This is the third and final blog in the series dealing with key components for the success of any business or non-profit, us as individuals or business leaders, and our communities. Defining our community can be hard, our community could be our family, the most basic form of community and the centerpiece of what we perceive as communities.
Once you become an established business it is easy to forget the need to remain relevant, to actively ask what your customers need and want. As a business we can never forget our number one asset is our staff, and our number one priority is our customers. Once we understand this concept, and understand how to implement it daily, we can focus on becoming and staying relevant.
The need to protect our communities has been around since the human race started to congregate and live in communities. When we look at current issues we can see that the same issues and threats we face today have existed since the dawn of time.
Just a few years ago this concept would be anathema to anyone running a company. Let your employees grow? What would you then do to maintain the company running? Where would you get more employees that are needed to do the job?
As an entrepreneur and business owner, I am often asked about work-life balance. People assume that because I own a business, I’m a freelance writer, and teach professional development courses, as well as have a teenage child, am married, and am an active volunteer that I have mastered the work-life balance. While I have learned a lot, I am by no means a master.