Cooling off this hot July afternoon with the grandkids at a local pool. A young man injured himself off the diving board. He didn’t seem too bad, but before long, the lifeguards made the call to clear everyone from the pool and call for medical aid.

There was some expected grumbling, like I said, it was hot…and it didn’t appear to be a serious injury. However, the decision was to ensure that:

  • the injured person would get their full attention
  • the safety of others would not be compromised because of attention to one person

What are the odds there is an individual or a client in our life who should be receiving some undivided attention from us?

Maybe there is a long term customer that we haven’t taken the time to send a card lately or a thank you card or take to lunch. Perhaps we’re taking our best friend for granted. It might be a good idea to tell ‘you know who’ that you love them.

Works the other way too. A customer or an employee who should have been fired a long time ago.

Either situation, blow the whistle and focus. “You know how to whistle, don’t you? Just put your lips together and blow.” (Actress Lauren Bacall to Humphrey Bogart in ‘To Have and to Have Not’.)

In case you don’t know how to whistle, I’ve included one for you at the end of this post, just click it and yell, “Everybody out of the pool!”

Whistle