Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Content, Value and Free Agency

I’ve learned from Kevin Miller that value comes from content and reliability. I think this is especially important in any service company. In residential cleaning company Tomlinson House Cleaning, LLC I concentrate on not just dusting a piece of furniture … Continue reading

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We’re Gonna Celebrate and Have a Good Time

I have just enough in checking to cover payroll and other necessities this week, but I am on  Cloud 9 as if I have a million dollars in the bank. It’s a new chapter in the life of Tomlinson House … Continue reading

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Business and Story

I’m reading a book called The Story Factor: Inspiration, Influence, and Persuasion Through the Art of Storytelling by Annette Simmons. I got it in the business section of Rhino Booksellers on Granny White Pike. It’s a remarkable book, and I … Continue reading

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Business and Relationship

My business plan is evolving. I have a written one, and Emily Cervenak is the wonderful writer behind it. The plethora of conversations that go on in the life of a business aren’t chronicled, and not all hours worked are … Continue reading

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A Team Approach

This morning in our meeting there seemed to me a good amount of talk about what differentiates my company from the competition. Our USP (Unique Selling Proposition) may not be that different, but here goes a little more horn tooting … Continue reading

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Residential Cleaning

Residential cleaning is no longer just for the rich and famous. I clean for middle class Nashville as well as Music Row, Belle Meade and Brentwood.  I won’t write for other services, but I charge by the square foot, so … Continue reading

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Delivering Excellence

One of my favorite followings on Twitter is @ValaAfshar. He is a well of rich wisdom. I want to take the time here today to share some “recent” favs. Every great team has a: 1. storyteller 2. designer 3. builder … Continue reading

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Starting Over

Congratulations to my University of Tennessee Volunteers for beating Utah State handily at Neyland on Sunday. We got to be there, and it was a ton of fun as always. There’s nothing like football time in Tennessee, and that drive … Continue reading

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In The Moment

Powerful things happen when you live fully in the moment. I’ve had many jobs I hated, so I  wonder sometimes had I done that in the work I hated what could have happened. I’m fond of saying hindsight is 20/20, … Continue reading

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Mercy

I want more comments than I’m getting here on my biz blog. I have the same problem on my other blog, but since I’ve been doing that one a whole lot longer, of course I get more comments than I … Continue reading

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