Global Connection

Global Connection

It’s a beautiful morning. We are now entering the week for timeliness. This is the week where the deadlines for mailing Christmas presents exists. I know not everybody has everything shipped yet. And I know this because I’m part of everybody and I still have packages to send.

There is importance to staying on top of things, and planning gives yourself a lot of good time in which to act. We do this so that when push comes to shove and everything slides because of a multitude of reasons and demands, we could still get what needs to be done completed just under the deadline.

I saw this morning on the news that UPS will be delivering over 400 packages a minute come Wednesday morning. The most significant cause of this is e-commerce. As a purchasing public, we just don’t go to brick-and-mortar stores as much as we have in the past.

One of the reasons may be is we cannot always find exactly what is desired in a local store or within a community. Those Christmas items that some people have asked me for were not to be located in the local area, I did look and still had to go to the internet to purchase many presents. Shopping online, the desired gifts were quickly found and delivered to my front door within a few days.

I am not saying that e-commerce will take over all brick-and-mortar stores. I really like to go out and look at items and understand what I am purchasing. Quite often in a brick-and-mortar store I can see different things and gain new perspectives based upon what my gift receiver might like.

It is great to know there is a global market which allows us to reach out to a larger community. This is only one of the many good things that the Internet does.

Not only can we purchase more, but we can also keep in touch with friends from long ago or far away. When I was young, my dad was in the Army. As we moved from Army post to Army post, new friends were found, and old friends seemed to be lost forever. When I grew up, my kids went with me from Air Force Base to Air Force Base. The kids met new friends wherever they went, and as the boys grew, they could keep up with old friends through the Internet. After all, your real wealth is found in the friends you keep in the things you share.

Please have a great week.  And, don’t let the rush get to you.

Thank you for being with me today. I hope to be with you again tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

Author: Mike Balof

A retired Air Force Master Sergeant, Mike used to lay in bed at night and worry about what would happen if his plant closed or found himself without a job. One day his plant closed. Rather than panic and hysteria (OK, maybe a little) Mike found himself carried away on the adventure of his life. Mike started with the best job he ever had working at Home Depot. He spent 8 years working with job seekers at a local workforce center, helping them to find employment. He then started his own company developing courses, writing books and urging others to follow their own paths into the future. Mike holds a Master of Arts in Adult Education and Training and a Bachelor of Business Management, earned through the University of Phoenix and an AAS degree in Electronics Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force. Mike is a member of the Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society.

One thought on “Global Connection”

  1. I prefer buying online. This time of year many companies ship free, and guarantee delivery before Christmas. I still can’t wait until the last minute to get certain perks, and I understand why online companies have boundaries, which thankfully are posted right along with the great deals. I shop brick and mortar as well, but usually well before or after the holidays, and typically during the week. I think it’s because I’m been there, done that, so many times in the past that I prefer a less stressful shopping experience, not just during the holidays, but all year round.

    Keeping in touch? I love the internet for a quick hello. However, I’m old school when it comes to phone calls and sending greeting cards. My holiday cards will go out NLT Wednesday. Years when I see that I’m going to be running late, I skip the Merry Christmas, and send Happy New Year instead. With those you can’t be too late. You can actually buy them online!

    I have to giggle now thinking back to my Air Force days when I was able to obtain a college degree right on base. When Computer 101 came along, I baulked so much about having to take it. What ever would I need with it?

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