Someone asked me what my daily schedule looks like. I’d like to say I’m just awesome, my house is always clean, and I still have time to exercise every day.
But the reality is, there are days where the laundry has piled for over a week when I normally do laundry every other day… and not cooking a full meal for my family. I cannot find time to exercise, but with the food I have been testing lately, I NEED to hit the gym soon.
In between dropping and picking up my kids from their schools, I spend hours making calls and exchanging emails with different people. In the evenings, I switch to the role as chauffeur driving my kids to their activities. Thank god for the portable wi-fi device because it allows me to continue working while they participate in their activities.
I am still trying to figure out how to accomplish everything within a 24 hour period. Sometimes I wish there were 48 hour in a day but, of course, I know that doesn’t exist. To get rolling and accomplish more tasks in less time, I have assembled a team with the right players and provide leadership so we all strive for the same goals.
I would like to introduce you to the other guys on my team, and express my deep gratitude to them, other than members of my family who have been riding with me since the beginning of this journey. I spend many waking hours daily working with each individual, and I really appreciate their support. I know it couldn’t have been easy on them as they have other projects to do, and I take my hat off to these individuals:
Handling the Business Side
David Rosenbaum with Deaf411, Inc. and I go way back to when we both worked at Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD) in South Dakota. We were in the CSD Marketing department and collaborated on several projects. I loved David’s work ethnics and contribution to the projects which generated successful outcomes. With these experiences, I asked David to join my team and handle the business side for the “The Making of Mozzeria” blog, and the Mozzeria restaurant.
Handling the Financial Side
John Skjeveland was Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at CSD before starting his own accounting firm, Skjeveland, Gerloff & Associates, LLC. Not many deaf accountants are certified public accountants (CPAs), and John is one of the few. I also worked with him on financial matters during my tenure at CSD. I admired John’s analytical thinking and leadership. His dedication to the accounting profession is amazing. For these reasons, I asked John to help visualize and portray the financial aspect of the business plan for Mozzeria. He will coordinate the accounting process on both the Mozzeria restaurant, and “The Making of Mozzeria” blog.
Handling the Creative Side
Michael MacAulay, Eric Hamlow, and Chris Hamilton
Michael MacAulay, Chris Hamilton and Eric Hamlow are talented in different specific areas. When I first saw what Sweetwater Media, a young promising deaf-owned company, could do with the website, I loved their designs, video and photography work. Creativity and Simplicity is what I am seeking for the “Making of Mozzeria” blog and Mozzeria projects, and I am excited to have them on my team.
Here is some quotes on “Teamwork” that I wanted to share with you.
Teamwork: Simply stated, it is less me and more we.
TEAM = Together Everyone Achieves More
Coming together is a beginning.
Keeping together is progress.
Working together is success.
~ Henry Ford