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Zen Jeweler: Paying Doesn’t Provide Knowledge

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Parables by Jeff MccandlessPeople have difficulty learning  
anything unless they write a check to learn it.
 
 
And even then the lesson usually doesn’t hold power for long. 
 
Take Pilates. You pay for it, you finish the class, and you don’t ever do it at home. Wasted money. 
 
In business, you call in a consultant, you pay that person, you send that person home, and you put the new manual on the shelf with all the other old manuals that have said the same thing.  
 
So here’s the thing. There’s apparently satisfaction derived from paying to pretend to learn new things. But here’s something of value, for free.  
 
This needs to be remembered and implemented daily: It’s not the act of paying that provides knowledge, it’s the act of learning that provides knowledge. 
 
THE TAKEAWAY: Unless you can learn to learn again, put your checkbook away.

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When Tom Moses decided to close one of the two Moses Jewelers stores in western Pennsylvania, it was time to call in the experts. After reviewing two candidates, Moses, a co-owner of the 72 year-old business, decided to go with Wilkerson. The sale went better than expected. Concerned about running it during the pandemic, Moses says it might have helped the sale. “People wanted to get out, so there was pent-up demand,” he says. “Folks were not traveling so there was disposable income, and we don’t recall a single client commenting to us, feeling uncomfortable. It was busy in here!” And perhaps most importantly, Wilkerson was easy to deal with, he says, and Susan, their personal Wilkerson consultant, was knowledgeable, organized and “really good.” Now, the company can focus on their remaining location — without the hassle of carrying over merchandise that either wouldn’t fit or hadn’t sold. “The decision to hire Wilkerson was a good one,” says Moses.

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Zen Jeweler: Paying Doesn’t Provide Knowledge

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Parables by Jeff MccandlessPeople have difficulty learning  
anything unless they write a check to learn it.
 
 
And even then the lesson usually doesn’t hold power for long. 
 
Take Pilates. You pay for it, you finish the class, and you don’t ever do it at home. Wasted money. 
 
In business, you call in a consultant, you pay that person, you send that person home, and you put the new manual on the shelf with all the other old manuals that have said the same thing.  
 
So here’s the thing. There’s apparently satisfaction derived from paying to pretend to learn new things. But here’s something of value, for free.  
 
This needs to be remembered and implemented daily: It’s not the act of paying that provides knowledge, it’s the act of learning that provides knowledge. 
 
THE TAKEAWAY: Unless you can learn to learn again, put your checkbook away.

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Wilkerson Testimonials

If It’s Time to Consolidate, It’s Time to Call Wilkerson

When Tom Moses decided to close one of the two Moses Jewelers stores in western Pennsylvania, it was time to call in the experts. After reviewing two candidates, Moses, a co-owner of the 72 year-old business, decided to go with Wilkerson. The sale went better than expected. Concerned about running it during the pandemic, Moses says it might have helped the sale. “People wanted to get out, so there was pent-up demand,” he says. “Folks were not traveling so there was disposable income, and we don’t recall a single client commenting to us, feeling uncomfortable. It was busy in here!” And perhaps most importantly, Wilkerson was easy to deal with, he says, and Susan, their personal Wilkerson consultant, was knowledgeable, organized and “really good.” Now, the company can focus on their remaining location — without the hassle of carrying over merchandise that either wouldn’t fit or hadn’t sold. “The decision to hire Wilkerson was a good one,” says Moses.

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