The Best Time To Grow a Tree!Friday, August 1, 2008
Okay! Today's message may come from a popular sneaker manufacturer but it happens to be pretty good advice.
But it seems that a whole bunch of "stuff" is getting in our way. The negative daily news associated with rice, cars, houses, food and other "stuff" that are coupled to this election year is hitting us full swing ... day after day and evening news show after evening news show.
To pretend all of this news has nothing to do with you would be naive. Even us positive, upbeat, motivational speakers know better than to blow in your ear thinking that a bunch of cleverly-tied together words can put a bounce back in your step. There is only one thing that introduces "the bounce" back in your gait ... and as the crusty old cowboy said to Billy Williams in City Slicker, "That's something you'll have to find out for yourself."
Here is a weathered-torn quote I can offer to the cause. You might have to read it more than once to understand it fully but believe me, it is worth internalizing.
"If my pitcher would pitch at the beginning of the game, the same way he pitches at the end of the game, once he realizes he is losing, he wouldn't be losing in the first place." Casey Stengel, Mgr. NY Yankees
My spin: Stop putting off what needs doing today using the economy as your crutch. The best time to grow a tree was twenty years ago and the best time to grow a business was also ... long before today. That being said, in both cases, the next best time is today ... now ... right now. Pick up the phone and call somebody ... right now. In this case, "somebody" represents a customer of yours.
You will find each small success will lead to another small success and your energies will return to a healthy level once again. Let the doomsayers write and say what they feel is in everybody's best interest.
You? Do only what is in your best interest. But do it now. Now, go out and make more people in your personal marketplace glad they know you.