By Bill Willard
The issue: Take a minute: How many ways can you think of to leverage the simple question: “Is That the Best You Can Do?”
What I Think:
As a writer, I use it to edit my work—right after the spell-checker—before sending anything to clients or posting to Internet sites like The Freestyle Entrepreneur. Example: I just made the following edit: “I use it as a way to self-edit my work.” See what I mean?
As a consumer: I use it to provoke bargains where none are offered by vendors. This works at businesses of all sizes! Example: At Costco, some departments have the leeway to reduce prices on some items by several percentage points. It never hurts to ask wherever and whenever you do business!
As a manager, I’d use it to induce employees to examine their work and their effort. Example: Used carefully early on, it encourages workers to think twice before calling assignments finished and turning them in.
As a parent, I could use it to get extra effort from our young son.
Example: These days, Captain Willard can use that technique with his Marines.
As a husband (of 40-years) . . . I’m just smart enough to know when to keep my mouth shut!
In short: Exceptions prove the rule!
What Do You Think? How many uses of “Is that the best you can do?” have you thought of? We welcome your opinion. Have you registered?
Bill Willard is a freelance writer in Clearwater FL. He has been a high-impact writer and editor for over 30 years. In addition to his byline pieces, Bill’s beat includes ghostwriting and editing for businesses of all types and sizes, professional practitioners and individuals, and is a www.thefreestyleentrepreneur.com Contributing Author. Visit his Website: www.writergazette.com/WillardAssociates.shtml
Or contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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