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Recognize When You Need Others

A man in a hot air balloon is lost.

He sees a man on the ground and reduces height to speak to him, yelling down to him, “Excuse me sir, can you tell me where I am?“

“You’re in a hot air balloon hovering thirty feet above this field,” comes the reply.

“You must be a Consultant“, says the balloonist.

“I am,” says the man, “How did you know?“

“Well,” says the balloonist, “Everything you told me is technically correct, but it’s no use to anyone.“

“You must be in business,” says the man on the ground.

“I am,” says the balloonist, “How did you know?“

“Well,” says the man, “You don’t know where you are, you don’t know where you’re going, but you expect me to be able to help. You’re in the same position you were before we met, but now it’s my fault.“

When you are looking for a solution, be open to the process it takes to achieve the solution.

When things become uncomfortable, that is when you are growing.

Biz Lesson: “Talent is God-given; be humble. Fame is man-given; be thankful. Conceit is self-given; be careful.” John Wooden

Letty Sanchez, Principal Consultant/Lead Business Strategist, AEM Executive Consultants