I was running late for a doctors appointment and racing up the stairs two at a time trying save time. But, I saw a penny lying on one of the steps and almost tripped over myself stopping to pick it up.
I don’t know why do that. A penny isn’t worth my time. At this stage of life, I really have no reason to waste time picking up spare change…because it gets thrown into a drawer when I get home.
The good news is this: I’m tight with money. I don’t like to spend it. And, I am as tightfisted with my company’s money as I am with my own.
So, when I work on budgeting plans (or reviewing the weekly approvals for spending money) I am constantly looking to save a buck on everything we do. It deeply pains me when I discover we spent too much and incurred expenses that should have been avoided.
When you manage your company’s money, how do you treat it? Do you care for it as tightly as your own?
The leader above you knows. The degree to which you are frugal with company funds is the degree to which you will be trusted with more.
Thanks for listening.