Every April Fools Day as a child consisted of waking up to my mom and dad yelling, “There’s a firetruck outside! Come look! I wonder what’s going on??” And even after this had run its course, and my brothers and I knew that there was not in fact a state of emergency at the neighbor’s house, it was still fun to yell this each year and think back to the years when it actually worked. I’m looking forward to starting this same tradition with my family, although I think I’ll wait a few years as my son is very much into big trucks right now. If I told him there was a fire truck outside and there wasn’t, I would be in for a rough day! Traditions are an important part of my family, and as my husband will tell you, I love making new ones! Even after we have only done something twice, it becomes a tradition in my mind and I begin to look forward to it each year. However, getting hooked on traditions can have its downside. For myself, once a tradition has been established in my mind, I feel almost guilty changing it in any way. It worked so well every other year, so why try to do something different? But this can obviously lead to boredom and possibly cause everyone involved to miss out on something new and amazing.
This problem can span across many aspects of life; maybe you have been to the same hair stylist for years, and although the rates keep going up and you aren’t loving what she is doing to your hair, you might feel it’s worth it to avoid the hassle of finding someone new. I’m sure we all know someone who could use a new hairdresser!
Or maybe your doctor isn’t giving you the care you need, however starting at square one and getting to know someone new just seems like too much work. There are so many more examples I could give of the reasons we settle. And these ruts are not limited to our personal lives either.
On the business side of things, there are clients, service providers, contractors, customers, etc. that keep things moving along the way they should. Depending on the business you are in, you might have dozens of different people to keep up with and when one is slacking, there is a good chance you will not have time to deal with it right away. This often leads to poor output and loss of revenue. For example, in one month, a retail store might require their locks changed, their air conditioner serviced, a toilet fixed, a glass door replaced, an LED light repaired and a new display case installed. That is at least six different people that they will have to contact and arrange their schedule around. And with that many people in the mix, chances are someone will cancel, or make a mistake and have to schedule a new time to come out and get the job done. The time spent on all of this scheduling eats into the time the owner could be spending on growing their business! So what if you could just have one point of contact? It would mean only one person to handle the scheduling, and one person to get to know you and your business in order to ensure maximum quality is provided. That is what Royal Services can do for you. So next time your air conditioner serviceman shows up late, but you don’t want to spend the time finding a new one, check out what Royal Services can do to lighten your workload.
And next time you are looking for a new family tradition, check out this list of ideas for a great new tradition. And even if they don’t all work out for your family, it will certainly be fun trying them out! If your family has any great traditions, post them in the comments below!