Read a blog yesterday by Andrew Zezas titled "Passive Real
Estate Brokers.........Striving for Mediocrity". Here.
I do not know Andrew Zezas, although I suspect he is a very
focused, disciplined, and successful commercial real estate
broker. I felt convicted by a number of things he wrote.
"You can always spot a passive broker in a
crowded room. They show up to important
meetings dressed in vacation-wear....open
colors, no tie, maybe a sports jacket, and worse!'
Ouch. I wasn't sure what to do with the Zezas post. And
then Jim Harrison came to the rescue.
I was first led to Jim Harrison by Cultural Offering. After reading
one of Kurt's posts I acquired a copy of In Search of Small Gods.
The "wow" factor in Harrison's stuff is pretty high.
The Hammock Papers was on a Harrison kick Monday. Especially
appreciated was his inclusion of The Paris Review interview by
Jim Fergus, in which appeared the following:
"Conversing with the poet-novelist is somehow akin to
watching his dogs work the cover for birds. They race
off on tangents, describing broad loops and arcs, or
tight circles, always returning in a controlled, if
circuitous, pattern that is at once instinct, training,
ritual, and play."
Hah! This feels like how I work. One would struggle to call
it disciplined, but......it somehow has worked. Off on tangents,
broad loops and arcs, a controlled, if circuitous, pattern
that is at once instinct...and play. That feels about right,
and after reading Zezas, a relief.
I won't be wearing that tie to work today.