Quality in a Disposable Society
Getting introspective seems to be a trait I possess. I have been wanting to write a post about Quality for some time. As with most of my writing, I usually kick around ideas and chew on them a while. Sort of a mental sorting out process is what I call it. Let’s hope it’s Quality.
Quality is Subjective
Personal opinions on “what is quality?” can certainly vary greatly. When it comes to opinion and speculation I like to forget the point of view and judge the motive. What I mean by that is; if I look at whether I agree or disagree with the writer, blogger, or person on the other end of the conversation, I may miss the point. But, if I concentrate on the motive behind the point of view stated I can get a much better appreciation of the quality of the point without having to agree or disagree at all.
Durability and longevity are factors I consider when looking for quality in anything. Will the person, product, or service be there for me when I need them / it most? Will they / it outperform similar people, or products, or services? Do they / it do the specific job better or faster or more reliably than all others in their / it’s class? These are my benchmarks for quality.
I watched an interview with Steve Martin of SNL, comedy, movie star and extraordinary banjo player fame where he stated the keys to his success were, “Focus and Obsession”. It got me thinking about Quality. Steve Martin is a quality guy who has certainly gotten better with age.
Quality Backup Band (note about the video)
Earl Scruggs and his sons Randy on acoustic guitar and Gary on Harmonica, and a stellar group that included Vince Gill and Albert Lee on electric guitar, Marty Stewart on mandolin, Glen Duncan on fiddle, Jerry Douglas on Dobro, Glenn Wolf on bass, Harry Stinson on drums, Leon Russell on organ and Paul Shaffer on piano.
When I meet quality people they just stand out. They possess all the traits that I aspire to. They are courteous, prompt, professional, giving, and kind. These are just a few of the adjectives I’d use to describe what quality means to me in people. Quality people take the time to teach, love, and share their time; which I believe is the most important thing we have as humans.
"Well done is better than well said." - Benjamin Franklin (<-- another quality guy)
Quality Local Pittsburgh Businesses
With all this in mind, Blackball Online Marketing is starting a Quality Local Business section to our blog. We will be spotlighting and promoting local businesses we have used or that carry some of the traits we have outlined in this post. One thing we have learned over the years is that our credibility goes with every recommendation we make. So you can feel comfortable knowing that if we recommend a company you can trust them.
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Have any local Pittsburgh businesses that you would recommend? Contact Blackball Online Marketing or leave a comment. Link spam will be deleted because that’s not quality. 8-:)>