In my last blog entry I talked about us attending the Goodguys 3rd Speedway Nationals in Indianapolis. Well unfortunately, as always, an unforeseen issue has come up that will keep us from attending.
So, why plan at all?
I often find myself running in to a roadblock when it comes to booking shows, signing contracts, and preparing the logistics for show season. Sometimes I feel like the younger, overly excited new guy that is trying to impress the boss with my need for preparation and order. Usually though, the Captain of this ship who is wise beyond his years will grab the reigns and slow the train down just before I run full speed in to a pileup.
Unfortunately, that didn’t happen this time. So, I wonder, is there any point in planning?
I ask this out of genuine curiosity. There are 2 kinds of people in the world, planners and fly by the seat of their panters. The first group are the ones that show up 15 minutes early for EVERY event. They are the ones that can tell you their budget plans for 2016 and probably know exactly what they are doing on any given weekend 3 months from now. If you ask one of them if they have booked rooms for the company trip in Vegas that is coming up in a few weeks, they will look at you and smile with a genuine look of surprise as to whether or not you are asking them a serious question.
Then there’s the rest of us. You know, the ones that If you ask if they have booked rooms for the company trip in Vegas that is coming up in a few weeks, they will look at you and smile with a genuine look of panic because secretly that completely forgot.
Sometimes though, it pays to be that guy.
There is nothing worse than paying for plane tickets, booking rooms and prepping logistics, only to have to cancel the entire thing because of a last minute item that is out of your control.
Fortunately for us, all issues will be resolved this week and our truck and trailer will be back on the road for the Goodguys 21st Lone Star Nationals
So let me ask you, which one are you?