When you reached up to turn on your "open" sign, why did you do it? What was the motivation behind your action(s).
What are you "open" for, today?
Open to simply going through the motions of another day?
Open to hoping a customer will walk through the door?
Open to turning on the "Open" sign and, well…that's it.
When we fall into the routine of seeing our day as a string of transactions, we miss our greatest opportunity to make a difference in the world we've been blessed to live in.
Wherever you are today, whatever it is that you do…I would challenge you to think about your day from a different perspective.
Rather than transactions needed to stay in business, keep your eyes open for opportunities to honor the relationships around you.
It's the difference between going to work because you "have to" and because you "get to". The "have to" mentality counts dollars, hours and minutes. The "get to" side values relationships, a customer's experience and honoring them for who they are, not what they mean to your bottom line.
If you stay open to the latter, you'd be surprised how differently you see that "open" sign in the morning when you get to work.
From the desk of our founder, Brett W. Gould.