“Whatever good things we build end up building us.” -Jim Rohn
Isn’t it interesting to watch a building go up?
In September, when school started, my son and I noticed a house under construction along our path. Over the summer, construction crews had demolished the pre-existing house. They excavated and began the foundation. When school started, they were beginning the roof.
Over the next several weeks, we noted the updates and changes to the house. Week by week. Day by day. The crew was trying to get as much of the outside work done as possible before the snow started falling.
The roofers completed and shingled the roof. Next, windows and doors were installed. The garage floor was poured. The brickwork had begun. Parts of the front exterior seemed to have portions “missing”. When my son asked about that, I assumed it was for stucco. Sure enough, the following day, a team of guys were on scaffolding and applying stucco. Skids of tiles arrived.
As the weeks went by, I found myself even telling my husband about the progress with the house. The house was huge, to say the least, so it was definitely a big project. Every day, as my son and I avoided the big chunks of mud on the street left behind from the trucks at the construction site, I thought about how cool it is that each development happens in a particular order.
Building a house is like building a business
The same goes for any business. There are several steps involved, all part of a grand scheme.
As a virtual assistant, sometimes I get to peek at a client’s business and see what else goes on behind the scenes. It’s interesting to meet other parts of the team. To find out what they do, and to see all the steps involved in getting to the final result is neat.
When you’re one little part of a project, it can be difficult to understand the ‘big picture’, especially if you don’t interact with other parts of the project. And, not unlike construction, it’s a challenge to wait for other parts to be completed before you can do your part. But seeing all the parts come together at the end is such a rewarding feeling.
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