A long, long time ago.....a few years out of college...I had a friend who taught me that I should always aspire to make enough money to pay people to do the things that I did not want to do....or did not know how to do. Much like the serenity prayer...to know the difference between what you know and what you don't know....ahhhh yes...and that wisdom to know the difference.
I enjoy cooking...we love entertaining....the dining room we designed in our home...has a purpose....and it is used to enjoy creative culinary creations...and the company of family and friends when time allows it....and we try to make time for what is important creative expression....and something we both celebrate.
While I consider myself organized...I am not the person who cleans industriously.... alphabetizes spices...and separates clothes by color (ok...shades of purple) and season. I do like that organization....and pay people to clean...to organize the closet, and do the things that work FOR me...but that I do don't enjoy working on, at or with ....and consequently do not do well.
We built our house with an exposed lower level, part of which is our office. Negotiating short sales...client calls...everyday business...and being together 24/7 became a challenge. So to be more productive, I work upstairs with Dini and most of the time David and Magic have "their office" downstairs.
The upstairs office...despite some beginning efforts to become more "paperless" usually has enough paper for both offices. Today was the day that Olga, our cleaning lady and her fastidious crew came to add some sparkle to the house as they methodically go thru each room. I always say that we "kick the big chunks out of the way"....and today there seemed to be more piles of paper than usual. The big chunks were gone...too much paper remained with Olga arrived. "I'm sorry...."I apologized....."One day you will come here and find lots less paper....and no clutter," I told Olga.
She smiled...with her permanent eye twinkle and accent displayed proudly in her speech...."Yes, " she said ..."But then you will be retired." And....Olga...I know in my heart of business hearts...you are correct.
Know what you know....always make enough money to pay for what you don't do well...and make time to do the things you enjoy most. Amen amd Women.