to get things done, you first have to have things happen to you.
for example, you have to buy your son a gazillion bubbles bubble machine and your son has to adore it. then you have to leave it out on the balcony in the rain a couple of times. eventually, your bubble machine will break. perhaps it was the rain. perhaps not. either way, you have to have a broken bubble machine.
then you call the manufacturer of your bubble machine. mine was funrise. then you have to write a letter saying that you bought a bubble machine and it broke and now your son is really dissapointed, and oh, by the way, you put a review of it on your blog and other people bought the same machine and theirs broke too. you also have no reciept, but because of the high sad baby factor in the household, you'd like a replacement.
what happens next? the president of the company writes you a letter saying that he is really sorry about the machine and is urgently sending out a replacement to fix the sad baby factor.
first thing done!
another example of things happening to you: your baby turns up covered with gigantic fire ants three times.
to make things happen, write your park commision and ask if there's anything that can be done about the ants taking over the playground. tell him also that the litter and dog poop are getting out of control and the grass is full of stickers.
what happens next? your park commision will call you and tell you that they are sending out a litter crew and someone to take care of the ants. they are also going to add irrigation to the park so that they can re-sod with soft fluffy grass, re-do the pavillion, and perhaps give the park a whole new design.
the next day you will actually witness these people putting his words into action. penn and i, we were highly impressed.
how to get things done; yeah. if only it were that easy, eh?
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