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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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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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