Last night my lovely 18 yo daughter said to her 15 yo brother Harry: “Harry, would you like a job?”
Harry, being stupid and 15, assumed he was about to be asked to clean dishes, mow a lawn or some other such injustice and immediately replied with: “Not interested.”
Then he thought for a few seconds and asked “What’s the job?”
The “job” he was being asked to do was one that immediately had him excitedly saying “Yes!” to.
Informed Decisions Need Information
It’s a great business lesson really – always make sure you know exactly what the offer is before you make a decision.
- Maybe the unsolicited telephone call can save you money.
- Maybe that guy door knocking is really selling something of value.
- Maybe that email offer is for real.
You can only make informed decisions when you’re informed.
Want to know what Laura’s job was that had Harry in a lather of excitement?
Cupcakes And More Cupcakes
Laura had just bought the book 500 Cupcakes and Harry’s job was to pick out his favourite 3 and she’d make them for him.
Now that’s a good job for a 15 yo boy.