Good morning. This is attorney and notary Santiago Lampon. This is my first podcast for 2017. Its January the 4th. I spent a few days already on the run, working and getting things done in the new year and I have been thinking what should I post about in my very first opportunity to communicate with you. As I was wondering about it I realized that I want to talk to you about wondering about things.
Yes the word is wondering. And I am gonna go head while I am communicating with you I am going to open my browser here and I am going to look for the definition of wondering. – bear with me a moment. It says it come from wonder, desire or be curious to know something . Then there is wondering. It says: expressing admiration or amazement, -very interesting- marvelling. To think or speculate curiously. That would be from the definition , the verb wonder. Interesting. There is another definition used with object. It says to speculate curiously or to be curious about something. Now I am going to stay with the one to think or speculate curiosly. Now that word speculate within the definition of wonder, to wonder, could probably best communicate what I want to talk to you about.
A lot of my clients are very successful, many or most of my clients, are very successful business owners in one way or another. Either in managing , renting real estate properties, business associated with real estate properties like restaurants and alike or it doesn’t matter what kind of a business. The aspect is that the successfulness of it depends in my opinion, in wondering less and less about it . To the extent someone is wondering what is going on, what is happening. To think or speculate curiously. The person is not actually confronting, the person is not actually putting his or her attention on what is going on. If someone is wondering why there isn’t enough clients ,if somebody is wondering why employees are not happy, if somebody is wondering about why, even if you are wondering about why you have so many clients there has to be an area of the business that is not been taken a closer look at.
That is very particular about the legal aspects of operating a business. If the person is wondering about how could the law affect me, or how could it be that there is a problem in this area, the person lacks the knowledge about that area and it is a very direct and specific formula.
The more you are wondering about something you should take it as an indicator that it is the less you know about i that something and the solution is getting the knowledge. You can get it from a lawyer, you can get it from a marketing consultant, you can get it from a book. It really doesn’t matter much as long as it is valid information, as long as it is information that you can actually understand and then use, and then when you use it you actually get a possitive result. I will give you an example. I recently started posting about employee relations and employment law in Puerto Rico. Some people are like not even wondering what is going on with that . They just do their business normally. As long as they get paid, as long as they are not complaining. That is not a good standard. The good standard would be: -Ok, what I don’t know about employment law in Puerto Rico can hurt me-. It really can. How should employee records be kept? What are my obligations as to time records? When I hire someone, how do I secure that i can get a 90 day probation or probatory period so that if during those 90 days the person doesn’t work out, I can terminate the person without any concerns?
If you are wondering about this things then you lack some information. You can probably go online, like for example you can go to Puerto Rico legal blog, which is my website and you can search the articles and the videos that I have. But there is a wealth of information on the internet. Again, it is easy to post something on the internet so it is very easy to find incorrect information but that is another subject and that is another subject to be covered on another podcast or another article. But if you are wondering about something the solution is get the information about that something. That way you can stay out of trouble. Even if trouble comes down the road you can still handle it successfully.
Again my name is Santiago Lampon. I am a lawyer and a notary in Puerto Rico. My website is puertoricolegalblog.com. My phone number 7872736767. Happy new year. A successful 2017 and there on . Have a great day.