The other night after eating our twenty vegetable fried rice at China Poblano, Karen and I decided to play the slots at the Wynn.
I’m not a gambler by any means, and in fact, even some of the slot machines confuse me.
We started being “high rollers” playing the twenty-five cent machines. Within minutes we had lost forty-bucks and decided that we should play more conservatively, so we headed over the penny slots.
About ten minutes into that we had lost another twenty smackers and decided to call it a night.
Sixty-bucks down the drain!
Karen asked me, “Do you think we got sixty dollars of entertainment tonight?” We both concluded that we did not.
Of course, we played the worst way you could play any gambling game. We had no strategy, no plan about how much money we were going to spend, and walked around the casino for a slot machine that “looked cool.” (The Godfather machine was pretty sweet, by the way.)
I guess having no plan or strategy is okay if you’re playing a game of chance and your risking little, but in business, it’s a disaster.
I’m not a big believer in having a detailed year-long plan. Too many things can happen that can derail you.
I recommend you pick two outcomes you want to achieve in the next 90 days. Choose one personal outcome and one professional outcome.
Then write down the top three reasons why you MUST achieve your goals.
Then write down the first three action steps you need to take to make it happen and take immediate action on the first step.
Follow this simple plan, and you’ll get much better results than shoving twenty dollar bills in a one-armed bandit.
Kick butt, make mucho DEEnero!
Dave “You”ve Gotta Know When To Hold ‘Em” Dee
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