It’s important to remember that your employees are a valuable asset. They are the ones who help to keep your business running, and they deserve to be treated with respect. That means providing fair compensation and benefits, creating a positive work environment, and valuing their contributions. When you treat your employees well, you not only show them that they are valued, but you also set the tone for how your business will be run. Employees who feel appreciated and valued are more likely to be productive and to stay with your company for the long term. So if you want to create a successful business, start by treating your employees right.
In this episode Alyssa and Larry talks about “Employees Worth” and how you should treat your employees as a business owner. Tune in to this episode and hear an actionable tips and ideas that you can leverage as an employee or an employer.
Today`s Goal: Take into account your own worth, because it’s worth more than you think it is and for business owners to know what your employees are worth and to make sure that you’re treating them the way that they should be treated.
02:26 – Valuable employees are assets and I want you to keep that in mind as a business owner, but also if you’re still in the nine to five, because that gives you a lot of leverage.
06:29 – As an employee, if you’re good at what you do, and you have good standings with your employer gives you a lot of options, and a little bit more security.
07:02 – When you have an asset and do everything in your power to keep them because they know when they’re not treated with respect, they know when they’re valued, like their ideas aren’t valued, they know when they’re not respected, they know that they can do better, and somebody else is willing to acknowledge that they deserve better.
12:19 – We want you to realize how worthy you are and to know your worth and for business owners to know what your employees are worth and to make sure that you’re treating them the way that they should be treated.
Alyssa: Hey, everybody, welcome back to another episode of The making mommy move show. We’ve got Larry with us today. I always loved talking to him. I married him for a reason. Today we wanted to talk about employees, because I know that a lot of you are probably working in that nine to five. And we respect that we are still trying to overcome it. He just had a very big moment today that we’re going to talk about, and we’re excited to share it with you guys. Tell us a little bit about your day. What kind of conversations did you have today that were really big.
Larry: Today, I tried to quit my job. And I know, like tried zap mean, I give him my the owner of the place, I work for a two month notice to pretty much find somebody to replace me and make it smooth transition. And we’re getting really busy. And we need me to be around more to do our stuff. And I walked in this morning and I said today is going to be my last week. And they said no, it’s not. So working out a part time schedule at a place it really doesn’t do part time anything. And that’s kind of the whole point of this podcast is say that, like you have a lot more power today as a valuable employee than you might think.
Alyssa: Yeah, definitely. But I think that’s a key word that you have is valuable. I want to preface this with like, I’ve been noticing it a lot like at least in my floral industry that everybody’s so freakin busy. And they are so short staffed that valuable employees are acid. And I want you to keep that in mind as a business owner, but also if you’re still in the nine to five, because that gives you a lot of leverage. And that’s what Larry’s gonna share with us is like, yeah, how he’s been able to leverage that kind of position that he’s in,
Larry: and not in like a, you know, strong arming the man getting my way type deal, it’s coming to a compromise with your employer to say I’m on my way out, this is as much time as I can give you and you reach a middle ground. And it’s not just, you know, you both brush each other off, and no one really makes out good in the end. So it’s being in a position where you say, I know I’m an asset, and you need me, and I’m gonna work with you as much as I can. But you need to give me the freedom that when I say hey, I can only work two days next week, that’s what you’re gonna get.
Alyssa: He’s in a position right now, that’s really, really great, because he’ll be able to utilize his skill set and bring in some extra income, but also have the flexibility to create his own schedule that suits his needs to grow our businesses and grow his own goals and endeavors. Because we just recently had a conversation about us potentially kind of switching roles for a little bit so that he can have his turn at trying to create something really amazing for our family and for himself and like our businesses.
Larry: Yeah, for the past two years, I’ve been the breadwinner, and letting list grow and build everything. And I’ve pretty much been keeping the lights on with my job. And now that we’re going good with what you have going on, we’re gonna do that little flip. And I’m gonna take a step back from being the main earner to grow personally and financially, financially and make our businesses even more than they already are.
Alyssa: Yeah, I’m really excited for it. Because I know, I know, with all my heart and soul that he’s gonna make shit happen. And it’s gonna be big, it’s gonna be really big.
Larry: Yeah. And because I’ve worked 50 hours a week since the beginning of this, and haven’t had a whole lot of time to devote to ourselves. And I think that’s really gonna make a big difference having two of us fully devoted to everything that we’re doing. Yeah, it’s
Alyssa: gonna be amazing. I’m so excited. I’m excited that you guys get to watch it along the journey, because we’re seriously starting from wherever you are right now. Yeah, literally inventing it. Like, that’s the kind of mindset that we’ve been having about like our financials. And when we actually just had like, a really kind of devastating conversation yesterday, cuz we’re trying to get the word figured out. Yeah, we’re really trying to figure it out. And basically, we came to the sharp realization that him working full time in his job is actually limiting our ability to produce more income, because we know that with our skill sets with stronger marketing, we can actually really make was it like four times the amount of money you bring in a month? Yeah, potentially, if we actually focused our efforts on the businesses that we have and growing them and selling and marketing.
Larry: It’s really the whole point of this little chat was that you as an employee, if you’re good at what you do, and you have good standings with your employer gives you a lot of options, and a little bit more security. Yeah, more security. And that’s, I guess, that just kind of goes you’re not like a crappy person. That’s And you’re decent at your job. And like you said, like the limited staff for literally anywhere. Like I said, I put him two month notice and they couldn’t find somebody to replace me, as a mechanic and mechanics are everywhere. Very true.
Alyssa: I think that’s a really important thing. And even like, as like a business owner, I think that there’s something important there to know is to notice when you have an asset and do everything in your power to keep them because they know when they’re not treated with respect, they know when they’re valued, like their ideas aren’t valued. They know when they’re not respected. They know that, like they can do better, and somebody else is willing to acknowledge that they deserve better. So as a business owner, I think that’s important to keep in mind also is to give your employees the space that they need to grow flourish, to do whatever they need to because at the end of the day, they are going to be on indeed on their break. If you are not treating them with respect, or they’ll straight up quit and say sorry, you’re shut out a lot, click figure it out. It’s not my problem. And then you’re stuck. If if you’re like me in the wedding industry, and you have a couple of weddings in a weekend, and you have nobody to work them, that’s a really bad situation to be in. Or if you’re in the automotive industry, and you have 19 cars waiting to leave, and you have no mechanics to work on them.
Larry: Yeah. Yeah. And that’s, you could take
Alyssa: that with any situation. Yeah.
Larry: I can tell you, for the past almost 10 years, I’ve been a mechanic I’ve never not been on Indeed, yes. And for the entire time, you get at least at least one email a month from somebody saying, we saw your resume, we want you. So coming from the employer standpoint, need to keep in mind that your employees have other options, and that you are not the only one. And it’s the same thing for employees, it used to be more so that way where the employees are replaceable, but now it goes both ways where employees know their worth, and that the employer is also replaceable.
Alyssa: Yeah, that’s a big one right there. That’s something that we’re keeping in mind as we’re growing our businesses is to know the kind of work that they’re going to be doing. And really valuing the work that they’re doing and compensating appropriately giving them the freedom to do what they need to the flexibility with our schedule. Like with an extent
Larry: we are dealing with a lot of freelancers. So it’s a lot of like, Hey, are you available in the 70s? And to get yes or no in between, kind of
Alyssa: figure it out? One way or another? Yeah. But we’re starting to potentially, like navigate into that full time, part time employee kind of aspects. And like, I love the idea of working with freelancers, because that really gives me the ability to like, try out their skill sets, make sure you have a good working relationship, make sure that they love working with you. And it’s a mutually beneficial opportunity. And then you can always turn them into a full time employee or a part time employee or something that suits you both really well. It’s really great. Yeah,
Larry: definitely. So definitely, if you are like us, you want to start your own thing you want to grow as a person, and you are still in that nine to five, it’s a scary transition to go from having that steady knowing you’re going to make X amount of dollars each week, and it’s going to be in your account on Friday, and you do the same thing on Monday. It’s scary to like, let go of that security and say I’m putting all the chips on myself. Because that’s where we’re at right now. And it is scary to say all right, there goes all my security, my benefits, my 401k all that stuff. But then you break it down and you realize that your whatever business you’re doing, you could probably make more money in a week doing business for yourself than you can for your nine to five. That’s where we’re at.
Alyssa: Yeah, we know the skill sets we have. We know our work ethic is ridiculous. It’s ridiculous. Too much. We need to learn how to like it’s okay to just sit down for a minute. Sleep sometimes. Yeah. That might just be the season that we’re in with like the kids though. It’s kind of it’s warmed us up to the work balance that we have right now. Yeah. But this will actually tie into our future episode that we know what our goals are. We know what we’re working toward. And we know that we’re still getting family time. We know that we’re still having time with our kids, we know that we’re not going up with them and giving them hugs and kisses and loving on them so much. Because there’s so little, we know that the time was quickly but we know what we’re working toward and that this isn’t a forever thing. We know that the hustle that we’re in right now is a sprint, it’s not a marathon. This is not how we’re going to be for the rest of our lives. We know our goals that in five years, we’re going to be in a forever home, we’re going to have the financial security to do literally whatever the fuck we want to be able to make memories with our girls and go on vacations and literally just do anything that we want and have the freedom to not have to work that nine to five for 45 years. Like that gets me wired and we’ll talk about that in another episode. Yes.
Larry: For now, that’s a whole nother thing.
Alyssa: We want you to realize how worthy you are and to know your worth and for business owners to know what your employees are worth and to make sure that you’re treating them the way that they should be treated.
Larry: Yeah, definitely. Definitely. take into account your own worth, because it’s worth more than you think it is. For sure.
Alyssa: Oh, if you found this video helpful, this podcast helpful if you’re listening anywhere that you’re listening, we’re so happy to have you with us on this journey. We hope that we’re inspiring you a little bit to
Larry: take the leap of faith and bet on yourself yet
Alyssa: bet on yourself. Take the power back because you’re gonna do amazing things. Definitely. And you are so worthy. And you’re gonna do it sister, or brother. Thank you guys. Share this with your friends and family and we’ll see you next time.
Larry: Catch you next one.
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