To all  you Successful NO to GO Negotiators:

I just re-read the following poem that reminds me for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. By analogy for every action directed toward us we react to it in some way.

“Stepping Stone or Stumbling Block”*

Isn’t it strange that princes and kings
and clowns that caper in sawdust rings
And common folk like you and me
Are builders for eternity.

To each is given a book of rules
A block of stone and a bag of tools
For each must shape ere time has flown
A stumbling block or a stepping stone.

* (Author unknown- I quoted this poem in my book Just in Time: Immediate Help for the Time-Pressured. page 30.John Wiley and Sons 1981.)


This poem always challenges me whether:

I am  going to stumble over my daily challenges  or see them as stepping stones to a greater future?

Going to allow myself to be intimated instead of standing up and negotiating to get what we want and deserve from others?

See the negotiating challenges  as too big to take on or too big of an opportunity to miss?

And now  I must ’shape ere time has flown/ a stumbling block or a stepping stone.”

Perhaps it challenges some of you.

There is a half-and full day  NO to GO program based on a parable I am writing that demonstrates the power of right application and implementation. If you would like more information just contact me.

Always good to hear from you and I always reply back.

Keep flying and soaring.