Build and They Will Come - How To Attract Your Purple Cow / by Mary Jennings

Prepare For The Rush When I was in college, I had a job at a restaurant named Eden's in Center City Philadelphia, PA.  I loved that job because it taught me so much.  It was owned and managed by a fellow that was formerly a top executive at Proctor and Gamble Corporation.  He ran a tight ship and that was no easy task with a bunch of art students, musicians and other transient staff.  One lesson to remember was to stay at your station.  As much as I wanted to leave the cash register to bus tables, I was not allowed.  The other (most commonly used to this day) is during the down times, prepare for the rush.  In the restaurant world, particularly in a busy city like Philadelphia, the rush can crush your business, staff and reputation if not properly prepared for.  The magic of making that rush a positive or even fruitful time, all depends on the work accomplished in preparation.

For you, in search of your own success, what does preparing for the rush look like.  Well, for starters, you have to be clear on what success looks like for you.  I have covered the importance of honesty with yourself in Is This a Purple Cow or A Faux Pas and am talking about attracting your special breed of success in this posting.  With knowing what you love and where you want to go with it, you are ready to experience the rush.

You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.

- Maya Angelou

This posting is one of six about how to find and keep your purple cow.  If we were to put all of this in barnyard details, I would say, build the barn, stock the food, read all the latest news on weather conditions, healthcare and maintenance of your wonderful purple cow.

Another point is to have faith.  Hebrews 11:1 says, "Faith is being sure of what you hope for and certain of what you do not see."  Preparing for a rush or building for success that is nowhere in sight takes a lot of courage and passion.

Next Tuesday, I will be adding to this series with a post on being willing to grow and refine your success (purple cow).