Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The billion dollar idea

Rich Darby,
Chief Operating Officer
I recently had the honor of meeting with one of the top business consultants in the world who works on a level of business I cannot even imagine. He deals with companies who gross hundreds of billions of dollars a year, a figure that most of us will never see in our lifetime.
 
Have you ever been told that having a million dollar idea was a waste? Well, the man that I had the pleasure to speak with said exactly that, and I think he is on to something. He explained to me that if you are meeting with the president of a multi-billion dollar company, you better bring a billion dollar idea; if you don't, you are wasting his time and money.


How often do we sit in our own businesses and waste time and money with ideas that bring us little return on investment? This conversation taught me a lot, but most importantly, it taught me to start focusing on the bigger picture. My days of multiple smaller projects netting little revenue are being put on the back burner. Instead, I will start focusing my energy on a single project that will make a larger impact on our business. It's time we simplify and start working smarter, one project at a time.
Our conversation was one of the best of my career, and a very eye-opening experience. It made me take a deep breath and realize how truly blessed my family and I have been. Thank you all for choosing Trigard products. We deeply appreciate and value your business.

This article originally appeared in Trigard Tuesdays, our weekly electronic newsletter featuring information for the funeral industry. Sign up for your free subscription at http://www.trigard.com/Tuesdays.

The greatest generation

Ideal Burial Vault Co. Inc. recently provided vault services for a family burying their Iwo Jima veteran on Veterans Day.
 
Visit this website to read the inspiring story.
 
This article originally appeared in Trigard Tuesdays, our weekly electronic newsletter featuring information for the funeral industry. Sign up for your free subscription at http://www.trigard.com/Tuesdays.
 
Did you hear?
 
Our very own Linda Darby joined Jim Kepner, FAMIC president, on Gail Rubin's radio show "A Good Goodbye." They discussed the "Have a Talk of a Lifetime" campaign.

If you missed the interview, you can listen to the archived broadcast.
 
This article originally appeared in Trigard Tuesdays, our weekly electronic newsletter featuring information for the funeral industry. Sign up for your free subscription at http://www.trigard.com/Tuesdays.

 

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