I once heard a story of a man who was being interviewed for a job on a ranch. When asked what his best quality was, he answered, “I can sleep through a storm.” Puzzled, the rancher still hired him.
The man was great at his job and he always kept busy until one evening when a storm bore down on the ranch. For the first time, he was nowhere to be found. Panicked, the rancher searched everywhere for the man and finally found him asleep in his bed. He woke the man up and asked him if the animals were in their stables. “Yes,” the man calmly replied. The rancher asked if their supplies were covered and put away. “Yes,” the man replied once more. The rancher went through a long list of concerns and to each one the man confidently answered that it had already been taken care of.
Finally, the man told the rancher, “The reason I can sleep through a storm is because there’s nothing to worry about. I’ve already prepared for any emergency.” (more…)
Robert Lockard is a copywriter with Fishbowl. He writes for several blogs about inventory management, manufacturing, QuickBooks, and small business. Fishbowl is the #1-requested manufacturing and warehouse management software for QuickBooks users. Robert enjoys running, reading, writing, spending time with his wife and children, and watching movies.