Monday, January 18, 2010

Day 14: Lesson’s from a 7 year old.

Martin Luther King Jr. day was a day off from school for my 7 year old grandson. It wasn’t long until grandmother, Tristan, and old grandpa were deep into a never ending game of Monopoly. He had his money all lined up on the side of the table first the 1’s then and 5’s so on down to the 500’s. Oh my, he will make a great business man some day. He started off wheeling and dealing right away. He knew what he wanted and started strong. His old grandpa took the “Kenny Rogers” approached and stacked his money saying to himself, “Never count your money, when you’re sittin’ at the table… There’ll be time enough for countin’ when the dealin’s done.”

Hour after hour as those dice hit the table I was reminded that business is about balance. If you extend your capital too far you end up in trouble. If you don’t take calculated risks you will not last. There is luck involved as well but the key lesson is, you don’t have a chance to win if you don’t play.

There are times at Summit Fence Supply where I extend myself to far which causes me great stress and there are times when good products are presented to me and I don’t pull the trigger. I am glad that we play the game of helping our customers each day. We don’t get every project we work on but we play the game with fairness and high quality projects.

Grandma usually wins with her quite, by the book, approach to playing the game.

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