Help Me Help You!

Jerry Maguire. I’m not sure why, but today I was thinking about the movie “Jerry Maguire” and some of the famous (or maybe infamous) quotes from Jerry, the sports agent, that have become part of our popular culture. “Show me the money!” for example. “Help me help you.” “You’re a paycheck player – you play with your head and not your heart.” “I love you. You complete me.” There are many more, but Jerry’s language is sometimes too colorful for this family-friendly blog.

Here is my favorite: Jerry is talking to his football-player/client’s wife and asks her “How can I make your life better?” That one stays with me because at Ace Office Furniture Houston, we try to ask that question as often as possible, of each other and of the clients we serve. How can we help the man whose has been downsized from his large company find the right used high-end executive desk for his new consultancy business? How can we help the employee who is assigned the task of furnishing a dozen brand-new office spaces with desks, chairs, credenzas, file cabinets, and accessories? How can we help the expanding call-center add cubicles to their existing set-up?

“How can I make your life better?” Each one of our sales staff want to know that before they help you search for furniture, because your answers will help them know where to look. If we forget to ask, please remind us.


Kevin Astala