|Two Glasses of Wine
|I was sent this email a while back and I love this story. I printed it our and have it hanging on my fridge. I thought our loyal readers might enjoy if they have not heard this already.
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...
A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, 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 favourite 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 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. 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.'
Have a fantastic summer!
|SAAS Pricing model
SAAS (software as a service) has been gaining momentum as the preferred way to service the customer. The model involves running the system on a remote server through the Internet. All you need at park level is a computer with high speed Internet connection. Preferably non-satellite as the upload on satellite Internet is very slow. So if you have DSL or Cable or a T1 at your park you might want to consider this option. After relocating our servers to a top of the line co-location facility we are now in a position to aggressively chase this business. For a comparison on the pricing: licensing versus ASP model click here. Just plug in your numbers and take a look.
The advantages are many:
These are just a few of the benefits of using our SAAS (also know as ASP) model. For more information click here.
- never have to worry about back ups, we do that automatically for you
- PCI Compliance on Bookyoursite.com and the system setup on our end
- monthly payment instead of an upfront purchase price
- security protection if your Internet goes down we have built in protection to switch to dial up phone connection
- built in X-Charge Credit Card Processing Software interface for free
So give us a call at 1-800-547-9147 or drop me a line if you have any interest.
|Upcoming Webinars and Free Training Session!
We have been using the webinar format for the last year and they have worked out well for us. They are environmentally friendly and help us to communicate to a wider audience.
You must pre-register for these webinars so we know how many phone lines to order.
Upcoming Live Webinar Sessions-They're Free!
September 10th - 1pm EDT
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September 25th - 1pm EDT
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October 2nd - 1pm EDT
Payment Options Within Campground Manager SoftwareŽ/ Bookyoursite.com- What auto pay options are available in the system. Click here to register.
So please join us if you have time. Thanks in advance. If these dates don't work for you and your staff then drop us a line and we can arrange an alternate time.