Thanks to Allen Tucker for detailing why it makes sense to avoid the guy selling his services dirt-cheap via a yard sign on the side of a highway exit ramp, and opt instead to pay the expert who really knows what he’s doing. Here’s an excerpt from his recent post:
When you overpay, you are first in line. Your stuff gets made first, and the other guy’s stuff gets done when there’s time. It gets rushed. Many of the intangible pieces that make up the quality of a product or service go out the door when we’re getting a deal. They’re doing a favor and sometimes when we bargain, people resent us.
What if we always sought out the best of the best? Rather than hiring the guy down the street to do our marketing, we go out and find the best firm in the country? Won’t the best firm end up paying for itself even if it costs way more? At the same time, won’t our lives be easier?
I enjoy reading Seth Godin — he has a certain irreverence for traditional business methods, choosing rather to follow common sense business logic. His recent post does a great job of embodying that philosophy.
Summary of Seth’s article: If you don’t get it built, the work doesn’t matter.
Highlight of Seth’s article for me: If you’re brilliant and undiscovered and underappreciated (in whatever field you choose), then you’re being too generous about your definition of brilliant.
Read the entire article here.
People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.
“If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.” – Andrew Carnegie
Your cork will always float unless you are holding it down. – Abraham Hicks
Just read this awesome quote: Those who stand for nothing fall for anything. ~Alexander Hamilton