Part 9 of the 12 part series on balancing your life.
As a business owner, my colleagues are the others in my industry who make my industry what it is. They are the people dedicated to the same things I am only they offer different services and products to help my clients with their perfect event. These people are critical in the continued success of my business so I make a point of taking care of them as much as I can. While many of them become my friends they are also my partners. I connect with people who are most like me. Just like my clients, I work best with people I like and can trust. Reach out to as many as you can and then keep the ones you really like close to you. Send them notes every once in a while, shoot them an email just to say hello. Invite them to lunch or any industry parties you may be attending. Never go to lunch alone. It is a wasted opportunity to get to know someone better.
Now, to make something clear, your assistants, employees, and interns are not your colleagues. They also need some attention so don’t forget about them. Thank them. Be a good person to work for. Remember their birthdays. They help you make the world go around.
Photo to the left: Me and Marley Majcher, The Party Goddess! at her 40th birthday party extravaganza.
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