How You Can Change Someone’s Life with a Story

What’s your story?

Everyone has a story. Sometimes the people we least expect have the most powerful stories to share.

In today’s busy culture, many business owners forget that the best way to develop a meaningful relationship with customers is to really listen to what they’re saying. To get to know them as human beings and to offer a smile and a helping hand whenever they’re in need.

Our customers come from all walks of life and many have lived through challenges we can’t even imagine. Often, when they turn to pawn shops, they’re going through a difficult time – bringing in possessions that have strong sentimental value or represent an important time, place or person in their lives. When we see those items, we feel for their struggles, but we also know that those family treasures represent hope.

Here’s the story of one woman who found hope and support in the unlikeliest place:

“I was a single mother, out of work and behind on my bills. Desperate for money, I took some jewelry I inherited when my mother passed away to secure a loan from a local pawn shop. I didn’t tell my family what I had done because I felt ashamed. But a few months later, when I was back on my feet and able to pay off my loan, I realized that the money gave me the hope I needed to weather a difficult time. I suddenly realized that the jewelry was my mother’s way of helping me, even though she was no longer around.” – Teresa

These kinds of stories serve as an inspiration to others who might be struggling with the idea of parting with something special – even if only for a short time.

We invite you to share your stories and photos with our family of CashCo Pawn on Facebook and/or Instagram using the hashtag #cashcocares so that others may find inspiration, laughter or peace of mind from your experience.

Whether you’ve had a struggle of your own, have a funny story to tell or a photo of that perfect gift you found for a loved one, we’d love to hear your stories. Who knows, you might have just the right words to help someone get through a difficult day.

Author: Theresa M
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