I was on an online dating site for a few months and I have some insanely horrible stories. I may need an entirely separate blog just to post said stories. On the other hand, I met some interesting men. Nice enough. I had a few dinners here and some awkward beers there. And I realized I was wasting my time. The quality of men I was meeting was not worth my time. My time is valuable. Add in that I am a single mom and business owner, and I realized my time could be better spent focusing on one of those aspects of my life.
I had a couple weeks left in my membership, and had basically stopped checking my emails except for once a week. I happened to run across a profile of a guy who seemed very smart. And super witty. I read it a few times, and by the third time I returned to this guy’s picture, I sent him a quick note. I know you may not believe it, but as outgoing as I am in business and with my friends, I am pretty old fashioned when it comes to men. So, I have reservations about contacting a man first, but I followed my instinct and took a chance.
So here I am. With a boyfriend. No longer wasting my time. Because I know how important my time is. And I know that entering into a relationship takes time, but I was ready to devote that time to the right person.
Same goes for my business. I learned that I need to focus my time on quality clients who appreciate the value of what my company has to offer. But I had to court a few clients who weren’t a match to realize what I was looking for. Are you wasting your time with the wrong person or the wrong client? Don’t. Your time is worth way more than that.