Originally Posted by Phobia
I really need to stop putting everybody else above my own family's needs though. No more favors for little old ladies. No loaning tools to my friends so they can do a job they should be paying me for. No carrying hard-luck laborers for months longer than No they deserve. No more charging $50 for something that ends up taking half a day through no fault of my own. I have to become more diligent in the bottom line because that's how a business survives. I think it's possible to be fair to my clients and make a good living too.
I agree. You have to draw a line between being a steward of your community, and feeding your family. It's not criticism. You opened the can, and I'm throwing my two cents in. This is nowhere near some holier than thou rant. You're a greater guy than I am.