Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Should I be Committed?

For many years, people have said that I am crazy.  As I found watching Alice in Wonderland recently, all the best people are!  They say that I should be committed, but what they don't understand is that I already am.  Let me explain.

I love the saying, "In for a penny, in for a pound".  Quite simple, if you are going to do something, give it all you have.  So when a recent client said that their gala ball was Australian and Nez Zealand Icons, I couldn't just dress as the icon, I had to BE the icon.  I chose Dame Edna Everage.  This is how I looked.

Dame Edna 

The reality is it wasn't pretty.  A 190cm hairy bloke squeezed into a pink sequin and feather dress just isn't right!  I had trouble with the shoes so I made my own with aluminium foil, not pretty but effective!  They thought I was insane, but I wasn't, I was just committed to what the client wanted.  The client absolutely loved it!  None of their team will forget the event in a hurry, for a whole lot of reasons, one of which was the MC!

What about you?  Are you committed to what you want to achieve?  Do you focus on your goals and targets on a daily basis? Are you working towards getting you goals and not just setting them?  Do you throw yourself at life with abandon or just stick a toe in the water?

Life is to be lived.  I believe you need to squeeze the very last drop out of every day because it is not coming back again.  Maybe I am crazy.  I am definitely committed and I wouldn't have it any other way.  

How committed are you?

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

What Could You Do?

What a huge weekend!  Wifey and I spent four days bringing her new toy back from Queensland.  Her name is Candy, a 1965 Mustang Coupe and this is what she looks like.

Not bad for a 45 year old! (Candy, not wifey!)

Unfortunately, due to a miscalculation and an "interesting" fuel gauge, we ran out of fuel on the Hume!!  I got the job of walking back to the servo while Wifey stayed with Candy.  After 15 minutes of walking a car pulled over and the guy said, "My wife is with your wife and the 20 litre petrol I had in the boot".  It was a fabulous thing to hear!

About 100 vehicles had driven past.  Our car was obviously not going anywhere, wifey was resting on the boot waiting, so why did he stop when no one else did?  He was the only one to ask himself the question "What can I do?"  Everyone else could see we needed help but they took no action. 

What about you?  What signs or signals have you seen that you KNOW you need to act on but haven't?  Team members that need help, family members that need assistance, sales figures not being met, strangers that want the paper you have just finished with, projects that need attention - you KNOW what they need.

Take the action and reap the reward!

Lovin' your work!