This is my 324th blog since I started writing “Fredquarters Marketing and I am so grateful to all of you for encouraging me and pushing me to write about different topics, different ideas, streams of consciousness and anything else you find relevant.
I get immense joy from this.
Some of the more cynical people out there ask me if I have monetized this site; if I get new clients and why would I give away all this stuff for “FREE?”
Candidly, I never think about that.
Oh sure, I get calls for consulting work, project work and even if I want to manage or buy a couple or three centers. Mainly I get calls for suggestions, ideas, and maybe even a quick pick me up from a proprietor who has been beaten up by his local economy.
Mostly, I get people who just want some help. I read somewhere that the more you give away the more you get back. I don’t know for sure if it’s 100% true, but I don’t doubt the assumption. It’s worked pretty well for me.
Here’s a thought.
We all give away free games; bonus bowling bucks; discounts and contributions, but sometimes we do it grudgingly.
Suppose we were able to do it with the idea that these free games are making someone’s life happier, even for the hour they are with us or helping them to forget some sad issues, they are dealing with, in their lives, wouldn’t we feel better?
And wouldn’t the universe notice that we were giving generously and return good things to us?
What would it feel like if you knew that the free game you were giving away was making someone forget about the hurricane that demolished their house; even for just a brief moment in time?
I know you would feel great because that’s who you are. I’ve seen you raise countless dollars in your centers for various charities and organizations. I know. I’ve seen it up close and personal.
I have gotten so many good things by giving you information, ideas, thoughts and hopefully ways to make money that I have been rewarded in so many other way that’s it’s hard to count.
And for that I am oh so grateful and say, “Thank You All” as we celebrate Thanksgiving 2012.
Speak with you Friday.
PS. Here’s to a “very revenue Thanksgiving holiday.” 🙂 🙂