For all those clients, friends and colleagues who, over the last few weeks, have told me about how they are tolerating other people’s performance and behaviour. Your mantra. Good morning This is Planet Me Here, we abide by my rules I’m happy to work 70 hours a week to pay for your: • food, shelter and clothing • education • pleasure and leisure • wages for work done well • fees for services rendered effectively • invoices for goods supplied I’m equally happy to spend 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, thinking about how I can make both our lives better and more profitable. I’m happy to sacrifice my time, talents and (sometimes) well-being to achieve these objectives – because I’m wired, I’m DNA coded, to be one of those 10% of the population who run their own business. I didn’t choose this – its a calling. In return, from you, I require the following: • we play by my rules • if you have constructive feedback, please let me have it – it helps me evolve • I’m going to explain very clearly how I expect you to perform and behave • It will be for your good • I expect you to comply – because I know best If you don’t want to play by my rules If you want to live on somebody else’s Planet with easier or no rules Or if you want to build your own Planet You have my unconditional support Please leave by the door marked “exit”.