Get the Buns and Get Out!

Last night I lost focus.  It started very innocently.  My wife suggested hamburgers for dinner and the next thing you know everything went blurry.

It happened in the new Sam’s Club that opened near my home.

We needed hamburger buns, so we decided to go check the place out.

Thirty minutes later we were standing in a check out line with $93.46 worth of “stuff.”  The stuff did not include hamburger buns.

As a leader it is easy to loose focus.  To become distracted.  To be lured away from your strategy.

Don’t do it!

I can tell you from experience it will cost you.

i2i,

Randy

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repost from 1.28.11

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Chris Patton

9 years ago

Next time you are prone to lose focus and buy more than you need, come on down to LaGrange. I will have your buns waiting…maybe you can take them home in a new car!

Randy

9 years ago

you are a beauty Chris!

Stephen LaFond

9 years ago

It is so easy to get distracted on the objective at hand. I think that is human nature. You will notice those buns you were after are at the very far corner of the store so you have to walk past everything else to get to them, the same as the milk. They know that once they get you in to buy a gallon of milk or buns, they try to hook you. I once asked a manager at Target why their milk was all the way in the back of the store and his reply was “so we can get you to buy something you don’t really need when you’re picking up that milk”.
I know as a leader I have to stay focused on the task at hand or the 20 other pings that I am getting from all different people will lead me in the wrong direction. I am one of those that could go to LaGrange and come home with a new car when I was only going to see my father in-law. Discipline is the key I guess.
God Bless and have a great focused day. Oh and Randy, how were the burgers…without the buns??

Randy

9 years ago

The burgers were not as good as your comment, but still good Stephen! Thanks & I will tell Chris to look for you on the new car.

Glo

9 years ago

LOL! That new Sam’s does that to me too!! Thanks for the reminder to keep focused (in all that I do) and to keep blinders on so I can see only what I need to do.

Randy

9 years ago

Thanks Glo!

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