Variety Is The Spice Of Life
Many years ago our business grew and we purchased a bit of new equipment, only to lose our largest account. After that Maurice vowed to never let one single customer be so big that they had the ability to make or break your fiscal year. Now we have lots of customers and our income comes from a variety of people and services. Relationships are like that too. I know some people who are in exclusive relationships. They are totally and completely wrapped up in their partner to the point that they exclude all other relationships. Now I know when you first meet someone and you have discovered love it is hard to turn your eyes away from this person, but like our business allowing all your fulfillment to come from one person leaves both of you short changed. For starters itís incredibly hard for one person to serve all of the otherís needs, this puts a huge burden on the other person and it tends to evolve into nagging and whining. Not good. Secondly you both miss out on other rewarding different relationships to experiences. I love to root through stuff at garage sales, the Good Will store and antique malls, while Maurice has no interest in this whatsoever. Some of my friends do and thatís just another piece of a fulfilling experience. I could take this a step further and say not only relationships but activities as well. Just because you have always done aerobics at home on a DVD for your fitness, that doesnít mean that you canít go outside for a walk or mix in some other activities. I guess itís true that variety is the spice of life.
ďWe need a variety of input and influence and voices. You cannot get all the answers to life and business from one person or from one source.Ē Ė Jim Rohn