I was never very good at football. Just an enthusiastic left back. Eventually, my team Richmond Amateurs, gave up on me and dropped me.
“Do I stay at home on Saturday afternoons and miss out on all the fun or do I turn up at the games with my boots…just in case?”
For once, I did not back down in the face of adversity and you can guess the rest…the opportunity to regain my position soon presented itself!
Don’t give up. Turn up. With your boots!
Where can you take them today?
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Is it clear to your customers that you are open for business?
Is it clear to them that you welcome callers?
Is it clear to them that you would love them to drop by?
It should be…..and, are you ready to greet them?
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If you don’t blow your horn, there is no music!
What horn blowing are you doing in your business?
Could you do more?
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A bill for a restaurant meal (the name of the eatery is hidden)!
It might be me. It probably is. But, I found the sizeable handwritten note on the bill offensive.
It did not endear me to the waitress or the establishment.
I still tipped well, but will I go again?
The lesson for us all? You can seemingly get everything right in your business and then at the last minute….!
Smoking kills you. It killed my dad. It will kill you.
The message couldn’t be clearer or more evident. And even smokers themselves agree!
And yet they don’t stop.
Never, ever, ever, underestimate how challenging it is to implement change even when the evidence in favour of that change is overwhelming.
Existing habits take some shifting!
P.S. Nagging doesn’t work. I spent the last 15 years of my Dads life nagging him every morning to stop smoking as his bronchitis worsened daily. He didn’t stop.
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