From time to time (aka always) I can't help myself and take the "piss" out of some of the things my friends get up to. The latest occurred whilst in Bali as a friend was telling us how he had recently sourced seven 1950's styled chairs from a second hand dealer, and had them restored to their former splendour.
This got me started; Why did you do that? How can you live with an odd number of chairs? Aren't you concerned about who has the 8th chair? Don't you think you will find a life partner and will always have dinner parties with a lost soul? Where do you put the odd chair? I am going to source the 8th chair and sell it to you for a fortune to complete the set? blah blah blah.
There are two almond shaped pieces in the back of your brain that serve the purpose of trying to keep us safe by inducing the emotions of fear, anger, revenge, arousal and survival. When there is an emergency like a motorcycle heading in your direction as you try to cross a Bali street, this part of your brain takes over and does its best to protect us.
This afternoon Darlene is auditioning talent for her new stage project (no doubt more on this in another post to come).
Other than the fact she chose to do it on a weekend which meant I was banished to the bedroom I just love to see the glee on the faces of potential cast members doing something they have a passion for.
Last week I had a one on one catch up with one of my A Team Sales Staff. True to form his honesty was refreshing as he explained to me how the day before his best intentions of calling his prospect list went awry whilst working from home. This got me thinking how many hours had I inadvertently waisted from working on meaningful activities by following this greatest time thief of all - The Rabbit Hole!!??
Here is my sales person's story does it sound familiar to you?