nope you are not alone!!! Any one of my four boys will be hollaring the first second I lay down or walk into the bathroom!
The chipped toe nail happens within the day of being done.
Clean house what's that - all mine are under 7 never get the whole thing cleaned at one time...
so my friend you are not alone!
Anonymous said…
Nope!! You are not alone! I LOL at the hollering when they enter the house. Just yesterday I said, "You guys yell like we live on a farm!" Must be the teen years! haha

When we are having guests, I usually tell the family, "I just cleaned the bathroom. Don't use the towels." Having a house of males, they probably are just using their shirts! lol In PA, the temp. was down in the 40's at night and 60's during the day. Now its back up into the 80's! Not exactly comfortable when your having hot flashes!!!

Also, thanks for linking Michele's site. I already checked it out and placed it in my favorites.
Rhonda said…
Experience all those things except the potato chips talking - now that would be interesting!! I think that's why friends and networking is so vital. We NEED to know that we're not alone or crazy!!
Melissa said…
Oh girlfriend you by far are not alone! I can identify to almost all of these...well maybe not the hot flashes YET but they are inching their way toward me...already got issues with the dry eye thing. I just thought it was stress. Guess not.
Yelling for mom drives me nuts specially when I am sitting right in front of them. Most of the time I think I have 4 Tasmanian devils whirling through my house right after I have cleaned it!
You are so right, I do have my hands full with those diaperheads :) Love ya! Thanks for keeping it real!
Anonymous said…
I have Sister Wives DVR'd as well. Trainwreck reality t.v. is my guilty pleasure!!

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