Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Taking Flight

I've heard it's a good idea to come up with specific goals and dreams to use as motivation for your success. By placing reminders of these physical manifestations around you, it supposedly gives you a concrete focus to what might be otherwise a vague notion. Well, it may sound a bit petty, I've got one that I'll be posting on my "dream board".

First class airline seating.

I just got back from a quick trip to Texas to visit my wife's family. They are a great bunch of people and I love them all dearly, but the flight down there can be a real pain in a variety of body parts.

I'm a pretty big guy (6'2") and I'm reasonably certain that the aircraft engineers didn't have me in mind when they designed the economy class seating on commercial jets. Often, by the time I get to the end of even a two-hour flight, my back and legs have pretty much seized up.

So, I've decided that my business is going to be so successful that I will be able to take first class flights to wherever I go -- for vacation or business. Heck, maybe I'll even get one of those "Admiral's Club" lifetime memberships, so I can be comfortable before the flight, too!

I'll let you know when I get there.

So, what goals and dreams inspire you to keep on toward success?


Jacki Hollywood Brown said...

In university I flew to Switzerland to visit friends. On the way back to the airport we got in a fender-bender and I was in danger of missing my flight back to Canada.
When we finally got to the airport, SwissAir processed me through customs very quickly and seated me in the only seat left on the plane, A1.
I flew First Class on SwissAir (on an economy ticket) from Zurich to Toronto.
A warning for you Greg, you had better be SO successful you only fly First Class from now on because it spoils you for anything else!!!
(no, I haven't flown better than economy since :(

Anonymous said...

As you have been warned, once you get to play in the big seats up front it's hard to accept coach seats again. And yes, hanging out in the "executive lounges" is quite grand too. But worthy goals.

However, I remember reading that Sam Walton always flew coach and required his staff to fly coach too. It is more cost effective and sets a good example of "good enough for my workers, good enough for me."

Is your comfort and ability to arrive at your destinations rested and relaxed worth the example you set for your team?