How did you sleep last night?
It’s not a question you’re typically asked when you walk into work in the morning. We hear “How’s it going?” or “How’re you doing?” but very few people meet by the coffee machine to discuss how well they slept.
That’s really a shame because so many people have such poor sleep habits.
Not just the amount of sleep we get but the quality of that sleep has a huge effect on how productive and focused we can be the following day.
And because It isn’t something we focus our conversation on (we don’t ask ask each other about it or compare ourselves against it), we put little attention toward bettering this necessary routine that takes up such a huge part of our daily lives.
I think we should change the conversation. Read More
As we get back into the grind after Thanksgiving, I’m sure we’re all thinking ahead. Today, you might be trying to juggle a number of things--whether that’s thinking about a doctor’s visit, school play, class projects for the kids, work gatherings, friendship outings and others. I sure can think of a number of things, but one of the greater things I think is when you sit back and consider outside of the holiday shopping is how you can help someone else.
The holidays are not only a time that brings back memories of celebrating with family, going out to the movies or dinner with friends, but it can also be a time when people think about hollow places in their lives. Places in which maybe there was once a loved one who was around to add joy and he or she is no longer there. Or places in which a person remembers a hardship at one point. To help combat those feelings of loneliness and sadness, I believe that it is helpful to reach out to others. Read More
Thanksgiving is the trigger holiday that reminds us to express our gratitude before the bustle of “the season” begins and consumerism takes us over. Early the next morning Black Friday shoppers line up outside malls and shopping centers across the country.
Many readily forget the thanks they felt less than 24 hours before as the last television set gets put into another shopper’s cart or the special that was so tempting in the ad gets sold out. It results in panic over perceived scarcity and external blame for the shopper’s disappointment.
Boy, am I thankful I don’t work in retail. Read More
If you missed last week's post, today we'll be picking up from where we left off with demonstrating updates to our waitlist feature.
Last week we looked at how to:
- Allow clients/customers to join a waitlist for a service
- Test adding a registrant to a waitlist
This week we're going to look specifically at how to move a client or customer from one of your service's waitlists and onto your appointment calendar. Read More
Growing up, one of my favorite movies was the 1950’s version of Cheaper by the Dozen. I remember being fascinated by Frank Gilbreth’s profession as an efficiency engineer.
There’s a scene as the movie is starting off where he buttons up his vest twice: in one trial he uses his left hand to snap the buttons and in the other trial he uses his right. I've not seen the movie in years and can’t remember which ended up being more efficient, but I do know that the film had a large impact on how I viewed the world growing up.
It’s one of those lessons of not knowing how non-universally good habits apply. I thought if the Gilbreth’s worked as a family to make things more logical and efficient, wasn't that what everyone was working toward? Read More