Saturday, July 9, 2011

Sure its Easy... Why don't you Teach it!

This story so funny that, first, I couldn't make it up, and second, I had to share it right away; because I believe its a great lesson.

I'm referring to something that happened just today; I'm down on the farm, spending time with my grandparents; and we were talking about a "walnut / pecan cracker". You know that gadget that you break these types of nuts with. Well, my grandpa was lecturing me on how "easy" it was to use after learning that (at 35 years old) I didn't know how. (Apparently, you just don't 'crack' these nuts just any old way.)

To which I reminded him that "easy" and "knowing how" are two different situations. I told him that wiping your ass is easy, but if you didn't know how, you would be in a pretty shitty situation...

If you know it, teach it! I have never chastised my employees for something they didn't know. If I knew it, I taught it. If I didn't know it, I learned it. Needless to say, I made my grandparents laugh so hard we lost track of what we were talking about and, I will have to learn the walnut cracker some other way. To my preacher friends, yes, you can use this, but you may need to clean it up a little. :)

Have a great weekend!


Michael Chavez
Executive Event Coordinator
Cherokee Street, L.L.C.

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