Greetings from Houston Texas!
There is an old motivational story that has been beaten to death amongst the “turn that frown upside down” folk.
Every morning, in the jungle a Gazelle wakes up and realizes it must outrun the fastest Lion or it shall become a happy meal for the son of a bitch (I had to dress it up sorry motivational speakers) At the same time, the Lion wakes up and realizes it must outrun the slowest Gazelle or its gonna starve and Mrs Lion is gonna give him da shit. Also, no nookie, but I digress.
Morale: Whether you are a Lion or a Gazelle you must always be running!
What this means is that whether we work for a 1.3 billion dollar giant or the little mom and pop company . . . we had better be running too.
Common sense? I’m not so sure!
If you were to take the Fortune 500 as they were in the 1980’s and put that list side by side with the list as it appears today, 230 have perished, gone, dead, buried. Why? A variety of reasons that can all be explained simply by saying they weren’t running. Perhaps they became like the lions in the video sitting on their assess waiting for the business to come to them. Worse yet, maybe they were like the dumb ass gazelle running into trees and getting swallowed up by their competitors.
Today’s message is simple: Run hard, run fast and make sure that in these challenging times you are using your head and running smart.
To your inevitable success!
PS Please forward this to your sales team. I wanna be famous someday and can't do it without your help!