A Matter of Perspective

I am writing this article from Cleveland, Ohio. You know, the downtrodden blue collar city that folks like to make fun of and call “the mistake on the lake”. Did I think I would be leaving my beautiful home state of Colorado…just when summer is coming in to full bloom, to spend it in Cleveland? Well, no. But due to family considerations, here I am. Guess what? I like it.

As I grow older (or mature, as I would like to think), I’ve come to learn the importance of attitude. I’m also learning the lesson and need for perspective. For instance, we were fortunate to find a short term rental unit that lies right on Lake Erie with a spectacular view of downtown Cleveland. I love being able to look out over the water and see the city skyline across the bay. However, this same apartment on the other side of our hallway looks over the parking lot and an older neighborhood. It’s a totally different perspective of the same city, and it sure instills a different attitude.

We all have challenges, both personal and professionally, that seem vitally important as they are happening. However, given a little perspective, we often look back and realize how truly trivial they actually were. Sometimes we create too much drama and stress because we simply lose perspective on our priorities.

I know I have often found myself thinking a particular way and “knowing” in my mind that it is right. When I open my ears and listen to another viewpoint, I often come away with a different perspective. It doesn’t mean I have to agree, but it does open my mind to other ways of thinking. Like the view here, what is important is not always what you think of something, but how you look at it.

I know not all of you feel the used equipment market is a great way to make the best use of your time or money. It’s easier to just pay more and order equipment directly from an OEM. Perhaps you don’t want to deal with searching for and comparing used alternatives. I don’t blame you. It can be frustrating if you are talking to the wrong people. At TEAM A.T.E. we like to think we’re different, and we try to prove it to you. We work with our customers in a straight forward, realistic and efficient manner. We try to understand your needs, provide appropriate options…and not waste your time. I like to think we’ve earned a good reputation, and our repeat customers seem to attest to it.

If you’ve been hesitant to explore the secondary equipment market we’d like the opportunity to change your “perspective”. Take a moment to peruse the available equipment listed in this newsletter. To search for a particular piece of equipment, visit www.team-ate.com. If you don’t see what you are looking for, pick up the phone and call us or send us an email. Perhaps we can change your attitude on the used equipment market as well.

Greg Wendell
Account Manager