Subscribe Now - Get them delivered to your inbox every Tuesday.
Subscribe to our Newsletter
Get them delivered to your inbox every Tuesday.
A Well Planned Retirement
Outside England’s Bristol Zoo there is a parking lot for 150 cars and 8 buses. For 25 years, its parking fees were managed by a very pleasant attendant. The fees were £1.40 for cars, and £7.00 for buses.
Then, one day, after 25 solid years of never missing a day of work, he just didn’t show up; so the Zoo management called the City Council and asked it to send them another parking agent.
The Council did some research and replied that the parking lot was the Zoo’s own responsibility.
The Zoo advised the Council that the attendant was a city employee.
The City Council responded that the lot attendant had never been on the Council payroll.
Meanwhile, sitting in his villa somewhere on the coast of Spain or France or Italy… is a man who’d apparently had a ticket machine installed completely on his own, and then, had simply begun to show up every day to collect and keep the parking fees, estimated at about £560 per day… for 25 years.
Assuming 7 days a week, this amounts to just over 7 million pounds…. and no one even knows his name.
There are four ways you can engage with me:
1. Subscribe to these emails and get them once a week in your inbox so you never miss a video from me.
2. Join the Trades Business Toolshed Facebook Group where you can watch these videos, ask me questions or talk to your peers.
3. Attend my next Tools Down workshop.
4. Book yourself a 10-minute chat with me. We’ll talk about whether coaching is right for you now and if it is, we’ll go further into the process before you have to make your mind up.
See you later.