I had the pleasure of having lunch with one of our favorite clients yesterday, Jim Holbrook from Premier Plastics. We were lucky enough to be part of Jim’s 4X expansion a few years ago, when we sold him a new manufacturing/warehouse building, and it appears he is still growing!
What this post is about though is something that I noticed at Jim’s office. There in the front lobby, Jim has placed a tall book shelf filled with inspirational/motivational books. There is a sign that reads: “Premier Plastics Inspiration Library-Please take what you want.”
What a cool idea! As I was browsing the titles, Jim came up and said, “Take one!” Wow, that was unexpected. I had my sights on Jeffrey Gitomer’s book Customer Satisfaction is Worthless, Customer Loyalty is Priceless. Perhaps you have seen Jeffrey’s column in The Enterprise Business Journal. After reading just the first few pages, I can tell there will be some great lessons to be reminded of.
What are you doing to inspire people? What simple things could we do that might make an impact on the people around us. Thanks to Jim Holbrook for a quick reminder to think about the ripples we can make in our daily lives.
Until next time, I hope you are doing good things and enjoying the end of summer!