The holidays bring on the opportunity to reflect over the past year. Sitting around the Thanksgiving table, I was thankful for all the blessings in my life; a warm house, food on the table, healthy kids, family that lives in town and a house that is made a home with wild, energetic children. This year, there was an addition to my "thankful list" and I have been reflecting on all joy that addition has brought me! I survived my first year in business!! From the very beginning the foundation of what I wanted to create was based off of quality and not quantity. To me, success is measured by a job well-done, not focusing on how I can fluff my wallet faster, better, more, quicker.
I am thankful for all my "first-year" clients that took the plunge and went against the grain (which is not easy for Fargoans) and supported me. These clients actually paid to have a job done and trusted me in their home, offices, with confidential information and their own insecurities and anxieties. Over the past year, I have worked with clients that border on the line of extreme hoarding, clients that can't focus and paperwork lines the walls of the homes/offices, clients that needed an extra watchful eye on their permanent homes so they can truly enjoy the Southern sun, clients that need an extra hand with light house and yard work but don't want to commit to a certain amount of hours per week, clients that needed to create systems to be more efficient, clients that couldn't open rooms in their homes because it was too overwhelming, clients that run small businesses and needed help but don't want to budget in a part-time or full-time administrator, clients that needed help decluttering so they could make their blueprint dreams into a reality, clients that just needed someone to come into their home and lend a hand and an ear because things haven't been the same since their spouse has passed away.
A few months ago I read an article about small business owner's "first clients". They are the clients that will hold a special spot in your heart, the ones that will be remembered. How true! I am so thankful for my clients over this past year. Each of them taught me a new lesson. This past week I had my 3rd client tell me that she feels like she knows me somehow, that she is so comfortable around me and loves having me come into her home. To me, this is affirmation I am on the right path! Grateful to serve this wonderful community is an understatement.
May your holiday season be filled with LOVE & LIGHT!