Monday, August 18, 2014

Wednesday Memo

Hello all,

"Wednesday Memo"

Several moons ago I was talking with one of the agents and I asked him if he got an email about something from staff, he responded "We get so many emails that I just delete them". It was at that point we started the Wednesday Memo's for everyone to cut down on the amount of emails that are sent. I try not to ask to much but I do need to ask that you take the time to read the Memo's each week. This is where we put any office news, legal news, DLLR news... to keep everyone up to date. We are going to be revamping the format a bit with one version going to all three offices starting in September. It may be a bit redundant at times but it is our way of keeping you informed and out of trouble.

Enjoy the coffee,

Sorry, repeat from last week. Must be on vacation...

Monday Morning Coffee
"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -
I took the one less traveled by,
and that has made all the difference." 
~ Robert Frost
On the playground of any school, and on any day, you can witness examples of children playing "follow the leader." One hops, skips, or jumps, and all the others follow. As adults, however, many of those children play a variation of that game - called "follow the follower."
On the job, they look around, see how someone else is doing their work, and duplicate the effort. What they don't realize is that their fellow employee is also watching someone else. A circular game of "follow the follower" evolves, resulting in a mediocre work force. The same can be true in marriages, education, hobbies, and sports.
Consider the story of a telephone operator in a small town. Every day she received a call from a gentleman asking for the correct time. Finally, one day, she asked the mystery caller who he was and why he called every day. His answer? "I'm the one who blows the whistle at the factory each day at noon. I like to be right on time!" The operator laughed and then responded, "Here at the telephone company, we set our watches and clocks by the noon whistle at the factory!"
Tired of playing follow the follower? Want to rejuvenate your life? Begin acting like the unique person you already are. See what everyone else is doing . . . and do something different. Strike out in the direction of your own imagination instead of theirs.
In the words of Henry David Thoreau, "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined."

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