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Who Needs Records When There's Work to be Done?
| Posted: Friday, February 29, 2008
What better day to start a new blog than on a leap year. With the extra day in February, I can always suggest I got extra out of the blog than I ever expected.
When I think about the extra work that can consume a person, I'm reminded of the story about the Milwaukee Brewers in 1972. They had managed (or not managed) to lose quite a few of their first games.
Manager David Bristol would say in a huff, "There'll be two buses leaving the hotel for the park tomorrow. The two o'clock bus will be for those who need a little extra work. The empty bus will leave at five o'clock." (Anecdotage.com
Think about your workload and the plans and schemes you are trying to accomplish with your job, business or freelance efforts. Which bus are you ready to get on?
As you begin to launch into your next campaign, idea or strategy, make sure you are prepared to take it on by not making it harder than it needs to be. Get the help you need, build the support team you desire, and if you must spend extra money to ensure the success of a good idea, do so with thoughtful consideration - but do it.
You can have a successful effort. But there is probably extra work attached to it. And "thinking you can" as well as understanding you can with good preparation is part of it. But you need to be ready from the beginning - not simply try to turn things around in mid-job.
How did the 1972 Brewers end up? Well - I'd love to say they turned things around. They ended up 65 wins - 91 losses.
So what is your game plan?