A Little Perspective from the Waiting Room

Fletcher had disk surgery about a month ago. With less than 48 hours to process the fact that surgery was the only option and it needed to be done quickly, we also had to get business affairs situated and four kids organized. The first time I really had time to take a minute and think about it all was in the waiting room.

It’s interesting to look back at waiting that day. All the people coming in and out of the hospital –patients, staff preparing for surgeries, and friends and family in the waiting rooms. I imagine we were connected on some level, a common ground. All of us wanted good news and successful outcomes. But what about those who don’t get such good news? What would they be thinking or reflecting on? And what could we all learn from that?

This is what I personally believe they would be thinking about:

  1. God (and miracles).
  2. Family.
  3. Friends.
  4. The life they lived – what they did with their time and money.
  5. What they will miss the most on this earth.
  6. What they wished they’d have done differently and any regrets.

It also made me think about our business and what it is we really sell. It made me think about our clients – past, present and future. It gave certain questions every clearer meaning. Questions like: What are you doing with your life now? What are your dreams and aspirations? How can you make them a reality?

Ultimately I believe we help people find their dreams or experience relief. For those we help buy a business, we are helping facilitate dreams to be their own boss. For those we help sell a business, we are helping them enjoy the fruits of their labor and focus their time elsewhere.

So think about it: What are your dreams? Where could you use some relief?

(and on a side note, Fletcher’s recovery has gone well!)