Newsletter #74 – Taking Action, Defining Terms, Haircuts

Gregs Right Fit Newsletter

Quick notes to help you get more done in less time. . . next week.

In this issue:

– Techniques for FIT
– Being Human
– Random Stuff

Techniques for FIT

  • Sometimes you just have to get it done. Tell yourself, “My second-rate way of getting it done is better than the very bestest way of not doing it.”
  • The value in a solution comes from a combination of the problem and the importance of solving it. Not every problem needs to be solved.
  • Don’t obsess about being #1. Going from the 60th percentile to the 90th makes a noticeable difference.
  • Zig Ziglar said something like, you don’t have to be great to start, but you start to be great. Lovely thought for next week.

Being Human – Defining terms

A favorite joke

The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms said a wise man. Illustrated in the story of the injured hunter:

Two hunters are out in the woods when one of them collapses. He doesn’t seem to be breathing and his eyes are glazed.

The other hunter pulls out his phone, scrambles to a clearing, and panting hard, calls the emergency line.

He says, “M-my friend is dead! What do I do?”

The operator says, “Calm down. I can help. First, let’s make sure he’s dead.”

There is a silence; then a gunshot is heard.

Back on the phone, the hunter says, “OK, now what?”


Random Stuff

Getting them all cut . . .

As the heat creeps up, I notice that I’m a little shaggier than usual and it’s time for a haircut. I head over to the local hip, young barbershop that just opened up a few blocks away.

It’s a throwback with it’s grease board for your name, the TV permanently on ESPN in the corner, and nudie mags in the rack. Curse words and strong opinions fill the air during the hour long wait. It’s a festive atmosphere and I may be the only person without hard toe shoes and a beard. I love it.

My turn comes and when asked what I’m looking for I say, “Clean it up. I trust you,” and he sets to work. I notice the many, many gray hairs falling on the black drape protecting my clothes. We talk about the NBA Finals, my young barber’s pre-barber days, and the weather in the breaks when he cleans the razor.

He turns me back to the face the mirror and it’s short. “High and tight,” my wife will say. I try to look pleased, “That’s perfect. Thank you,” I blurt, to prevent any more damage being done.

The family has fun with my new look. “You kind of look like a soccer player,” says one as we watch the Euro Cup finals. “Whoa. That’s short,” says another.

I’m learning to live with it. I once heard that difference between a bad haircut and a good haircut is two weeks. I’ll let you know if that’s true.

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Until then, every time I look in the mirror I jump back and think, who’s that?

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