Quick Fix vs Real Solutions

Recently my dad sent me another batch of junk e-mail. I get a kick out of how much stuff he sends out. I usually delete most, if not all, having had seen them all before. This time one of them really caught my eye though. It was the story of a private fly-in fishing excursion in the Alaskan Wilderness. The chartered pilot/guide and his fishermen had left some bait and other food in the airplane and this is what the bear who smelled the food did to the plane.

Interesting dilemma faced by the pilot and fishermen. Stranded far from civilization with their only mode of transportation destroyed. Thankfully the pilot was able to radio another pilot who was able to bring him 2 new tires and 3 cases of…. Duct Tape! Amazingly the pilot taped the plane back together and was able to FLY IT HOME!

Now that’s where the e-mail story ended… but it made me stop and think. I highly doubt the pilot got back home and continued to fly this duct taped plane around Alaska, hauling fishermen/clients. I would venture to guess the first thing this pilot did was fix this plane properly and restore it to near perfect condition.

The question it raised for me is how often do we duct tape a problem or situation in our business or even personal lives in an effort to get back to base, but then we don’t bother to do the actual repairs necessary? I hope this story raises similar questions for you and gets you thinking about how much duct tape are you using right now…


About utahREpro

Chris is the managing broker for Prudential Utah Elite Real Estate in American Fork, Utah. His passions include spending time with his family, Real Estate, Social Media, traveling, reading, movies, golf, dirt biking and so much more. Chris is a graduate of the National Association of REALTORS (NAR) Leadership Academy as well as the Utah Association of REALTORS (UAR) Leadership Academy. He has served in many capacities in the real estate industry at the national, state and local levels, including: 2013 Treasurer of the Utah Association of REALTORS 2011 President of the Utah County Association of REALTORS (UCAR) 2011 REALTOR of the Year – UCAR NAR Federal Political Coordinator assigned to US Senator Mike Lee 2011 NAR Strategic Planning Committee 2010 – 2013 NAR Public Policy Coordinating Committee 2011 Dean of the LeadershipUAR Program Chris has been a licensed REALTOR in the State of Utah since 2004. He has been recognized both nationally and locally by Prudential and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2010.
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One Response to Quick Fix vs Real Solutions

  1. markbrian says:

    Duct tape can perform miracles as it did with this plane. But using “duct tape” to hold your life or business together is a recipe for eventual disaster.

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