Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Test of Time

I often wonder why people who are lazy in the workplace feel that they would be GREAT at owning and running a business and while today was no different than any other I now see the fundamental flaw with the American business.  Why are we written in history as the country that has it all and still be in the horrible condition we're in?  It's as if we are deer caught in headlights when the rest of the world is looking in to see what and how we're doing.
I took the awesome challenge of going out and using some sales skills taught to me by a mentor to encourage more business people to be interviewed by us on an upcoming show.  The results of talking to business people about BUSINESS was horrific to say the least.  A few specks of light, but the majority no matter what race, ethnicity, religion or otherwise the results were pretty much the same.
Again, I'm a business person speaking with business people about moving forward in our respective businesses by utilizing one of the most powerful tools....ONLINE RADIO!
Nearly every strip mall or kiosk at a full sized mall were wreaking with laziness.  Some were eating, reading the paper, lounging, on the phone or just otherwise asking me with their eyes to leave.  I dressed professionally, asked them about their business, looked over their wares and even put my hand out to meet them.  For many, this was a total shock...
Tell me, how can you be in business and look like the grim reaper yet still want people's money?  Gone are the days when we would see old man Mr. Gino sweeping in front of his vegetable stand; gone are the days when Aunt Flora would spray her flowers in the shop and meet you at the door with a hearty "HELLO insert your name here"; and what's more gone are the days when store owners taught those in the neighborhood how to run a successful business.
In our next part in this series I want to go deeper into what we're seeing because it will shock some while others won't hardly be amazed at the disparity in the American business.

Write your comments or questions and we'll see you next time.......

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