I was caught by this post by Seth Godin. Are you my drummer or am I your singer? It’s all in the perspective. Notice how the perspective dramatically shifts….
Keith Richards tells a great story about Charlie Watts, legendary drummer for the Stones.
After a night of drinking, Mick saw Charlie asleep and yelled, “Is that my drummer? Why don’t you get your arse down here?”
Richards continues, “Charlie got dressed in a Savile Row suit, tie, shoes, shaved, came down, grabbed him and went boom! Don’t ever call me “your drummer” again. You’re my … singer.”
No drums, no Stones.
Who’s playing the drums in your shop?
As a Carrot Life Lens™ do you nitpick or are you focused on fine details? As a Mountain Life Lens™ is your head in the clouds or do you have your eye on the horizon focused on upcoming trends?
As a Stop Life Lens™ do you have ‘analysis paralysis’ or are you reflective and cautious? As a Go Life Lens™ are you impulsive and reckless or do you spontaneously dive into opportunities?
As a Head Life Lens™ are blind to your intuition or are you focused on facts and figures? As a Heart Life Lens™ are you blind to what the facts say or are you highly intuitive?
As a Journey Life Lens™ do you loose sight of where you’re headed or do you prioritize process? As a Destination Life Lens™ do you loose sight of process or are you clear on your goals?
It’s a matter of perspective. What’s yours?