01 Sep Are you drowning in Admin? and have you ever heard of a Starfish Thrower?
Let’s start with a little story that is very close to me, and my business with a wonderful moral at the end.
While walking along a beach, an elderly gentleman saw someone in the distance leaning down, picking something up and throwing it into the ocean.
As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young man, picking up starfish one by one and tossing each one gently back into the water.
He came closer still and called out, “Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?”
The young man paused, looked up, and replied “Throwing starfish into the ocean.”
The old man smiled, and said, “I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?”
To this, the young man replied, “The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them in, they’ll die.”
Upon hearing this, the elderly observer commented, “But, young man, do you not realise that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can’t possibly make a difference!”
The young man listened politely. Then he bent down, picked up another starfish, threw it back into the ocean past the breaking waves and said, “It made a difference for that one.”
I love this lesson and it has a special place in my heart as my business name is Starfish Admin Services.
I would love to think of myself as this very person, in my case – the starfish thrower, and the companies I help are the Starfish; throwing the struggling starfish companies back into the water and literally saving them by taking the admin load off their plates.
We can make a difference to your business. It might not seem like a lot but perhaps just taking a small job off your extensive list, or spending one hour a week organising your admin and I promise you, you’ll feel like a load has been lifted. You can spend that hour doing what you are good at, or even just having some time off!
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Let me be your Starfish-Thrower and get you back into the ocean and save you from drowning in Admin.