March 28, 2013

The pathologist

The train departing from Zurich was taking me through a fabulous scenery along lakes to the Austrian border. I was going there to visit an Austrian friend of mine. His wife is a pathologist. During my health problem in the summer of 2012 she was one of the few people whose opinion I trusted. Thanking her in person was the reason of my visit.

It is possible to roughly categorize the services that you receive in life into two groups: those with a price tag and those without. If someone who is not your friend does not ask to be paid for a service –except free service business models- that he has given you, then you should be careful. However, friendships are paid based on open accounts. :-)

Most of the businessmen, who are seeking a partner in their company, need consultants to help them in this process. They have a difficult decision to make in choosing the consultant to work with.

They need to trust the professionals during this process, and they do not really know beforehand what they will be facing in time. The resulting anxiety makes some businessmen to be liable to choose the cheapest offer of consultancy they received, just like in their other purchases. Moreover, some would like to pay for the services of the consultant only if the result they are hoping for is realized. They want a service free of charge from someone they have met just recently.

Wayne Dyer once said: “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” Those not wanting this change do not need any consulting even if it is free of charge. However, others must insist on paying.

The weather in Austria was cold but the relationships were very warm.

The oldie of the week: Simply Red – Money’s Too Tight (To Mention) (1985)

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