Ingredients in that magical recipe which explains our lives our business – is simple, all the same for everyone, right?
I am wrestling to reconcile an inner conflict.
I’ll be a guest of a business networking group’s luncheon today. I need to do a 40 second speech – the quintessential elevator presentation, to introduce myself, set the stage for doing some business, providing services and for being of service to members of that group …
Do I tell what I’ve done?
What I’m doing?
Or what I’m planning to do?
That involves three completely different messages.
Each presentation would take at least 40 minutes to describe.
I’ve been so many places …
I’ve done so many things.
I’m experienced at a whole wealth of things they don’t need, or think that they need …
I help people.
Yesterday, for instance, I was touring a client’s operations – he, me and his longest tenure employee – marveling at how they’ve grown, discussing the needs for more growth, more space in addition to the new building we’ve just leased for them. These are not every-day success stories, but not so rare either. When people open their vests, trust, rely upon and work together – there is no end to what surprising results will emerge.
I find real estate, negotiate deals and keep transactions together so deals can close and people can run their organizations.
I help people stay alive. I save lives. I save businesses. I thrive on helping clients with difficult, horrid and impossible situations – because I’ve been through so many of them myself …
I help people.
column written/ published from Calgary
morning walk: 10C/51F, light breeze, light clouds and predictions of thundershowers at the end of the day – but first thing, just a chorus of birds outside the window reminding me how good it feels to light life’s load and just enjoy the magic of nature, of life, of living in a great, free and happy place