2004 Volume 3 Issue 38
From the world's
most profound philosopher ... Anonymous
This month has kept me more than busy.
A move from southwest Arizona to central California. A half way across the USA trip (as you read this I'm not yet back home) mixing a tad of vacation with a smidgen of business.
So, as spring for 2004 has now officially sprung - according to the calendar - let's take a serious look at a couple of handful of sayings from the worlds most prolific philosopher, Anonymous.
All of this collection is not about business. They are each about life. And the people in the Life of your Business ... and the Business of your Life.
Let's look at this collection. EnJoy!
Oh, if nothing else ... scroll to the ending. The last is a special jewel.
- "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the places and moments that take our breath away."
- "Determination is the wake-up call to the human will."
- "The mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work unless it's open."
- "Hunger and desire without execution is meaningless."
- "Four things come not back: the spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life and the neglected opportunity."
- "Life is not living, but being in health."
- "Life is half spent before one knows what life is." an Anonymous French proverb
- "Ever since dying came into fashion, life hasn't been safe."
- "Heroism consists in hanging on one minute longer." an Anonymous Norwegian proverb
- "If there is no wind, row." an Anonymous Japanese proverb
- "You have two hands. One to help yourself, the second to help others."
- "I won't say my wife is a big spender, but Macy's just opened a branch in our living room." (Yes, I'm stretching here! Nancy likes to shop ... yet, not this much!)
- "An allowance is what you pay your children to live with you."
- "What you don't see with your eyes, don't witness with your mouth." an Anonymous Jewish proverb
- "The best way to keep your daughter out of hot water is to put some dishes in it."
- "He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything." an Anonymous Arabian proverb
- "Foot: A special device for finding furniture in the dark."
- "It is better for my enemy to see good in me than for me to see evil in him. an Anonymous Yiddish proverb
- "A happy heart is better than a full purse." an Anonymous Italian proverb
- "The heart's testimony is better than a thousand witnesses." an Anonymous Turkish proverb
- "A good wife and health is man's best wealth."
- "When we seek to discover the best in others we somehow bring out the best in ourselves."
- "Friendship and Love is like a bank account. You can't continue to draw on it without making deposits."
- "People were given two ears and one tongue so that they may listen more than speak." an Anonymous Jewish saying
- "Treat the Earth well. it was not given to you by your parents. It was loaned to you by your children." an Anonymous Kenyan proverb
- "A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains." an Anonymous Dutch proverb
- "Better one ounce of luck than a pound of gold." an Anonymous Yiddish proverb
- "Sound travels slowly. Sometimes the things you say when your kids are teenagers doesn't reach them until they're in their 40s."
- "A true friend walks in when the rest of the world walks out."
- "The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others." an Anonymous Hasidic saying
- "Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still." an Anonymous Chinese proverb
- And the last in this collection from Anonymous . . .
- "Don't run faster than your angels can fly!"
. . . a loose thought
Why is it . . .
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These grin thoughts are from Rex. EnJoy!
- Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?
- Why is it that no matter what color of bubble bath you use the bubbles are always white?
- Is there ever a day when mattresses are NOT on sale?
- Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with the hopes that something new to eat will have materialized?
- On electric toasters, why do they engrave the message 'one slice'? How many pieces of bread do they think people are really gonna try to stuff in that slot?
- Why do people keep running over a string a dozen times with their vacuum cleaner, then reach down, pick it up, examine it, then put it down to give their vacuum one more chance?
- Why is it that no plastic garbage bag will open from the end you first try?
- How do those dead bugs get into closed light fixtures?
- Considering all the lint you get in your dryer, if you kept drying your clothes would they eventually just disappear?
- When we are in the supermarket and someone rams our ankle with a shopping cart then apologizes for doing so, why do we say, 'Its all right." It isn't all right, so why don't we say, "That hurt, you stupid idiot?"
- Why is it that whenever you attempt to catch something that's falling off the table you always manage to knock something else over?
- Is it true that the only difference between a yard sale and a trash pickup is how close to the road the stuff is placed?
- In winter, why do we try to keep the house as warm as it was in summer when we complained about the heat?
- How come we never hear any father-in-law jokes?
- If at first you don't succeed, shouldn't you try doing it like your wife told you to?
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... and one more Idea
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Magic Marketing Minutes
That Important Guarantee
Have you ever bought anything you knew wasn't going to work? No, of course not! You expect whatever you buy to perform.
For the most part when you buy anything you "assume" it is guaranteed. It is guaranteed to work. The service is guaranteed to be performed and you're guaranteed to be satisfied.
The product or service is suppose to work. And if it doesn't you expect it to be repaired, replaced or refunded.
Lee Iacoca has talked about the importance of a guarantee with this statement:
"If you want to be the best, you have to separate yourself from all the talk about quality. And put it in writing."
One of the most interesting guarantees I've ever seen was on the back of a rubbish truck. It went like this:
"Satisfaction guaranteed or double your garbage back."
Now, nobody wants their garbage back but think about it a minute. Don't you think that garbage man is probably the best there is?
His attitude is "I'm going to take care of my customers". He had a sense of humor about it and probably a very large and satisfied customer base.
A guarantee is very important in Direct Response. Offer one. Or as good friend Ray Considine says: D.W.Y.P.Y.W.D. Do What You Promised You Would Do.
Guarantee your product. Guarantee your service.