I always end the year by writing about my accomplishments, failure, regrets and resolutions. Today’s post is about failure.
Yesterday I told you that I’m trying to “get over” classifying experiences as failures. Uh, yeah, ignore that post while I tell you about my biggest failure of 2015, which is my company — LFR LLC.
I never wanted to run a business, but for whatever reason, I’m a forty-year-old professional consultant who teaches other people how to communicate. My clients are HR professionals trying to do a better job, and marketing departments who want to sell their products to HR professionals.
Somewhere in the middle, I make life better for people.
My job is okay, but running my company is a tremendously tedious and unrewarding experience. I’m not complaining about the work. It’s better to be your own boss than a submissive HR lady beholden to a corporate overlord; however, 2015 was the year that I realized that running a business was killing me.
So I did what I should have done long ago: I hired a CFO who helped me reorganize my business. He helps me keep a clean set of books and advises on all things related to cash flow and pricing in my company.
(I hope he loves his job because I’m tough to manage.)
Things are still messy at LFR LLC because I’m messy, but I feel better. And while the fear of failure and bankruptcy still creeps up in the dark hours of the night, it just means I am running a business in 2015.