I have no opportunity to Scrimshank, thanks to TheJackB (and if Jack hadn’t told me the definition of scrimshank – to evade work or duty – I’d have had to look it up)
Scrimshanking (is there such a word?) is something that does not jive with success in business or life.
But how about Slow and Steady? Suggested by Erin of WriteRight (because she says she’s a fan of Aesop’s Fables), I’m wondering about your take on it. Does Slow and Steady win the race in business? I guess that’s debatable, as we think about everything from early adopters to laggards. As they say: “If you want to play on the bleeding edge, be prepared to bleed.”
Melissa said: “the S word I would have to go with is “Service.” All of our great products and streamlined processes are wonderful, but they don’t work if we aren’t providing the right service at the right time. The main goal is always figuring out what our clients and customers really need in order to be successful, and how we can best help them get there.” Spot on Melissa!
Adam focused on customer Service when he posted the thoughts of 19 great minds from small business, customer service and marketing to get a diverse set of opinions about what customer service is, what it means, and how it affects us all.
Alina said: “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed your alphabet series – so much fun. I’ve been Swamped of late and not Sharing as much as I’d like. But in the Spirit of “better late than never,” I humbly Submit this for your S list: SIMPLE – because its Simply Superior to make things as Simple as possible.”
Do you subscribe to the “Keep it Simple” principle?
And as you keep it simple, you can Sequester. “Sequester yourself periodically, perhaps by taking a Sabbatical, or Sneaking out of office every once in a while. Simply put, Sequestering will Shine a light on your creativity, which has a Significant impact on your business.” Thanks, Shonali, for that one:)
Special, suggested by Lori, is a word that can mean many things, whether used as an adjective or a noun. But I think we’d probably agree that being Special, in business and in life, is in the eye of the beholder. So being Stupendous (thanks Bill: you are:), Spiffy (Elena, ditto that) and Spectacular (double ditto that Janet ) means knowing that it is in the eyes of your customer, not your own eyes, that matters.
And that would go double for Carolyn‘s word, Sublime: “of such elegance, grandeur or beauty as to inspire great admiration or awe”. And may I say, your new website design is “simply sublime” Carolyn:)
Serendipity – “The faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident”, was suggested by Betsy. I often say, there are no coincidences in life…things happen for a reason…the harder (smarter) we work, the luckier we get. Is that Serendipity?
And an Alphabet post wouldn’t be complete without the “serious sinister sillines and skullduggery” (thanks to Ralph), the Sexy Soulati #ThatIsAll of Jayme Soulati and the supersonic alliteration of Vidya who yet again knocked the letter out of this park with this:
“For S, I’d begin with Sweet, Spontaneous, Soothing, Spectacular, Speculative, Splendid and Simple, and if I Say Something Similar to the R words, I might be Sent off on a Sabbatical from this Site with a Sermon. I Savor Solitude and witty Satire and Sarcasm. I know this brings out the “Scribble but make Sense” in me.
I exit with a Salute to you, Kaarina.”
And I Salute all of you, for the submissions, comments and support of the Alphabet series. You made me work REALLY hard this week, but I love a challenge. Now bring on the “T” words…I’m ready and waiting, with a big SMILE:)