No Clue About the Queue!

Yesterday morning, as I was checking in at Southwest Airlines in Minneapolis, 3 women…all conspicuous with their similarly styled blonde hair…were checking in at the kiosk next to me.

I overheard one of them requesting from the agent their seat assignments…to which the agent replied, “We can’t give you an assigned seat!” That got my attention, but even more priceless was the look on the 3 ladies’ faces. Their jaws dropped because they couldn’t believe what they had heard. After chuckling to myself with the thought that they must live in a cave, I immediately explained to them about Southwest’s “queue” system.

It turns out that these ladies were on the same flight  to Denver as Deb and I, so we had the opportunity to visit. Their story is that they’ve lived in Minneapolis their entire lives…flying everywhere via Northwest Airlines, which is based there (now combined with Delta). Their frame of reference has always been only on what they needed to know…how to fly to where they want to go with Northwest.

There’s a Lesson In This!

It occurred to me that these ladies were like the successful business owners who have that coveted skill of tuning out everything other than what he/she needs to know.

Imagine what you could  achieve in your online business if you didn’t follow all the emails from marketers with messages you don’t currently need to hear, or read material or listen to teleseminars that  have no direct relevance for the next step in your business?

I suspect with this new focus you’d start to attract a lot of solutions and opportunities that are directly relevant to where you are currently…and which could propel you forward rapidly.

Tell me what you think. Post your comments below...

  1. Kathryn Griffiths

    Oh yes… information overload can certainly put you in a tail spin. I’ve cleaned house. I only follow only 4 gurus. I’m now more focused and doing only what I need to do to get my business moving forward fast.

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  2. Mynders

    Kathryn, You had mentioned earlier that you have that often unique ability to clean house from distracting emails. Good for you.

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  3. Kathleen

    Yes, you got me. Yes, I’m raising my hand to identify myself as one of those who follows all the emails from marketers with messages you don’t currently need to hear, or read material or listen to teleseminars that have no direct relevance for the next step in your business?

    You have to do that, don’t you? You might miss the one vital clue that will lead to greater success. I can tell you, more than 10 years of reading emails and 8900+ emails saved in my inbox, there have been some gems and lots of dribble and most of all, distraction.

    Wouldn’t it be nice were it possible to pick a topic and then every email, tweet, and blog post you read were only about that topic. Until you had all your answers to all your questions about that one topic. My brain sighed in relief just thinking about it.

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