Planning before you engage helps a lot

2015-05-28 06:00
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Which comes first a chicken or an egg?

Let me just ask you a question. Why are you in business? I am sure this may puzzle you. Don’t be. I am just as confused. I hired a guy to fix my door. This was Thursday last week.

He came on Friday the following day. I was impressed. I thought he meant business. I was happy. But later he told me he was missing one tool. A friend has taken it. “Let me go and ask for it,” he said.

Thirty minutes later he was back. This guy means business, I thought.

“How did you go?” I asked. “He is not there,” he said. “And so what are you going to do?” I am kind of practical. I focus on action.

“I will come tomorrow,” he said. What the heck, was tomorrow not Saturday? I thought. But a man has to be flexible, hasn’t he? I said okay, not sure whether I meant it or not. I don’t like to be under pressure.

I like my freedom. Whether I am going to do something or not, I do.

And I had an idea what I was going to do. Do you? Do you plan ahead?

Or, do you cross the bridge when you get there?

I don’t. I like planning. I like to plan ahead. My life depends on that. And when you cross my plan, I kind of feel disempowered. That’s right. I am lost. For I don’t know when you are going to come.

I don’t know whether you are going to come or not. My life is suspended. It depends on you. I don’t like that. I like to be in charge of my life. Do you. Do you drive your life or, do others drive it?

Real business people know that. They don’t mess around with their customers’ lives. But my brother here behaved as if we were relatives.

But I am going to pay him for service rendered.

That’s a norm. That is how business is conducted. If I don’t he is going to be angry. I don’t know what he can do to me. He can shoot me for all I know. We have become a violent nation.

Needless to say, on Saturday he did not pitch up. He did not even phone. Or sent an apology. He just kept quiet. I just got to guess.

What am I to guess? I am not in his mind!

Sunday the same; he did not pitch up. What am I to make of this, I don’t know? You just wonder, what kind of business is this? Is it business, or what? I hope it is. On Monday no show.

I don’t know when is he going to turn up. All I know is that I am not going to blow it, because the steam is out. I shared my frustrations with you! By the time he shows up I’ll be cool. We will carry on from where we left off. Stay positive


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