Things are starting to feel normal again. Enjoyed the West Richmond Businessmen’s dinner last Monday evening. The speaker was great, the prime rib amazing and it was refreshing to see over a hundred of my favorite local businessmen again.
I was also able to get in a couple rounds of golf, a movie in a theater, a cruise in with my dad, fishing with a friend and a lot of one on one time with my dad.
I have also been spending a lot of time reflecting on the habits that I have had instilled in me by our society. One by one as I begin to question more and more of the things I do and find just how many there are and how many of them just make no sense.
One example is opening a banana. Everyone was taught to open a banana by pulling on the stem and peeling it back and most of us do it that way without even thinking about it. The next time you eat a banana try it from the other end. I have found it to be much easier and I end up with less of those stringy pieces. How about tying your shoes. I tied my shoes the way I was taught to tie my shoes for over 40 years without even thinking about it until one day I saw a video that demonstrated one simple modification that takes me only a fraction of a second and prevents my shoelaces from ever coming untied on their own yet is still easy for me to untie when I’m ready to. Some of these are fun, some I have found are good habits and some have questioning things a lot.
In business, I have definitely found a lot of habits that entrepreneurs struggle with. I hope to attend a couple WAM! meetings in upcoming weekends to discuss some of these and see how we can help each other.
For now, I’m heading to the golf course. I hope you have a great week.