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Service on a Committee Best for Busiest People

Nov 12, 2012

by Ginny Sutton, TSSA Executive Director

I'm sure you've heard the adage, "If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it."  The thinking here being, of course, that busy people know how to get things done.

But busy people sometimes catch on, and figure they have to draw the line somewhere.  "Volunteer? What? Take on one more thing?" their inner voice shrieks.  "Not this time, no-siree, Bob, not gonna happen."

Interestingly, when it comes to serving on TSSA's committees, the people who serve best are also the busiest ones.  Busy, but focused and interested.  These folks are the movers and shakers, the people who want to see things improve, and the people in self storage who are willing to do something to help things improve.

So, how to get over the "not one more thing on my plate" hurdle? Consider this: In the past, in-person meetings were necessary.  Now, just about everything is accomplished via conference calls a few times a year, so you don't have to leave your office to participate.


  • Networking: You get to meet other busy people in the industry and make new business contacts.
  • Someone listening to YOUR ideas: You know that you have some great ideas about how things can be improved. Let others benefit from your ideas.
  • Service that enhances your resume. Serving on a committee for your state trade association looks good. It shows you take your position and the industry seriously.
  • Giving back to the industry: Sound cliché?  Maybe it does, but it's still true that when you improve things for the industry and other members, everyone benefits, you included. You work in the self-storage business.  Now's your chance to help raise the standard for the industry.

Shoot us an email at and mention your interest in serving. Here is a list of our commitees with a description of what each actually does. 

I know you're busy, but this is one thing you won't regret volunteering for. 






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