Sunday, January 20, 2008

Spinning Wheels

This month has been busy and I feel like all I've been doing is spinning my wheels. I've had a couple of lease deals fall through and I'm trying to get a short sale to close. The mortgage company is not very good at returning calls. I feel like I'm calling into the Borg every time I call. When they do return a call, if it goes into my voice mail, all they do is identify who they are and tell me they are returning my call. They don't address any of the questions I pose in the voice message I leave with them. All the while I'm working against a time clock. Tic Toc Tic Toc

My agents require quite a bit of hand holding right now. They are a priority so, it's ok. I was anticipating this. They are both already bringing business to the table so it is in my interest to help them as much as possible. But it's messing with my focus as I try to assess what is important.

Some days I wish it wasn't my company. But that soon passes and I know that in the end it will be worth it. I have to be patient and develop a plan.

I was thinking that maybe I would have an office in the middle of the year. That might be too ambitious and I may have to rethink that possibility. It all depends on how we do this year. I'm not willing to do too much on credit and that's where the pressure is. I have positive cash flow and I don't want to mess that up.

It's hard to know where to be frugal and where to spend. Baby steps, I suppose.


Anonymous said...

It'll all come together, I'm sure. It sounds like you have your priorities all set out. I wouldn't do anything on credit either until I had to, then it's just more worries.

Cathy said...

You've got two things going in your favor. You've started a business that you have a lot of knowledge about and you are surrounding yourself with a good team. I think that is a formula for success.

I wouldn't do the credit thing either. You have enough to worry about without adding debt to the list.