Good morning to all,
Do you sometimes get up and feel a crushing press with all the things you have going, all the things that your are working on, all the emails, paper work, deadlines, and on and on both at work and in your personal life…..and it just feels so crushing? I did this morning because I am just like all of you. So much to do and not enough time, it seems.
Do you know what helps in times like this?
Humor, cooperation and a plan….. help defeat the crushing press and knowing you have many that are with you and supporting you.
I will start with the humor;
The IRS decides to audit Grandpa, and summons him to the IRS office.
The IRS auditor was not surprised when Grandpa showed up with his attorney.
The auditor said, “Well, sir, you have an extravagant lifestyle and no-full time employment, which you explain by saying that you win money gambling. I’m not sure the IRS finds that believable.”
“I am a gambler and I can prove it”, says Grandpa, “How about a demonstration?”
The auditor thinks for a moment and said, “okay, go ahead.”
Grandpa says, “I’ll bet you a thousand dollars that I can bite my own eye.”
The auditor thinks for a moment and says, “its a bet”.
Grandpa removes his glass eye and bites it.
The auditor’s jaw drops.
Grandpa says, “Now, I’ll bet you two thousand dollars that I can bite my other eye.”
Now the auditor can tell Grandpa isn’t blind, so he takes the bet.
Grandpa removes his dentures and bites his good eye.
The stunned auditor now realizes he has wagered and lost three grand, with Grandpa’s attorney as a witness. He starts to get nervous.
“Want to double or nothing?” Grandpa asks, “I’ll bet you six thousand dollars that I can stand on one side of your desk, and pee into that wastebasket on the other side, and never get a drop anywhere in between.”
The auditor twice burned, is cautious now, but he looks carefully and decides there’s no way this old guy could possibly manage that stunt, so he agrees again.
Grandpa stands beside the desk and unzips his pants, but although he strains mightily, he can’t make the stream reach the wastebasket on the other side, so he pretty much urinates all over the auditor’ desk.
The auditor leaps for joy, realizing that he has just turned a major loss into a huge win.
But Grandpa’s own attorney moans and puts his head in his hands.
“Are you okay?” the auditor asks.
“Not really”, says the attorney. “This morning, when Grandpa told me he’d been summoned for an audit, he bet me twenty-five thousand dollars that he could come in here and pee all over your desk and that you’d be happy about it!”
Cooperation…..now for the other way to defeat your crushing pressure.
There is a theory in the evolutionary cycle called the “Endosymbiotic theory” that essentially and simplistically says that when time began cells of two different kinds existed in nature the Prokaryotes (with out a nucleus) and the Eukaryotes (That had a nucleus). From these two types of cells, for them to both successfully survive in an un-survivable environment they cooperated in joining together to form all sorts of life to exist in any environment.
So the key word is cooperation. I know that we have 650+ employees that are all working, cooperating and supporting each other to form a group of successful departments, dealerships and business’s. So you all can rest assured that you too have many that can help you succeed, support you, cooperate with you for the success of the whole. It gives comfort to know this as you start a day when you feel the press of life that you have a great group of strong supportive associates to survive any type of trial.
Start with a plan: another way to defeat your crushing pressure is to have a daily plan. I plan every night or morning for the day. I try and plan the perfect day with the priorities, do lists, appointments, etc. Now it does not always go perfect nor do I get everything done on the plan but just having a plan for the day helps defeat the crush. Some day I will share how I plan but for now………..try to always start your day with a plan. (Quantum Nano Plan)
I love the heck out of all of you and thank you for all your hard work, sweat, and effort to make YAG successful………..and lets make BIG things happen,