Posted on May 7, 2015
Sometimes things aren’t what they seem. What appears to be a great, viable business can somehow whither and die at the push of a button.
With economic recessions becoming commonplace globally in the past few years, businesses are becoming more and more frail. Just check your local shopping centre. It seems like around one in every five businesses is closing their doors. This isn’t good.
But what is it that allows those other four businesses to keep their doors open? Luck? Debt? Risk? Maybe they know something we don’t. Whatever it is though; it’s working.
Personally I think a good business ethic is essential for staying above ground. Anyone can make a product and sell it, but a real businessman can keep a customer coming back for more.
That’s why I always say “Business isn’t about making money, it’s about helping people”.
The more people who’s lives you can add value to, the more successful you will become. You should always think of business as creating value rather than creating revenue.
For a long time I was too focused on just making money. It wasn’t until I switched to just plain helping people that my business really started to do well. Why don’t you do the same?
It ain’t all roses…
I guess another thing that you should know about me is that I have a few “health problems”.
I hate to admit it, but I’m not the healthiest person on the planet. Sure, I’d like to be healthy but it just seems like such hard work! I used to be on the football team in high school, I was huge back then but, like jacked, not junked, you know?
Anyway, I guess I let myself go a little… obviously, everyone knows that being “overweight” leads to health problems. The worst of those problems for me is my back.
My doctor said I need to go see a chiropractor. I wasn’t really too sure, I’m not into all that alternative medicine crap, I just wanted to feel better. I wasn’t even going to go, but then I found out my insurance would cover it and I made an appointment for the next day.
Those guys are wayyyy too expensive anyway. I thought maybe obamacare would cover it – but no (thanks).
So I went, he laid me down on the table, then continued with a bunch of weird movements to “release my pressure points”. It was pretty intense. I was like “hey buddy, we only just met, buy me a drink first or something!”. It was actually kinda painful to be honest, I’m definitely not as flexible as I once was!
The pain didn’t last that long though, and plus I wasn’t a baby about it. Safe to say I was pretty sore the next day, I got a little angry and called the doctor because I was expecting to feel all better. He told me that the first one is always the worst and it’ll get easier the more sessions we have.
He said that today I would be sore but then by tomorrow I would forget I even had a problem. I sure hope so… Also how many sessions is this going to take? I don’t mind going to the damn things but I’m not sure how long my insurance is going to carry on coughing up cash for it… Let’s hope it’s a little longer because I can feel this stuff working already.
What’s with insurance companies anyway? We pay them so much money, they make a huge deal if you don’t pay it on time, but then when it’s time for them to pay up the phone goes dead and you’re left to figure it out yourself – useless.
Anyway, I guess that’s all for today, I hope you’re enjoying my blog so far…
Software is one of my favorite things. If you’ve read my blog before, you’ll know that I can be a little lazy, and so anything that makes my life easier is a huge win in my books!
So I often look around the web for lot’s of useful software (which I hope to keep you updated with on here) and every now and then I find an absolute gem.
Recently I was looking for some scheduling software for one of my businesses. I basically wanted something where I could allow clients to make an appointment through my website but also be able to move those appointments and notify the clients of any changes – all in one piece of software.
Well I found an awesome solution! Check these guys out: Appointbook
These guys are the real deal. Let me know what you think in the comments!
First of all I want to tell you about my business. I’m in the “finding good businesses” business.
There’s not much that gets past me, and if there’s someone out there going above and beyond – I already know about it. You may think you know who to go to for certain services, but let me tell you this, I know more!
So I’d like to begin by saying what kind of businesses I’m into. I really like entrepreneurs and one-man-band style businesses. There’s just something about the drive it takes for someone to break away from the norm and go it alone. I admire the courage it takes for someone to do that, and thankfully the people brave enough to do so are often greatly rewarded for it.
Let’s face it, this country was built by entrepreneurs, and believe me when I say “every business started somewhere”. Back when they started though, things were a little different… I’m not sure how accurate this is but I imagine an old school business as a very risky endeavor due to bandits and such always trying to steal your wealth… right?
I mean just think of all the wild west movies where travelling wealthy businessmen are held up by bandits and have everything taken from them! Maybe I’m going a little far off the track, but you get the point!
Nowadays though it’s a little different. With the help of the internet and social media you can set up a business and start getting customers the same day – amazing! Sure there’s internet scammers and hackers, but they don’t have any guns!
I think it’s great that people go out and make their own money and don’t rely on corporations and “the machine” for earning a living. Then again, our country wouldn’t function without the people that do make up the major corporations, so maybe I should go a little easier on them!
Either way it’s all good and whether you run your own business and make your own money; or work for someone else’s and make them money – that’s up to you, but as long as you’re working, I respect you.