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Zen Jeweler: Challenge Yourself Every Day

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WHEN YOU GET up in the morning, and the store is behind last year’s figures, and the competition is moving in across the street, and you’re the owner, you blame the manager. If you’re the manager, you blame the economy or the sales staff. If you’re the sales staff, you blame the owner. It’s a vicious circle.

 

Start pointing the finger at yourself. If you’re the owner, you must be missing some marketing or merchandising strategies. If you’re the manager, you probably aren’t asking the sales staff for opinions. If you’re the sales staff, are you communicating where inventory is missing, or that clients aren’t finding what they want?  

If you look around, you may see people who have reached a level of contentment.  

Challenging yourself is mandatory. If you are tired of the challenge of selling for a living, or managing, or owning a business, sell it. Get out.  Take on something less challenging.  

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When Sales Beat Projections, You Know Wilkerson Did Its Job

There are no crystal balls when it comes to sales projections. But when Thomasville, Georgia jeweler Fran Lewis chose Wilkerson to run the retirement/going-out-of-business sale for Lewis Jewelers and More, she was pleasantly surprised to learn that even Wilkerson could one-up its own sales numbers. “Not only did we meet our goal, but we exceeded the goal that Wilkerson had given us by about 134%,” she says. After more than 40 years in the business, Lewis says she decided a few years ago to “move towards retirement.” And she was impressed by Wilkerson’s tenure in the industry. Overall, she’d recommend the company to anyone else who may be thinking it’s time to hang up their loupe. “As a full package, they’ve done a very good job and I’d definitely recommend Wilkerson.”

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Zen Jeweler: Challenge Yourself Every Day

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WHEN YOU GET up in the morning, and the store is behind last year’s figures, and the competition is moving in across the street, and you’re the owner, you blame the manager. If you’re the manager, you blame the economy or the sales staff. If you’re the sales staff, you blame the owner. It’s a vicious circle.

 

Start pointing the finger at yourself. If you’re the owner, you must be missing some marketing or merchandising strategies. If you’re the manager, you probably aren’t asking the sales staff for opinions. If you’re the sales staff, are you communicating where inventory is missing, or that clients aren’t finding what they want?  

If you look around, you may see people who have reached a level of contentment.  

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Challenging yourself is mandatory. If you are tired of the challenge of selling for a living, or managing, or owning a business, sell it. Get out.  Take on something less challenging.  

Stop blaming everyone else.

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SPONSORED VIDEO

When Sales Beat Projections, You Know Wilkerson Did Its Job

There are no crystal balls when it comes to sales projections. But when Thomasville, Georgia jeweler Fran Lewis chose Wilkerson to run the retirement/going-out-of-business sale for Lewis Jewelers and More, she was pleasantly surprised to learn that even Wilkerson could one-up its own sales numbers. “Not only did we meet our goal, but we exceeded the goal that Wilkerson had given us by about 134%,” she says. After more than 40 years in the business, Lewis says she decided a few years ago to “move towards retirement.” And she was impressed by Wilkerson’s tenure in the industry. Overall, she’d recommend the company to anyone else who may be thinking it’s time to hang up their loupe. “As a full package, they’ve done a very good job and I’d definitely recommend Wilkerson.”

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