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August has arrived! – Decker Communications


I really like summer- and I particularly love the air of nostalgia that comes with late summer time. Come August; recollections come flooding again to me.

My dad died 9 years in the past, and one of many issues he beloved was August in Saratoga Springs, NY, the place he lived. A lot of chances are you’ll know that’s when the Saratoga Racetrack runs…or as my dad would say, “time for the ponies to return to city.”

I discovered quite a few classes from my dad, however one essential one was in that particular August month. At all times do your background work!!! This meant in horse racing to get the newspapers and pink sheets the night time earlier than to see who was racing the subsequent day. The rider, the proprietor, the horse, earlier wins…he knew all of it. To my dad, this was far much less about betting because it was about understanding the mechanics of what it takes to achieve success. As everyone knows, typically you may have the quickest horse however simply not win the race.

As I take into consideration my work life, these August classes are so essential. Each essential assembly or dialog I’ve had HAS all the time been higher after I do my homework. Who am I speaking to? What do they suppose or learn about this matter? Why ought to they care? Easy questions that enable us to be a lot extra productive after we talk. It may be really easy to go from assembly to assembly and never take even a couple of minutes to floor your self in a little bit background information. Generally chances are you’ll get it proper, however in the long term, each relationship you’ve gotten might be higher with this small funding of time!

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