We 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~
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…]
No 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.
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…]