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Wow the days are already rolling one into another and it’s only December 2. A late night dinner with a vendor, then up early the next day to exercise and right back to work.

Today we are busy, sales are good, and the energy is strong. Then suddenly the rhythm of our busy day is shattered by tragic news. A family member of a Tappers associate has died. Nothing else puts life immediately into perspective as quickly as the sadness and grief of the loss of a young life.

How do we do it? Gracefully shifting from passionate and upbeat singing the praises of the beautiful gems and jewels that we work with, to understanding and sensitive, knowing that the truly rich person is the one that knows the importance of what he or she has, family, friends and the community that we live in.

I think as a retailers we are called on to be professional and serve our customers on many different levels. Learning to be a good listener so we can be aware of the concerns and needs of our external customer is an important and valuable skill. Yet we also need to be sensitive to our internal customers, listening to our own voices, learning to understand and respect the needs of ourselves and our co-workers. This will determine how well we are able to manage and exceed the expectations of our external customers.

As I prepare for tomorrow I know that I will be called on to react and respond to the unique individuals and challenging situations that pass through our doors and into my life each day. I hope today is a better day then yesterday, yet not as great as tomorrow!

A positive attitude brings positive results.

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More tomorrow,

Steven

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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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How Do We Do It?

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Wow the days are already rolling one into another and it’s only December 2. A late night dinner with a vendor, then up early the next day to exercise and right back to work.

Today we are busy, sales are good, and the energy is strong. Then suddenly the rhythm of our busy day is shattered by tragic news. A family member of a Tappers associate has died. Nothing else puts life immediately into perspective as quickly as the sadness and grief of the loss of a young life.

How do we do it? Gracefully shifting from passionate and upbeat singing the praises of the beautiful gems and jewels that we work with, to understanding and sensitive, knowing that the truly rich person is the one that knows the importance of what he or she has, family, friends and the community that we live in.

I think as a retailers we are called on to be professional and serve our customers on many different levels. Learning to be a good listener so we can be aware of the concerns and needs of our external customer is an important and valuable skill. Yet we also need to be sensitive to our internal customers, listening to our own voices, learning to understand and respect the needs of ourselves and our co-workers. This will determine how well we are able to manage and exceed the expectations of our external customers.

As I prepare for tomorrow I know that I will be called on to react and respond to the unique individuals and challenging situations that pass through our doors and into my life each day. I hope today is a better day then yesterday, yet not as great as tomorrow!

Advertisement

A positive attitude brings positive results.

More tomorrow,

Steven

Advertisement

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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