Ralph Irwin / November 8th, 2022
Every so often, I like to go through the drawers of my tool chest in the barn and take an inventory of things. I’m not talking about an extensive certified public accounting inventory, but just a look around to see what I already have that I might have forgotten existed.
I’ll usually find multiples of things that I forgot I had or that I have never used but bought anyway because of my “I might need that someday” syndrome.
A tool review accomplishes a couple of things:
I apply this tool review concept in my print business as well.
From digital tools to hardware to equipment, I like to run everything through a series of questions:
If we ask ourselves questions like these before going to events or tradeshows like Print United, then what gets put on display in Las Vegas will stay in Las Vegas unless I have a very compelling reason to take it home with me.
Recently, I was speaking with Dave Hultin at Marketing Ideas For Printers.
While brainstorming on the phone, I realized how many website tools I have at my disposal that I am not using.
So it begs the question, why or why not?
Want my advice? Tools are meant to get used.
Look at the tools available to you and put them to use. Form a habit of using them. Before long, you’ll be able to see a well-worn grip in the wooden handle on that hammer. Just like the one I kept from my dad.