Lana Vaughan

The Queen of Questions

Gate Keeper Failure

Lisbon, PT

Lisbon, PT

Harvey McKay says he always hires two positions at his company personally, the CEO and the Receptionist.

Recently I changed dentists because of his front office staff. This is not a new tactic for me. I have changed doctors, coffee shops, internet, cable and phone companies, plumbers, grocery stores and churches because of the front line of contact.

I no longer need an agent or publishing house to publish a book.

I no longer need a broker to buy stock.

I no longer need a librarian to help me find information.

I no longer need to wait for a  disc jockey to play a song I want to hear when his station manager decides it should be in rotation.

I no longer need a “guy” to get reservations or tickets or deals even in cities or countries I’ve never visited before.

I no longer need to adjust my schedule to see the news or a favorite program or movie broadcast by a programming manager.

All these gate keepers have been obstacles in the past but they are part of the past.


I have walked away from offering my volunteer hours to good causes because of gatekeepers.

Take a good look at the people around you. Are they gracious, welcoming, encouraging and inclusive? Or are they territorial, insecure, and stingy with access?


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