Turn Around Tuesday

*Conversation between Rocky and Paulie about Rock’s relationship with Adrian*
Paulie: You like her?
Rocky: Sure, I like her.
Paulie: What’s the attraction?
Rocky: I dunno… she fills gaps.
Paulie: What’s ‘gaps’?
Rocky: I dunno, she’s got gaps, I got gaps, together we fill gaps. ” – Rocky I (1976)

This is my all time favorite Rocky quote, um, conversation, ever! Completely raw, honest and utterly romantic. But, if I take a step back, there is more to this “gap filling” than new love butterflies.

I have the benefit of knowing some really incredible people. I appreciate them for all that they are in the face of the things that I am not. This is not to say one is more or less than the other. It is just to say that it is a fact that we all have “gaps.” This encompasses all those things that we would do better to leave to the professionals. For instance, I will gladly help you write your vows. I will do you the favor of your life and refuse to sing at your wedding.

We all do well to know our gaps and connect with our gap fillers. I am a great project manager but a horrible organizer. I do a great job at presenting material to a room full of people, but I really don’t care for long, intensive training sessions. I have gaps. I am incredibly thankful for my gap fillers.

Today I want to encourage you to appreciate those who connect with you in a way that is mutually beneficial for both of you. Gaps are a fact of life. Good thing, too – gap filler relationships are some of the best kind. Wondrous things happen when we realize the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

St. Patty’s Day in Savannah

It is that time of the year again. For those who don’t know, St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah is the event of the year. Compared in size (and consumption) with Mardi Gras, we have the big parade and the bigger party.

I haven’t been to the festivities in years. It is just too much for me now. But a lot of folks I know will be enjoying the weekend.

So the mom in me surfaces. Be Safe! If not for yourselves, then for the others that may be on the road with you.

So that I am not all talk, I called a friend of mine that runs a transportation service (our town doesn’t have a taxi company).

I am passing on her information as she will service the areas outside, as well as within, Savannah.

MC Taxi & Shuttle Service 24 hours (912) 412-9839

Be careful out there so I can see you all next week!

This week in history

  • March 11, 1968 – Otis Redding posthumously receives gold record for “(Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay”
  • March 12, 1933 – Franklin D. Roosevelt gives first Fireside Chat
  • March 14, 1879 – Albert Einstein is born
  • March 17, 1753 – First Official St. Patrick’s Day

Comments

  1. When grouping into teams, it’s always important to know your strengths and weaknesses. It’s also helpful to know how other people operate. That way, you can choose specific people for whatever project you’re working on. You can fill each others’ gaps and learn a thing or two from one another in the process.

    • Jay – no doubt. This is one of the most overlooked steps in team formation. I find it most often happens when the leader is way over their “Alpha” quotient or doesn’t know their team members well. I think you can also run into this if your team chooses not to work as one.

  2. I love that Rocky quote. 🙂

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