The best thing about being the boss is the freedom it gives you. You have the flexibility to work your own hours: though we often work longer than the standard 36hr week, time can be made up in the evenings and early mornings, meaning that you don’t have to cancel for a last minute friend visiting or feel guilty about taking time out of the office if your little one is unwell.
We can choose who we work with / offer our services to. We are a really nice bunch. And generally our clients are really fantastic to work with. We feel lucky to work with them on such a personal event in their lives and they love working with us. But make no mistake, we do not work with rude customers, after all, manners cost nothing. And this flexibility that we are afforded, means that whilst clients browse the market and can choose to work with us and have our stationery for their wedding day, we also choose who we work with and who can have our lovely wares. We are not forced to grit our teeth, grin and bear it, be polite, the customer is ALWAYS right. Good customers get good customer service and that’s how we roll.
But mostly, and by far the best thing for me about being the boss is the flexibility to be able to work ‘work’ around your family and bring Lilly into the office if I’m required to be there urgently on days off. In our office we have a little area set out for Lilly where she can play, colour & read whilst we work. Lilly loves her ‘office days’ and when I have a day off with her at home, she grumbles if we’re not making a trip to the office to see Daddy & Katie. Now don’t get me wrong, I do not advocate bringing children into the office as a permanent solution, but being your own boss is a lifestyle choice which affords flexibilities and luxury’s that are out of bounds for most 9-5 er’s in our British work culture.
This luxury comes with a price tag. That’s normally some new felt tips, crafty bits or book. This week it was a new colouring book
This amazing colouring book is called the colour-play colouring book by Moma and is an oversized colouring book which explores colour palates and mixing. Lilly loves!