Growth is good, right!

It’s exciting to take on new adventures with my business. Up until recently, I’ve mostly been one-on-one training with a dog and family, be it one person or mom, dad, and kids. Ok, or 2+ dogs and a family. I’ve also done group courses as well.

And recently I’ve added online training. It is exciting to be able to meet someone in their home and help them in a new way – virtually. And it is a project! The volume of tools needed for recording training and having it organized, tight and transportable and ready at all times was a task in itself.

Then all the recordings needed to be audited and edited into usable clips. That was a huge endeavor and took a loooooong time! And I learned throughout the experience how important it is to be organized so I could work effectively and efficiently.

It also necessitated reorganizing my workspace to keep that project open and available while being able to work on other aspects of the business. Many times it got the best of me. And I’m grateful for the de-cluttering and organizing services of my brother and his business. He has helped me over the years as I’ve grown to “resize” my business to be fluid and expandable.

       Dog business growing more.

Here’s a confession – I’m a paper hoarder. Paper can undo me! It mounts up in piles and piles. There are treasured resources, required receipts for taxes, articles, and records, are a portion of these stacks. Have you experienced digging through a pile to find something? And how about the pile tip-overs that ruin a partially memorized pile knowing how deep to go in time and space to find that one sheet I need. Argh! And not having counter or desktop space due to piles. Keeping up with it has been a challenge.

So when I call upon Robert, he has already seen the situation and knows what is needed. In only a few hours he can magically transform disorganized, cluttered, and piles into smooth consciousness and space! Did I mention how much I love my brother? He is a miracle worker.

I mention this today because people are surprised to learn dog training involves more than a leash and that there is much more going on in the background. Smile. And I don’t want to spend time once I hit the tipping point into office chaos to modify. I wait until it’s unbearable and call in help. Now that I think about it, often that’s how client’s show up – people get to the tipping point of dog chaos before reaching out for help. Is it simply human nature? What are your thoughts on this being a universal human behavior?


                 Happily worn out from work.