Show Me the Money!

May 19th, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Geri RoskpfSome of you might remember the movie Jerry Maguire. The movie starred Tom Cruise as a money-obsessed sports agent who loses his job and ends up with only one client, a NFL football player — Rod Tidwell — played by Cuba Gooding. Their relationship is rocky at best and the pivotal point is when Rod tells Jerry to “Show me the money.”

Jerry finds out what’s important in life through the relationships he forms with Rod, single mom Dorothy (played by Renee Zellweger) and her son, Ray (played by Jonathan Lipnicki.) Life is not all about money, it’s about love, respect and community.

Over the winter months it was frequently expressed to me how busy we must be and how much money we were making. Yes, we were busy and yes, there was a bit more money coming in, but the motoring public doesn’t realize the offset of that “busyness.”

Fuel costs (to heat the shop and fill up the trucks), wear and tear on equipment, overtime, tired and exhausted employees all added into the mix of showing “where” the money is and went.

I’m not complaining, just stating the facts. There are times I too want to say “show me the money.” Bringing in the money helps me run my business from day to day. I know, however, (like Jerry Maguire found out) money will buy: a bed but not sleep; books but not brains; food but not appetite; finery but not beauty; a house but not a home; medicine but not health; luxuries but not culture; amusement but not happiness and as the words to the Beatle’s song go: “Say you don’t need no diamond ring and I’ll be satisfied. Tell me that you want the kind of thing money just can’t buy. I don’t care too much for money; money can’t buy by me love.”

Hoping you have a profitable week and the bottom line shows a little money and yes, money can’t buy you love, and while I don’t need no diamond ring — it sure would look nice on my finger. Just sayin’!