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Parables by Jeff MccandlessA man is walking to Samaria. On the way, he is beaten, robbed and left in a ditch. 
 
Later, two men, one a psychiatrist, the other a sociologist, find the man lying in the ditch. They are appalled. They look at each other and exclaim, ?Heavens! The person who did this to this man needs our help!? 
 
Let’s rewrite this for jewelers: 
 
A man walks into a jewelry store. He asks for a brand name. He is the 500th person to ask for it in two years. The owner looks at his sales manager and together, they exclaim, ?Heavens, the people looking for that brand don’t understand the value of fine jewelry! They need our help understanding the nature of value!? 
 
THE TAKEAWAY: It’s simple. Stop believing that the world revolves around your set of values. The world stopped using that system a while ago.

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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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Zen Jeweler: Get Perspective

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Parables by Jeff MccandlessA man is walking to Samaria. On the way, he is beaten, robbed and left in a ditch. 
 
Later, two men, one a psychiatrist, the other a sociologist, find the man lying in the ditch. They are appalled. They look at each other and exclaim, ?Heavens! The person who did this to this man needs our help!? 
 
Let’s rewrite this for jewelers: 
 
A man walks into a jewelry store. He asks for a brand name. He is the 500th person to ask for it in two years. The owner looks at his sales manager and together, they exclaim, ?Heavens, the people looking for that brand don’t understand the value of fine jewelry! They need our help understanding the nature of value!? 
 
THE TAKEAWAY: It’s simple. Stop believing that the world revolves around your set of values. The world stopped using that system a while ago.

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Wilkerson Testimonials

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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