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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 Takes the Worry Out of Closing

MSG Jewelers has always treated its customers like family. When owner Mike George decided to retire and close the doors of his St. Louis, Missouri jewelry store, he selected a company to manage his going-out-of-business sale that treats its customers like family, too. That’s why he chose Wilkerson. “Wilkerson was able to do all the things that we needed,” says George. In the end, the bittersweet store closing was so much easier with Wilkerson at the helm. From marketing to pricing to inventory, Wilkerson does it all. “It’s a package deal,” says George.

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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 | MSG Jewelers

Wilkerson Takes the Worry Out of Closing

MSG Jewelers has always treated its customers like family. When owner Mike George decided to retire and close the doors of his St. Louis, Missouri jewelry store, he selected a company to manage his going-out-of-business sale that treats its customers like family, too. That’s why he chose Wilkerson. “Wilkerson was able to do all the things that we needed,” says George. In the end, the bittersweet store closing was so much easier with Wilkerson at the helm. From marketing to pricing to inventory, Wilkerson does it all. “It’s a package deal,” says George.

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