This past weekend I was volunteering at the Jubilee Conference at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. I was running around helping all the presenters with laptops get connected to the projectors and the wireless network. I had a really good time and stayed at the Westin. Here is a picture I took from my room looking toward the Civic Arena. I am gonna miss this landmark!
A couple months ago I was considering getting insurance on my new cellphone. After considering it and reading over the fine print I couldn’t find a reason not to get it. I ended up insuring two phones and a laptop. The yearly cost to insure these devices was around $30 and deductible is zero. This was added on to my current home owners policy and I couldn’t be happier.
I would highly recommend you contacting your insurance company if you have a cell phone or laptop where the replacement cost is over $500. Don’t waste your money with those $7/month plans.
I recently received some advertising from a local lawn mower repair shop that I have used in the past. I am always interested in what small business owners are doing to promote their service and products.
This post card was offering a preseason maintenance special that expires in a couple weeks. The post card is white card stock and printed in black ink. So nothing fancy but it gets the point across.
A few things caught my eye as soon as I started inspecting it.
1. My name is spelled wrong. Not a great way to start.
2. The business email address ends with @yahoo.com
3. The website ends with tripod.com
4. The call to action (the most important info that makes the sale) is printed too large and the end of the phone number is outside of the print margin and the last two digits are cut off.
There is no excuse to have your website hosted on tripod with all the popup ads. None at all. Also double check everything every time.
Small business owners please consult with a professional. I think you would be surprised at the results. If your business does not have a domain name or you don’t know what I am talking about. Please get a hold of me and I will get you pointed in the right direction.
From Lists of Note:
In 1933, renowned author F. Scott Fitzgerald ended a letter to his 11-year-old daughter, Scottie, with a list of things to worry about, not worry about, and simply think about. It read as follows.
(Source: F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Life in Letters; Image: F. Scott Fitzgerald with his daughter, Scottie, in 1924.)
Things to worry about:
Worry about courage
Worry about cleanliness
Worry about efficiency
Worry about horsemanship
Things not to worry about:
Don’t worry about popular opinion
Don’t worry about dolls
Don’t worry about the past
Don’t worry about the future
Don’t worry about growing up
Don’t worry about anybody getting ahead of you
Don’t worry about triumph
Don’t worry about failure unless it comes through your own fault
Don’t worry about mosquitoes
Don’t worry about flies
Don’t worry about insects in general
Don’t worry about parents
Don’t worry about boys
Don’t worry about disappointments
Don’t worry about pleasures
Don’t worry about satisfactions
Things to think about:
What am I really aiming at?
How good am I really in comparison to my contemporaries in regard to:
(b) Do I really understand about people and am I able to get along with them?
(c) Am I trying to make my body a useful instrument or am I neglecting it?
With dearest love,
I love lists and this is a great one. Find some other cools lists at Lists of Note