More Trouble Than It's Worth

Education & Training with John Helmick Success & Ohio Property Inspection Services

I just read something from famed author & blogger, Seth Godin:  More Trouble Than It's Worth.


When we are willing to do those things that most people view as being more trouble than it's worth...THAT is a great place to be!


IT SETS you apart!


DO the things that others are not willing to do!


My example:  I write handwritten thank you notes to the Realtors that refer us business!  HAND WRITE them!  And not just a quick "thank you" - but a whole inside of the card handwritten!  (I ask them if any other home inspector does this - and they cannot tell me of any time that has happened!)




Now THAT'S what I'm talkin about!


Go do something that nobody else is doing...

Comments (10)

Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning John. I like your style. I write notes all the time: it matters and makes me feel good too.

Mar 09, 2015 10:14 PM
John Helmick
John Helmick Success & Ohio Property Inspection Services - Dayton, OH
Realtor Personal Growth/Success Coach

Sheila Anderson - you know, it DOES make you feel good, doesn't it?

Mar 09, 2015 10:20 PM
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

If someone views something as more trouble than it's worth, they shouldn't be in any type of business that involves people!

Mar 09, 2015 10:31 PM
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Good morning, John. You've given us a nugget to ponder this morning - thanks!

Mar 09, 2015 11:12 PM
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

Way to go John Helmick , sounds like you are on to sometime that works well for you.

Mar 09, 2015 11:23 PM
Bill Roberts
Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate - Oceanside, CA
"Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner

John, Nobody wants to get something in my handwriting. When it gets cold even I can't read it.

Bill Roberts

Mar 10, 2015 12:13 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

John, the old-fashioned hand written notes are sort of like a magic charm!

Mar 10, 2015 12:33 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning John. We do a lot of things that most folks in this industry do not do. Slowly but surely it is beginning to pay off.

Mar 10, 2015 06:59 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi John Helmick , That's right people want to know why they should choose you, if you are just like everyone else.

Mar 11, 2015 10:45 AM
Jason Hatfield
May 20, 2015 10:33 AM