I had plans to grow my business as a part time cleaner in Singapore for a long time, but it took me awhile to realize that I could not do that without learning to trust others to help me to do that. I had never been anyone’s boss before, and it seemed a bit scary. What if workers didn’t show up or didn’t want to listen to me when I told them what they needed to do? My brother has a company, and I wanted to talk to him about it. So, he invited me over earlier this year so that I could get his feelings on a number business-related questions that I had for him.
My siblings are all natural leaders. I have always been sort of laidback and quiet. I don’t have a commanding voice, and I can be a bit of a soft-hearted person. Over the years, people have taken advantage of me because of that. I really worried that employees would do the same to me. My brother suggested that I read up on how to be a good leader. He also pointed out that you can still be kindhearted and quiet, while also being a good manager. He said that I just needed to learn how to do it correctly and with confidence.
Learning to be a leader came to me quite easily after I educated myself about it. I ended up hiring two full time employees not long afterward. Both of them have been excellent workers, and I enjoy the help that they give me. I trust them both, and because they are always around when I need them, I have been able to take on more customers. Word is spreading about what I do for a living now, and the phone is ringing more often with people needing our help. I think that I will hire even more employees in the next six months.