Celebrities don’t mean diddly-squat to me, because their egos are huge, they think they are more important than the entertainment that they are, but mainly because they never tune in to what I have to say. Recently, I have to admit that I’m lending an ear to a very interesting person making news. In one of his many interviews a reporter accused Charlie Sheen of being bi-polar. His comment was “What does that mean?.. I’m bi-winning!”. Some little voice deep inside me said “Now there’s something I can relate to!”. I’m pretty sure we don’t agree on anything else, but I like the idea of bi-winning.
Bi-winning. What an awesome mental picture. I’m not entirely sure I can wrap my brain around the context it was used, but I sure do like the sound of it. How can you be bi-wining? Here’s my take (in my best Jeff Foxworthy impression).
– If your client comes to you for help on a tight deadline, and you deliver a day ahead of schedule, then you and your client just might be bi-winning.
– If you can bring a new solution to your client that your competitors haven’t thought of, then you and your client might be bi-winning.
– If your client is looking for a specific result but doesn’t know the steps to accomplish the result, and you show them the way, then you and your client just might be bi-winning.
– If you provide multiple solutions for your client rather than pigeon-holing them in to a single option, then you and your client just might be bi-winning.
– If your client comes to you with something they want to do and you give them a better solution and which saves them time, or money, or produces better results, then you and your client just might be bi-winning
– If your client has a challenge with which you don’t have the solution, but you introduce them to someone who does, you might be bi-winning.
– If you are referred by an existing client to a new client and you make it easy and enjoyable to do business with you , then you and your new client just might be bi-winning. OR You and your existing client just might be bi-winning. OR Your existing client and your new client might be bi-winning.
But isn’t that TRI-winning? And isn’t TRI-winning three times the value of bi-winning? Maybe, I like to think, I’m one up on Charlie Sheen.
“Can’t is the cancer of happy.” – Charlie Sheen (Okay, we agree on two things.)