Two Glasses of Wine

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 glasses of wine theory...

 

 

 

A professor stood before his class with some items on his desk in front of him. Wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.

 

 

 

He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

 

 

 

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

 

 

 

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous 'YES.'

 

 

 

The professor then produced two glasses of wine from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.

 

 

 

'Now,' said the professor, as the laughter subsided, 'I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things; your family, your children, your health, your friends, and your favorite passions; things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.

 

 

 

The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house, and your car. The sand is everything else; the small stuff.

 

 

 

If you put the sand into the jar first', he continued, 'there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the good things that are important to you. Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your partner out to dinner. Play another 18 holes. Do one more run down the ski slope. There will always

be time to clean the house and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first; the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.'

 

 

 

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the wine represented.

 

 

 

The professor smiled. 'I'm glad you asked. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of glasses of wine with a friend.'

London & Partners

Riptec proud to announce they have been awarded a place on the London & Partners Business Growth Programme.

 

London & Partners is the Mayor of London's official Promotional Agency. They exist to support the Mayor’s priorities by promoting London internationally as a leading world city in which to invest, work, study and visit.

 

As part of their remit London & Partners draw on expertise across all business sectors and since 2011 have helped more than 1,200 business thrive in London. The business growth programme combines Mentors, Strategic Partners and your peers to help companies grow.

 

 

Why we are in a crowded space

Just been asked why we are in such a crowded space?

 

 

GREAT question!

 

 

Scale is one reason - pretty much everyone in the world has a NEED to communicate as opposed to the few that would LIKE a photo standing next to a politician.

 

 

USP's - we have a few, and more coming. Riphub is a cellular NON-VoIP solution, so no eating up mobile data or having to chase around looking for a decent WiFi connection. Multi-numbering... add and use as many numbers as you need, all on the fly. Communicate using Voice, IM or SMS from any number, keeping your personal mobile number private at all times.

 

 

Happy Customers - "Wish I'd found this earlier!", "How do you do that?", "Please add another member of staff to the service", "Can you add a phone number from xxx City to our account", "I am amazed at much more professional we now appear.".... knowing we are solving issues for people and creating real world change is truly satisfying.

 

 

These are some of my reasons for being in a congested industry, what are yours?

 

 

Telesales - stop wasting Time & Money

So I spoke with one of my clients yesterday and they mentioned their call pick-up rate was quite poor.

They are an Estate Agent based in Spain and over the months they have gathered a ton of legitimate sales leads from shows, exhibitions and social campaigns from potential clients living in the UK.

The company is employing extra staff to call the leads but they are simply not getting through to that many people.

Let's turn the issue on its head - imagine you are the potential client sat at home and you receive a call from Spain. How likely are you to pick up? 

There are many variables to the equation so whilst it won't achieve a 100% difference, by calling someone using a more local number, it will significantly increase the chances of a conversation. 

Bottom line: 'Be More Local'

Tizyo SignUp Process

Hi,

Following huge abuses and fraud of our systems over the past year by ‘the few’, we have made dramatic changes to our signup and payment processes, and apologise if this effected yourself.

Our main issues were from fraudsters abusing the system for FREE calls and the use of stolen credit cards to gain credit.

We have now moved our whole billing platform to a new PCI compliant service with fraud detection, which will be safer for clients and ourselves.

The signup process is semi-automatic at the moment but the billing, invoicing and payments is fully automated.

During the next few months we will automate the signup-up process too.

We have removed your numbers from the system in order to make a clean sign-up which you can do from here: https://riphub.net/#s5_bottom_row1_area1 by simply choosing the plan you require.

We apologise for any inconvenience, but as always it is the few that ruin it for the many.

Kind regards,

Riptec Support

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