Doing Nothing Costs Too Much – A Great Piece From Alan Creedy

January 15, 2013
1 Comments
Advertisement

Alan Creedy has been a mentor to me since 2010 but above that he has been a great friend and brother. I can’t say enough good things about Alan to do him justice. His passion and caregiving nature make him a respected truth speaker in this profession.

My first face to face encounter with Alan came when I was so doped up I can’t remember most of our conversation. Alan drove from Raleigh, NC to Zanesville, OH to meet with me only 10 days after I was involved in a near fatal head-on car accident. I had only been out of the hospital for 3 days and was laid out with a broke right femur (in 3 places) in the living room of my in-laws house. My wife called Alan to let him know my situation and that it probably won’t be worth his time as I was on so much pain medication that I couldn’t process much of anything. Alan still came. This speaks volumes about his character and the man his is.

So this is just one of the many reasons that I read and listen to what Alan says, its just a bonus that his content is superb and right on the money!

Here is a portion of Alan’s most recent article that should inspire you but also get your mind focused on the task at hand.

Advertisement

Doing Nothing Costs Too Much

By: Alan Creedy, Creedy Commentary

On my office wall I have framed photos of three men.  If I asked you what they have in common I anticipate I would get many different answers but, for me, there is only one answer.

wall photo

Each, in his own way, despite significant personal tragedy and unimaginable public pressure and emotional stress understood the importance of MAKING THE MAIN THING THE MAIN THING.

And this, dear reader, is the single reason so many of us mere mortals find it almost impossible to refuse distractions and remain stalwart in the face of resistance, resolute under pressure and persevere for long periods of time toward our goals.  We have no real idea what THE MAIN THING is. We hear a lot about someone else’s main thing but we don’t have a strong enough hold on our main thing that we end up getting caught up in theirs.  Or we are wise enough to recognize it is not ours so we do nothing.  We function on someone else’s agenda or none at all.  So, we go to default futures:

We Work In Our Business Claiming We Are Too Busy To Work On Our Business.

I am in my 34th year of commitment to the DeathCare profession and the 42nd year of my career.  Like my heroes (but not to the unimaginable degree they suffered) I have experienced much of what they did.  As I know many of you have.  It has shaped me.  I am grateful not bitter. If nothing else it has built my faith. Like many of you, it has prepared me for such a time as this.  There have been times where I had no main thing and times, like now, that I did.  Age gives perspective.  I see the purpose in both times now.

DeathCare continues it long, accelerating decline.  We (I) have obsessed about what is changing.  But we have forgotten to take into consideration what is NOT changing.  People will continue to die. Survivors will continue to have a need to reconcile that death emotionally and to honor the life of those they have lost.  I was reminded in the movie “Lincoln” that it was Euclid that first used the phrase: “self-evident”.  I would suggest that these things are self-evident.

If you are an owner or a general manager, partner…whatever… you have a moral obligation to yourself, to your staff, to the legal entity you lead and, most of all, to the public you serve to MAKE THE MAIN THING THE MAIN THING.

SO WHAT IS IT?

Rest the rest of “Doing Nothing Costs Too Much” on Alan’s blog

Subscribe to the Creedy Commentary, it’s FREE!

Ryan Thogmartin

CEO at DISRUPT Media and ConnectingDirector.com
Ryan Thogmartin is the Owner and CEO of DISRUPT Media. DISRUPT Media is a full service social media agency specializing in social media strategy, management and reporting for funeral companies. DISRUPT Media is the creator of the FUNERAL Social Design Process which is the only full service social media strategy program crafted specifically for the funeral profession.

Go to http://funeralsocial.com to find out more about the services we offer. Our clients who are apart of our FUNERAL Social Design Process are seeing an increase in post reach and engagement of over 300%.

Ryan is also the founder of ConnectingDirectors.com. ConnectingDirectors.com is the leading online daily publication for funeral professionals with a reader base of over 45,000 of the most elite and forward-thinking professionals in the profession. With ConnectingDirectors.com Ryan has created a global community through an online platform allowing funeral professionals to Stay Current. Stay Informed and Stay Elite.
Advertisement

You may be interested

Jobs
2 views

Preneed Funeral Sales Advisor

CDFuneralNews - August 11, 2017

Premier Funeral Solutions is currently seeking a Preneed Funeral Sales Advisor . Premier Funeral Solutions offers tools and methodologies developed to help…

12 Benefits of Social Media Every Funeral Home Needs to Know
Marketing
3 views
Marketing
3 views

12 Benefits of Social Media Every Funeral Home Needs to Know

Ryan Thogmartin - August 10, 2017

Social media is 'marketing.' It's not the new marketing, it's the current state of marketing, and funeral homes and death care companies can no longer afford to ignore it. There are so many reasons why death care companies need to get their heads out of the sand and start engaging on the platforms used by over 68% of all Americans.

Six Times Twitter Reminded Us Funerals Don’t Have to be Boring
Humor
57 views
Humor
57 views

Six Times Twitter Reminded Us Funerals Don’t Have to be Boring

Madison Ashby - August 9, 2017

These six people had funerals on their mind for one reason or another and decided to share with the Twitter world what they were thinking, and I’m pretty glad they did. People can come up with some pretty crazy things if you let them ramble.

Comments