Daily Inspiration 10-4-12 Spread Some Joy Today > Uncategorized > Daily Inspiration 10-4-12 Posted on October 4, 2012May 10, 2020 by Terry Minion “Instead of outthinking the competition, it’s worth trying to outlove them. Everyone is working hard on the thinking part, but few of your competitors worry about the art and generosity and caring part.” — Seth Godin The biggest part of my sales and sales management experience comes from the auto business at dealerships. All that I worked with over many years were very focused on competition on many levels. There was the other manufacturers other than your own, then the same manufacturer at other dealers within a certain geographical area, and then internal competition also had many levels. It is still much that way today in dealerships all around the country, and the world for that matter. They are tripping over themselves trying to outthink the competition and almost no one in comparison is trying to outlove. Truth is that they both produce results and so it isn’t easy to try to convince the competitors to stop competing and make their own. Just like on the surface it may seem that we can do without the arts in school and so have allowed much of that to disappear. Yet, it does matter in both areas and it will matter in the future too. When it is all about the money, it is easy to allow that desire, or that drive to overshadow everything else. Tom Peters tells us to innovate and find new avenues for customer service, to become the exception to the rule instead of the rule. Few will rise to that call, yet they that do will find the rewards in it, and it doesn’t require a sacrifice of the money, but not worshipping it either. We make these decisions at every level in our lives and our businesses. I would certainly not want to tell anyone the way for them, I can only know the way for me. My only hope in stating any of this is that it be a reminder of the power that we all have to decide what is best for us. I know that is loving for me. I’m clear on that. My best to you on your own choices and that they are that clear to you. Dancing To A Different Drum. . . Spread Some Joy Today–Decide to have the time of your life tomorrow and enjoy every little thing as if it were brand new.