I know that we all wear many hats as we earn a living. For some reason I find it humorous to tell my kids what I have to do by saying things like, “Give me a minute, I need to get my linen guy to move the stuff from the washer to the dryer.” or, “my boss is making me…” I don’t know why, I just get a kick out of it.
This weekend at the breakfast table after making some statement about what I need to do for my “boss” my youngest says to me, “Daaaaaad! You ARE your boss.” I realized that I needed to explain something to him about being self-employed, so I broke things down a little bit for him. I explained that I actually work, not only for the people who climb onto my massage table, but also for those who MIGHT climb onto my table. “You see, I might be ‘self employed,’ but what that really means is that I have a great responsibility to do the right thing by the people whose care is entrusted to me,” I explained to him. I wear all the hats because I am a one-person operation just like many other small business owners. That means I get the praises when things go right and the blame if things do NOT go quite so right. I get to make all the decisions and if it doesn’t work out, I have to correct it. I don’t really think he was ready for that response, but I feel that he needs to realize that I don’t do massage for myself. I know there are others who can care for your health, but my responsibility is to YOU and my family. I know that every time you choose to come see me, you are helping me support them. Thank you for that.
And in that spirit…if y’all think I don’t post enough relevant content, just let me know and I will get after my social media guy. This is because I work for you as well as to help feed and support the ones who sit and eat at that breakfast table where this conversation happened.