I recently enjoyed a break away with one of my oldest girlfriends in Stratford Upon Avon. We visited Shakespeare’s birthplace, enjoyed a walk along the river, relaxed in the warm Autumn sun and generally put the world to rights over far too much gin, red wine and prosecco.
As I went to take my bags to my car as we prepared to leave on Sunday I was greeted with a tyre so flat I couldn’t even drive it anywhere to put air in.
I rummaged through my purse for the card with the details I needed and before too long, roadside assistance was there to help me get the car to a local garage so the tyre could be changed and I could drive home.
When I saw the tyre I didn’t worry, panic or get upset which I might have done in years gone by. I relaxed, knowing that I pay to have the services of a good breakdown recovery team at hand when I need them.
I love knowing that I have a ‘pre-paid’ subscription that means I can call them whenever I need their assistance regardless of what is going on with my car. I know that I will never be stranded, alone, with a broken-down car.
This was one of my inspirations when I created my Intimately Yours coaching package. I knew that sometimes we want the reassurance of having the right person in our corner when we need them, even if we don’t need them right then or there.
In my previous business (I was one of the UK’s first Virtual Assistants back in the day) I never sold specific services, I just sold retained hours for the clients to use whenever they required them in that month.
So I decided to create a coaching package based on exactly the same model.
Having the right people in your corner, on speed dial, makes life so much easier.
Who do you call when you need a fourth ’emergency service’?