I was attending an Administrative Conference this week where there was lots of laughter, stories and tears (mostly from laughing so much). The speaker of the day was totally hilarious. She had so many jokes and stories and she even brought upon a song or two. But the one thing that caught my attention that afternoon was her take on having the “NEXT” attitude. Read below on more!
Do It Themselves. Have you noticed how many prospects think they can “do it themselves”? Sure they can. And it’s a lot more appealing than working with you. At first glance, it’s FREE. It’s worked fine in the past. There’s no risk. And it could be a real money-saver – heck, maybe they can start doing it themselves all the time!
Some rescuers say that New Year’s Day they see the most lost animals. Several years in a row, this reporter got calls on Christmas Day from people who had found lapdogs. Those dogs were all visiting with their families and so were really lost in that they did not know the neighborhood. When visiting with your animal, you can always put tape on their collar with a local phone number -especially if you have no tag or the tag has your landline home phone on it.
I think it’s great that people are using MySpace, Twitter, Reverbnation, Sonic Bids and all that good stuff. But not having your own website is like running a Dropff Package company with delivery offices in different cities, but no headquarters. You have no control over your operations and your message. People won’t take you seriously.
The next reason is for security purposes. Always make sure that you go for reputable and credible carriers if you would like to receive your merchandise in time with no hassle or delay and still in perfect shape and condition. How to know which one to go to, especially with the number of courier services around? Simple. You would know if the company is trusted by many by looking at the number of its patrons and clients. Moreover, delve more deeply by checking the company’s number of operating years. Look into the reputation it has built.
So how much money are we talking about? Couriers make a different amount based on what part of the country they live in. So how much? The current national average is $36 an hour. If you work an eight-hour day, that means you could make $288 a day.
You also will have the option to join the HRA. This is a home rating system. Every week you will get a letter in your mailbox from the HRA with a grade on your home. If you get a great score, sometimes the HRA will send you a gift and congratulate you.
If you’re a band and you’ve carved out your own tiny niche, you maintain a stronghold on your fan base by developing a strong identity. If you don’t have a website, it’s hard to maintain a strong identity because people won’t have a place to interact with you when they’re not at your shows.