Random Thoughts

Are You Listening Kid?

Those are the words that Jack Buck shared with John O’Leary in their first meeting. I’ve heard this story several times and it never fails to inspire me – both personally and at HL Group.

MLB.com recently put together a video of the story and John shared it on his blog. This is one of those things that I think everyone should watch.

Their story is such a great reminder of how unexpected, unplanned, unwanted events can change the trajectory of your path – and your success.

As a small business owner, I’m proud of my team’s agility. But what makes us agile is also what can make one of those unexpected/unplanned/unwanted events so very impactful. They can take you down or launch you to the next level. It’s all about how you handle it.

So I look to Jack Buck’s example on how to lead and motivate. I look to John O’Leary’s persistence and determination to overcome his unbelievable obstacles. And I look at the HL Group team I have with me – and how together, we work through the challenge.

In the end, we may not get a baseball signed by Ozzie Smith – or 60+ other major league players. But what we do get is the ability to be a much stronger partner in providing solutions for our clients – and helping them to meet their challenges. Those are the results – and relationships – that inspire our team to continue to innovate and grow every day.

Let me know what you think….