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Do You Really Deserve Some Accolades?



Two friends heading out into town, saw a lame man who asked for help. They told him, we can’t help you with silver or gold. We can’t give you a job, or connect you to the high-profile people in the city, but what we have, we will give to you.
They then took him by the hand, forcefully pulled him up, commanding him to rise up and walk and take charge of his destiny.

Immediately the lame man started walking, and leaping and giving thanks. Ironically, those in authority had wanted to arrest these two men because of what they had done, but they spoke boldly when accused. Ultimately, because of their results, and the clear impact of their action, they could do nothing about their threat. The authority said:
“What shall we do to these men? For the fact that a “Phenomenon” has happened is apparent to all, and we cannot deny it“.

Their results were undeniable. The man who could not walk for 40 years was now walking.  Everyone could see. The facts spoke for themselves!

The authority said:

“What shall we do to these men? For the fact that a “Phenomenon” has happened is apparent to all, and we cannot deny it“.


As we start a new week and approach the end of the month, instead of worrying or grumbling, why not take responsibility and ask yourself, what will my results be at the end of the week or month? Will they be obvious for all to see? Will they be undeniable? Now is a great time to review your goals and consider these questions.

– If you are bidding for a new contract, or a new role, are you so good that you can’t be ignored? Are you providing compelling value?
– If people are being laid off, or there is a budget cut in your company or industry, are you really good enough to be protected or unaffected?
– If your industry changes dramatically today, and your current business or role became redundant, do you have enough antecedents, or results to position you for new opportunities?
These are the questions, constantly asked at my company Fine and Country, and we like to challenge ourselves with the same words for the FC champions as well as for the company – “become so good that no one can ignore you”. Let your results speak and make sure you don’t get complacent.

We also challenge ourselves with this quote: “what does not get measured doesn’t get done.” Your results should be so undeniable that there should be no confusion or ambiguity as to whether you delivered. That’s the only way for true champions.

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