Random Thoughts: The Long Run

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When it all comes down we will
Still come through, In the long run
Ooh, I want to tell you, it’s a long run”

–     Lyric from “The Long Run,” by Eagles

It’s a short-term world, and everyone is trying to trick us into the short-term view.  It’s why I think if IPO is your answer, you’re asking the wrong question.

Yesterday, I got two reminders that we will still come through in the long run.

The most rewarding aspect of my career is the coaching and mentoring that I’ve been Blessed to do.  That’s the real reward, better than money, trips, etc.

Peter is a text-book example of investing in people for the long run.  I recently realized that what he sees as a relationship where I’m some kind of Jedi Master and he’s Luke Skywalker has changed.  For a couple years now, I’ve received at least as much benefit as I’ve put in — and I’d take a bullet for him.

The second example came around a table of very good people.  People I haven’t know for long, but whom I trust.  People with real problems to solve and a real intent to solve them.  That’s the differentiator.  Everyone has real problems to solve.  This team intends to solve them, for the long run.  Life is too short to work with people we can’t trust, or people whose long run doesn’t mirror ours.  And I mean clients, too.  When we have shared goals and a shared vision of where those goals lead us, we can handle some resistance, in the long run.

Clarity is a beautiful thing.  Yesterday, I got two energizing doses of clarity that remind me why I set out to make a difference.  Because when we do, we do so for the long run.


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