This is the last memo, from the series of memos of EA Locksmith on Weebly.com
Nothing has changed, except the puzzle box it knows a lot more. Same human limitations and time boundaries. No matter how much I try I can't seem to shake off the stress which is preventing me from functioning. Thought control is by the strong minded but who becomes a strong minded on his own? The one who appreciates the practice.
As 2018 begins we understand that we are in the new era and it's still too early to tell which way humanity is going. What sure is that at the moment humanity is more concerned about anything else but what's important, it is concerned about self. In fact there is so much noise that it is hard to really figure which way it is going. Kind of like a developing rolling story, which is developing for quite some time now.
Since then, I learned that friends are only those who can offend you and still call you back. I realized that the little things are the big things and the more I spend time on those little things which can make a big difference in ones life.
Since then, everything is different. Perception is different, it changes as you develop a sense of being which some cannot develop in time because their own being was shut due to trauma.
I learned that one's perception of the world can be devastating for another. Actually I learned that a while ago. Back when being yourself was simply not an option.
This year I learned how strong a woman can be, going through different stages and challenges of painful recovery. Just to become the best mom in the world. Sometimes the same person you are angry with can make you feel completely differently the next day if only given the chance.
Since then I learned to block the noise, many try to mess with you. Many try to get your attention and distract you from what really matters, blocking distractions can be painful to some but it is the only way to successfully navigate you through your day. Since then everything is different, it is not better or worse, it is the present the occuring reality which we are all part of.
Our minds have many tasks, no wonder we get locked out or lose our keys in times. Over time I started to believe that there is no solution to our minds problems ability to stay connected and pay complete attention as things slip through our hands without control. Only trust yields results and often require in a locksmith situation. Recently when conversing with one of my customers in Waterloo I realized that she couldn't find me when searching the term "Locksmith Waterloo"; "too many distractions" she said and smiled as I read her thought. She knew the value of trust right there and then, she could read it from my eyes.
Since then, I learned not to focus on things like money; not because money is not important but only the result. Focusing on the result rather than the process is a big mistake in my opinion and as soon as I have realized it my life has changed.
You might own a business, the business might gone through changes. You might have gone through a rough path. As a locksmith in Waterloo and the area the business is a great challenge, many setbacks and difficulties to overcome. Supply and demand fluctuate constantly. You might be locked out in Waterloo and not able to easily find a reliable locksmith yet you could be located elsewhere and there are too many locksmiths available. There is always some sort of imbalance but somewhere in the middle all of this evens out as the magnitude shifts course. All the sudden the phones are ringing non-stop and you won't see me for another 6 months. No matter how turbulent your business is remember that learning to fly in rough turbulence is awakening and awakening is good because you have survived.
No predictions, you know when you play chess. How many moves ahead you can actually predict or calculate, think about it like a game within a game. Play chess with a friend and think as many moves ahead potential on the board as possible and only then make a decision. For some brains this type of exercise can be excruciatingly painful. I tried it many times in the past, perhaps some more of these visions wouldn't hurt. It's because your opponents are things like time, distractions, life facts and physical boundaries that you are bound by. So you actually have to navigate this way in order to make it through and even as you fall on your falls you still manage to push the king into a corner and pull a draw in hopes to recover the next game.
This type of thinking can help you avoid a lockout in Waterloo or make a smart decision when hiring a local locksmith in Waterloo after doing your research.
As each new day takes shape, you can be in charge of what happens to you and how it affects others. No matter what it is that you learned since then, make sure that its positive.
Ciao - EA Locksmith
In movies the scenarios are often predicted and the actors are the artists to play it out right and make it look real. In real life your daily scenarios are so unpredictable that it may take a split second to change your reality from being completely flawless with your day to a sticky situation which you never predicted. That’s because your day consist of many important things which are always on your mind, at the same time it also consists of things you usually don’t pay attention to. It can be the wind direction or the cold temperature after a hot day. Many things change on a daily basis; scientists say that even the moon has an effect on your daily activity depending on its position relative to the earth. All of this means that one wrong move and you can get into an accident for example. I wish you none of that but I wish to say beware! Murphy is all about the hunting for your weakness, whatever bothers you today may turn against you throughout the day. Best advice is to be vigilant and pay attention to your surroundings, if you are always checking your reality you’re probably focused on doing what you do. If you focused on thinking about your problems constantly you may appear distracted.
Getting locked out while distracted is very common, many people find themselves locked out or stuck out of their own vehicle because of a distraction or something they were doing wrong while thinking about the wrong things. Sometimes the best medicine is slowing down, look at what you are doing and pay attention to your environment.
Is it too stressful? Do you make decisions out of pressure or out of clear thinking and decision making? Sometimes while playing chess I realize that our brains have a limit when it comes to picking the best decision in a certain situation. While under pressure from the opponent you have to quickly assess the situation and make your move which is supposed to be the best in that equation. Best move is to solve your problem and get out of that mess you are in as soon as possible. Murphy has no empathy to your life problems and neither should you! There is no tolerance for life issues, only solutions. If you got issues you can’t wait for someone to solve them, meaning if you got yourself locked out you have to pay for it one way or another. Paying a locksmith with money to unlock your door can be the same as breaking in yourself and then fixing the damage except this will cost you more money doing it yourself sometimes. Point being is you do not learn unless you face the mistake, pay for it and move on.
Getting yourself out of that sticky situation you got yourself into when you got locked out is calling a professional locksmith is your best bet although not every company is so compassionate. As we all know large money making companies prey on you to get locked out so they can snatch you as a customer for the lowest rate promised and charge you the most when on site. This is just part of what happens when you let Murphy control your life. I’ll tell you a secret, here’s what I always did when there was no work. When Murphy told me I have to sit and wait. I refused and created more work to be busy; being busy attracts Murphy into working for you. Same things apply on anything else. I never want to do what the situation imposes on me; I always want to do things that come to mind at a point in time so I go ahead and do it. For example, if you got locked out and urgently need a locksmith, I would suggest for you to search for the best available and not just someone from the list.
Murphy doesn’t have to be cruel if you’re in control; therefore making a good conscious call is what gets you out of a sticky situation. When you search around your area for a local locksmith you will often spot many companies who may provide great service or so it looks. Always check what the reviews say read the real reviews and see the difference in tones. Second look for a smaller local locksmith company to serve you, simple because a smaller company consists of just a few locksmiths and the communication level is usually better thus the customer service.
Do not fall for X and up pricing simply because you do not control the price when there is no cap. Capping it up could be difficult as well, simply because giving a quote on the phone is difficult and often impossible but a close estimate is in fact an option. There is a difference between 120 dollar lockout and 360 dollar lockout. The difference is that the 120 dollar lockout gets you into the house quicker and saves your lock; the 360 dollar lockout will take more time and will demand a lock change which you only want when you need a locksmith for a lock repair or a lock change, not when you are locked out.
Lastly, while many things that happen land on us from above or from below, most important thing is don’t lose sweat over something you are about to pay for. Your sweat worth more than your money, well at least to yourself! Keep it that way!
This piece right here is about student lockouts. As you know being a student is a tough phase in your life, you are tired of school and studying and you want to try something new. Maybe start a new job or perhaps go to study in a different city or even a different country. Student life is about focusing on your future and also not getting locked out.
It is a daily occurrence that I get to meet new students almost every day, unfortunately not in the best circumstances. Most of my encounters with students are due to a bedroom lockout and the rest are car lockouts and here is what I have noticed. Anyone can get locked out and it happens for one reason and one reason only… distraction. New students get locked out lot more often than senior students, this because it takes time to adjust to changes like a new bedroom or a new city and everything is new and your head is spinning and oops. Lost your car keys or locked yourself out of the bedroom. Now you need a locksmith and you are stressing about the costs. It’s ok perfectly natural daily occurrence after all and many of my customers ask me if it happens all the time. My answer is yes!
Actually, I have a live example from today. Today I got a call and I was surprised to find out that a mother of a student was concerned about her daughter. Her daughter was unable to get into her bedroom and the mother decided to call ahead of time and schedule the appointment for service. It seemed as if it was their first time and it was in fact. She was a newly student and have moved in recently to the area, I asked if it ever happen to her and she replied saying that she got locked out twice since she had moved in. She had locked herself out before and this time she didn’t want to damage anything so her mother decided to call a professional locksmith. Last time she smashed the door, but this time she just paid a bit of money and got her bedroom open clean which turned out to be cheaper.
In conclusion change is something that we struggle to accept and while we are busy accepting it Murphy is quick to throw us a bone! No matter what you are going through there must be another person out there going through the same thing and if you happen to be one of those people who got locked out, well good luck!
Being a commercial locksmith in Waterloo is a great feeling, I personally got the chance to meet with many great business owners and property managers. While doing calls in Waterloo for the past 4 years I realized that many of the people who decide to move closer to Waterloo do it because of the city’s innovative image.
Waterloo is a city that is always on the go, which makes it hard for businesses to stand out but has large potential. Imagine opening a new business in a city like Waterloo and trying to stand out in the midst of the chaos.
Ideas keep your business alive!I made a little experiment this week to see how businesses respond to a door to door interaction. I printed close to 50 double sided letter brochures for my locksmith Waterloo service and head out for distribution.
I started in the afternoon so things are more relaxed and it was good. Since my brochure looks amazing many businesses were in fact interested in keeping it. Yet, sometimes people do not want to be bothered, so I made sure to be polite and respectful as I have learned to do throughout my locksmith career and beyond.
I was happy to finish the west part of the city, and continued towards uptown Waterloo. I went where I had most chances of business traffic and started distributing around the university area. I must say, a busy city is definitely a rude city. Everyone is busy and no one cares about my locksmith brochure, but then I thought for a second — this is the exact reason no one cares.
How do you turn a busy person into an interested person?
You create a “non-sales-speech” intro — something like “I decided to stop by and give you my brochure just in case!” I mentioned that I do 24/7 locksmith services in Waterloo and I am here to help.
So I walk in, I don’t ask if they want anything and I don’t offer anything. I am just a passing by stranger with a cool looking brochure (that my wife designed for me) who happens to be a locksmith 24/7 and happens to service the uptown Waterloo area. Now that’s how you create an interest. The more random and less predicted your body language is the more interest you can create.
Rests of the businesses in Waterloo were already looking at me differently. I walked in same way, looking around surprised and wondering who I leave my brochure to as I was just passing by. I am all shy quiet and polite but raise my voice if necessary so the waiter or the owner of that business knows the purpose of my visit. My purpose was? Drop an important brochure just in case!
Here is the truth, no one wants to hear your story, simply because we do not have time for everyone’s stories, dreams and hopes. But we can interest each other by taking a different approach and sharing. Meaning that if you show your interest in a business a business might, just might be interested in you and hopefully you will be remembered.
So next time you think that doing business in Waterloo is tough, maybe you need a few creative ideas to make it work simply because creativity keeps your business alive.
Lastly I will say that no matter who you are or where are you from. You can change the course of your business and the course of your life, only when you stop focusing only on money and start looking around for inspiration. Money is important when good is done, good business, good service, professional hands and most of all good hart. Customers can be unpredictable and sometimes you might feel that you are under attack, don’t freeze. The best cure for rudeness is smile.
My conclusion is simple — Hard work+Creativity+Timing=gets you results!
My result was that I had run out of brochures and got declined only 1 time.
I believe an idea needs time to develop and only more work plus time = will tell.
So, business in Waterloo is booming and when you need a quick commercial locksmith service in Waterloo to provide you with a friendly and professional service. You know who to look for.
Thank you and good luck in your business!
Eli Abbasov - I write about locksmith experiences and on-site security services. My stories are simple yet they contain a lot of thought.