On February 2010 something simply remarkable happened.
Two women – Aga & Iza – originally from Poland, met by chance in the United States.
Barely knowing each other, these two women made a decision most people would never even consider.
They decided to drop everything, take their entire life savings and travel the world together.
2.5 years, 33 countries and 209 different beds later, they had set foot on all seven continents.
And the whole adventure was captured on their blog.
Through both the written word and the lens of a camera. It the complete Odyssey of two girls (who call themselves the Hot Toddies) that took them…
“From jungle treks to cave exploration; from eating local delicacies to biting live fat larvae; it’s the good, it’s the bad, it’s the scary and unfamiliar, it’s the embarrassing and yet incredibly rewarding side of living our nomadic lives of world domination”
Now this kind of adventure the The Hot Toddies’ experienced may not be something you may ever be able to do.
Inside you lives the Spirit of Adventure.
A Spirit that just wants to bust loose and escape all those job commitments, family responsibilities, and boring life-sucking parts of your life.
To be able to jump out and experience amazing new sights & sounds you never have before.
At least for a little while.
You may not be able to escape for 2.5 years.
Or even a week.
But you COULD escape for a night.
A night where you and your girlfriends all get together and experience some of the craziest, wildest, hottest spots this town has to offer.
A night where one of our Party Buses brings you to any or all of these exotic spots in style.
A night where you can have an adventure that rivals anything that happened to the guys on the movie “The Hangover”.
Getting into a Party Bus with room up to 30 girls.
With a dance pole.
Killer sound system and light show.
Ice cold drinks.
A driver who will take care of everything so that all you and your girlfriends need to do is have fun.
It’s all there waiting for you.
All you have to do is grab it.
…this Saturday night.
Are you going to sit in front of the TV again watching other people live exciting lives?
Or would you rather jump on our party Bus and have a night you’ll talk about for years?
Kick that regular life of yours to the curb for a night and go out on an exciting Abba Limousine Party Bus adventure instead!
A study funded by Make Their Day, an employee motivation firm, surveyed 1,200 U.S. employees from a broad cross-section of industries.
What they found was…
– 83% of people said recognition for what they did at work was more fulfilling than any rewards or gifts;
– 76% found peer praise very or extremely motivating;
– 88% found praise from managers very or extremely motivating;
– 90% said a “fun work environment” was very or extremely motivating.
The researchers concluded…
“Workers of all ages, especially the rising Millennial population, are motivated by real-time feedback, fun, engaging work environments, and status-based recognition over tangible rewards.”
In other words, people are more motivated by recognition than by money.
And a motivated employee is a much more productive.
They’re a lot happier with significantly less sick time.
And ultimately they earn your company more money.
How you make your employees feel has a direct impact on your bottom line.
And no one knows this better than San Joaquin Gardens, a continuing care retirement community in Fresno, Calif.
Once they started giving out candy bars and $100 bills, employee turnover dropped 6%.
They were surprised at how little it took to increase the morale of their employees.
The company names an Employee of the Month from among staff who have been nominated by residents or residents’ family members. Every nominee earns a candy bar. The one who becomes Employee of the Month is given a prime parking spot for a month and an extra $100. Once a year, the monthly winners vie for the Star of the Year award, which reaps the victor $500 and a limousine ride to a black-tie banquet.
Now that’s a pretty good start.
Here are some other ideas that companies are using…
A “celebrity for the day” contest where the winning employee gets the full celeb treatment, complete with limousine service, paparazzi, and glamour photos.
A Limo Lottery, where the winning employee gets dropped off to work and picked up again by a limo for a week.
These are all great ideas but the point to remember is this.
A limousine is all about grace, beauty and style.
In a world of jeans and yoga pants, grace, style and beauty are a rare occurrence.
And things that are rare tend to be very valuable.
So it is with limousines.
But they are best used to compliment the main prize rather than being the prize itself.
Kind of like the icing on the cake instead of the cake itself.
The main prize should be something of high perceived value.
Like tickets to a sold out rock concert.
Traveling there by limousine just takes the whole experience to an entirely new level.
Because half the fun of the concert will be the journey to the event.
They don’t have to drive their car and fight traffic to get to there.
Or pay for parking.
Or walk 6 blocks away to save on parking fees.
Instead they can enjoy a completely stress free ride with cold champagne on ice to the concert.
And a comfortable trip back home without having to deal with the mass exodus of cars and people after it’s over.
In fact, the longer they are stuck in traffic, the more time they get to spend enjoying themselves in the back of the limousine.
You just cannot lose when you make a limousine ride part of whatever main prize your offer.
Even if it’s a trip to Hawaii or Disneyland.
Nobody wants to ask their friends for a ride to the airport.
So a limo ride both to the airport and then back home again ALWAYS makes an impression!
Try it with your employees see for yourself how much they love it.
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