Raquel and Laura reporting to duty from our favourite little Queen Street East cafe, Sweat and Soda. We are sitting here with our fearless leader, Shira Yoskovitch. In case you hadn’t heard, she is the Founder and CEO of Handled Concierge Services. We had a lovely chat leading up to Handled’s one year anniversary, turning the tables on our vibrant leader by putting her in the hot seat for a series of questions. Read below, you know you want to. Continue reading “A year of Handled”
I always knew my mom was special. She was my best friend, loudest champion, fiercest critic, proudest supporter and cheekiest partner in crime. In the almost 40 years I shared with her I learned so many lessons- often when I didn’t actually realize she was trying to teach me. Continue reading “Lessons my mom taught me” →
Hello, my name is Shira and I’m a control freak (hi, Shira). I admit it. I LOVE to have my hands in all aspects of what’s going on around me. I get an actual thrill from being able to make things work.
But if I’ve learned one thing in my 40-ish years it’s that you can’t- just. can. not- be involved in everything all the time if you want to 1. be the best – friend, family member, employer, employee, person; and 2. keep your sanity. This is by far the biggest lesson of 2017 for me. Yes, whilst I suppose I’d always known this at some level (in other words, I had been told many times but it hadn’t really successfully sunk in before), the past 12 months of developing and launching Handled has driven the point home in a profound way.
You know the one… it’s 2:30am, you’re doing your levelled best to get just a little bit of sleep, but your Everest-sized to-do list is haunting you. Forget about counting sheep- you’re too busy counting how many things you have to do vs. just how little time you have to do it in.
Yup- I get it. And that’s exactly why I launched Handled. Because not so long ago, that was the very picture of me, and I just so desperately needed someone to help, or at least just take the edge off my growing stress level and get some of it off my hands.
But not just that. Handle it, start to finish, without me having to worry about it getting done. And, not just done, but Done with a capital D, to the level (or better?) that I would myself.
Even more (was I dreaming?)- it would get done, to the highest quality and attention to detail, and we’re having a laugh all the while that it’s happening?!? Continue reading “We’ve all had THAT moment…” →