I am a fan of Seth’s Blog. He is a marketer who writes these informative, brief, and entertaining posts that almost always make me think. There was a post I read this time last year called, The management of whales. A “whale” is a term that describes an online gamer who plays so much more than a typical player. When it comes to Weight Watchers, am I a “whale?” I do take advantage of everything they offer. The reason why “whales” need to be managed is that no company could sustain a client base in which everyone was a “whale”. Think about it how would it work if everyone at a Weight Watchers sat in meetings in a “free seat” that just wouldn’t work!
No worries, getting into the free seat is proving challenging. However, “whales” really help a company too. They can generate a larger customer base for a company. People see my weight loss, they know I’m a Weight Watcher, and that persuades them to join. It’s true I take advantage of everything Weight Watchers offers. However, I also tell everyone that my 85.4-pound weight loss came to fruition because I dedicated myself to Weight Watchers’ program. I guess I am a “whale”. So, how serious are you about weight loss journey to better health? If you are a Weight Watcher like me, do you take full advantage of the program?
Today’s challenge was to remove visible clutter from desks and surfaces. I really appreciated this task. Since I’ve been working all summer writing lessons I have been living amongst piles and piles of picture books. That’s a lot of clutter and I can handle it for a while but I have to confess it was making me feel overwhelmed. The truth of the matter is all the work I’ve been busy doing is – overwhelming at times. Organizing the work into more manageable bits does, in a manner of speaking “take the weight off.” It’s a relief not to see the piles of books waiting for lessons. I know I still have to complete the work; however, not seeing the piles does elevate some internal pressure.