What Are You Doing, Daddy?

27 Mar

My little Lucinda, or Lucy as we call her, is the sweetest little 2 year old terrorist I know.  She is just the best and I absolutely love her.  What she continues to show me is that she is watching and listening and asking questions or at least – a question.  Along with the word doggy being uttered thousands of times per week – she loves asking – What are you doing? So, for Lucy’s sake – WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

Let me tell you what you are doing – you are either living in fear right now or you are living in abundance.  Based on the discussions I have had over the last few weeks – most of you are the former.  I am tired of it.  Absolutely sick of the effing negativity.

The problem with this negativity is that it is the type of negativity that is causing most people just to sit on their ass and do nothing.  Some of these conversations are increasingly difficult as many of you have to remove the ventilator from your mouth to put words together.  Where is the THINKING?  Where are the IDEAS?  Were they lost in your portfolio as well?  I am down 20% and damn if all my business sense isn’t gone right with it. 

So I am at Starbuck’s the other day and the handwritten sign says, “We are listening.  It is our goal to serve the absolute best beverage everytime with lightning speed.”  Let’s learn from this.  How does this apply to you?  Allow me to be your Career Barista for a moment. 

Rather than going all negative and doing nothing – let’s get on the road to abundance.  We need thoughtful activity right now.  We need to be doing one of two things right now – REINVENTING (let’s lump that in there with upgrading) OR getting BACK TO BASICS.  Maybe both.  I like both.  The problem is not uncertainty and tough times, or the economy, or Obama or Geithner  - the real problem is that we are having to work harder instead of coasting, having to make calls rather than take calls, having to think instead of maintain, having to make tough decisions rather than see all that black ink on the P and L.  We can resent it or accept it.  Act or bitch.

I realize it looks like I am getting all preachy – in reality this is more of a personal journal entry than a blog post.  I am pretty much writing this one to myself.  The road to abundance is paved with good people, operating with good systems, working hard and having fun.  I am blessed.  What are YOU doing?

One Response to “What Are You Doing, Daddy?”

  1. CJ March 27, 2009 at 4:18 PM #

    Andy-
    I couldn;t agree with you more. Well done!

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