Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Busy Bee - Big Dreamer!

Following up on thoughts about Time.  Is your goal to stay busy?  As I look around I believe that this is the goal of many people.  Put in their time and stay busy.  I think this is business Quick Sand.  It's a popular trap and if you make some decent money you can even justify that this is what should happen.  Maybe it's because I'm not as young as I once was???  I don't know.  I have observed that often when a person reaches my age they are either actively engaged in a career or they have failed at attempts toward greatness and settled for what they can get buy with.

I don't feel that way at all.  I have new dreams, new desires and see many possibilities in life and in business.  But as I say I'm not as young as I used to be and I think to myself do I really want to work day and night to make these things happen.  Well, yes I do but not the inefficient way I have done in the past.  It's time to put some of those younger people to work helping me do this thing.  Mostly because that is what I should have done all along.  See any really good dream or business idea probably is too big for one person to handle.  If one person can handle it the dream probably isn't big enough.   Also if you kill yourself or destroy your relationships trying to make it happen then you aren't very smart and looking at the end game.

My point is look at the end game.  What do you want to achieve?  The whole thing not just part.  Do you want to have a successful business but loose your marriage and alienate your kids?  I doubt many people start out thinking that way.  They just begin the process and start working in the wrong way and then that's what they get.  Well, either they get the successful business or the successful family but not both.  Usually I bet that happens because it is hard to let go.  So if you look at the end game also think some about how you want it to happen not just what you want to happen. 

So now do that out-of-the-box thinking we hear so much about.  Case in point and I will say more about this in the future but I wanted to change my business.  I wanted to make more money, spend less time doing it and not spend so much time putting out fires as they say.  Sounds good right?  But that's not all I want to provide a better service to my customers, for less money and help them to achieve less down time on their networks.  IMPOSSIBLE!  Yeah but I don't think so.  I'm testing my plan and will be announcing it here when it is ready.  Life is so full of possibilities...keep the dream alive!

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