First let me tell all the mother’s who read this Happy Mother’s Day.
I mean that for whatever day you read this.
Mother’s Day is every day in Rollin Land.
My own mom, Willie S. Boyd gained her wings a few years ago.
Recently my mind wondered to all the great moments I had with my mom.
In many ways she influenced the way I do business.
She informed the way I treat people and how I respond to the way people treat me.
I am not as tough as she was, but I like to think I still get the point across eventually.
When I decided to try creating an errand service in 2011, I told my Mom all about it.
She thought it was a good idea but did not like the name.
The original name and vision were to serve mainly older adults.
The very first name of the company was "Senior Choice".
I still like that name and I have a lot of clients whose age, but not their attitudes qualify them as seniors.
Mom told me that the only people who want to be called seniors are kids graduating from high school or college.
I took that suggestion to heart and changed the name a couple times, before settling on Rollin Delivery and Errands.
At the time, I didn’t even know how much that change would help my business grow.
Soon after I put that name up on the website, different types of companies and individuals began to use the service.
This introduced me to a variety of ways Rollin could serve individuals and companies.
All that growth came from some motherly advice.
I still wish I could bounce ideas off of her sometimes.
She would always say something nice before giving a little redirecting advice.
My mother’s passion for taking on new projects has fueled a sense of adventure in my business as well.
At our church my mom would dream up new programs and ways to get people involved.
I use to love watching her move from vision to idea to reality.
In my business every month I try to think up new ideas to spark people’s interest and keep them excited.
I offer client appreciation promos every month and you can see them all in advance.
I want to do even more to make people feel like Rollin’s service goes beyond just delivery, and is a part of making their lives and work flow with ease.
My mom would have been proud that I am not afraid to try new things and to accept that I may not get it right and have a huge success every time.
She told me that often people want to see how things go before they join in.
I have noticed that a lot in business and social media.
Her advice has helped me stay the course and be an individual instead of always following the crowd.
She was so bold she even went back to college and gained her degree in education when me and my sister were grown.
It was not easy, but she made it look that way.
She said she had always dreamed of having her teaching degree.
My whole family was so proud when she graduated from Livingstone College.
She showed us that a dream delayed is still a dream.
I don’t want to get too sappy in this blog, but I do want young people to value the things that their parents say.
My mother’s life and words have proven to be priceless.
If you still have your mom in your life, give her a big hug for me.
I am so thankful to have been a daughter of the great Willie S. Boyd and James J. Boyd.
Karen aka “The Delivery Diva”
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