Why am I in Business?... Why am I in Business is one of the MOST asked questions that I am asked at local networking groups, chamber events, from friends, from family, even employees of mine and from neighbors.
There are many reasons, SO many that I have actually been sitting here for over 2 hours on my #Evernote listing my reasons. I thought this would be a quick 10-minutes of typing for my July 2015 post, but it has ended up taking me hours... I had a hard time narrowing my list down.. but was FINALLY able to narrow it down to my TOP 2 REASONS why I am in Business...
Reasons 1 & 2: Helping Others & FREEDOM. I have a true passion for helping others. Like any good-natured person, I always hold the door open behind me, Please & Thank You's, spend time with my Family, have a SPECIAL place in my heart for the elderly, I am just an overall GENUINE person. An honest, caring, devoted human being. I wasn't sure exactly how I would be able to pursue my desire of helping others. And THEN. . . . .I became a Mother :)
Being a busy Mother to my 8 year old son keeps me CONSTANTLY on-the-go. I've already been interrupted from typing this blog post 37 times, yes, I counted. *This post comes with NO judgement to anyone who works a 9-5, it just was absolutely not for me..
When my son was just 2 years old, and I worked a regular ("corporate" full time 9-5'er) I remember the awful feeling of getting up early, rushing out of the house, then being away from each other until almost 6:00PM at night... then a quick dinner, rushing for bath time, an hour of story time and right to bed. Repetitive stress. Not enjoyable. No time to just smile and laugh and enjoy LIFE together. I absolutely hated it and what's the point of living if you're not LIVING?
My dream was always to be a stay at home mother/housewife and unfortunately that was not the case for me, not at this time anyhow. That's because I have a passion which I need to fulfill to help others. I run a Cleaning Business because I know that out of ALL my Clients - at least 40 of my Clients are all Mothers... Full time working Mothers. I've heard my share of tears from a handful of these Mothers when I went for my first Initial Walk-Through of their Home to leave them with their personalized Estimate... They broke down, they apologized for crying in front of me, and of course I sympathized with them that I knew EXACTLY how they were feeling... These Mothers were SO tired of working and working and working and then having to come home and clean the counter tops or scrub the bathtub before their little one's bathed and then spend the weekend vacuuming and picking up and PRAYING they would make enough time to mop their floors..or maybe some time with their husband... THIS is the reason I started the business. I LOVE helping these people the most, I love helping ALL of our Clients but most importantly I love helping these Mothers. I've received personal emails from them thanking me for saving them loads of time. They now have time for themselves (most importantly) and their Families & their Children. It makes me smile knowing that I was able to make a difference in not only my OWN life as a Mother with the flexibility of my position as the Owner of this business, but that I know these Clients lives have gotten so much easier for them. I also of course love knowing ALL our clients lives are easier...the elderly, the single, the bachelor, everyone.
All in all, my brain never shut downs....I felt the need to get this information out there and thought you might enjoy the read on a cozy Tuesday evening in July! ..Enjoy!
-Nicole Roy - Owner @deeplydevotedcleaning