Category Archives: Relationships

A Reason, A Season, or A Lifetime

You may have heard of “A Reason, A Season, or A Lifetime” before seeing it here, but this phrase was new to me when I heard it last night. Someone I had just met mentioned this phrase, and although I … Continue reading

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Customer Centered Service

I have been a customer service advocate for many years. I have spoken on it, consulted on it, and written on it. My family and friends would say, I have been insufferable about it! It is in my DNA. So … Continue reading

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Don’t Waste My Time!

My bestie for the last fifty years, Judy, has had a saying for many years that I love: “Waste my money, waste my food, but don’t waste my time.” We all know that time is money, and none of us … Continue reading

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What Really Matters

Many people in NC and SC have suffered through the effects of Hurricane Florence in the last week. While I am writing this, there are some who are still being evacuated even now due to rivers cresting. For some, it … Continue reading

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Management that Matters

She works in a bar and grill at Oak Island during the summer while she is out on college break. Mike and I had recently met her there. I learned that she previously worked at a local restaurant. Mike and … Continue reading

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Managing Expectations

We all have expectations, although perhaps we should not. Expectations that are not met can result in us being disappointed. A friend of mine states, “Expect Nothing, and you won’t be disappointed!” (Credit to Jennifer; last name omitted to protect … Continue reading

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It is About the People, Every Time

It isn’t about the facility. It isn’t about the food. It is about the people. You and I know this, but sometimes we forget. I had a good reminder of this recently.

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