A truck made a detour through our garden wall.
I was remarkably relaxed about it, mainly because I knew Laurie Lambeth could repair it.
Laurie is more than a dry stone waller. He’s a craftsman, an artist and a really nice bloke, too.
I watched him working, mesmerised by how he magically seemed to know the perfect stone to fit in the right place.
A huge random stone jigsaw puzzle.
When I took him a cuppa, we ended up chatting about this and that. And he shared something that really struck a chord.
He mentioned the number of times when customers, actually blokes (always blokes) would say, ‘I would have done it myself, but I don’t have much time’.
You think you could just turn your hand to dry stone walling?
I held my up my hands and confessed that I wouldn’t have a clue where to start and I’ll stick with writing, coaching and speaking.
Laurie confessed he would hate the idea of public speaking.
And we nodded. Sagely.
What’s your expertise?
What can you do that makes you an expert?
What do you need to be better at?
I’d choose something easier than Dry Stone Walling.
PS I’d love to know your expertise. Please leave a comment below.
Herding cats – otherwise know as getting school governors to embrace their strategic responsibilities and all move in the same direction!
Bouncing back. I thought my fielde of dreams was about to cough up something wonderful, then oops backstabbing manipulation jealousy eto fired some colleagues and I was initially gutted, then thought – I dont do that I know my own integrity, I know I am right and I dug in my heels even though there were risks and I was out on a limb – needed legal assistance but all that did was reassure me that indeed I was right, I would restore my field of dreams and with a couple of friends we are on our way to overcome all this negativity gteed etc. Hang on in there Be Brilliant even when things are really knocking you around, it will come good if you believe in yourself and know your own integrity.
Great note and a bit like the credit card advert!
We get this all the time, our business is IT and the amount of problems we can solve in 10 minutes vs people trying themselves to resolve for days is (to coin the advert) priceless
Mine is in logistics. Not the complicated type but just being able to hire trucks from someone and deploying them effectively to deliver the service that I want.
I can crochet anything just by looking at a picture
Just a pity I’m not so proficient at selling the finished product although giving them away is so easy 😉
That’s amazing Christine. Wow!
my skill was in getting people to do things they thought they couldn’t. But now the real test, can I do the same with my extended family… 🙂
I make sustainable food production at sea possible all over the world 🙂
Mine is being able to see exactly what i want my photo to reveal and seeing it once I’ve clicked the camera