STOP, LOOK, LISTEN
Saturday Aug. 25, 2018
I rode an emotional roller-coaster recently.
For and with a client. We tried to do a deal, then lost out. Tried to revive it, to no avail.
Wasn’t my roller-coaster, I wasn’t the end-user, but we were on it together, ups and downs. Couple of sharp turns. Much was learned. And then you move on. Smarter. Stung, but not destroyed. Achieving what we want, getting what we need – is rarely a straight line progression in business, or in life. What matters most, methinks, is not quitting, not believing there is only one solution for every problem – but rather that there are many options for everything.
Three options I think most people, most clients, overlook are: stop, pause, re-examine. Reminiscent of ‘stop, look, listen’ mantras we learned about intersections and train-track crossings when we were kids …
Happiness is in the moment. We enjoy it and are thankful like a switch turned on. When the switch is off, we reflect on all the other times the switch was off, and wonder what or who’s done it. Joy is different league, though. It’s “summer in the mind” all the time. Time, space and circumstance become irrelevant, PW, Calgary, AB
You are right the smoke is bad and the Index I don't think they report it accurately on the news. As an asthmatic I have a gauge and it's not been under 6 in the past two weeks. I think they try to minimize it but even Enbridge cancelled their race even though they were only reporting a 6. I'm by the airport and it's currently a 7.5 on my gauge. I won't risk going out after 7. Will hit no doubt a 10+ today unless we get rain. Loving your columns, your insight. You should write a book. You probably don't have the time, but I hope you do one day, MJ, Calgary, AB