If you are one of those people who sit on their hands then you are flirting with the “Kiss of Death.” Further defined as “procrastination.”
It’s the one bad trait that some people seem to have and they just cannot shake it. Their motto is “don’t do anything today that they can put off until tomorrow.” People like that drive people like me crazy. I just love making decisions. I just love getting on with it.
Have you ever known someone who just can’t seem to make a decision? They want to “ponder” every little detail. They want to think it over. The problem is six months later they are still “thinking about it.”
My goodness, just make a decision and move on. With most business leaders the two most "procrastinated" issues are personnel and training. The number one reason people procrastinate is “FEAR.” Fear of what? Fear of making the wrong decision. Oh come on! You need to stop over analyzing things and get on with it.
First, why is it so hard to make personnel decisions? You’ve been jerking around about someone you need to get rid of and you keep on talking yourself out of it. If they haven’t changed or gotten better by now, do you really think it’s ever going to happen?
Oh, I get it, you’re thinking “the devil you know is better than the devil you don’t.” The devil you know is killing you by slowing down your breathing (success) until one day you wake up dead. (That doesn’t make any sense, but you know what I mean.)
The second issue that seems to be a tough one for Dealers/ GMs to make is the decision to train. How can that be a hard decision? A waste of money? You’ve got to be kidding me. As a dealer for 20 plus years I spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on training our staff. We may not have always maximized the training we received, but it was never a waste of money.
This article is not about me selling you anything, but I must tell you I get lots of inquiries each month, some from the same people over and over and they never do anything. They just can’t make a decision. They enjoy sitting on their hands.
“Sitting on your hands is romancing the kiss of death.” Smooch, smooch. That’s all I’m gonna say.