The death of the high street

It seemed like a simple task….

Load the car up with junk….

  • Old cardboard boxes
  • Used paint pots
  • Offcuts of drywall / plasterboard

And take it all down to the local recycling centre….

However an hour later I found myself lost in the middle of rural France….

I had put the address into my satellite navigation in the car.

However I simply could not find the place…

This seems to be a common occurrence in France…

Postcodes / ZIP Codes in France seem to be incredibly vague….

They seem to refer to a general area sometimes as much as a square mile!!

In the UK a postcode is almost as good as GPS coordinates!

So I drove back home and looked up the recycling centre on Google maps…

I got back in the car and eventually I found the place!

However it was closed!

Of course it was…

It was Friday…

And this is France after all….

In France, things are quite often closed on

  • Fridays
  • Mondays
  • Wednesdays
  • Sundays…

So I left the stuff in the car and tried again on Tuesday…

Success!

I think the point of the story is I didn’t give up…

If there’s one thing I’ve learnt having an online business it’s that…

Just because something doesn’t work first time…

Or you fail miserably…

You should never give up…

In fact even if you make a mistake you should treat it as a learning experience…

In fact there is a brilliant book about how failure can lead to success…

 

Blackbox Thinking the surprising truth about success
by Matthew Syed..

I’ve read this book a couple of times over the last 2 to 3 years.

And every time I read it I pick up something new from it…

I think I’m going to read this book again soon…

The death of the high street

A couple of weeks ago I decided to buy a new washing machine…

Next to the hypermarket is a huge store that sells fridge freezers and washing machines…

I picked the machine I wanted…

And then looked at the sign…

It said that delivery would cost €30 and take three weeks!!

And this was a big store!!

I decided I wasn’t buying a washing machine that day!!

The following day I went onto Amazon and found the same washing machine…

It was considerably cheaper…

Free delivery!

And they delivered it within three days!!

I could have forgiven the higher price…

But to charge that much for the delivery and to take so long…

I can see why most people are buying everything online these days!!

Here’s an interesting fact….

Most marketers who earn over six figures per year…

Make 98% of their income from less than 200 people!!

That’s right you don’t need huge email lists…

In fact you only need a list of about 200 people to make over $100,000 per year!

Think about that for a second…

Do you think you could build a list of only 200 people?

Yes of course you could…

I’ve made a short video explaining a little bit more about how this works…

Click here to watch the video 🙂

Movies I’ve watched this week

The karate Kid part three
Believe it or not I’ve never actually seen this movie.

Okay it’s not as good as the first one but it’s miles better than karate Kid part two..

Not a brilliant movie but good fun to watch on a Saturday afternoon…

Silence of the lambs
I don’t know why but the movie silence of the lambs popped into my head one afternoon last week.

I realised I had’t actually seen the movie since it was released back in the early 1990s…

So I sat down on Saturday evening to watch it…

Wow I’d completely forgotten what an amazing movie it is…

I really enjoyed watching it again after all these years…

I’m now planning to watch all the sequels!!

Have a great week whatever you’re doing,

 

 

 

 

Sarah

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