5 Life Lessons That Made Me a Better Entrepreneur
Throughout the years, I've gathered countless tidbits of advice from my parents, friends, colleagues and mentors. As I've learned about trust, responsibility and happiness. I've realized that these lessons extend well beyond my personal life. Today, I often find myself using professional advice as a way to confront a personal issue I might run into, or looking to personal philosophies to help solve an obstacle in the office.
- Establish and maintain trust
- Accept Liability
- You have to give to get.
- Live each day doing something that makes you happy.
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Valerie Svenningsen, CSA (Certified Senior Advisor) and her husband and business partner, Robert, have two ComForcare Senior Care offices in the Chicago metropolitan area.
Any certified caregiver assigned by Svenningsen has gone through a fingerprinted background check as well as a mandatory two-week training program at a nursing home. In addition, managers often make home visits to check on how caregivers are doing, just to make sure everything is running smoothly. Svenningsen adds, "Our loved ones deserve caregivers who are both skilled and experienced, and it is our responsibility to make sure our family members are put in the right hands when we cannot be there ourselves."