Yesterday I was at a local nursery (I love plants, trees and anything to do with gardens or orchards) and as I turn to enter the back area of the store where they keep their plants, I see this sign posted at eye level on the door- it made me laugh as it reminded me of all the similar signs I have written on the same pumpkin colored paper and posted on the wall above mine and Sabrina’s (my assistants) desk in frustration reminding us of a bunch of very important but simple actions, that for some reason are easily forgotten-
1-CONFIRM EVERYTHING IN WRITING!!!
2-WHAT DID YOU DO TODAY TO BUY A HOUSE?!!!
3-CLOSE SALE ESCROW – SHUT OFF UTILITIES!
4- CLOSE PURCHASE ESCROW- TURN ON UTILITIES!
5- SAY THANK YOU- CHOCOLATE!!! ????
6- LOVE YOUR BUSINESS FRIENDS- CALL!!!
7- READ ONE HOUR DAILY!!!!!
8- GET THE RECEIPT!!
9- CONFIRM LICENSE- WORKERS COMP & LIABILITY INSURANCE- WEEKLY!!!
10- CHECK THE RE MARKET DAILY!!
This may seem unnecessary or even silly- But when you’re a small business person; basically a “One Man Show” (forgive me Sabrina????) we have to find simple user friendly ways to keep our focus on those simple actions that are easily forgotten, yet over the years will undoubtedly deliver us to an unbelievable level of success.