Ted the terrible
This week my dog, Ted, was turfed outside while a friend with a small child visited.
One minute Ted was bouncing about in the garden.
And the next, he’d disappeared.
After an hour or so of whistling and calling him, I was starting to freak out.
Maybe he’d been bundled into a passing car and we were never going to see him again??!
So, I was shrieking “TED!!” in a frenzy down by the creek, when he calmly trotted into view from the direction of our neighbour’s house.
He looked very pleased.
And very, very fat.
He waddled through the fence, forged the stream and – admonished the whole way by me – shuffled back up to the house.
He lay flat for hours, looking bloated.
To cut a long story short, it transpired he’d found a terrier sized hole in our neighbour’s shed and guzzled down 5kg (yes, that’s 11lbs) of cat biscuits.
This was sort of funny…
…except for the fact he was up and down all night with an upset stomach…
… AND that this came on top of the fact he’s tried to nip 4 different people during these last few weeks.
He’s being a pain in the proverbial.
I could feel myself beginning to look at him with narrowed eyes.
But today the truth of it dawned on me:
It’s my own fault.
We’ve moved house 6 times since March and have been completely immersed in our house relocation (see last week’s blog).
Ted has had the raw end of the deal.
He hasn’t been walked.
He’s spent a lot of time in the car.
And, despite the fact he loves it and it’s fun to do, he hasn’t done any training whatsoever during that time.
Bad habits have crept in.
In a nutshell:
Ted’s been neglected.
And it got me thinking.
I realised I want all the benefits of a well behaved dog.
And that I was actually resenting him for not behaving.
And that’s not uncommon. Many dog owners resent their dogs for being badly behaved – and make no mistake, it really can be a nightmare. A badly behaved dog can take over your life and every ounce of your attention.
But many of those owners need to wake up and smell the coffee – because (like me) they’re actually being lazy.
Those owners are wanting their dogs to behave, without putting in the effort required for a well behaved dog.
You might have spotted where I’m going with this…
Because SO many network marketers resent their businesses for being a dud.
When actually those networkers are being lazy – wanting their business to produce, without putting in the effort required for a productive business.
So two questions to round out this month’s series of blogs about what it takes to succeed:
How are you feeling towards your business?
And how have you been treating it these past few months?
See you on the road,
Helen ‘Lazy No More’ Jamieson
PS If you are a library fanatic like me – could you please do me a huge favour this week?
Libraries have just (very wisely) started stocking The Networker!
But they need to know it’s wanted.
So, wherever you are in the world, can you please ask your library for a copy of The Networker?
And if they have it please borrow it!
But if you can’t find it on their search catalogue, could you please drop them a line and say you want a copy?
Thank you x 1000.
See you on the road,