All posts in category Inspiration

Re-Connect with your Customer

Re-connect with your Customer

When was the last time you looked at the sales trend of your best customers?  First, you have to be aware of where you stand with all your customers. Your sales associates have to know the numbers and ask for help when they have no answer. You may say, we don’t have the time, and […]

The importance of service excellence

In a study by WF&FSA, florists were asked what the most important advantage was to using a wholesaler over buying direct. Not surprisingly, the number one advantage was service. If your customers view service as the primary advantage of doing business with you, then you should provide the best service that you possibly can. So […]

A Father’s Lesson

From Barry Gottlieb’s weekly TGIT… This story was shared by one of my readers… Perspective One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live.    They spent a couple of days and nights on the […]

An Empty Mayonnaise Jar

From this week’s TGIT newsletter from Barry Gottlieb… I shared this lesson several years ago, and I recently had a request to repeat it. A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and […]

I Wish You Enough

From Barry’s weekly TGIT: Every once in a while, I will receive an email that shares a great message. This one really resonated with me, and I would like to share it with you… Recently I overheard a father and daughter in their last moments together at the airport. They had just announced her departure. […]

The Five Gifts

From Barry’s weekly TGIT… The Five Gifts you give yourself to have the life you desire and deserve… One of my favorite seminars is entitled, The Five Gifts. I love sharing this seminar because it is all about you giving yourself five simple gifts that will change your life forever in a very positive way. […]

Every Day is a Gift

From Barry’s weekly TGIT…. Every Day is a Gift… Is this statement something you can relate to? Do you relate to this statement, or do you take each day for granted like most people do? When you start your day, are you planning on having a great day, or are you settling for the kind […]

Praise and Recognition

From Barry Gottlieb’s TGIT… Praise and recognition go a long way. When was the last time that someone told you how much they appreciated you? When was the last time you received recognition for a job well done? When was the last time you told someone they were appreciated and valued? Praise and recognition are […]

Finish Strong!

Finish Strong…it’s more than a statement, it’s an attitude. When you combine the word “finish” with “strong,” you create a powerful platform for action. You often hear these two words from athletes as they describe their goals. The media uses these words to describe the performance of everything; from the stock market to stock car […]