Micro Entrepreneurism, Simple Living & Art
(A continuation of Seth Godin’s post: Unreasonable)
It’s unreasonable for a complete stranger to spend his Saturday night, Sunday, and Thursday night with you fixing your car.
It’s unreasonable for an insurance company to direct deposit your claim payout the same day it was finalized.
It’s unreasonable to expect an auto parts store to call you when your special order part comes in.
It’s unreasonable not to have a budget for marketing and advertising to gain exposure for your company because you count on word of mouth instead.
It’s unreasonable for your potential new landlords to invite you to stay in the house ahead of time, stock your fridge for the visit, and cook you dinner… twice!
It’s unreasonable not to utilize your customer database to send monthly mass marketing emails and newsletters.
It’s unreasonable for a grocery store to be self serve and open 24 hours.
It’s unreasonable for the post office to offer excellent customer service and human interactions.
It’s unreasonable to expect a student loan company to make it easy to pay off your loan.
It’s unreasonable to stick to your guns and risk the deal breaker when you’re the little guy and you’re hungry and they’re big and demanding.
It’s unreasonable to want customers to value your product or service as much as you do.
It’s unreasonable to grow your own food when you could just buy it for so much less.
It’s unreasonable to say you will, even when you have no idea how.
It’s unreasonable to believe in Karma.
And as Seth said: “Fortunately, the world is filled with unreasonable people. Unfortunately, you need to compete with them.”
Please add your own in the comments…