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What is “value?” How do you create it?

I’m trying something new! Instead of numbering each Thought-Provoking Question of the Day, the subject will be the actual TPQD. This will hopefully cut down on the monotony of generic topic titles…

Today’s thought-provoking question of the day is two-fold:

  • What is “value?” How do you create it?

Value doesn’t have anything to do with the actual price. When you talk to your friends about a new purchase, the purchase was probably made because it was a “great value,” not because it was a great price! Everyone wants to believe that they’re getting great value for the price they pay. The more perceived value the customer has, the more a business is able to charge. This isn’t taking advantage of the customer at all. If a business provides great value to customers, then they should be compensated well. To me, value is how much a customer thinks something is worth and how willing they are to pay for whatever that business is selling.

Creating value is quite difficult as there are a lot of intangibles involved with this process. I think ways of creating value include great customer service, great customer interaction, quick shipping times, low shipping costs, a great copy, bundling a bunch of services into one, great photography of your products, doing things for free which the competition charges for, giving away great advice when no money is involved, and a well-designed website among others. Note that none of these things have anything directly to do with the actual product.

What does “value” mean to you? How do you create it?

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What Does it Mean to “Be Realistic?”

I’m trying something new starting today! Instead of numbering each Thought-Provoking Question of the Day, the subject will be the actual TPQD. This will hopefully cut down on the monotony of generic topic titles…

Today’s thought-provoking question of the day is:

  • What does it mean to be “realistic?”

There is no such thing as being “realistic.” It’s just an excuse. An excuse to not step out of your comfort zone, to conform even though you don’t know why, and it’s an excuse to give up on your dreams. Screw that noise. We only have one life and it scares me shitless to think that I’m wasting justĀ  a minute of it. I want to add value to the world instead of money in some corporation’s bank. I want to live a life where I make my own rules and I want to help you do the same!

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TPQD #9

Today’s thought-provoking question of the day is:

  • Why do we categorize people and things?

I think it has something to do with fear. We fear things that we don’t know or are unfamiliar with so we put them in the same group as things we are familiar with so we are less scared of them.

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Thought-Provoking Question of the Day #8

Today’s thought-provoking question of the day is:

  • Why do most people in first-world countries work 40 hours a week for basically 40 years?

I think it’s because they aren’t aware of the opportunities that are actually available to them. We’ve been brainwashed to do well in school, get a degree, get a well-paying job, get married, have kids, retire, and die. That’s the old-school way of thinking. There is no such thing as job security anymore. There are ways around earning money legally than working for The Man.

If this doesn’t make you want to get off your ass and explore and do something with your life, I don’t know what will! 180 South is also available to watch on NetFlix and I highly recommend that you do so!

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TPQD #7

Today’s thought-provoking question of the day is:

  • What’s something that you’ve always wanted to try or do?

I’ve always wanted to move back to Europe and explore all the different countries and cultures over there.

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Thought-Provoking Question of the Day #6

Today’s thought-provoking question of the day is:

  • Where’s somewhere that you’ve always wanted to visit and why?

There’s a long list of places that I want to go….Costa Rica because I hear its beautiful, California to visit friends, Seattle to visit friends, Australia because it’s on the other side of the world, Chicago because I enjoyed my 3-day weekend there, Charleston because it was an awesome city and I wish I could explore it more, Indonesia because I know very little about it but hear its incredible, and I’d love to move back to Germany so I can use it as a base camp to explore all of Europe.

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Thought-Provoking Question of the Day #6

Today’s thought-provoking question of the day is:

Did you realize that I didn’t write a review of the day, a post, or the thought-provoking question of the day yesterday?

 

That wasn’t planned but with my crazy work schedule, I slept from 12-7 pm and then 9:30-1 am and didn’t have any time. Just letting you know now that there will probably be a change in my posting schedule. I’ll let you know once I figure out my new work/school schedule.

Have an awesome day!

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