Get the Money

November 8, 2014

Get the Money

Greetings, fellow trudgers “on the road of Happy Destiny”…

I woke up early this morning, refreshed and ready to go and thinking about a client project. I decided to go right into the office and take care of the client work first thing.

I walked into my office only to spot a check received from a different client, sitting in the middle of the desk. The check, an overdue payment, had arrived in yesterday’s mail along with by an urgent request for new work (as often happens) to be done.
So… what do I do?
  • get the original client task done I was planning?
  • handle the new work ordered by the client who just sent a check?
  • process the check and get it to the bank?
  • make the decision easy, and just go back to bed?
I thought of the famous quote by agent Shep Gordon (subject of the documentary Super-Mensch). When asked why he was so beloved by his entertainment industry clients (who read like a who’s who of the biz), he said he followed three rules:
1. Get the money
2. Always remember to get the money
3. Never forget to always remember to get the money
So, this morning, the check got processed first.
Happy trails!
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