Wednesday Words

To Go Where Your VisionPoints, a few inspiration points for you and your business.

You can never be in a class by yourself when you’re bad.*
—The Kid**

Yet another reason to niche, folks. It’s easy to be not-very-good with everyone else—but as The Kid says, impossible to be a standout that way.

If you choose the path that suits you and no one else, as we were talking about in yesterday’s post? Then you’ve got a lot better chance of being in a class by yourself.


Grow and be well,

Kelly Erickson


*As I typed, several weeks after she originally brought forth this wonderful observation, The Kid caught me finishing this post.

“What’cha writing?” she asked.

I showed her the handwritten note made at the time when she first said it.

“Well, y’know,” she said, “you could be in a class by yourself….” She looked at me with an impish grin. “If you’re utterly, un-copy-ably bad. But that’s… not good.”

At that my Kid dissolved into evil laughter.

Moral of the story: Don’t let The Kid’s evil laughter happen to you. Take her first lesson to heart and find a better path to being in a class by yourself, dear reader!

** From the mouths of babes, part 6. You never know what the daughter of an Experience Designer will say next. If you’re looking for more bon mots from the tween set, The Kid also speaks—briefly!—on management, on customer service, on discounts, and on public speaking, and on what makes a truly distinctive business—which is, in a way, just what we’re thinking about at MCE this week.