Employee Milestone—10 Years Of Dedicated Service



We’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate Angie Olson, our Customer Service Manager, on 10 years of dedicated service and loyalty to Paramount Granite Company.

Since 2005, Angie has been an important part of the Paramount Granite team. Many of you probably know her and have worked with her over the years on various countertop projects. Please feel free to congratulate her the next time you call, or stop by our showroom.

Thank you again, Angie!

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 Angie Olson, Customer Service Manager at Paramount Granite Company

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Barb

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Posted in Company on July 9th, 2015 by Barb | | 0 Comments



Have A Happy & Safe 4th of July!



Happy 4th of July!

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We will be closed Friday, July 3rd and Saturday July 4th to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday. Please see our contact page on our website for our regular business hours.

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Hope you enjoy your time with family and friends!

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Barb

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Posted in Business, Company on July 2nd, 2015 by Barb | | 0 Comments



Live For Today, Take Strides For Tomorrow…



Happy New Year!

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Hope the New Year find’s you happy, healthy, and optimistic. While many people start their New Year with resolutions, which often define things they want to change, or make better in the future, Dr. Wayne Dyer, best selling author and speaker, tells us instead to live for the moment. In fact, in his January 1, 2015, Facebook post, he states, “Forget about deciding on the first day of January how you will be conducting your life in September, some nine months later. Any resolution that involves making decisions about future behaviors is a waste of time. It also reinforces the self-defeating notion of living in the future.”¹

While many people like to set goals for themselves, this approach also projects us into the future. I recently came across “Forget Setting Goals. Focus On This Instead, an article on Entrepreneur.com, by James Clear, Writer, Entrepreneur and Behavior Science Expert, that talked about focusing on systems instead of goals, which I found interesting. He states that “we should commit to a process, not a goal. When you focus on the practice instead of the performance, you can enjoy the present moment and improve at the same time.”² For example, let’s say you are interested in losing 20 pounds. If you focus on the goal of losing weight, you can easily get off track and stress yourself out. If you focus instead, on the process of incorporating more healthy food in your diet, such as vegetables, fruit and whole grains each day, it is much less stressful and easier to achieve. In business, sales people often have a monthly goal to achieve. If they focus on the number, again they may easily stress themselves out. If instead however, they focus on the process of making sales calls and stick to it, they will have taken the rights steps towards achieving making sales and signed agreements will follow.

While I think it is good to have goals, I do agree that it is better to focus on the process, no matter what that may be. We must all remember the saying, “A Journey of a thousand miles begins with one step,” and make sure we take it.

Following are 3 reasons why we should focus on systems instead of goals from the article:

  1. Goals reduce your current happiness. When working towards a goal, we often say we are not good enough yet, but will be when we reach the goal. In doing this, we are postponing our happiness. Again—We need to commit to a process, not a goal.
  2. Goals are strangely at odds with long-term progress. (e.g. Someone who is training for a marathon, may be committed for months, but when it is over, often times they stop. This is also true with many fad-diets. While some people may lose some weight while on a diet, when they go off, there is often times a “yo-yo effect,” as people tend to go back to their old way of eating, instead of choosing healthy foods. It is better to eat healthy and not be concerned about immediate results. Results will come with a life-style change of eating.
  3. Goals suggest that you can control things that you have no control over. We can’t predict the future, nor is it guaranteed. We often try to plan out where we will be and when we will get there, but have no idea what circumstances will rise in the mean time. It is better to build feedback loops. Feedback loops help build good systems. They allow us to track certain variables that show where we are at a certain points in time. (e.g. Website stats, etc.)³

Thanks for reading!

Barb

Source:

¹Dr. Wayne Dyer. January 1, 2015 Facebook post. https://www.facebook.com/drwaynedyer/posts/10152947528176030:0

²Clear, James. “Forget Setting Goals. Focus on this Instead.” Entrepreneur.com. http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230333

³Clear, James. “Forget Setting Goals. Focus on this Instead.” Entrepreneur.com. http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230333

 

 

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Posted in Business, Company, Marketing on January 16th, 2015 by Barb | | 0 Comments



Happy New Year!



Happy New Year

Have a safe and Happy New Year!

Holiday Hours:

Wednesday December 31st (New year’s Eve) – Closed
Thursday, January 1st (New Year’s Day)—Closed
Friday, January 2nd (Day after New Year’s Day)—Closed

Please see our Contact page on our website for more information and our regular business hours.

Happy New Year to all!

Barb

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Posted in Company on December 31st, 2014 by Barb | | 0 Comments



Happy Holidays To You!



We would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We hope you enjoy your time with family and friends.

Christmas tree with presents and fireplace with stockings --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

Following are our Holiday Hours:

Wednesday December 24th (Christmas Eve) – Closed
Thursday December 25th (Christmas Day) – Closed
Friday December 26th – Closed
Wednesday December 31st (New year’s Eve) – Closed
Thursday, January 1st (New Year’s Day)—Closed
Friday, January 2nd (Day after New Year’s Day)—Closed

Please see our Contact page on our website for more information and our regular business hours.

Thanks for reading!

Barb

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Posted in Company on December 23rd, 2014 by Barb | | 0 Comments



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