Lately life is going too fast. I mean to write on my blog every day and then all of a sudden it is the next day. So in the interest of posting something here are some random thoughts from my life in the last few weeks:
1. The other night my almost 4 year old was having trouble going to bed. We could not get him to stay in bed and he was just antsy. I went int to talk to him about this being the last time I was going to come in. He said to me:
I know Mommy. I had this conversation with Daddy already.
If my not yet 4 year old son is already exasperated with me… I am not sure if I want to think of all the stuff that is yet to come!
2. We have been really busy at work lately. There are a lot of cool exciting projects on the horizon which I am very excited for. Because of this though, I have had a few evening meetings and work commitments which I generally turn down in favor of spending time with my boys. Really the only time the boys are not with us in the evenings are for the occasional business meeting, and recently for a few evening weddings. I came home from one of my meetings and my three year old said:
Hi Mommy! I have been saving some pizza that I made for you. But first I want to know how was your wedding?
He confused “meeting” with “wedding”. I was on the ground laughing.
3. I was at a venture competition over the weekend in Portland. My company sponsors many competitions and for this one we had sponsored a Best Written Plan Award. This meant I had read most of the business plans for the teams presenting and was excited to see the presentations. Sometimes a plan that was just not that good comes alive with a presentation, and sometimes it is just the opposite. During one o the presentations, at the Q and A portion one of the teams was asked about how they would handle customer service. One of the team members said that they had thought about this, and had decided that they would hire “house wives” to do their customer service. I was appalled. Who uses that word these days? I mean seriously they couldn’t have used “stay-at-home workforce”, or “part-time work force”?
4. I have been helping several different business plan competition events organize and launch initiatives lately. I am constantly shocked at how many people volunteer to be a part of something, want to take ownership, take full authority, but then just simply don’t do what they have committed to do. I just don’t get that. How can you be a successful business person and do that?
OK my random thoughts are at an end as I have to finish 5 more things before rushing home to my boys!