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Business can kill the joy
Within two years of opening
our canvas shop, we bought the
training school we had attended
along with its canvas shop. We
folded them into our operation and
suddenly went from two brothers
doing canvas to a business with
fi ve divisions: canvas, training,
distribution of canvas supplies,
boat storage and providing lodging
rentals. Along with that came many
employees and a really big number
to reach in sales. Our dream job
became the corporate world we
thought we had left behind.
This is where most shops fall into
the ditch of repetition. The creativity
that initially gave you an edge in the
market is replaced by a production
number mentality. I remember
saying one afternoon, " If we have to
do another Toast-Tweed Sea Ray,
I think I'm going to be sick. " We
became a shop well known for fi xing
leaky factory-designed canvases, and
many of our jobs became repetitive in
design. Our focus was on tomorrow's
job, not today's project.
Improvement always
While business was fabulous, there
was a huge element missing in
my inner being. I had to make a
decision. Was our company going to
focus on production, creativity or a
blend of both? We chose the latter;
it was to be both at the same time!
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