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But… I also have an architecture firm to run. We have over a dozen active projects of all shapes and sizes. We’ve increased our marketing efforts and decreased staff. That means we’re very busy. I am wearing many hats and performing many tasks each day. How does one get it all done.
It’s not easy.
The year 2013 will be pivotal. We’re seeing our pipeline of projects filling up and I expect we’ll start growing again. So. how do I find the balance between the firm and my family when we’re in transition and getting busier every day. I set priorities. I stay inspired to succeed and I plan discount canada goose jack kite . Next week canada goose jacket whistler parka cheap . between catching up on projects and addressing pending questions. I’ll be updating our business plan and adjusting it to respond to the current and upcoming market conditions.
How do YOU find the balance between the firm and your family.
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