A drop in the bucket will not kill the bottom line

By
Real Estate Agent with Century 21

A drop in the bucket will not kill the bottom line

The little things do make a big difference. I went to get water filled for the gallons in my home today. As I was filling the gallon with water, there was a tiny amount of water that spilled over the spout of the gallon. To the owner's horror, he jumped up and started an incantation. It was as though something sinful had happened. He was startled and said that not an inkling of water should be wasted.

To my bewilderment, I thought he was insane. Just a tiny drop and thinks the sky is falling. Oh me oh my. At this point, I wondered if he treated every one of his customers the same way when they spilled an ounce of water. I realized one thing from this incidence. Water costs $0.25 per gallon. If a small amount of water is loss, that could cost the owner $.01 or $02.

You see folks, when you are dealing with small amounts, you tend to stay frugal for a reason. As in real estate, if you do not have alot of clients, you would probably stressed out if that one client leaves you. If you have many clients, one departure is just a drop in the bucket.

There comes a point in your life where you must learn to let go of the minuscule event and look at the thing from a entire perspective. Start something that will bring more business instead of worrying about the droplets.

 

 

Comments (3)

CA COASTAL ESTATES Lauren Selinsky Perez CRS
California Coastal Estates - Aliso Viejo, CA
"Your Real Estate Broker" #oclauren

I like that Jim~ but a whole lot of droplets still fill the bucket ;)

Mar 14, 2011 08:34 PM
Cameron Novak
The Homefinding Center - Corona, CA
Featured Corona Real Estate Agent Team

Wow... It's amazing how some people think so differently than others.  You actually leave your home with empty gallon containers to fill them at a water retailer... Incredible. 

Mar 14, 2011 08:47 PM
Cameron Novak
The Homefinding Center - Corona, CA
Featured Corona Real Estate Agent Team

Do you ever look at the water dispensers at the supermarkets (check the back of the machine next time you're there)... the water is tap from their standard hose lines... it just goes through filtering inside the machine.

Mar 14, 2011 08:49 PM