HOW CONSCIOUSLY FORCING MYSELF TO WAKE EARLIER IN THE MORNING INCREASED MY VALUE OF TIME

I used to sleep until well past noon. I thought I needed to lay around in bed “recovering” from a long week’s work. Of course, I was fooling myself. I just didn’t want to get out of bed.

I would lie around not doing anything, until eventually I was forced get up because I had to use the restroom or eat, whichever Mother Nature called first. Had she not interrupted me, I may still be lying there.

As a result of my laziness, I would often be groggy and cranky, and my day typically wouldn’t start until sometimes well into the afternoon.

I was on a track of daily frustrations and disappointments. I used to be consumed with a sense of guilt, yet this cycle continued day after day, week after week, month after month.

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HOW I LEARNED BUSINESS SKILLS THROUGH REAL-LIFE APPLICATIONS (AN INTRODUCTION)

When I started working at Revrac Industries, Inc. (dba Stony Point Pharmacy) in 1998, I didn’t have the slightest inclination it would lead me to where I am today. It was intended to be a temporary position. I was to work for a few months as a Customer Service Associate while I went to college, but instead, the position turned into an almost twenty-year endeavor. With numerous promotions and generous wage increases, the CSA position eventually turned into the Director of Quality Management & Strategic Planning position it is today. This business experience has yielded a hands-on, real-world education in the small business world, and has provided me with invaluable knowledge.

Undoubtedly, there are a number of business entrepreneurs who do not have the business background or experience to know exactly what to do when starting (or even continuing) to operate in the small business realm.

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