These are the wise words of PT Barnum in his book, The Art of Getting Money:

DEPEND UPON YOUR OWN PERSONAL EXERTIONS. The eye of the employer is often worth more than the hands of a dozen employees. In the nature of things, an agent cannot be so faithful to his employer as to himself.

Very true.

The wise employer is overlooking his business. He’s like a parent, observing his child on the playground. He watches with astute wisdom from afar. He takes note of every incident, every moment. And when his child is about to make a mistake, then the parent intercedes.

So it is with a business owner. The minute he goes away, his fortunes begin to fail. For the employee has no real stake in the affair. So while the boss is in Punta Cana, the employee is speaking with a flippancy to the customer. While the boss is in Dubai, the employee is leaving a mess on the counter top.

The eye of an employer is what rules over a business.

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