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As stay-at-home rolls off, life rolls on

In this last installment of self-administered customer service, I turn to flowers. After all, Mother’s Day is the planting signal through much of the country. As with so many other things during the pandemic, I did my usual planting—which always inspires and delights me—with a small twist. I had purchased some artificial desert-type plants a […]

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Tom Foolery on YouTube: All I can say is WOW!

Recently, I received a link to a four-minute YouTube under the “Tom Foolery” banner. This installment, entitled “The Great Realisation,” addresses the days when COVID-19 attacked the land. It’s a look back from the future. Amid all the conflicting overly-sanguine and gloom-and-doom reports about the pandemic and lack of certainty about its spread, containment and […]

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Best customer service resides in our hearts and minds

I had a huge revelation this past week. Beyond all the CRMs, company pronouncements about serving customers, and even our own “self-administered” customer service, there’s an inner strength that can endure when all other efforts falter. Here are a couple thoughts on the matter: You’ve just been ignored, dissed or misinformed by a “customer service” […]

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And the beat goes on…

Gotta admit it. Last week was a roller coaster. Had some down times coupled with exhilarating discoveries. I mention the down episodes because I believe they’re just as important to an overall sense of wellbeing and positivity as happy meanderings. The “power of positive thinking” is positive in part because of the ability to discern […]

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Hunting and gathering gives way to cooking

Three of my favorite pastimes are shopping (a/k/a hunting and gathering), cooking and hosting small dinner parties. As I’ve not yet pursued virtual social engagements, this past week focused on the first two. Having discovered ample supplies of toilet paper at a Walgreen’s near me and being well-stocked with hand sanitizer and disinfectants, I turned […]

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New week brings new customer service silver linings

This past week produced a number of new-normal positive outcomes and observations feeding our self-administered “customer satisfaction.” My exercise continues at a more robust and intense pace than it was BC (Before Coronavirus). I’m exploring reading choices previously in the to-be-determined category. For example, I’m focusing on news outlets that seem more balanced and global […]

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New discoveries and delights abound in this new normal world

Self-administered customer service is especially important right now. Try finding and appreciating people, places and things that give you joy and “customer satisfaction.” They’re all around and plentiful. This is truly an opportunity to explore and expand horizons. Give it a try. MARK LUSKY Along with a robust new exercise regimen, expanded personal growth and […]

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Party of one, anyone?

In the short time since my last post, much of our world has been relegated to a party of one. Shelter-in-place orders are proliferating across the country, and people increasingly are shying away from even minimal interpersonal contact. To counter the frustration this situation brings, think about what you still CAN do instead of what […]

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Perfect time to practice ‘peer’ customer service

I’ve often said that we’re all small businesses consisting of ourselves. While we may not be self-employed, we all certainly perform what can be called basic business functions in our day-to-day lives. The current coronavirus crisis provides an opportunity to practice “B2B” customer service with our family, friends, colleagues, neighbors and communities-at-large. In essence, we […]

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Sensationalized coronavirus media reports, Trump Administration containment claims damage ‘customer service’

A balanced perspective about the coronavirus would provide a great customer service to We the People. Instead, we have sensationalized media on one side proclaiming that the “sky is falling.” On the other side, we have the Trump Administration glibly maintaining that the condition is being contained. While the media’s job in large part is […]