The date was September 11, 2013 when this pesky client of mine shot me this note to kick my butt and make me do what I can. Few clients return the favor, so to speak. This one has. As you read, think about who makes you do what you can and remember, this is your chief need in life – someone who will make you do what you can. Thanks, Ralph Waldo Emerson and thanks durp.
“Today, you shared an opportunity. You shared that grappy has a dream. You shared that it could potentially start small and lead to something BIG. You also shared an excuse. Time. My challenge is for you to write about it, dream about it, and see if the idea lights you up. My challenge is for you to recognize how everything is connected and grappy reaching out to you could be a sign of something BIG to come. My challenge is for you to figure out how to plug into the OSU network to start building young professionals. How to manage your time so that it’s not an excuse. Figure out if giving this amazing gift of BTL to the next generation of leaders in Columbus can take your OPUS to a level you never thought was possible. Let that sink in… My challenge is for you to FIO = Figure It Out. I can’t wait for you to tell me more…”
Today, Grappy and team are getting ready to begin season three with BTL. We’re just getting started but I’m super satisfied with where we are and where we’re headed. Today, I listened to a couple clients tell me about some tough challenges and unique opportunities. They were conflicted with regard to their capacity for the work. They are really busy and not looking for more. They’re comfortable. Only they can decide if this new work is worth the stretch. They too will have to choose. Sometimes, friend, the right call is yes and sometimes it’s no. Once you decide, however, just go. The hardest part is deciding. Your problem, most likely, is you’re waiting. Waiting, just a bit too long. Thanks, Durp for the push three years ago. Go Bucks!