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Rattlesnake killer

My old boss Gordon told me that when someone is doing important work, don’t bother them with the details.

Wyatt Blue was a great dog, a blend of German Shepherd and Rugged Nevada.

Two decades ago when we hiked the Pine Nut Mountain Range, Wyatt Blue, our new puppy, came upon a big rattlesnake. He began to circle the snake one way and then another. I yelled and stomped my feet, attempting to divert Wyatt’s attention and save his life.

Wyatt paid no attention and suddenly grabbed the rattler in the middle of his body and shook him violently. The snake’s head flew off in one direction and his rattle in another.

This “important work” was repeated many times in Wyatt’s lifetime. I didn’t bother him again. I just watched him from a safe distance.

Now, I think of Wyatt when a senior employee of The Change Companies takes off on a high-risk venture. I don’t bother them with the details.

Author: Don Kuhl

Don Kuhl is founder of The Change Companies® and Train for Change Inc.® He has authored hundreds of Journals that have assisted over 10 million people in making positive life changes. While Don was aging (think of a side of beef at a fine restaurant), he managed motel properties, started several sports publications, worked in college and health care administrations and started about a dozen corporations. Some of them failed miserably, a few flourished.