Everywhere you look, people are looking at life and business in an entirely new way. We all realize that we have to invest in learning new things to give us the best chance of thriving in this environment. To continue to grow, to realize profits, and to see referrals increase once again, every remodeler should step back and take a fresh look at the business for ways to add value–and then take that message to the streets. Below, industry expert and long-time Remodeling columnist, Linda Case, shares one interesting way to look at business today. . .
Someone e-mailed me after I used the expression “finding the pony in the manure pile” asking what in heavens name that meant. It comes from an apocryphal story of why the young boy continued to shovel manure with such enthusiasm. He was looking for the pony.
It’s similar to the “making lemonade from lemons” expression. The economy has dealt us either a manure pile or lemons depending on your sensibilities and the question is how will we view it? As a tragedy? As an opportunity? As a challenge?
There is really no choice. There’s no need to be a talented fortuneteller to know that there is no way we will return to the “good old days” in the next couple of years no matter who gets in office. So let’s grab this opportunity to:
Truth is, it isn’t lemons. It is a manure pile. Now let’s use that manure to make that beautiful compost that encourages everything to grow.
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