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Why was I up at 2:30 a.m.? Because my brain had wrapped up that “sleeping thing,” and I was wide awake. Some writers would simply jump into work and say “the hell with it, might as well get started” or watch TV (is there anything good on at that time?) Yeah, that always sounds like a good idea, but I think taking any extra moments I have (and there are few) to explore more ways to promote or perfect the ones I have, are the best way to do early morning hours.
Promoting can be fun. It can also be tedious and confusing with so many avenues available. There is always a time factor involved in any new promotion avenue… and aren’t there ALWAYS new avenues? I have a book on Google+, which I’m on, but I know I’m not making the most of that platform. It’s still new for business, but Chris Brogan is a guru you should follow and bow down before as a Google+ deity. I also just received a book on Pinterest for blog promotion. I didn’t know that was possible, but if it is, I will find out how to maximize that avenue as well. And today I just read that Goodreads is going to sell books. It’s not a maybe, it’s happening soon. Yes, I’m on Goodreads, but no, I’m never “on it.” I was just thinking yesterday that I’d like to find a way to squeeze more hours out of the day to concentrate on the bones of the business. Apparently my subconscious found it for me.
If you’re considering which hospital you’d like to take out your appendix or clean out your arteries, maybe it’s the one with the best symphony tickets. Or maybe you’d like to drop some money at a casino after your knee replacement, or is free parking enough?
Personally I’d rather see less expensive healthcare, or more staff hired to alleviate the patient load put on so few, but I’ve worked the system from the inside and I know what’s needed. It’s not the perks, hell the people that work there don’t even have time (or interest, sometimes) in using the perks that they’re offered. The last place they want to be is work, hanging around for the perks.
If the loyalty rewards help the hospitals stay in business, great, but they do better hiring an extra nurse or two. I know I won’t be looking for a hospital’s perks to demonstrate my loyalty, I’ll look at their patient satisfaction scores for hot spots.