Let’s pick up where we left off. We touched base, regardless of how talented you happen to be or even how inept, there’s only so many hours in the work day and so much energy to go around. We also spoke about the importance of having balance in your life. This is especially relevant, if you happen to have a family. Don’t forget that the most precious resource is not necessarily going to be your money. It’s your time. You need to learn how to prioritize and allocate your resources.
This also is relevant to figuring out what takes precedence over your life. Here’s an example. Let’s say you are launching a Columbus digital t-shirt printing company and it happens to become extremely successful. After 20 years of looking back, assuming you even have time to reflect, you will not be thinking, if only I would have made a little more money. Then I would have been happy. On the contrary, you will probably be thinking if only I would have been a better husband or father and been there more for them when they were growing up.
We touched on the fact that you don’t necessarily have to do everything yourself and be a one man operation. The key here is to surround yourself with the right people who are excellent at what they do and talented in the areas that you are deficient. It sounds very simple and in theory it is. That being said, in reality it can be challenging. The reason I say this is because it’s not necessarily only one’s abilities to do their job that makes them a huge asset to your Columbus screen Printing and embroidery company but integrity is paramount. In other words, you have to be able to trust the ones your networking with. You don’t necessarily have to be the brightest guy in the room. You just have to know the smartest guy and have him or her on your team. This will potentially allow you to do things that are way above your own abilities.
Now let’s talk a little bit about having the right equipment. Let’s start with digital t-shirt printing. Technology has made a tremendous impact in the screen printing industry. No longer is it necessary to do things the way we did 20 years ago. I can remember, when the amount of colors involved made a tremendous difference and how complicated or simple the job was going to be. Nowadays, custom t-shirts can be printed digitally and this significantly simplifies the process. What used to take as much as 3 hours to set up a particular order, can now be ready to go to press within minutes. Let’s also not leave out how long it would take to clean up the job after it was completed. If the job happened to be a lot of different colors, it could potentially take more time to break it all down and clean up all your screens then it did to initially set the job up in the first place.
We will elaborate more on this in the near future. In the meantime, continue to work hard at your endeavors but more importantly than anything else, arm yourself with knowledge.