Archive for July, 2014

Skipping

A blonde is terribly overweight, so her doctor put her on a
diet. “I want you to eat regularly for 2 days, then skip a day,
and repeat this procedure for 2 weeks. The next time I see you,
you’ll have lost at least 5 pounds.”

When the blonde returned, she shocked the doctor by losing
nearly 20 pounds.

“Why, that’s amazing!” the doctor said, “Did you follow my
instructions?”

The blonde nodded, “I’ll tell you though, I thought I was going
to drop dead that third day.”

“From hunger, you mean?” asked the doctor.

“No, from skipping.”


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Work Joke

There are three ladies working together in the same office – a brunette, a redhead, and a blonde. After a while, they begin to notice that each day their boss, who is also female, leaves work early.

After this pattern continued for a few weeks, one day they decide that as soon as their boss takes off they’ll leave right after her; after all, she never comes back or calls so how would she know? So, after their boss takes off they all leave as planned.

The brunette was elated to be able to get in a quick workout at her spa before meeting her dinner date. The redhead was thrilled to be home early; she did a little gardening and went to bed early.

As for the blonde, she was so happy to finally come home early for once. But when she got to her bedroom she heard a muffled noise from inside. Slowly, quietly, she cracked open the door and was mortified to see her husband in bed with HER BOSS! Ever so gently, she closed the door and crept out of her house without saying a word.

The next day during their coffee break, the brunette and redhead mentioned leaving early again and asked the blonde if she wanted to go with
Them.

“NO WAY!” The blonde exclaimed, “I damn near got caught yesterday!”


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Build Relationships With Current Customers

Many business owners take current customers for granted. They should build relationships with current customers. If they don’t they will lose them.

Too often, they simply assume that if they provided a good product or service, that their job is done and that the customer will automatically return to them when they need another related product or service. This is not the case. Just because you leave a business card or a sticker with your phone # with your customer, chances are that is gone in a few days or weeks. You might be a business that goes a step further and leaves some cool promotional item like a fridge magnet, bag clip, or pen. This is a great first step and will keep your name and company in front of your customer for a long time, and may at least guarantee that they will call you the next time they have needs. However, it is not enough and it will not usually result in any testimonials or referrals.
To get the all important referrals from existing customers, the lifeblood of your business, you need to build an ongoing relationship with them. What are the easiest and best ways to build relationships with customers?

1. Do leave some type of promotional item and your contact information.

2. Give a follow-up call thanking them for their business.

3. Send them an email confirmation and thank you if applicable and you have their information.

4. Send them a REAL thank you card within 7-10 day, thanking them for their business.

5. Keep customers up to date by posting at least 3-4 FB posts a week, some offering specials, others asking for referrals, others just giving good relevant information or tips.

6. Continue to send a mix of email/FB information and referral requests, as well as at least 5-10 greeting cards a year.

7. If you are in a high end business where the products or services are high dollar, then also send a thank you gift, and holiday gifts.

8. Always ask for referrals a few times a year, and acknowledge the customers who send them to you.

While there are many more ways to build a relationship with your customers, these are critical and they mix all the classic and new age technology and trends in communicating and building a relationship with your customers.

Seems to Complicated?

If you think that the list above is too overwhelming, think again. First of all, almost all of those tasks can be automated or outsourced to an office staff or even a virtual assistant at very little cost to you. Greeting cards and gifts can be set up to go out personalized to your customers, months in advance just like email responders. It is worth setting up these semi automated systems to build relationships with your customers and to treat them right, so that they also help you build and grow your business in a fun and stress free way!


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Hailstorm

A blonde was driving home after a game and got caught in a really bad hailstorm. Her car was covered with dents, so the next day she took it to a repair shop. The shop owner saw that she was a blonde, so he decided to have some fun. He told her just to go home and blow into the tail pipe really hard, and all the dents would pop out. So, the blonde went home, got down on her hands and knees and started blowing into her tailpipe. Nothing happened.

So she blew a little harder, and still nothing happen. Her roommate,
another blonde, came home and said, “What are you doing? The first blonde told her how the repairman had instructed her to blow into the tail pipe in order to get all the dents to pop out. The roommate rolled her eyes and said, “Uh, like hel-lo! You need to roll up the windows first.”


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Be A Winner

Have you ever noticed that there are people you enjoy being around and others that you would rather avoid. Negative people drag you down. I avoid them myself like the plague.

Some people make the room light up when they walk in and others seem to make it light up when they leave. There are just some people have a tendency to whine and complain and want to nit pick over every little detail, while others just take it as it is and go on to be a big success.

They say you should associate with those you want to be like. Hang around with positive motivated people and you become positive and motivated. Hang around with those that whine and complain and you become whiney. Learn to become a winner and never a whiner. There is only one letter difference.

Everyone has a choice, we can chose to win or we can watch others pass us buy as they head for the top.

We all have the EXACT same opportunity. We all have the same products, the same company. The only difference is the effort we put fort to get out and make things happen to grow our business.

We can WHINE and make excuses about why we’re not growing, OR we can get out and do the things it takes to make our business grow.

Cream rises to the top. Spend quality time with quality people and your business will grow.

Say LESS to MORE people and never try to drag, or convince anyone. IF they do not see the big picture, they smply will never make it. NOTHING you can do will chage that.

Bucke down, do the work, and make things happen. You can build a solid foundation, with lots and lots of other winners, and make a good income. You can also hand around people that whine and complian and let them drag you down. That is your choice.

You can make MONEY or EXCUSES, but never both at the same time. Winners find a way to make things happen, losers find a way to blame someone else.

People that chose to be winners, never make excuses. They just buckle down and make things happen. We all run into obstacles, and things we didn’t plan to happen, but we find a way to work them out.

Put a roadblock in my path, and I will find a way OVER, around or Through it. I decided LONG LONG Ago, that quitting was NEVER an option I would take. I decided also that I would by CHOICE become a success in the field of network marketing, and I would never stop till I reached the top.

I’ve had to change companies, and start over a few times, due to bad choices, inexperience, unethical people, or some that just closed down. I could have taken the easy way out, and just thrown in the towel and became one of those silly MLM bashers that say things don’t work. Instead, I chose to move on, use my experiences to judge what NOT TO DO, and chose a better company.

Through it all, I’ve learned many valuable lessons. I look at it as an education in live. I am VERY Excited to have found an answer and am able to be FREE, to come and go as I please, work where and when I want, and make a difference.

That did not happen because I sat down and make excuses.I made a conscious choice to go to work and MAKE it happen. You can do, but it starts and ends with YOU! No one will be able to do if FOR you, but yourself.

Everyone has CHOICES to make. Everyone has the SAME 24 hours in a day. Most people have JOBS to go to and are doing this part time. I used to be one of them.

When I worked in Corporate America, I got up an extra hour early to work my business, many times I ran home on my lunch hour to answer mail, and then I worked 3-4 hours (sometimes more at night on by business) I stayed up an extra hour or 2. I also
worked weekends and learned to work recruiting into my lifestyle so no matter where I went I had a 60 second commercial to tell someone, and of course got their # or email to follow up.

I can relate well to working full time and building part time because I did that for a number of years. I’ve never been afraid of work. I was raised to get a job, work 40 years and then get a pension and a gold watch. That does NOT happen these days/

So we all have choices. We can chose to work FOR someone else OR we can chose to build a future for ourselves. We can chose to be a WHINER and complain about all the things wrong OR we can chose to be a WINNER, buckle down and get busy
making things happen.

What is YOUR CHOICE?

Remember, you do have to CHOOSE!!!!!


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