Experience is an excellent teacher, and lately it seems that many bloggers have learned a ton from the latest movie, or dance craze, or some other passing fancy. I’ve shared my own thoughts about things I learned from:
- Sesame Street (tell a story to make your message memorable);
- Renovating my kitchen (it’s okay to be a perfectionist if it means doing your very best work);
- Going on a spa getaway (offer options without undercutting your value);
- Watching Dancing With The Stars (it’s not all about you, whether you are writing or giving dance lessons); and
- Dog behaviour (take long walks and being loyal).
I’m just back from a whirlwind visit to California and wanted to write a post about what I learned from the experience. Despite connecting flights, it was great because my frequent flyer brother was able to upgrade my seats to Business Class on three out of four flights. I was sure there was something I could relate to running a business, like showing simple courtesy, treating customers as special and going above and beyond (oh, warm chocolate chip cookies!).
But what I really learned was that I never want to fly economy again. Sigh.
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You’re right Sue – once you’ve tasted the sweet fruit of business class … I used to fly BC regularly to different parts of the world since my employer paid for it on any flight crossing an ocean. Sadly, those days have come to an end and I’m facing a dispiriting future of sardine-like travel in economy, just like the rest of us plebes. BC is wonderful – the space ! the perks ! the quiet ! the attention of flight attendants ! And who cares if there’s a moral in the experience. The experience is the story.
Roger, that sums it up perfectly: “a dispiriting future of sardine-like travel in economy.” That describes the last leg of the journey, in economy with Air Canada. Talk about a reality check!