AS USUAL A RANDOM THOUGHT POST WILL BE WRITTEN AS I TALK. GRAMMAR/SPELLING BE DAMNED!
As I begin this post, this song comes on Pandora:
Well I see trees of green and red roses too,
I’ll watch them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world
Well I see skies of blue
And I see clouds of white
And the brightness of day
I like the dark
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world…
“As they approached George’s office, Joy gave him one last piece of important advice. “There’s one last thing I got to tell you about all this, George, you really need to know. It’s so important it’s not even part of the 10 rules. It’s in a class all by itself. It’s like the ultimate rule of positive energy. And it’s so important I want you to write it down.”
George pulled out a piece of paper and a pen and waited for Joy to continue. “Here it is, George. Your positive energy and vision must be greater than anyone’s and everyone’s negativity. Your certainty must be greater than everyone’s doubt. After all, George, there will always be people who don’t share your vision. There will always be the doubters who doubt, doubt, and doubt and tell you you can’t do this and you won’t be able to accomplish that. They think that dreams were meant for others but not for people like you and them. And there will even be people who don’t want you to succeed because it makes them see their own weaknesses and failures. Rather than driving their own bus they are trying to ruin everyone else’s ride.
“So that’s how important your positive energy is, George…”
– Jon Gordon, Energy Bus
I tell ya what. We are on a 10% growth rate. Not bad at our volume. Keeping up with the market. We hired to grow 20%. So as we say, we now need to grow into our shirt. And we are more productive. So there’s the gap. I blame myself. I started this morning at 4:30am. FINALLY. Time to kick my own ass. It’s been awhile honestly. I was living the good life. Thinking we were doing great. F*** THAT. TIME TO GET HUNGRY. TIME TO MAKE IT HAPPEN. TIME TO GROW. I KNOW IT. I FEEL IT. WE HAVE TO GET HUNGRIER. RIGHT. NOW. NOW. NOW. NOW. NO TIME TO WAIT. NEW ACCOUNT LIST. BETTER OTIFS. BETTER CATEGORY PENETRATION. A focused effort. I have to get more involved, yet more away. Tricky ain’t it?
I figure TODAY July 3rd is a great day to work 12 plus hours. Why? Today most of our competition is either off or resting. Shame on them. Today we will lap them. Kick their ass. As they milk it out… watch the clock, talk about fireworks.
TODAY, IF YOU ARE WORKING. CALL A CLIENT. CALL A NEW CLIENT. THEY WILL BE SURPRISED YOU ARE HUNGRY ON THE 3RD. CALL YOUR OPEN QUOTES BACK. WHAT A GLORIOUS DAY TO BE ALIVE.
Hey Joel… our millwork suppliers at time suck. WHAT ARE YOU DOING ABOUT IT? Our growth is only 10%? What are you doing about it?
You know who motivates the hell out of me? The crazy ass girls at the Blue Door of all people. I mean, they are just a very little part of what we do. But man inspiring? Holy shit. They start at 430am. Work 14 hour days. But still balanced with time off to renew the soul. Smiles. Cheers. Energy. Organized. Not afraid to fail. Inspired. It’s contagious everyone. Totally. I’m hooked. It was like… JOEL FOLLOW THEIR LEAD!
Here I am supposed to be their leader and these young ladies all under 25 are inspiring the whole team blue. Incredible really.
A tree that isn’t growing is about ready to die. Drexel is NOT ready to die. It’s ready to shoot off a new branch. Grow deeper roots. Have better and more fruit. Help more people. Supply more happiness.
I thank all of you. Don’t be afraid to be awesome. To get hungrier. To be amazing. I thank you. It gives me goose bumps writing this.
I heard Jo and Shawn Miller had terrible, awful news this weekend. Pray for them. Life can really suck. We have to stick together. I grieve for them deeply. We are one blue family here. We are all interconnected.
And we celebrate at the same time. My friend Jason Vanderkin, had his bachelor party over the weekend. Of course all pictures were destroyed as they should be. Congrats Butch.
At the same time tragedy happens, there is so much joy in this world as well. I will never understand that until my time here has passed.
538AM. SHIT’S ABOUT TO GET REAL.
FOCUS. FOCUS. FOCUS. GET SHIT DONE.
MOTIVATE AND LEAN ON EACH OTHER.
WHATEVER YOU ARE DOING:
DO IT FASTER
DO IT BETTER
DO IT WITH MORE ENERGY
DO IT BECAUSE YOU LOVE IT
SELL BABY SELL
WE HAVE PLACES TO GO!
And when things start to happen,
don’t worry. Don’t stew.
Just go right along.
You’ll Start happening too.
THE PLACES YOU’LL GO! – Dr. Seuss
Lastly, honestly, the USA sucks. Huge debt. Politicians that can’t get along. Over 1400 shootings in Chicago alone this year. Oh man I could go on forever.
HOWEVER, THIS IS THE BEST COUNTRY EVER, IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD.
I MEAN NAME ONE COUNTRY THAT HAS EVER DONE IT BETTER?
WE HAVE FREEDOM. WE HAVE LIBERTYS. WE HAVE WORK ETHIC. WE HAVE IT ALL…
SOME OF THE BEST PEOPLE ON EARTH.
AND WE ARE IN THE CENTER OF IT.
GOD BLESS AMERICA! WE ARE LUCKY AND OFTEN UNGRATEFUL BASTARDS INDEED.
If you need help with ANYTHING, YOU HOLLER AT ME. AND HOLLER LOUD. I’M HERE TO HELP. AND I’M HUNGRY! I AM CERTAIN WE ARE JUST GETTING STARTED. — Joel
— – Joel Fleischman. Joel is Head Coach of the solution providers for Drexel Building Supply. (drexelteam). You can follow him on twitter: @JoelmFleischman. Our mission is to be a supplier of others happiness. I hope this little post did just that.