Are you optimistic?

By
Home Inspector with A-Z Tech Home Inspections, Inc.

I am and here is why.  People still have to live even in a recession.  They have to buy things.  They will have babies.  They will still drive cars.  in other words every thing they did in the "good times".

The tenacious, hard driving, do what ever it takes types will survive and prosper.  They don't depend on hot markets to hand them business.  It's time to cultivate relationships, give better customer service and spend your marketing dollars and wisely as possible.

My bet is that our competition, mine and yours, will not be willing to do that and thus not survive.  I have seen the American spirit get down in the past and it always came back with a vengeance.   My bet is that it will again.  All we have to do in the mean time is work smarter and harder until it does.  When will that happen?  If I knew that I'd be on a beach somewhere in the world right now, not blogging.

 

 

Comments (11)

Mike Saunders
Retired - Athens, GA

Bruce - I am also an optimist and a firm believer in myself. I have always managed to get through the worst of times and will be able to do so this time. Best of luck.

Oct 05, 2008 05:47 AM
Associate Broker Falmouth MA Cape Cod Heath Coker
https://teamcoker.robertpaul.com - Falmouth, MA
Heath Coker Berkshire Hathaway HS Robert Paul Prop

Henry Ford said, "If you think you can or you think you can't you are correct."

Oct 05, 2008 05:49 AM
Roy A. Peterson
Domicile Analysis of Texas - El Paso, TX
P.R.E.I.

Its times like this were I start looking around for something new or improve on something to better service my clientele. I take

advantage  of the slow times. ~ Newbie

 

                                                                                      

Oct 05, 2008 05:55 AM
Bruce Thomas
A-Z Tech Home Inspections, Inc. - Greensburg, PA

See now THAT'S what I like to hear!!  The sky may be falling but as long as it doesn't fall on you, you will be OK

 

Bruce

Oct 05, 2008 08:56 AM
Mike (Inspector Mike) Parks
Inspector Mike - Circleville, OH
Inspector Mike

I'm having my best year ever.

Positive thinking.

Oct 06, 2008 12:02 AM
Jen Bowman
Keller Williams on the Water - Holmes Beach, FL
Realtor - Anna Maria Island & Bradenton FL

I am very optimistic! This year is far better than last year for me and I believe that 2009 will be even better.  I am so optimistic that I went to the beach last week for 2 days for an impromtu getaway.  I was able to do a little work while I was there, so I didn't miss anything.  Life is good.

Oct 06, 2008 12:57 AM
Cherimie Crane
Cherimie Crane & Associates - Beaufort, SC

I love this post! Thank you for being so positive. It is all in the attitude!!

Oct 29, 2008 03:30 AM
Linda Thomas
SendOutCards - Irwin, PA

Bruce,

GREAT post on staying positive and keep working through these times.  Bruce and everyone at A-Z Tech Home Inspections are TRUE professionals and quality people.  Their success in their business and in the industry proves why they've been the 'Inspectors of Choice' over the last 20+ years.  You guys are the best!

Oct 29, 2008 04:50 AM
Cheri Smith
Prudential Gary Greene, Cypress TX - Cypress, TX
Realtor Prudential Gary Greene

I'm optimistic about meeting my own personal goals. Sure I am. Haven't given up yet. Get's better every year.

My kids are all pretty healthy. My husband survived a stroke a month ago. It's beautiful outside...what's there not to be optimistic about.

well....besides THAT. But we shall survive that too.

I love  your background.

Oct 29, 2008 05:18 AM
Jim Allhiser
Perfection Inspection, Inc. - Salem, OR
Salem, Oregon Home Inspector

Bruce, I see you are doing your thing to optimize your search engine rating eh?

Looks good.  As far as your post, I for one am tired of the media telling me how to feel.

I feel great and am keeping busy.....so much for the great depression.

Nov 29, 2008 08:14 AM
Bruce Thomas
A-Z Tech Home Inspections, Inc. - Greensburg, PA

Jim,

What ever it takes.  Since I have time.

Thanks

Nov 30, 2008 02:39 AM