Do business with people who do business
Before I write about today’s topic, ‘Do business with people who do business,’ let me tell you about a little happening earlier today.
I was chatting on the phone with Byrd, my firstborn. She with the beautiful raven hair, gorgeous eyes and her fathers sunny disposition.
We touched on a whole range of topics, as we do whenever we talk, one of which was my blog. I thought I was going to get unbridled truths like, Gee dad, you’re a genius. Your thoughts are like, you know, beyond wise!
You know what I got, dear reader? Dad, why don’t you put some humour into your blogs. You’re too serious. I mean, say what. Kids, right. You teach ‘em to tell the truth and everything, but …
Would she ask Ezekiel to do standup?
Now for the thought of the day. If you’ve ever tried transacting any kind of a deal with someone not au fait with the idiosyncrasies of business or the understanding of the product being sold, for example, you’ll know how frustrating it can be.
Likewise, trying to get someone to do something that is in fact good for them, will not have the desired outcome unless they are predisposed, or, ready for whatever it is that’s being offered them.
I once tried giving a small, profitable, business to an employee and he refused, telling me it wasn’t for him. True story.
Bottom line, no one does anything that isn’t in line with their, at the time, understanding and readiness.
Also, and this is generally one of the very difficult truths to accept, nothing happens, to anyone, that isn’t meant to happen and can’t be turned into a means of release from ego.
And now for my daughter: How does Moses make coffee? Hebrews It!