The Other side…
By Nicholas Ashton, CEO/CIO, CommSmart Global Group
Immersed in business, priorities of services and solutions is an addiction for us that are passionate about our place in life.
We sometimes forget there is another side of those we meet with, take time out of their day and always forget there is a private side of their lives like their family, wives, husbands, and children.
We are all private people with other private agendas. As you sit with a prospect or client, remember they are attached to other people, who are part of the jigsaw of life, which shows the full picture of the past, present, and future.
When you get a call that someone cannot meet with you or has to change an appointment, you may think it was an internal business matter or they are blowing you off.
This was more evident last week when a meeting changed and the lead individual was not going to make the meeting and selected someone else to fill in. They, in turn, had to ‘beg off’ for whatever reason, but the meeting went ahead any why and was a success.
Thinking nothing of it and rolling with the punches, I never really questioned why the first individual could not attend.
This morning I found out why.
The man’s wife died of a sudden brain hemorrhage. Young, the middle fifties and a loving couple. I never met her, only knew he was married.
It hit me like a lead balloon and brought an emotional void and tears to my eyes over someone I never knew and will never know.
Today is the funeral. A lifetime together and the sudden departing.
A few days have gone by, not enough to say to them, ‘I Love You’, smile, hold hands and kiss for the last time.
Life, I have been reminded is precious and is be gone in a flash.
Treat each moment as if it is your last together.
Remember our departing is guaranteed…
‘Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow’
There is now a jigsaw picture missing a single piece, which will always be remembered.
You are in thoughts and prayers…