New Happy Management

How many times in your life have you seen a sign saying “”Under New Management”?

And what are those signs supposed to convey? Things will be better? In what way, better prices, better service? But they don’t say that, do they? So when you think about it wouldn’t you say we’re really none the wiser?

I mean, maybe the prices are going up rather than down, maybe the range of goods or services is being “streamlined” so you can’t any longer buy your favorite items there, maybe staff numbers have been “rationalized”, so now it will take even longer to get served.

Whereas the sign on a coffee shop at my local mall today says something different. It says “Under New Happy Management”.

And while passing by the other morning I noticed a woman from the coffee shop serving some people. She was bright, cheery, efficient. Of  course.

Thinking about writing this post I asked myself, how do I deal with clients and business colleagues? Do I let the challenges of business and the GFC get me down so I act and sound overwhelmed and grumpy? Or is my home based business always (or most of the time) under happy management? It’s been going for 21 years, but I’d like to think so, at least for now and the future.

Is your business under happy management? Any tips? Feel free to share your story here of how you’ve made it so.

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  1. An excellent question that really cuts to the point of having a home business. Your worst day with your home business should be better than your best day at a desk job. If you have a home business and your boss has become a real jerk, it’s time to re-evaluate and get back in touch with why you chose to have a home business in the first place.

  2. I think that is a great evaluative tool that us “at-homers” need to ask ourselves.

    For me, it is important to schedule a late afternoon break- stretch my legs, have a tea (or coffee if I need the bigger boost), go for a walk, etc. This always refreshes me and gives me a new charge for the rest of the day.

    I think sometimes we can get so bogged down, we all need to take a little self-time to keep us under “Happy Management!”