How to be the Best- HuffPost

How to be the BEST... www.CourtneyPrice.comWe are over at Huffington Post exploring what separates the good from the best… specific to Interior Design but the ideas apply to all professions. Link over to the article and please share your thoughts while you are there~

Social Media- Paragons of Netiquette

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In the wolf hierarchy, there exists a ranking system. Dominance in a pack has more to do with confidence and strength of character than size or physical strength. Which means that contrary to popular belief, the Alpha dogs are not the snarling, ferocious ones, but the calm and wise ones. They know their place and don’t feel the need to prove anything to the pack. It’s the lower ranking members who are insecure and have something to prove to their peers. Spoiler alert: if you watch the wolf pack behavior videos, you will note that the ones with the most self-serving or bully behaviors don’t meet a good end. They usually get taken down by the rest of the pack to restore balance to the group. Natural selection.

This same mentality transfers to the social media world. Social media platforms are stages for all kinds of behavior- the good, the bad and the ugly. I’m sure you have seen the nasty behavior, and the disappointing encouragement of it as well, but we will not dwell on those types today. Instead, we will focus on the paragons of excellence, the true alphas of the social media world, and what they are doing so well. [Read more…]

The Builder’s Beauty Contest

Thinking about building or remodeling? Don't be fooled by the Builder's Beauty Contest, protect yourself with these tools on www.CourtneyPrice.com

Reality check: Beware of the lowest bid…

For many people, the home is the biggest investment. When building one’s dream home or remodeling an existing house, one can easily get caught in the snare of the numbers game with multiple bids.  Misleading contractors have been known to say or do whatever it takes to get the job, encumbering the homeowner with devastating financial consequences. To discuss this topic and offer guidance, I have invited a highly respected Dallas contractor with a strong moral compass and decades of experience to decode the bidding wars in this special guest post.  Bob Hoebeke is all about communication with his clients; his honesty and transparency have built a solid base of repeat clients with stunning homes. Please welcome Bob: [Read more…]

Customer Service

Service- on www.CourtneyPrice.comNo matter what our professions are, they involve relationships that require service. Entrepreneur Magazine ran an article about Unforgettable Customer Service that can give us all reason to pause to consider how well we pay attention to those we serve -even extending beyond professional relationships… to family and friends. The qualities that set the winners apart from the rest are: listening skills, empathy, thoughtfulness and willingness to go the extra mile to show people that they matter. See article here.

The Road to Success

Michelangelo, Hard Work

Michelangelo speaks the truth. If you look at this work, you know good and well that he wasn’t just born knowing how to create the masterpieces he is famous for. His talents and enormous discipline intersected with a fateful opportunity: [Read more…]