okay… so this is more about me being in a situation than on top of it.
but, the worst mistake we can make is the one we repeat. so, this is being memorialized.
I wrote a version of the following for my business blog recently (albeit it with better grammatical structure).
many of you read Justin Daniels on that blog about once a month as he dispenses invaluable business related legal insight.
Justin and I are contemplating a radio show (airwaves, not internet), just so you know. stay tuned for that, literally.
meanwhile, I found myself perplexed, if not vexed by the way I was treated by a an existing and also a prospective client in a recent business transaction (as most people know, I introduce a lot of people and businesses that make for meaningful business. if not you should, and do so now). there were promises and representations made and that I accepted at face value and they did not abide by their word. also, there was the simple matter of trust and good judgment. Justin, who encounters these situations repeatedly, offered the following advice:
“I also think you need to seriously consider what Joanne and Bob are telling you. Your rolodex and ability to bring others together is powerful and is an important asset you must protect. It is guaranteed you will run into more situations where people don’t abide by their word, I think that is why people find the bible teaches lots of life’s lessons, technology may change but human nature never has.
it’s true… I have super powers, and they must be used for good. but, also be appreciated.
meanwhile, during a Board meeting for Squidbid.com (a company that I coach that is on the verge of HUGE things) earlier in the week, I was reminded of the following by Marcus Crockett:
“Where there is no guidance the people fall, But in abundance of counselors there is victory.” - Proverbs 11:14
thank you for the reminders Justin and Marcus. slso for being great friends and men of good business principles.
and, for the record… I forgive the interlopers. I’m blessed beyond measure, and wish them only the best fortune.
ultimately, I suspect mush of this will be resolved through providence, and there will be those of us, Prudent Gentlemen, certainly, that will nod our heads with the Laws of Natural Selection, once again exampled.
peace be to my Brothers and Sisters..
brian patrick cork