It’s been so long since I have blogged I feel like I should be in a confessional starting with forgive me father for I have sinned.
I have not committed to the consistency I wanted in the behind the scenes of our business.
It’s feels like such a short time ago that I sat on the bare concrete floor of the office dreaming about what it would look like finished.
Beating myself up about renting such a large office space for such a tiny business.
Today; I think “Where I am going to put all these amazing women who have joined our team?”
As two more desks were delivered this week to take our team to the round dozen I stand back with amazement.
Nominated again as a finalist in the Real Estate Industries night of nights.
Recognition of excellence in NSW for the small business category.
I am honoured.
The panel of industry leaders interviewed me to select the winner (not announced yet) and asked me lots of questions on how my business grew so quickly and what did I do that forged such a success.
It took me all my might not to shrug 🤷🏼♀️
I wanted to say I had a laser focus, perfect timing, a bullet proof business plan and degree in business management.
I would be lying. I have none of that.
My business could have dived or thrived.
A good leader should be consistent, effective, professional and supportive.
They should lead by example, have an eye for detail and constantly challenge their team to be better.
I am hit and miss.
I am inconsistent.
I am too familiar.
I am disruptive.
I eye roll them, I poke fun at them and often lose my train of thought if their stories are too long.
I am inappropriate, sometimes too dramatic and often lack empathy.
I am sure there are much better leaders.
You see I struggle not being me.
I can’t spend so many hours with people and be aloof.
I am an in your grill kind of boss.
I choose like minded people to share my business days with.
I choose quirky, open, funny humans to share the journey with.
The girls all bring something to the table that challenge each of us.
We have the uptight, the laid back, the nerdy, the dramatic and the overachievers.
A mixture of different hang ups, phobias, interests and anxieties.
We have donut haters, chocolate lovers, non coffee drinkers and red bull enthusiasts.
Different back grounds, beliefs and cultures.
We fight a lot.
We laugh a lot.
We talk A LOT.
But we all have one thing in common.
We all like being part of something bigger than all of us.
We are all proud of building something amazing together.
Constantly tweaking, assessing, changing and rallying to nail what we do.
We also love being in our own lane.
We love competing against ourselves.
We love growing our processes, our office, our numbers.
I think I know the answer now that I wish I had of said to the panel.
I didn’t build a business.
I didn’t build another real estate agency.
I found people that I want to hang out with where I can be me, they can be them and we just happen to be really good at real estate.