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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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She Wanted to Spend More Time with Her Kids. She Called Wilkerson.

Your children are precious. More precious than gold? Absolutely! Just ask Lesley Ann Davis, owner of Lesley Ann Jewels, an independent jewelry store that — until the end of 2023 — had quite a following in Houston, Texas. To spend more time with her four sons, all in high school, she decided to close her store. Luckily, she was familiar with Wilkerson and called them as soon as she knew she wanted to move on to bigger, better and more family-focused things. Was she happy with her decision? Yes, she was. Says Davis, “Any owner looking to make that life change, looking to retire, looking to close, looking for a pause in their career, I would recommend Wilkerson. Hands down!”

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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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She Wanted to Spend More Time with Her Kids. She Called Wilkerson.

Your children are precious. More precious than gold? Absolutely! Just ask Lesley Ann Davis, owner of Lesley Ann Jewels, an independent jewelry store that — until the end of 2023 — had quite a following in Houston, Texas. To spend more time with her four sons, all in high school, she decided to close her store. Luckily, she was familiar with Wilkerson and called them as soon as she knew she wanted to move on to bigger, better and more family-focused things. Was she happy with her decision? Yes, she was. Says Davis, “Any owner looking to make that life change, looking to retire, looking to close, looking for a pause in their career, I would recommend Wilkerson. Hands down!”

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