Once a year, I go with one of my former clients to NYC. The trip is well planned and always includes a Broadway show. We arrived in NYC at 10am and off we went to explore this crowded, crazy, charismatic town. The hide & seek vendors were on the streets. I didn’t buy a thing, instead decided to explore the side streets. I remember hearing from friends, ‘you must eat at Sardi’s, it’s where the stars eat.’ I just happened to run into it and walked in the door. The service was impeccable, the food was delicious and the bathrooms were spotless. (a lot of businesses don’t value a spotless bathroom, but your cusotmers do) After this wonderful, restaurant experience, we head to the show - ALADDIN! Yes, there was a magic carpet ride! Yes, the special effects were beyond amazing and the music... well, it was Broadway! It was toe-tappin’ and kept you on the edge of your seat. You may know the story. Aladdin, a poor street rat, came to meet the princess Jasmine, who was disquised as a street person and the love story began. The palace gatekeepers were horrified at the thought of the princess not marrying royalty and the plotting began. Aladdin ends up in a cave and finds the MAGIC LAMP. He rubs it and the Genie appears and what a Genie he was! He grants Aladdin three wishes. One, he wants to be a prince so he can marry Jasmine. The second wish is that he could be freed from the chains that held him and he makes a promise that the third wish will set the genie free from the lamp.
What are your three wishes? If you could have anything you wanted for your business what would it be? The first thought might be tons of customers and tons of money, but does that truly measure success?
If I had three wishes for my biz it might be - to provide extraordinary service to my clients, to be able to help people achieve their goals and, third, to have a reputation that sings integrity, trust and delivery.
Wishin’ and hopin’ are not the way to implement change in your business, however there is nothing wrong with dreamin’. If your wishes come true, you may have tons of loyal customers and the revenue that follows. If not, might want to look for a MAGIC LAMP in a cave somewhere!
Carol S. Ritter, Motivational Speaker Results Only Business Coach & Featured Writer www.caroltalks.com 610-442-4545 www.youtube.com/caroltalks
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