We had the good fortune of connecting with Kaleigh Scott and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kaleigh, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
The most important factor behind my success and the success of my brand is putting people first. If you take care of the people, the money takes care of itself. As a business owner my customers are not only the people who I do work for, my customers are also my employees. I truly believe that if I put my employees needs, ambitions, desires first this creates a symbiotic relationship between us, and the rest of the day-to-day grind stuff takes care of itself. I have employees that not only love what they do, but I believe they like working for me. This is paramount to our success on the days that we encounter multiple challenges. We work together to be the “easy button” for our customers that we have grown a reputation for being. We always assume positive intent, and continue to work daily on creating new solutions to old problems.
I measure everything I do against the deathbed yardstick. How important will this be when I die? How do I want to be remembered? How I make people feel is the most important thing I do. How I make my employees feel, how I make my customers feel, how I make a positive impact in my community. I believe that we are all just here walking each other home (rough quote by Ram Dass). I want to be remembered as someone who was easy to get along with, fun to be around, and an all around good person. It is so easy to get lost in the sauce (rough quote by a former boss Keesha Tate). It is so easy to chase money, fame, stature; but in the end none of that will matter. It is our Being that is remembered.
What should our readers know about your business?
I own a commercial and residential cleaning company called Routine Clean. We service all of Tarrant County but our main area is in the heart of Fort Worth near the TCU campus. We are so excited to be growing exponentially this year and to serve the city we live in and love. I started Routine Clean while working in a corporate environment at a distribution center as a Logistics Analyst. I worked over 191 hours of over time last year at that job while I started this business on the side. There were a lot of long-hard days and I rarely had a day off last year. The passion inside me to make a difference in the world was what made it all possible. On the days that it was 10 o’clock at night and I was scrubbing a toilet and I had worked 10 hours at my corporate job earlier that day; the vision of making a difference in my community was what got me through. I believe that passion and that drive, no matter what the “why” is, is what makes people successful. The hard days are going to come, but it is the passion that gives people the extra push to the other side.
My mission is to increase our client’s quality of life and well-being by giving the gift of a clean home/office. Research has proven that a clean home and office leads to higher productivity and an elevated mood. I want people to be able to make people’s lives easier by taking one more thing off their to-do list so that they can get to the things that really matter.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
1) Fort Worth Stockyards – the Fort Worth Stockyards is not only a must see because of how fun it is to be there but also because it is a part of Texas and American History.
2) Sundance Square – I can remember coming to Fort Worth as a kid and going to Sundance Square and feeling like I was in New York City. I love the big city feel down there and they always have great events and food nearby.
3) Joe T Garcia’s – the ambience on the patio of Joe T Garcia’s is incomparable. Nothing can beat it on a hot summer day with a table full of friends.
4) Fort Worth Botanic Gardens – their gardens are beautiful, and they often have fun events in the evening.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
First and foremost I have to give a Shoutout to my parents Jack and Ronda Scott. They are some of the most giving and kind people I know with an incredible work ethic. I know I would not have the ethical and moral code I have today, or the drive I have if it had not been for them.
I want to give an enormous Shoutout to Eric Kasmire with Spann Group Property Services, and James Pederson with Briggs Freeman Sothesby’s International Realty. Eric and James have been instrumental in the success of my business by continually singing my praises in the city of Fort Worth, and by mentoring and coaching me along the way. They are both prime examples of giving selflessly with an open heart; which is one of the core values of my company. They are both Veterans and fought for the freedom of our country and are the epitome of what America stands for – the American Dream. I can not thank either of them enough for helping my American Dream become a reality.
Shoutout to the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce! This organization has helped me network and given me so many resources in this city. They help me be at the center of the positive movement in the community that I am so passionate about being.
Shoutout to my mentor Chuck Peart who has listened to my tail of woe and every time encourages me to soldier on. Chuck has helped me to be the true leader I am by allowing me to recognize the power that was already within me. He has given me bits of wisdom that very few people know that will forever shape my life in a positive way.
A BIG Shoutout to Rendy Delacruz and Christine Delacruz who own The Castle Metroflex gym where I workout. I have never seen two people able to house so many people in their being in my life! Rendy and Christine personally know every single person that walks in and out of their gym and they are invested in how each person is doing. They are a huge light to our community and I feel so blessed to know them and be a part of their gym fam.
Shoutout to my personal trainer David White who has spent countless hours helping me become the best physical and mental version of myself I can be. David not only trains my body he trains my mind as well. We have had so many conversations post workout outside the gym about life and there are little nuggets from those conversations I carry with me daily.
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