Tuesday, April 14, 2009
I'll Call You Back Tomorrow
I've got a friend who is a very successful real estate agent in the Edmond OK area. His name is Ryan Hukill and he sends a statement to everyone who calls on him. If you were to call Ryan and he was unable to answer your call on one of the first couple of rings, you would hear what seems to be a very standard voicemail message with his voice. However, finishing off his message he mentions out of respect for his family, any calls after 7pm will not be returned until the following day.
Ryan is a great guy and very humble. I'm sure he would tell you he's not perfect and has his struggles with balancing his family with his professional responsibilities. Ryan making a bold statement to everyone around him most importantly his wife and kids. When Ryan's phone rings, there's no doubt in their mind where they stand in relation to dad's work. He spends time working for them rather than spending time with instead of them.
Sure there may be hurried client that is inconvenienced by his decision, but Ryan has decided that is much better than cheating more time out of his wife and children that loan him to his clients enough as it is.
Ryan, you are an inspiration and I applaud your making this statement. I'm sure your family appreciates it too.
BTW... I'm changing my voicemail message today. Will you?