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Opposite of ‘Quitting’ Isn’t ‘Continuing’

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Came across this valuable nugget of Seth Godin’s (from his book The Dip) on the subject of quitting.

“The opposite of quitting isn’t merely continuing. No, the opposite of quitting is rededication. The opposite of quitting is an invigorated new strategy designed to break the problem apart.”

Got that?

You may feel tired and unable to give your all. Perhaps things are grim in your business, and you’re wondering how long you can last. (In Godin’s books, these periods are called “dips.”)

If your only solution is to grimly trudge on, you will inevitably lose/fail/quit.

Instead, find a new way to attack the problem. Then commit, with all your heart, to that plan. That’s the only way to win.

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Also realize that there’s one great thing about dips. They’re a way to thin out the competitive pack. Many businesses fall at the first dip, some at the second or third, others at the 10th. The point is, the more dips you fight your way through, the more likely you are to be a business that survives not just years, but generations.

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Here’s How to Take Your Holiday Cards to The Next Level

Technology makes it affordable.

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Mailing a holiday season card to customers is standard practice at many businesses. To ensure their cards stood out, Optical Arts, an independent eyewear retailer in Toledo, OH, sent customized cards with a photo of the client wearing their new glasses on the front. Modern design software makes it easy, and in terms of attracting attention, a shot of a regular customer styling her best purchase of the year beats another shot of Santa.

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Here’s an Event Idea That Could Go Viral on Social Media

Let your clients take selfies with your most spectacular jewelry.

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SEVEN YEARS AGO, the Diamond Boutique (Del Mar, CA) attracted thousands of people over a weekend to try on a $1 million dollar diamond necklace (no pressure to buy). The stunt worked well back in 2012, garnering dollops of media attention. In the selfie era of 2019, a similar event could work even better. Break out your most spectacular diamond piece and invite groups of customers to come in with their selfie sticks and capture themselves in the shine of your best diamond’s glory and post to their social media pages. Who knows, maybe a buyer will be among the hordes.

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Sow Seeds of Disharmony In Your Customer’s Jewelry Box

A shiny, bright new thing can make everything else look dull and in need of replacement.

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The diderot effect refers to the way a newly purchased product fails to deliver on the happiness it promised, and instead causes our other possessions to suddenly look timeworn and in need of replacement. It takes its inspiration from an essay by the enlightenment philosopher Denis Diderot, in which he laments how a new dressing gown has made his other clothes look like rags and he suddenly feels “discordant.” How to put this psychological weakness into play? In much the same way Ikea or any home goods retailer does: through suggested add-ons. (“Now that you’re ordering that new dining table, shouldn’t you consider those glasses and plates, too?) Is it manipulative? We’d argue not. It’s not your fault that stylish new fashion ring is making her 20-year old engagement ring look a little dated and in need of an upgrade.

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