Recovery Connections

John Schwary is CEO of Transitional Living Communities, an 900-bed recovery program he founded in Mesa, Arizona January 9, 1992, when he had a year sober. He's in his 30th year of recovery.

In these posts, he views life mostly through the lenses of recovery. While the blog is factual, he often disguises events and people to protect anonymity.

Friday, May 3, 2013

A Deep Breath

No matter how much one enjoys working with others there’s a time to breathe deeply for a few days and let others carry the load.

And that, for the most part is what my wife and I are doing until Monday. When growing a business like TLC Outpatient Treatment Clinic the days are a blur of phone calls, text messages, interruptions, groups, client sessions, scheduling, families pleading for help, housing and insurance issues. Unceasing.

Then we awake the next morning and repeat the cycle.

From one client 11 months ago, we’ve grown to over 30 – with more on the way. And if the formula continues to work as it has this expansion won’t slow down until we’re twice our present size.

But in the midst of this success the principals have to pause once in a while to avoid burn-out.