I’m reminded of an old story about a pig, a cow and a chicken.  It seems that the pig, the cow and the chicken were hanging around in the barnyard talking about the farmer.

They all agreed that he was a good farmer and a great care giver and they enjoyed living on his farm.  The cow suggested that they do something nice for the farmer to thank him.  The chicken spoke up and said, “hey I’ve got an idea, let’s make him breakfast…..fresh milk, eggs and bacon.”

Oh the cow got very excited and said, “I’ll give him a glass of the freshest milk ever.”  The chicken said, “I’ll lay for him 3 of the most perfect eggs ever.”  Then they both looked at the pig for his response.
“Sure that’s all easy for you.  All you have to do is make a contribution, but I will have to make a full blown commitment!”

Now I’m certainly not suggesting that we have to make a commitment to the level of the pig with regards to the bacon.  But ask yourself this question, “Do I give my career a full commitment, or do I just contribute?”  And if I just contribute, do I contribute just enough to get by or do I make a difference in my life and lives around me?”

The road to success at any level is replete with contributions and commitments.  We can turn this economy around if we ALL step up to the front line and make things happen.  Hiding under a rock mentality in this day and age is bad for you, bad for your company and bad for the economy.

I couldn’t help but be amazed at Warren Buffet and Donald Trump in different interviews they did on TV many months ago.  Both spoke of the gloom and doom scenario of our economy.  Then before the interviews were over, they stated that they were buying properties and business up left and right.  Trump even bragged that there was a property he had waited years for and now the owners were in a fire sale and he was right there to put out the fire and elevate their “pain.”

I’ve been preaching for months that these types of investors are the bench mark and the ones to watch.  But without hesitation they choose to deliver to us a message of despair while they are growing themselves and their organizations at break neck speed.  Take heed those of you under the rocks.  It might just be your rock they use as a stepping stone next.  Stand up and be counted in the winner’s column!

As always, please accept my wish for another great week.  If I can help, please call or write and I will respond immediately!
George F. Mancuso, CPC, CEO
Client Growth Consultants, Inc.