|Anyone want a Massage?!
||[Feb. 2nd, 2007|11:23 pm]
I need a massage badly. I am in serious need to de-stress in a big way. Life lately has been super stressful. Tracy and I have been under a lot of pressure lately. Outside of the regular stress of daily life and working for ourselves, we of course are dealing with a whole bunch of new stresses.
FAMILY- One big stress of course is the addition of the new baby. Because of Tracy's age, she has been under the careful watch of the doctors. Tests for this, that and the other keep coming back "positive" for potential complications that require more tests. Of course that is a huge scare when dealing with the health of your child, so we have been on this roller coaster of emotions. Thankfully, the tests have been coming out negative when we go in for further testings. All that coupled with the stress and anxiety of just adding more to the family and having to provide and care for a new baby. ACK!
WORK- Both Tracy and I work for ourselves doing real estate. So its a constant search for new clients and the pressures that come along in our business. Everything is always up against a dead line and everything always involves hundreds of thousands of dollars and people's livelihood. While its nice to work for ourselves, sometimes I wonder if it wouldnt just be easier to just go to work from 9-5 and have the security of a regular job, a steady paycheck, and the little stresses that come with working for someone else. The real estate business also is in a state of flux, so that in itself stressful. On the upside though, thankfully, I found a tenant yesterday for a rental of mine in Las Vegas, so thats one less headache to deal with :)
NEW WORK- I decided to open a massage clinic. Its called Massage Envy (http://www.massageenvy.com). I have been working with real estate brokers for 6 months now and its a non-stop roller coaster of stress and agony. We find locations and then are given a WHOOPING 48 hours to make a decision on the location. In those 48 hours, we have to do a TON of research on demographics, zoning laws, licensing processes, city planning, financial spreadsheets, etc. After we have done that work, then we have to let them know if we want to move forward with the location. Being that commerical leases go for 5-10 years and the monthly rent on these places have been like $12-15K a month, making a huge financial decision in 48 hours that potentially will effect me and my family for the rest of my life is quite possibly the scariest and hardest thing I have ever had to do.
I have reviewed over 15 possible locations and have tried to get 2 locations (didnt work out). Every time we get a location found, we have to go through the same process of research and stress of trying to decide in 48 hours if the location will for for us. That said, we found a location that I am hoping will work out. I am going to be checking it out tomorrow and am so excited that I am litterally shaking. I have that nervous feeling kids get on Christmas eve, where you cant sleep and you are hoping for a great day when you wake up. The really sucky thing is that even if its a perfect location and we decide we want it, its quite possible that we wont get it because the place wont accept us as a tenant! All that stress then the emotional letdown when we have our heart on it, and then get denied because the landlord selected a different tenant!
Well, once we get a place and get it set up, everyone is invited in for a massage! Everyone keep your fingers crossed for us!