It’s hard to soar like an eagle
by Geoff "Eagle" Rogers
I’m going through the Like Planning Workbook and just finished the section on bird profiling. And it is now clear:
It’s hard to soar like an eagle when you’re surrounded by doves, owls and peacocks!
As a proud eagle, I get SO frustrated with all these other birds. Doves just turn to jelly everytime I look sideways at them, Owls are just too picky and never make a decision and as for peacocks – well they just won’t shut up.
But I now know that we are all different and that this is OK, and actually necessary to make things happen.
My right hand man at the office has just GOT to be an Owl – he has checklists for just about everything, including a checklist for his checklists! But as annoying as he is, I know that he’ll always make sure the job is done properly and that all those “I’s” are dotted and “T’s” are crossed.
I just wish my peacock of a secretary was as efficient as my right-hand owl man – she always seems to be chatting away and gets distracted so easily from the task at hand. But the clients like her and she does manage to get them in a good mood before they come and see me.
She also acts as the ‘middleman’ for me and the classic dove in our office. He’s a good little worker, but just too sensitive for me to deal with – he seems to choke everytime I go near him. So whenever he has a real problem, he goes through my Right Hand Owl Man or Peacock Secretary. I suppose this works – perhaps I should take him out for a beer to break the ice!
Let’s face it, we all work and live in a bird cage!