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Editor’s Note: Get Away From It All to Think Big Thoughts

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[dropcap cap=D]o you have a place where you can be creative? Someplace where you are completely away from all the distractions? Where you can think big thoughts?[/dropcap]

 

If not, you need to find one. And you need to go to that place at least once a week (and maybe even two or three times a week) for an hour or an hour-and-a-half each time.

For me, the place is the pool at our housing estate. I go there a couple mornings a week with a cup of coffee and my iPad. When I started, I would sit next to the pool and write. But that wasn’t good enough. Now, I actually stand in the pool while writing. (What can I say … Bangkok is a hot place.)

Important note: By big thoughts, I don’t mean big thoughts along the lines of “Why am I here?” or even “Where will my business be 10 years from now?” That’s great once in a while, but that well will run dry quickly.

What I mostly mean is creative thoughts on the smallest details of your business. Like: “What’s a fun idea for a new case display?” “What are some creative ways to build my e-mail list?” “What funny Facebook status updates can I write that will make my customers laugh over the next month?” “What can I stuff in bags that will make customers feel good?

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Invest yourself in doing this, and your business can’t help but see big results.

Wishing you the very best in business!

 

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[span class=note]This story is from the September 2010 edition of INSTORE[/span]

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Editor’s Note: Get Away From It All to Think Big Thoughts

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[dropcap cap=D]o you have a place where you can be creative? Someplace where you are completely away from all the distractions? Where you can think big thoughts?[/dropcap]

 

If not, you need to find one. And you need to go to that place at least once a week (and maybe even two or three times a week) for an hour or an hour-and-a-half each time.

For me, the place is the pool at our housing estate. I go there a couple mornings a week with a cup of coffee and my iPad. When I started, I would sit next to the pool and write. But that wasn’t good enough. Now, I actually stand in the pool while writing. (What can I say … Bangkok is a hot place.)

Important note: By big thoughts, I don’t mean big thoughts along the lines of “Why am I here?” or even “Where will my business be 10 years from now?” That’s great once in a while, but that well will run dry quickly.

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What I mostly mean is creative thoughts on the smallest details of your business. Like: “What’s a fun idea for a new case display?” “What are some creative ways to build my e-mail list?” “What funny Facebook status updates can I write that will make my customers laugh over the next month?” “What can I stuff in bags that will make customers feel good?

Invest yourself in doing this, and your business can’t help but see big results.

Wishing you the very best in business!

 

[email protected]

[span class=note]This story is from the September 2010 edition of INSTORE[/span]

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Continue Reading
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Retirement Made Easy with Wilkerson

The store was a landmark in Topeka, Kansas, but after 80 years in business, it was time for Briman’s Leading Jewelers to close up shop. Third generation jeweler and owner Rob Briman says the decision wasn’t easy, but the sale that followed was — all thanks to Wilkerson. Briman had decided a year prior to the summer 2020 sale that he wanted to retire. With a pandemic in full force, he had plenty of questions and concerns. “We had no real way to know if we were going to be successful or have a failure on our hands,” says Briman. “We didn’t know what to expect.” But with Wilkerson in charge, the experience was “fantastic” and now there’s plenty of time for relaxing and enjoying a more secure retirement. “I would recommend Wilkerson to any retailer considering a going-out-of-business sale,” says Briman. “They’ll help you reach your financial goal. Our experience was a tremendous success.”

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