Archive for October 2016

“My grandmother had this high-tech security system – a rusty nail she used to lock the door.” ~ Quincy Jones

Once fall comes, we’re thinking about getting the kids back to school and falling into a familiar routine. You’re not the only one thinking about that, other people may be looking forward to quiet days in the neighborhood too. Break-ins usually happen during the day when no one is at home. If your neighbors are on the same grind as you are, you may not discover a robbery until you get home and see your door open.

These thoughts are frightening, but there are things you can do to prevent it. Wired home alarm systems are great, but if you don’t have the budget to pay a monthly service to monitor your property a one-time investment is perfect. There are wifi cameras and apps that you can use from different manufacturers, motion sensor lighting and timers for your interior lamps. But having the peace of mind that there are eyes on your house at all times and having great customer service is a winning combination.  Read More→

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This month we are diverting to another subject that is fresh on my mind.  The concept of momentum.

Momentum is something we all know can be very positive but I believe is greatly underestimated.  When I ride my bike I find some striking analogies to business.  Riding a bicycle, whether rode or mountain involves momentum in a major way.  It’s the difference between going up a big hill or walking it.  It’s the difference between clearing a dirt ramp or rolling over it.  It’s the difference between keeping your rhythm going or speeding up and slowing down constantly which is usually much more exhausting.

The same things apply in business.  As a wholesaler, you have heard it said that you must always be marketing.  I can tell you it is much, much easier to keep your marketing going than to allow it to stop and then start back up.  On a bicycle, when I see a hill coming, I tend to attack it fast which makes it much easier to get to the top.  Business is no different, when you see an issue coming up, hit it and hit hard with such determination that you will find solving problems becomes much, much easier.  Your brain is more open.  Ideas flow more freely.  And you are much more likely to succeed in providing superior service to whoever you need to work with!  Read More→

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