Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Cindy Harris Mandeville , Louisiana , USA

Posted: 2018-05-02

CHAPTER 8 - DECISION

 

... What Tulla Rands said.  Her story sums up Decision for me....

 

I am learning, through this amazing book & through all of your wonderful lessons & mentoring, how to make better decisions in every area of my life.  I'm learning to live my life with a more focused purpose.

 

We sold our dry cleaning business Monday afternoon, and I didn't even cry.  :-)  Even though the new owner, Burt, needs me desparately, and my hours are long still, I am free.  I'm free to live my life without the burdens that owning a very demanding and laborious business brings.  I will enjoy being employed there for at least the next six months, at the time that Randy will be fully vested with Social Security and I will be able to step back a little and still be needed.  I will continue to work in several other endeavors too, but will not be tied to any certain hours.

 

My schedule is supposed to be a 5-day work week & 6-hour days.  I worked all day yesterday, and am praying it works into only 6 hours daily.  At 1:30 yesterday, Burt told me I could go home, but I didn't know how.  I didn't know how to leave in the middle of the day, at the time of day when I SHOULD be just arriving at work.  Having worked 12-hour days 90% of the last 18 years, I don't know how NOT to work....  So I sat in the breakroom just contemplating & playing on Facebook.  I was a relieved when the work started pouring in and I had to return to work after sitting there for 1-1/2 hours.

 

Burt owns several other dry cleaning businesses locally.  He is an amazing business man, and very innovative! He is a fine example of those who follow the teachings of our group.  Wow! He is a real-life example for me to follow, and he wants to join these lessons.  :-)

 

Off to work! God bless you all!

 

Cindy Harris

Mandeville, LA