Don’t go against what you know
Anything that seems as if it was easy to accomplish, usually wasn't-Henery X
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“Why hasn’t anything worked!” Robert Nelson said in a frustrating manner.
He was referring to all his unsuccessful attempts to get rich quick. He was the type of person who based his investment decisions on the end results, and not the entire picture. For there to be an end, there first had to be a beginning and a middle. And because of Robert’s way of thinking, he lost a large sum of his savings. But despite this, he didn’t stop chasing that elusive payday that would place him on easy street for the rest of his life.
Robert was the CHRO (Chief Human Resources Officer) of We Do Good Work, LLC. Though he liked his job, he didn’t love it. What he disliked most about his job was the long hours he had to put in. And what he loved most about his job was interacting with others and the money, which was a pretty penny. He wished he could earn the same pay in half the time, which would give him more time to invest in living a life of leisure.
“Hey, Robert,” Sandy Martin said. She entered Robert’s decked out office and stood before his well-organized desk. She was a tall, attractive, well-dressed woman.
“Hey yourself, Sandy. How may I help you?” Robert looked up from his laptop and smiled at his visitor, who did likewise.
“Alex asked me to come see if you had that proposal ready.”
“Proposal? What proposal, Sandy?”
“The one for making our work environment better.”
“Oh, yes. I have it right here.” Robert grabbed a folder and reached it towards Sandy, who in-turn took it.
“Thank you, Robert.”
“You’re welcome, Sandy. Hey, Sandy. You got a minute?”
“Sure. What’s up?” Sandy sat down in one of the two comfortable looking chairs sitting before Robert’s desk.
“What do you know about investing?”
“Not much, Robert. I know it’s meant to help increase what’s invested.”
“Right. I’ve been investing in known money-making opportunities, but to no avail.”
“Can I ask you a question, Robert?”
“How much of your time and energy did you invest in these ventures?
Robert looked at Sandy as if she had gone from speaking English to speaking fluent Japanese.
“Your expression says it all, Robert. You just can’t throw money into something and expect for it to do all the work.”
“And I’m embarrassed to say that’s just what I did.”
“No need to be embarrassed, Robert. So many people have done or are doing the same thing. They see the end results, but lose sight, there is a beginning and middle to consider. And these two considerations are where the actual work is done. A commitment not only has to be established, but it has to be honored in every way as well.”
“Wow! Great advise, Sandy.”
“Thank you, Robert. My knowledge derives from having started my business.”
“Really? I never knew you had a business, Sandy.”
Sandy chuckled, “It’s not like you and I have talks outside of work-related issues, Robert.”
Robert chuckled, “You have a point, Sandy. Congratulations.”
“Thank you, Robert.”
“So, what type of business do you have?”
“I sell my crochet creations on my website.”
“Really!” Robert’s eyes lit up like Las Vegas at mid-night.
“Yes. Been doing it for just over four years now.”
“I’ll put it to you like this, Robert. This time next year, it will be my sole livelihood.”
Robert was speechless.
“See, Robert. I invested time and energy, along with money, into building up something I love doing. My grandmother taught me about crocheting when I was twelve years old. I started making items for family and friends when I was twenty. Word got around and I started receiving orders I never even imagined I would. I had so much business that I had to hire other people to assist me. Besides that business, I also teach classes on crocheting.”
“Wow! This is mind-blowing, Sandy.”
“You can do it as well, Robert.”
Robert chuckled, “I don’t know the first thing about crocheting, Sandy.”
Sandy giggled, “Oh, Robert. I’m referring to turning what you love to do into your occupation.”
“Never thought of that, Sandy.”
“What do you love doing more than anything else?”
“That’s easy. Helping others to be the best versions of themselves.”
“Well, there you go. You could become a motivational speaker. And let me tell you, you’ve helped many people right here. Present company included.”
“That’s nice to know, Sandy. Where do you think I should start?”
“Truthfully, Robert. I think you should start with this proposal I have in my hand. Instead of me turning it in to Alex, you do so and suggest you read it before the staff and employees.”
“Not a bad idea, Sandy. And I don’t think Alex would have a problem with it.”
“I know he wouldn’t, Robert. I’m not just his personal secretary, we’re also good friends as well. When he speaks of you, it’s always with high regard. He values your presence at this company.”
“I’m going to do it, Sandy. Thank you for your time.”
“Anytime, Robert. Like I said, you’ve helped me frequently. So, it was my pleasure to help you.” Sandy handed Robert back the file, rose to her feet, and walked towards the door.
“Oh. Hey, Sandy. Let me get your website information. I want to support your business with purchases, as well as through word of mouth. I know some people who might be interested in what you offer.”
“Why thank you, Robert.”
Robert wrote Sandy’s website information, and then she walked through the door smiling.
To be continued.
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Thank you for taking the time to acknowledge my offering. May all you deserve and desire flow abundantly into your life, as a river does into a sea.
Remember. I’m not here to convince you to believe. I’m here to offer you something else to consider.
Continue to be a lighthouse for all those who feel lost in the sea of life.
May we never lose our desire to outdo what we’ve already done.
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