Are you my drummer or am I your singer? Seth Godin on the Stones

I was struck by this post by Seth Godin.  Are you my drummer or am I your singer?  It’s all in the perspective.  Notice how the perspective dramatically shifts….

Keith Richards tells a great story about Charlie Watts, legendary drummer for the Stones.

After a night of drinking, Mick saw Charlie asleep and yelled, “Is that my drummer? Why don’t you get your arse down here?”

Richards continues, “Charlie got dressed in a Savile Row suit, tie, shoes, shaved, came down, grabbed him and went boom! Don’t ever call me “your drummer” again. You’re my … singer.”

No drums, no Stones.

Who’s playing the drums in your shop?

As a Carrot Life Lens™ do you nitpick or are you focused on fine details?  As a Mountain Life Lens™ is your head in the clouds or do you have your eye on the horizon focused on upcoming trends?

As a Stop Life Lens™ do you have ‘analysis paralysis’ or are you reflective and cautious?  As a Go Life Lens™ are you impulsive and reckless or do you spontaneously dive into opportunities?

As a Head Life Lens™ are blind to your intuition or are you focused on facts and figures?  As a Heart Life Lens™ are you blind to what the facts say or are you highly intuitive?

As a Journey Life Lens™ do you loose sight of where you’re headed or do you prioritize process?  As a Destination Life Lens™ do you loose sight of process or are you clear on your goals?

It’s a matter of perspective.  What’s yours?

~~TGIF- each Friday I rejig & re-post a blog entry from my blog, which is about enhancing our perspective & worldview.~~


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