How do we become who we are?
Another outstanding business principle
Meanness has no place in life or business
It was a race to get to the ferry to make our departure date. There were no cell phones back then, and no pay phones along the way. No computer, GPS, Google Map or apps that told us what to anticipate on the road.
An unexpected storm caused hours of delay and we were a day late to get to the ferry. The burly woman at the ticket booth belted out, “If you want to get on this boat you will have to pay an additional $125 or I’ll give ya a refund, no other options.” We both dug deep into our pockets with no lost bills to be found. We were down to 50 bucks.
We attempted to shared our grueling story, and even bribed her with loaves of sourdough bread, only to hear a stern “NO,” as she harshly slammed our refunded cash on the counter and belted out “next.” With $175 total between the two of us, and many more miles to go, we realized we would have to start baking and selling again to make it to the last frontier. Alaska or Bust! We weren’t about to give up now.
Soil to Soul Reflections
Tenacity Rules…Meanness drawls! I have applied this principle in my many business endeavors and have found it to be one of my favorites.
“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”