On my adventures, I find one of the lessons I am learning is about the uncertainty of being certain. I now own a fabulous bistro. I am certain of the food we offer, the service we provide, the intent of the bistro and what we are trying to accomplish. What I am at times uncertain about decisions I make for my highest good. Isn't that funny!?
I have a full time job, the bistro, a holistic healing business, a son who is a national level competitive swimmer and a husband I love spending time with. With a limited number of hours in the day, I juggle many activities and try to focus my energies where they are most needed. I made a decision to close the bistro on Mondays and Tuesdays to give staff (including myself) well deserved time off to recoup and prepare for the rest of the week. I was certain this was the right decision and yet as soon as I announced the change of operating hours 1 individual (who has never been to the bistro) questioned my decision and I suddenly became uncertain. After all, we are in the service industry shouldn't we be servicing people instead of being closed?
Here's the truth about opening a business. We open businesses for ourselves. It is our passions, our energies and our desires to build something we love that drives us. If other people love it too, so much the better. If I built a business based on other people's needs and desires I would quickly lose interest and turn my focus to other activities. Over the 5 months we have been open, I can identify a handful of times where I changed my decisions based on 1 person's comment. Each and every time, the person never came back so why am I uncertain about being certain? Lesson learned. I gratefully thank the teachers I have had for this lesson. I am certain of my course and I allow myself self-care and balance.
Do you have any recurring uncertainties of being certain?