Business Partnership Advisor
Together, we can fix your business and partnership problems
Chris Reich, Business Luminary
Beat Stress and Depression By Doing This Simple Thing
Is the news, confinement, money problems, fear of the unknown making you depressed? Do this!
Say “Thank You!”
There are a lot of people that I appreciate. Each day I write 1-3 Thank You cards and put them in the out-going mail. I send them to people I think of and for no particular reason other than wanting them to know they matter. Today, I sent one to my dog’s vet. They sent me some meds I needed even though that’s not something they normally do.
Send one to your local super market. They are working hard to keep our food on the table at some personal risk.
Send one to the post office. It can be any post office. They deal with all kinds of people and work in less than state-of-the-art facilities. They handle mail and packages without question. The government doesn’t think the Postal Service deserves extra funding despite losing $2 billion a week. That can’t set their own rates. You don’t even need names. Just say thanks!
Neighbors? Sure! Clients? Vendors? Yes. Prospects?! Sure! I even sent one to a guy who sent me spam about making me a new website for $200. I looked up his site, found the address and sent a card. Why not? It amused me to do it.
And that’s the moral to the story. Do something random and you’ll feel the benefit. Your spirits will lift. Cost? Under $2. Isn’t that worth it to feel better yourself while doing something for other people? I can’t say there will be economic benefit. Don’t do this and think you’ll impress that prospective client so much that they’ll throw a million bucks in your lap. I wouldn’t want a million bucks in my lap anyway.
Drop me a note and let me know how it goes. Feel better. Things will get better and we’re going to make it. You’re going to make it.
I’m a standard Image Caption.
“Do something random and you’ll feel the benefit. Your spirits will lift. Cost? Under $2. Isn’t that worth it to feel better yourself while doing something for other people?”
I recommend that partners talk through a specific issue and then draft an agreement (called a resolution) that sets a policy. You can keep this in a binder to serve as amendments (or foundation) to your Partnership Agreement. In this post I’ll explain how to talk about things that bug you with your partner and how to draft a binding resolution to fix the problems.
Unless you are in some sort of political business, you should keep politics out of your establishment completely. Of course, you have freedom of speech, but we are in very contentious times and displays of political or religious positions might be off-putting to to your customers.
Even when people get along well, having one partner’s relative handling the books just isn’t good policy. There is an inherent conflict of interest.