I don’t mean to let the cat out of the bag, but yesterday doesn’t hold a candle to this morning. Because I was able to sleep tight and get up and have a good square meal for breakfast. And just in case this is starting to sound strange, I’m illustrating figures of speech by using figures of speech. But do my examples cut the mustard? If not, please let me down easy.
Cut the mustard? Why is that a figure of speech?
What does it even mean? And how did it ever get started? Well, as it turns out, there are a lot of different explanations for it. And some forms of the expression…uh…figure of speech…go all the way back to the late 1800’s. According to one article, O. Henry, a famous author, used that phrase back in 1907. He wrote a story called The Heart of the West. And somewhere in the story he wrote the line: “I looked around and found a proposition that exactly cut the mustard.”
It seems like most people don’t know where it actually started. And probably don’t know exactly what it means. But modern definitions tend to describe it: “to succeed; to have the ability to do something; to come up to expectations”.
And since I’m in the business of helping business owners, I see a connection to hiring and firing employees. Of course, firing people is probably on the top of most business owners’ list of things they hate to do. But sometimes, for one reason or another, they just don’t cut the mustard. So…they haven’t succeeded or met expectations.
And what do you do then?
Well, you don’t have to guess or even spend any time figuring it out. Because my RondaReady system already has a whole section to ease you through the process. And how to keep track of every step so it’s at your fingertips with a couple of clicks.
It’s just one of the ways I can help you be the highly organized CEO of your business.
But I can’t help you if you don’t plug your business in. Today is the second best time to start. And the best time is long gone. So, I recommend jumping in today. Let me help you…