One of the questions we often get asked is, “how are things going in the land of White Now?” (or words to that effect), and our response is usually along the lines of:
- Flat Out
- Flat Chat
- Busy, Busy, Busy!
- Don’t Know if We’re Arthur or Martha
- Etc, Etc, Etc
What I’ve noticed though is that each and every time the above is clarified with something like:
- But I’m not complaining, or
- Which is FANTASTIC, or
- I’d rather be flat out as at least we know we can pay ourselves this week, or
- We never take our good fortune for granted
It got me to thinking just how “lucky” we are! And when I say “lucky” it is not because of a fluke or being in the right place at the right time. It comes down to a lot of BLOODY HARD WORK!!! But the bottom line is that we all genuinely enjoy it and on a personal level, I am not sure what I would do with myself if I was sitting around twiddling my thumbs!
The past fortnight has seen a significant part of the team away on annual leave and whilst some in our office might suggest that the people in question do very little ‘real’ work, the fact of the matter is that they (well, at least one of them) do/does contribute to the overall productivity of the team!!! ……office humour!
What never ceases to amaze, please, excite and drive me personally is the continual influx of business and the fantastic range of services that we get asked if we can provide or assist with. Not a week goes by without the phone ringing or an email pinging that asks us to step outside our core business/services and look at opportunity from a different angle.
I was wondering why this might be the case. And I think the answer is our………………INTEGRITY. I firmly believe that the business is founded on such strong principles and that each of the team live up to those values on a daily basis so that our customers form a trusted bond with us which means that they are comfortable asking us for things that might not be on our ‘list’ of what we do.
So, in summary I would like to say that I believe we are so incredibly fortunate to wake up each day and be surrounded by opportunity, questions, ideas, laughter, integrity, honesty, support, open communication, etc, etc and that I pinch myself regularly and do a stop…….check…… every couple of days to make sure I recognise the reality of that fortune and never, ever take it for granted.
To everyone that supports “us” in the myriad of ways that we are so fortunate……….THANK YOU!!! You are our reason for continual improvement and integral to our overall success.