Thoughts From the Coffee Table: Signs, signs, everywhere there’s signs… I heard a story about a Disney employee in front of Cinderella’s Castle. So many people asked her for directions to the restrooms each day that she decided to count them one day. 85. She realized that, although she had to answer the question multiple…Details
Welcome to Thoughts From The Coffee Table!
You might say this is my Blog, but it is a little different than you might be used to. In these stories, I seek to promote and highlight the best examples I find of leadership, sales, customer experiences, and humanity.
I am looking for those of us performing to our best.
I publish every Monday through Friday, except holidays. Everyone, including me, needs and deserves a day off!
Why do I call it Thoughts From The Coffee Table? I found myself sitting down on my couch to write this each morning, coffee at the ready on my coffee table. I began to see these morning minutes of quiet as my shock of inspiration. It seemed right.
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Thoughts From the Coffee Table: There is a reason that some recipes stand the test of time. They are dependable and satisfying. Twice a year I get sucked into the vortex of the Hallmark Channel. Yep, I admit it. Flagrantly sappy love stories that put a romance novel into 2 hours. Wait, I’m sorry. We…Details
Thoughts From the Coffee Table: If executed properly, a loss leader can be a valuable sales strategy. After all, getting a person in your door (or to your website) is the first hurdle of sales. A successful small purchase, something free in hand, greases the wheel and wallet. With all the rich history in Philly,…Details
Thoughts From the Coffee Table: According to www.infoniagara.com, “On October 24th, 1901 Annie Taylor became the first person and the first woman to go over the falls in a barrel and survive. Ms Taylor, a 63 year old school teacher from Michigan, accompanied by her cat, decided to tempt fate in an effort to gain…Details
Thoughts From the Coffee Table: My mom let me walk to Baskin Robbins on my own when I was 7. It was 5 blocks from my house, and these things are not considered good parenting today. But then it was freedom. One giant scoop of Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream was my go-to flavor then,…Details
Thoughts From the Coffee Table: I became a Marriott Rewards member about 25 years ago, on my first business trip. Happy Golden Anniversary to me! My husband and I tell people we have a mixed marriage. I am Marriott Lifetime Platinum and he is Hilton Diamond. Not lifetime though. I lord that over him whenever…Details
Thoughts From the Coffee Table: Business meets Altruism meets Disrupter = Why Didn’t I Think of That? If you want to see my head explode then say “But that’s the way we’ve always done it!” I actually forbade people to say it in my presence for awhile, but it never stopped them thinking it. Yet…Details
Thoughts From the Coffee Table: I went in to the office of a physician client after a remodel, and was shocked to find the receptionist behind an opaque window. I stood in front of the window for a few mins, wondering how a patient would feel. The beautiful waiting room, complete with fireplace, felt lonely.…Details
Thoughts From the Coffee Table: My iPhone needs 8 hours of sleep a night. So do I. I’ve interviewed several people lately for my Shock Your Potential Podcast who discussed removing phones from the bedroom at night. When I hear something enough times, it will start to seep through my thick skull. Dennis Buttimer and…Details