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“Live Now! You’re Dead For A $#@%ing Long Time.”

23. June 2016

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Quote by: Bob Perks, 78 year old caddie at The Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland I wrote this 7 years ago to my membership: Bob’s wife died of cancer 10 years ago. He retired from his job and started caddying at The Old Course. He said that it keeps him out of the house and […]

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7 Skill Sets You MUST Have (Or Develop) To Be Really Successful As A Dry Cleaner!

19. February 2014

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You must master these skills. They can be learned. They have nothing to do with dry cleaning. Let’s get going. Surprisingly, none of these skills have anything to do with how to press a shirt or how to fix one of your machines. In fact, if you know how to do these things and can’t […]

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“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.” ― Andy Rooney

23. August 2013

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You are so fortunate. I’m fortunate. Why are we? We own a dry cleaning business. We’re in the arena of life. When you think about it, you can learn most everything you need to know in life by owning a business. I’ve been in the arena 33 times. That’s right, I’ve started 33 businesses. And […]

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Life Isn’t About Finding Yourself. Life Is About Creating Yourself.

9. November 2012

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You’re a dry cleaner. So what does this have to do with you? I think…lots! Let me explain. You are a business owner. You are tough. You get paid after all of your employee’s and suppliers get paid. You just can’t wander around finding your business, you’ve got to create it. How do you create […]

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The Worst Mistake Is To NOT Make Any!

2. November 2012

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If you are always afraid and play it safe, you won’t get anywhere in life and in business. As dry cleaners, we are business owners. As a business owner, it is our job to try out new things in our businesses. Most of the new things we try, just plain out don’t work. It’s depressing. […]

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Live Now! You’re Dead For A Very Long Time.

18. May 2012

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-Bob Perks, 78 year old caddie at The Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland Bob’s wife died of cancer 8 years ago. He retired from his job and started caddying at The Old Course. He said that it keeps him out of the house and he gets to meet all kinds of interesting people. And […]

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“Are You A Thermometer Or A Thermostat?” – Eleanor Roosevelt

10. May 2012

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Friday QuoteLesson This is a good one. Do you control you or does some other person, company, circumstance or whatever? Are you in control of who you are, what you do and what you stand for? I am. I decided a long time ago that it was my fault. If I succeed, it’s my fault. […]

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“Never Stop Learning.” – Anonymous

4. May 2012

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This is your Friday QuoteLesson Most college graduates think that once they’re done with college, they’re done learning. Not the case as you and I both know. It’s where the learning is just really beginning. Try to remember what you learned up until graduation from college (I didn’t graduate, so I have to remember up […]

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Done Is Better Than Perfect

3. February 2012

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This is the Friday QuoteLesson. If you’d like a quote delivered every day and on Friday, one of these QuoteLessons, go to FamousLifeQuotes.org, my pet project. I got this quote from Mark Zuckerburg, the founder of Facebook. It’s amazing that someone so young follows this mantra. I’ve followed it myself for 30 years. It’s better […]

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Get Clear On What You Want To Do With Your Business

25. March 2011

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Watch this video first: Are you clear on what you want your dry cleaning business to accomplish or are you just on the business treadmill? Are you aimlessly going through each day wondering how to get new customers? Or do you have a plan? A plan is better. With a plan, you’ll know how many […]

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