Get yourself organised or get someone to organise you.
That may sound harsh, however it’s not meant to be. It’s meant to be practical and encouraging.
The past few days Ross was preparing to get ready to go away for a few days on his motorbike. He was heading for a rally with some friends interstate.
He decided he wanted to leave by 3:30pm.
We were getting down to the wire.
“Have you seen my gloves?” he yelled.
“What sort of gloves? Aren’t your riding gloves next to your boots?” I answered.
“No! Not those gloves. I want the waterproof gloves.”
I had no idea what gloves he was referring to, however I did get that they were important so I dropped what I was doing to look for the gloves, and his tiny flashlight. That was missing too.
“Have you checked the storage box with our other motorbike gear?” I asked, walking towards it.
“No, what’s that?” he asked.
I found the container. Opened it. No joy.
We searched through other shelves and boxes in the garage.
Underneath his workbench was one of the motorbike paniers.
“What’s in that panier?” I asked.
“I don’t know”, he replied as he pulled it out from under the workbench.
“Hello!”, said Ross, surprised.
Here were the gloves and other bits and pieces that he needed for his trip.
The panier was also supposed to be on the bike that he was taking.
Panic over, problem solved, I shook my head, smiled and walked away.
Being organised is both a skill and a talent.
Some of us have it. Some of us don’t.
You can learn it.
Even better though, if you’re not organised, hook up with someone who is. They love to help and it’s easy for them.
Even though I consider myself to be somewhat of an organised person, I still call for help when I need accountability or someone to help organise me to get going and do tasks that need to be done.
How about you?
Are you organised or do you need help from someone who is?
In the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS), the organised person is referred to as The Integrator. The Integrator helps bring the Chief Vision Officer’s vision to life. We need to have a dynamic duo, no matter what you call it.
We all have our strengths.
How about you play to yours.
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