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Zen Jeweler: Find Strength In The Ability To Change

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GEORGE GERSHWIN WROTE great music. At the first rehearsal of Rhapsody in Blue in 1924, the clarinet player played the first notes of the piece as one, long, rising wail, even though Gershwin had written it as individual notes. Gershwin heard it, and immediately said it should be kept that way. He instantly recognized it would be better. He changed the opening of one of the most famous musical pieces of the 20th century in, essentially, no time at all. Are you secure enough in your business to make changes? Gershwin was certain enough of his ability that he could allow others to improve on it. The ability to change is not a sign of weakness. Instead, it shows confidence. Somehow, we’ve turned that around. As Charles Darwin said, ?In the struggle for survival, the fittest win out at the expense of their rivals because they succeed in adapting themselves best to their environment.? Well, I don’t know. I think I’ll stay here in the mud and let those other species develop an opposable thumb.

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Moving Up — Not Out — with Wilkerson

Trish Parks has always wanted to be in the jewelry business and that passion has fueled her success. The original Corinth Jewelers opened in the Mississippi town of the same name in 2007. This year, Parks moved her business from its original strip mall location to a 10,000-square foot standalone store. To make room for fresh, new merchandise, she asked Wilkerson to organize a moving sale. “What I remember most about the sale is the outpouring excitement and appreciation from our customers,” says Parks. Would she recommend Wilkerson to other jewelers? “I would recommend Wilkerson because they came in, did what they were supposed to and made us all comfortable. And we met our goals.”

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Zen Jeweler: Find Strength In The Ability To Change

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GEORGE GERSHWIN WROTE great music. At the first rehearsal of Rhapsody in Blue in 1924, the clarinet player played the first notes of the piece as one, long, rising wail, even though Gershwin had written it as individual notes. Gershwin heard it, and immediately said it should be kept that way. He instantly recognized it would be better. He changed the opening of one of the most famous musical pieces of the 20th century in, essentially, no time at all. Are you secure enough in your business to make changes? Gershwin was certain enough of his ability that he could allow others to improve on it. The ability to change is not a sign of weakness. Instead, it shows confidence. Somehow, we’ve turned that around. As Charles Darwin said, ?In the struggle for survival, the fittest win out at the expense of their rivals because they succeed in adapting themselves best to their environment.? Well, I don’t know. I think I’ll stay here in the mud and let those other species develop an opposable thumb.

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Moving Up — Not Out — with Wilkerson

Trish Parks has always wanted to be in the jewelry business and that passion has fueled her success. The original Corinth Jewelers opened in the Mississippi town of the same name in 2007. This year, Parks moved her business from its original strip mall location to a 10,000-square foot standalone store. To make room for fresh, new merchandise, she asked Wilkerson to organize a moving sale. “What I remember most about the sale is the outpouring excitement and appreciation from our customers,” says Parks. Would she recommend Wilkerson to other jewelers? “I would recommend Wilkerson because they came in, did what they were supposed to and made us all comfortable. And we met our goals.”

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