|Ecologic Divers Dock,|
San Pedro, Belize -
Photo by Robyn Clark
Business Perspective -In total it was a great season. Certainly not without its issues and certainly not without a few failures - but those that know me understand that I look at a failure as a moment in time; something you learn from, don't dwell on, and get up from smarter and stronger. Never really been big on making all my goals public knowledge, while I thought about listing them for my 6 readers I decided against it.
A taste however is always on the menu. My main goal is going to be cut very close...and I'll happily share about when it's complete; pass or fail...I'll tell you. I think we're gonna achieve it though. The major company goal was to make enough money to get two engines to get Blue Attitude back on the dock - and WE DID!!! Engines acquired (a post in itself...) and being installed now. Can't wait to have her back on the dock.
Overall I take my time when I'm new to an operation - and we all had a lot to learn this year; the change to a charter model drastically adjusts cash flow management (I'll spare you the details, but to some of my "number geek" friends it is quite exciting). Cash flow management can be such a challenge as we may have need to save cash to provision charters during slow periods, or pay guys while we all take our 2 weeks in September. So you're always looking and thinking "we I think I'm gonna make that sale...so maybe I can spend the money today?!" Never a good idea but you got do what you gotta do. The other trick is the meaning of tomorrow. If someone is going to pay me money "tomorrow" that means at some point in the distant future in hopes that I'll forget about it - guess what...I won't forget...just get annoyed and not do business with you again! However if I owe someone money and they want to collect it "tomorrow" that means 'write me a check cause I'll be on your dock to pick it up before the roster crows and if you aren't there I'm liable to burn your house down.' So there's that...
|Sailing Birthiversary Party for Parker|
and "Jake" - a top memory