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Not all that wander are lost

Sometimes the path does not lead us where we think we should go. Maybe this article will help:

Who is counting on you?

Taking a look around to see who counts on you in your current life is imperative.  You see, you’re going to have to focus on the customer first, anyway, so getting used to this “what they want” thinking is going to pay off in the end.

At the end, you’re going to see something else you have to do when in business… and it revolves around “right people”.

Let’s consider two areas of responsibility:  The What and The Who.

The What

The Who is easier to grasp when you understand “What” you’re being counted on for.  The dead giveaway is money.  Yep!  People count on your dollars.  The other big “what” is time.  People count on you to be there for certain things.  You may find that you’re counted on for your knowledge in some area or another leading you to be generally on-call to answer questions.

The Who

Am I the only one thinking “The Real Me“?  No?  Good!

Family is always the first “who” and easily identifiable.  Friends count on you, too.  But there’s more… organizations you volunteer for or charities you support.  How about people that are going to count on you.  Do you run a social group or plan community events? These people are all counting on you, too.

Putting it Together

Now, pulling those two lists together, assign a What to each Who… or many Whats to each Who.  This will give you a good idea of your personal responsibilities, fiscally, temporally and emotionally.  Example:  Son – Time, money.  Bob – time.

As always, I suggest you write this stuff out.  Maybe you’ll miss something, but that’s OK.  Remember no plan is perfect.  Writing it out forces you to clearly think things through so you can concisely explain it via words.

In this session, being concise can begin to show you that some of your Who may in fact be poison, which is pre-teaching you to focus on good clients or good companies to work with.  All that glisters is not gold, yeah?


That’s really one of the two hard sessions.  In the book, I call it Counting Your Treasures.  Why?  While these people and things count on you, they are the reason you’re trying to make a change.

Feel blessed,

Digital Nomad Stu

Quitting is for Winners GuideQuitting is for Winners – Chapter 4:
Talks more about the consequences of “The Who”
Includes a Bonus Tool to help Count your Treasures
Discusses the concept of “Poison People”