Are You Showing Up?

Showing up is 80% of life, according to Woody Allen.

Thought of a little differently, we might say that 80% of success is showing up. It’s only a truism, but the thought does get to an important point needing no additional explanation.

When applied to the development of additional business revenue and customer traffic the thought comes down to a simple question: Are you doing all you can to grow your customer relationships and your footprint in the minds of your potential customer base? Or: Are you even trying? Are you “showing up” for the sales effort?

Small business almost never will have the time or the finances wanted for the task. It gets postponed until sometime in the future.

What I propose is that simple repeated messages about the business, laced with affirmations of trust, sometimes humor, and always with a positive tone, will build a sure foundation for the business. These messages can be on a napkin, a flyer, or a menu board. They can occur on a website or as part of the sales receipt. They can occur in a written sales proposal, or the back of a business card.

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Here is a message that a company put into their work in the 1920’s or so. It’s been in place proclaiming the skill and excellence of that long gone company all these years. It can be found in West Baden Springs, Indiana at the glorious hotel there.
It isn’t vital that the story is unique, or witty, or highly polished. What matters most is showing up. I’d like to help with that.

BTW: If your are interested in the West Baden Springs Hotel click here for a great video.

Author: PO'B

I am a writer with an interest in conveying meaning for customers through the development of storytelling about the business. This can be told with narrative, with photos, and with videos. Those are my interests. My history is in commercial construction. There I sold, managed, and developed business opportunities for large projects like airports, hospitals, museums, hotels, and the like. My wife and I travel. We have traveled through Europe many times, but we are closer to home now. We are using our camping trailer and our pickup truck to visit and enjoy the southeast at the moment. We shoot north or to the mountains in the really hot summer months, but we like the coastline too. We’re having a great time.

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