Our house looked shabby. We had it painted several years ago, and I wasn’t looking forward to having it done again because of the mess. But this time was different. Last week, painters expertly repaired broken siding, power washed the house and gutters, caulked places I didn’t know we had, painted with precision, picked up all the trash and washed my windows when they were done. What made this the best experience ever? It was excellence; those workers did everything to the highest level. And watching the process made me think: Do I always live and work to the best of my ability? Do I provide more than what is expected? My reputation is what my clients think of me, but my values are the foundation of who I am and drive my actions. My values are important whether my client list is full or I’m waiting for the next job.
Strive to do your best, to be kind and truthful and to give more than you get. Needless to say, I will hire that painting company again.