Well it’s been about 3 weeks since many Americans have once again added “lose weight” as one of their New Year’s resolutions. So those that have joined the ranks, how’s it going?
That bad, huh? Maybe I can help. What have you been trying?
Oh, good. Those three healthy meals a day will go a long way to improve your overall health.
How’s the exercise plan coming?
Great. 1 hour on the treadmill does seem about right for you. And if dressing up in your 70’s garb and dancing on the treadmill like those guys on YouTube helps you get through it, more power to you.
How are the hunger pains?
I guess it can’t hurt if you try and breathe through them. But even if they are 9 minutes apart, the maternity ward still won’t take your calls.
Are you eating healthy snacks in between meals?
No…I’m pretty sure that you still have to count that Ding Dong even if it is followed up by a banana protein shake “chaser”.
‘Oops!’ is right, Mister. I think we may have discovered your problem…it’s the snacks that are making you fat!
Many times we start off the New Year eating three great meals a day and exercising but sometimes the snacks go unchecked (oops).
Often times it’s the same way in business…
Having an envisioned CFO? – Check. Getting the funding to move ahead with your plans for ‘08? – Check. Having a confusing, jargon filled invoice? – Oops!
An excellent business location with a modern design to make one drool? – Check. A neon logo to light up the night sky in all its glory? – Check. The garbage outside your building? – Oops!
Writing a personal note to your top customers thanking them for being such great customers? – Check. Giving a generous bonus to Management for their long hours and hard work? – Check. Even acknowledging Sandra on the front lines for going the extra mile with a customer? – Oops!
Sometimes it’s the little things in life and business that make us fat (if there is such a thing as ‘little things’.)