There my mind goes making up stories agian!

Three weeks ago, if you traveled east down the road from my house, you’d see a For Sale sign on a cabin that’s perched on a cliff over the road. This place is unusual. For starters, you have to go up a driveway that’s too steep for the local firefighters. Once you get there, this cute cabin doen’t running water or electricity. I know that’s ok if you want to rough it. The place does have an outhouse, so that’s a plus.

Anyway, the house went on the market and the neighborhood was full of chatter. About 10 days ago, the For Sale sign was down. I don’t mean knocked over and laying in the grass. I mean it’s just gone.

What a great opportunity for the old story machine to get into high gear. “My”, I thought to myself, “I can’t believe they sold this house so quickly.” “That goes to show that people will by anything if they can get it for $50,000”, was my wife’s response.

There you have it, nice story that explains everything. Except it didn’t. A friend talked to the realtor yesterday. He said, “Oh, is the sign down? I didn’t realize that. I will get one up tomorrow (which he did).”

So out the window my neat story went. The truth of the situation was that the For Sale sign was not there. The rest was simply the product of a fertile mind. See how much trouble you can get into when you let your mind explain things.

Author: Thomas White

Over the past thirty-five years, Thomas White has created and led private and public organizations that initiated breakthroughs in areas as diverse as computer software, publishing, printing, market research, leadership development and organizational change. The common ingredients in his success are simple. He looked beyond the limitations that others believed and found real solutions to needs that business leaders have. He attracted the best talent to translate these innovative solutions into practical products and services that were of high value to customers. He created cultures where people love what they do, work at their best and produce extraordinary results. In addition to his role as a business leader, Thomas has been a pioneer and inventor of technologies in the computer-networking field. He is a patent holder for innovations in business process and workflow technology. As part of his passion for educating others about the interface of human and computer systems, he was the co-author of “New Tools for New Times, The Workflow Paradigm”. He has also written articles for numerous publications. In 2001, he turned his attention from leading companies to supporting leadership teams in creating organizations of excellence. After many years of being a part of the machine of change, Thomas recognized that business is the most powerful force in the world. It has a major impact on public policy and governments everywhere. It is a key influence on how we use our resources and sets an example of the values that shape communities from local to global. He formed the consulting firm of Profoundly Simple to be a guide for exemplary leaders - leaders who wisely uses the power they are entrusted with to serve their constituencies first and themselves second; leaders who know that it is good business to treat people with respect, honor the environment and act with impeccable integrity – leaders who inspire greatness in those around them and by doing so create great organizations that are notable examples of success. Feeling the itch to get back into the game again, Thomas joined with two long time friends, to start the C-Suite Network. This network of business leaders offers an online network, events, services, and insights to its 500,000 member community. In addition, the C-Suite Network produces and distributes television and radio content to an audience of over 5M per month

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