Fishing lessons

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Blog entry by sawblade1 posted 07-04-2010 07:33 AM 956 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello fellow lumberjocks, I am veering off topic for this week (only slightly)
This week was an interesting one to say the least as I took Monday and Tuesday off from work I went fishing with my friend Tuesday evening :) I did not have my fishing license so all I did was sit and watch basically, during my time watching I was able to pick up on, of all things—Marketing. yep you guessed it, As I watched her bait the hook of the first pole with the bobber placing wax worms on the hook, she cast it out in the water and grabbed the second pole and placed night crawlers dug from the back yard this pole was tight-lined (no bobber) after casting the second line out in the water…..she waited as the bobber on the first pole was moving slightly from as fish bumping it she made the move set the hook and reeled in a catfish after setting the depth a little higher she placed the line back out in the water bobber moved again this time it was a bluegill :) Then you guessed it the other line stared to move….... another catfish. After him on the bobber line a 15” bass then we went home. Key lesson Marketing is like fishing instead of catching fish and worms being the bait, Us woodworkers need to catch people and use our projects as bait. Not every fish is gonna like your bait so know who you are fishing for. after this I am working on a marketing plan based upon the lesson A little less conventional but these usually work for me anyhow, Other things that came out of this was I still was trying to find financing and was turned down several times again until I called my Local (SBDC) Small business developmental center and spoke with the guy who said to bring my business plan down Tuesday and we can see what we can do as far as getting you financed:) and finally I was able to get my chair build time under two hours!!!!!!! Some lessons aren’t taught in the the shop or in business class but are sometimes taught at the waters edge. Until next week have a safe holiday :)

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path

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#1 posted 07-04-2010 04:43 PM

everywhere we look there are always lessons to be learned from so many things…your looking is what will bring ideas and they will help is some way…....watching the animal kingdom will teach you things you would have never thought of…..your fishing experience gave you some good ideas…......keep at it…..its only the ones who quit who never find what there looking for…....

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 07-04-2010 10:32 PM

thank´s for sharing your thoughts about marketing
and they are not bad at all, you are comppletly right
we have to be better and more creative than those
smart suit poeple that makes those commociels on tv
in the small scale
I think too many don´t know there market and how to
get to it
to start or have a small business today you realy have to be
very well educated in officeaffaire and marketing beside
that you have to master your craft

goood luck with your new ideas hope they will work out for you


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#3 posted 07-05-2010 01:23 AM

Sometimes you have to “Tune Out” the rest of the World to “Open A Door” and allow the “Good Stuff” to Flow In. You’re right about Fishing. It allows me to do just that. I sometimes reffer to it as my “Moving Meditation”.

The same for Nature Photography as Grizzman said. You just have to know that there’s a lot that you don’t know and Nature will always teach you. IF you let it. Sometimes you never know what you’re looking for until after you’ve found it.

One of my Favourites: “When it’s Pouring Rain and someone says ….”What a Beautiful Day This Is.” That “Someone” deserves to be Listened to.”


-- Your Assertiveness Training Is Beginning To Interfere With My Anger Management!

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