Didn’t have one of my banner moments this weekend with my son. We allowed a whole bunch of little tiny irritations to build up over the week. I was feeling used, he was feeling abused. And one little comment caused the explosion. Matter of fact, Linda says it reminded her of watching the running of the bull elk up at Estes Park. She tried to intervene, but, in our quest to be heard, we ignored her and kept yelling at each other. Five minutes later, he stomped out and I sat down to pout in the corner.
An hour later, he returned after taking a walk to cool down. His first words were that he didn’t know what came over him, but, he was sorry for yelling. I heard him out and then I apologized too. We agreed to not let the little things stack up anymore.
Yesterday, we had our monthly business meeting. We think it is important for us to teach Kate & Charlie how to work on our business as well as in it. They were too young to participate in this part of our first business. We went through the usual review and goal setting process. And then Linda told us that she wants us to spend this upcoming month reviewing our personal and company values.
We already have them and take them in with us to everything we do anyway. She just wants us to identify and prioritize them so we can use them as a guide and do them on purpose. This will become more important as we expand from the 4 of us to include more employees, subcontractors, vendors and customers.
This weekend proved to me that one of the most important values should be clear, open communication.
It’s the start of a brand new day and week all- make it a great one!