Student Works Painting has been, without a doubt, the hardest experience of my life. When it comes to running your own business, you get what you put in. I have 3 years of experience under my belt and it has not gotten much easier than in my first year. Each season has been a grueling grind that comes with new problems and lessons than the last.
Yet here I am coming back for yet another year. Although SWP comes with its problems and long hours, it has allowed me to grow as an individual. Looking back to where I was 3 years ago, having just graduated high school, I had no next to no work experience and a very limited set of personal skills. Since then, I have learned so much about myself and I now feel confident in tackling any situation or problem in my life. I am able to confidently deal with clients, train employees, and sell and provide an excellent service. Alongside the business aspect, my time and stress management has improved greatly as well.
Running a business will be difficult but I highly recommend you take the opportunity. It will teach you invaluable skills and put you much further than your peers. As long as you follow the systems SWP have in place and listen to your district managers, you will make it through the summer and come out feeling glad you put in all the work.
Good luck and I hope to see you at training!