All experienced Hotel Managers have regrets. If you get Hotel Managers into an honest conversation, they often say the same things …. (carry on reading or watch the video)
I wish I had the courage to say ‘no’ to my superiors when ‘no’ was due. I should have had no fear for doing the right things.
I wish I took care of my health – spending more time walking, visiting doctors and simply eating what I should – not what I wanted to.
I wish I did not work my people so hard. They all have personal lives, and I do not even know what problems I caused by making them work hard for little to no gain in the end.
I wish I spent more time with my loved ones. To succeed at work and to fail at home is to fail completely.
I wish I did not pass the stress on to my employees so much. In fact, I should have handled stress better. Being happy or stressed is a choice.
I wish I had shown more respect to my teams. My teams would have appreciated my strength of character, so would have my employees.
I should have not fired that person. I should have helped him more, he would have succeeded. I should have helped her more, she would have succeeded.
I wish I spent my own time more wisely and read more and spent more time developing myself and others. I should have respected my own time more as no one else would.
I should have had more fun and I should have shared it with my team. Life is too short.
The biggest regret everyone has is not about what they did. It is about what they did NOT do – opportunities they did not take.
Take some time and think about these. Have I missed anything out? Let me know.