Recently, I “uninvited” back to the party someone that had let me down — an admin person – someone whom had nothing to do with sales or production, but this person betrayed my trust.
I noticed yesterday a banner this person had put onto their skype:
“it was not until my house burned down did I see the moon more clearly…” old zen saying
Life is one big learning experience … of course we will make mistakes and do things we regret — however, it is up to us to learn from these mistakes, improve and climb higher.
Last week … I had to demote two talented people that I am personally very close to both … but for the past 6 months or so each has completely underperformed — instead of terminating them like I would anyone else, I demoted and lowered the salaries of each of them.
One of the guys that got demoted – seized the challenge … emailed me telling me that he “understood” and would prove his worth … and nearly instantly the guy sold and seems to have woken up. I respect this attitude.
The other guy, one of the most talented people that has worked for me … however, has sold only once in the past 7 months, massive turnover of staff on his teams, and more importantly he has not led by example… instead of seizing my challenge and proving … he quit. A quitter … this attitude disgusts me.
It’s so easy to talk about becoming great. It’s so easy talking about what we are going to do …
but at the end of the day, if we “underperform,” and our proverbial house burns down, one has to accept the consequences.
we can quit climbing … and turn around and try and find another mountain like most people do …
we can see the moon more clearly … and gain focus from this new “light” and keep on climbing….
SUCCESS IS A CHOICE