Who is going to be handling your "stuff?" Below is a rather typical weekly employee newsletter article that is written by management and then read by each of our employees. These are the thoughts and ideas that trickle down from management to drivers and foremen to crew members.
Attitude Management: a Critical Skill No Matter What Your Role
So how do we manage our attitude through challenging times. For some it's easier to than others to manage your emotions, but all of us have to work at it. First of all I want to say how genuinely proud I am of the amazing attitudes that I am see from each of you. Our customers continue to be blessed by your great service. Here are some things that can help you on the days when things aren't going so well.
We trust this encourages you to trust us with an upcoming move.
If you’ve moved more than once or twice, you've probably remembered - too often after the fact! - the importance of having a specific “Essential Items Box.” You know, the box of absolutely essential items that you need to have right away at your new home (e.g. toilet paper, soap, water, paper towels, etc.). Moving tends to feel a bit chaotic anyway, so help eliminate some of the chaos by setting aside some specific essential items in advance.
Consider grabbing a medium-sized box (or boxes) a day or two before your moving day. Clearly label the box "Essentials" but also clearly mark it “LOAD LAST” to assure that it is last on the truck, making it FIRST off the truck and FIRST into your new home.
Now, it's time to start loading the box...
Kitchen / Food and Drinking Items
To spend the night in your new home, include some other items:
Pack like you’re going away for the weekend, plus a few extra things as noted below. You’ll need an additional large box or two for these items.
Plan ahead a bit; alleviate moving chaos a lot!
A 2014 Forbes article – “Embrace Change or Die” – lists several ways to embrace change. If you’re planning a move or thinking about a move, here's a few of the suggestions that may be helpful.
Don't look back.
Don’t dwell on the past. Aside from noting some of the lessons you’ve learned, move forward by investing your energy in the present.
Ask yourself, “What’s next?”
Asking this question may open a new world of possibilities if you think big in setting your goals. Ask yourself what’s possible if you challenged yourself. Embracing change must be a part of this or you’re wasting time.
Don't be afraid.
This is where your attitude matters. You need to have an attitude that allows yourself to overcome the fear of change.
Don’t settle for satisfaction in your past accomplishments. The key to growth and success is to embrace change – even if you’re not moving geographically. It’s an attitude to take with you wherever you are.
If you're ready to make a move and to embrace change, give us a call and let us be part of your "what's next?"
Are you content with where you are, feeling complacent and just settling? Or are you interested in moving forward and not looking back? One of Kearney Moving’s core values is EMBRACE CHANGE. We believe in and encourage a culture of being open minded and creative while embracing change. The key to personal growth and business growth is to embrace change.
Practically speaking, what does this look like in the day-to-day life of a moving business? As many of us have heard and know personally, the only constant in life is change. In the moving business, change happens constantly: customer schedules change, load sizes change, vehicles break down, injuries happen (thankfully – very rarely), procedures change, team members come and go, and the list goes on.
How do you handle change? Are you actively choosing an attitude that embraces it or are you just settling for the status quo?
We must choose to have an attitude that embraces it or we will not thrive. This way of thinking is one of the reasons that Kearney Moving has been successful and growing since 1996.
Do you have a change coming up soon?
The second couple had very little money and chose to move to a very moderate home only about 60 miles away to retire. Much of their furniture was homemade by the husband and wasn't very nice. Their new home wasn't glamorous, but it was functional and simple. As unimpressive as their life seemed, I couldn't help feeling like there was real substance to this couple.