It’s Your Business – Let It Grow

The fly that doesn’t want to be swatted is most secure when it lights on the fly-swatter.  ~G.C. Lichtenberg

How do you handle problems in your business? It’s a fair question because everyone and every firm deals with them all the time. Are you proactive and attack it head on or do you quietly but attentively watch and let it play out? Both are correct if in the end your dilemma passes you by and you surge ahead. Both are wrong if the trouble persists and eats away at your company.

Alice came to a fork in the road.  “Which road do I take?” she asked.
”Where do you want to go?” responded the Cheshire cat.
”I don’t know,” Alice answered.
”Then,” said the cat, “it doesn’t matter.”
~Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Only you can set the horizon for where you want to go, others follow in your prints no matter how fast, slow or in what direction. Set your mind to do what’s right and make decisions and take action to get and keep the ball rolling.
You can’t wake a person who is pretending to be asleep.  ~Navajo Proverb

Verbs in business are the language of growth. Sell ing, work ing, teach ing, grow ing. They can also be your downfall. Ignor ing, stall ing, sleep ing.
One day, someone showed me a glass of water that was half full.  And he said, “Is it half full or half empty?”  So I drank the water.  No more problem.  ~Alexander Jodorowsky

Solve your problems, have faith in yourself. You have been trained, are smart and have the energy to do this. Don’t make things more complicated by over thinking. Just do it.
Tomorrow always comes, and today is never yesterday.  ~S.A. Sachs

Pest control is always new and exciting- enjoy it everyday.
My final thought;

An escalator never breaks . . . it only becomes stairs.

About The Bug Doctor

Jerry Schappert is a certified pest control operator and Associate Certified Entomologist with over two and a half decades of experience from birds to termites and everything in between. He started as a route technician and worked his way up to commercial/national accounts representative. Always learning in his craft he is familiar with rural pest services and big city control techniques. Jerry has owned and operated a successful pest control company since 1993 in Ocala,Florida. While his knowledge and practical application has benefitted his community Jerry wanted to impart his wisdom on a broader scale to help many more. was born from that idea in 2007 and has been well received. It is the goal of this site to inform you with his keen insights and safely guide you through your pest control treatment needs.

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  • I was stuck on an escalator once, spent an hour deciding what to do. Your wisdom is amazing!

  • I’m here to serve. 🙂