Serendipitous Lessons & Random Musings

Direct online traffic to you

I have said for years, direct people to your blog, not only to your social media accounts. Today, this is a more common belief, but only a few years ago, many adamantly disagreed. So many people I know ditched the idea of a website, and stuck with only a Facebook page. I’ve had many conversations about this, and there are pros and cons on both sides. However, after all the discussions, I still believe you…

Don’t lower your expectations to please other people

How many times have you heard “this is just the way things are done”, with no one having an idea why this is? Or when you make a positive change to a company and other managers say, “They will never do it that way,” referring to employees. I learned more about this years ago when I started a new management job. For the first few weeks, I observed how things were done – what worked…

Did you notice them?

I’ve worked different jobs and lived in different cities, but most often in each of these settings, I say hi (or some sort of acknowledgement) when I pass someone going the other direction. I don’t do this in places like a busy city street, of course – it’s more like down a street if it’s only me and the other person passing by. One example happened when I was walking down a lengthy hallway. I…

Life is better with a dog

Full disclosure, I am a BIG dog lover. I love all animals, though I definitely don’t want some of them in bed with me. Dogs are different. They dig their way deep into our hearts, almost as saying “I am permanent here”. When they die, they break our hearts into a million pieces, feeling like we will never recover. They were right, they are permanent, they hold a place in our hearts forever. As people…

Retail question

I am doing work on this topic and would love your opinion. Think of your local mall – are you more attracted to a giant poster in the window or mannequins? Why?