Keeping Promises

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As an eldest child I always had a strong sense of responsibility.

I don’t know where this came from. Maybe it was my parents always telling me to look out for my younger brother and sister. To do the right thing. Not to break promises that I made.

Fast forward to being teenager I found myself mixing with a bunch of the trouble makers. Their favourite past time was going to the local store and shoplifting. In my gut I knew this was wrong. But I did it anyway. I wanted to fit in with the cool kids.

I stole a couple of chocolate bars. I got a huge rush of adrenaline. I stole some more.

Little did I know but the shop owner saw me, grabbed me and whisked me off to a back room. I could see the anger and hurt in his eyes.

“How dare you steal from me and my family” his face was saying.

He screamed “give me your phone number” and called my house.

Mum answered the phone. My heart sunk.

They spoke for a minute and he explained the situation. She wanted to speak with me.

She only said three words which I will remember for the rest of my life….

“I am disappointed”

That was all it took to break my heart. I had let my Mum down. I never, ever wanted to do that again.

Ever since that day, I have always tried really hard to deliver on my promises.

Because when you work with a web designer to build a site, there is a lot of trust placed on our shoulders. This is your business, your livelihood at stake. Nothing should get in the way of that.

And we only ever want to do what we say we are going to do.

To follow through and deliver on time and do a great job.

Plain and simple.

In an upcoming post, I will speak about this at more length on the process and questions that you should be asking before hiring a website designer. This will be helpful on selecting the right partner for the job.

Stay tuned!

About the author
Jon Hollenberg
With over 20 years experience within the web industry, Jon is an expert in online marketing and online growth strategies. Over the last ten years he has worked with iconic brands such as Qantas, Jeep and the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary plus hundreds of other businesses Australia wide. Jon is a published author of "Love at first site - How to build the website of your dreams".
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