Archive for January, 2014
Let me start by asking – What do you do? Are you a mum, a banker, a graphic designer? The skills I want to talk with you about today will help you in any profession, business or lifestyle. Because deep down, even if you don’t realize it, you are always selling something.
Regardless of what you do, you are constantly “pitching” something! Whether it’s your product, your notion that your kids absolutely, positively, really need to eat their broccoli, your ideas in a business or even community presentation… my friend, you’re selling!
But let me tell you a secret. Most people choke when it comes to “the close” and they lose the sale. You probably never read up on how to close someone because you never realized that regardless of what you do, you are indeed a salesperson.
Luckily for you, by simply by adding this tool to your tool kit it will help you close deals in your business, close your family on a dream holiday location, close your boss on giving you a raise or promotion or even land you a job!
The best way to improve your closing is to go over the common mistakes I see every amateur make. You probably don’t even realize where you’ve gone off-course in the past! But that’s okay, because now you’ll be able to stop and go, “Hey, I should stop messing things up for myself!”
You’re afraid – Most people are afraid to close! And it makes no sense. You have NOTHING to lose and everything to gain. You have to choose action over fear. Inaction gets you nothing.
You expect Rejection – If you expect the rejection, you set yourself up for it. Since you expect them to say no, you give up the second they show uncertainty.
You believe the excuses – Often times people will try to brush you off with a quick comment like, “I don’t have the time,” “I don’t have the money.” Most of these comments are just that – excuses. If it is something that could really help them out. they’ll figure out a way to make it work.
You don’t know what to say – Be prepared! Write yourself a script and be prepared to answer objections or questions. If you don’t know the right answer DON’T LIE. Try, “You know, that’s a great question. Let me look into that and get back to you. May I call you?” or “I don’t know about that, all I know is…”
You don’t ask the closing question – All the talking and persuading mean nothing if you don’t ask the big question at the end!
When you DO ask that closing question (as you should ALWAYS BE DOING), make it open-ended. Don’t ask the kind of question they can just say yes or no to. For example, “So, what did you like about what you just heard?”
I hope these tips help the salesperson inside of you. The sooner you start embracing the fact that you really are in sales, you can truly begin honing your skill set! Make sure to share this post, Like, Share, and tell me below what you do for a living! What are you “selling?”
Thats it for today, friends – keep making the difference in your life – don’t quit whatever you are after.
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Have you ever been in a situation where your background seems to dictate your current life and your future? I certainly have.
I remember when I was young and ignorant, but I thought I knew everything. I made so many horrible mistakes, and in those mistakes I remember thinking “I’m always going to be a failure. I’m never going to amount to anything. Life is always going to be this hard. Why is it always good for other people, but never for me?”
But today I am so overwhelmed by all the amazing things that are happening. I feel so very blessed that I get to work with you, and that you are a person who does not want to stay stuck.
See, we all have challenges in our lives that could convince us things will never change or get better, that we’re going to be a failure for the rest of our lives.
I was 19 when I was introduced to the business world. I desperately wanted to get away from my past.
But when I was 19, I was exposed to a life filled with wonder and possibilities and potential. I was introduced to a group of people who were completely different than anyone I’d ever met. They challenged me to think differently about life.
I had never even thought of going anywhere outside of the town I lived in, but they got me thinking about traveling. I discovered there was a huge world out there and we actually have the opportunity to go see it.
Let me ask you – do you want to go see the Great Wall of China? The glaciers in Greenland or Iceland? The Colosseum in Rome? Do you want to see the mountains in Peru, Argentina or Chile? Do you want to see the crystal clear blue waters of Bora Bora?
The group of business people I met at 19 years old caused me to open my mind to a huge world I didn’t even know existed. I am so grateful for that experience, because it started me on a completely different path that has been paved with all kinds of mistakes and failures, and some amazing, mind-blowing successes as well.
Today I get to travel all over the world. I love travelling around Europe, France, ltaly, Poland, Greece – Wow, you should see this place! The architecture is beautiful, the history and the water is amazing, and the people were so pleasant. And the food was some of the best I’ve ever had!
In Greece, I was pleasantly surprised! There are layers upon layers of history, and so many different cultures.
When you travel abroad, your mind can begin to wrap around how big the world really is, and you start to see the layers of history. You are able to study so many different kinds of people.
That is something I have done for 25 years – I study people and their differences and backgrounds and how they think and what causes them to do the things they do.
I learned a long time ago that if you learn more about people than anything else, you will be unusually successful. And I have been unusually successful because of that!
And there really is no greater way to study people than to travel around the world! You can see why some cultures have risen and some have fallen. You discover what has been passed down from generation to generation and you gain a whole new perspective.
I want to encourage you to travel. Take your children around the world. Go beyond what is familiar. Go see different civilizations with your own eyes and experience how they think, what they eat, the mindsets they have had for generations, and how they live their lives. It will enrich your life and educate your children. It will give you a more well-rounded understanding of life.
Don’t try to tell me you don’t have the money to travel. You do! You’re just giving it to the wrong places — the coffee shops, the shopping trips, the overstocked cupboards and fridge. You have the money. Start putting it toward something that will be worth it!
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I know you’ve probably wanted to travel. It’s time to mark that goal off the list! It’s NOT a far away goal that can never happen…go get it done!
I never imagined in a million years that someone like me could succeed in anything, or experience the pure joy of traveling around the world,
And none of that would have been possible if I hadn’t met that group of business people who said, “Hey, have you ever thought about traveling around the world?” If they had never challenged me to think beyond what I was familiar with, I would have been robbed of all I’ve been able to learn through traveling.
Do not rob your friends and family members of the opportunity to travel the world and experience this for themseves! Pass this message along to them today! (Send via email, or post this on your social media sites.)
And now it’s your turn! Where do you want to go? Make a plan — where, when, and how much will it cost? Start directing your money to something you will benefit from for a lifetime.
Thats it for today – have an awesome day & make someones life a happier place to be
Today I want to talk to you about a mindset that is very common in the world of home business, and it is very limiting and very harmful to your future success.
You have probably encountered someone with this mindset, either in person or on Facebook. They talk about how horrible it is to have a job. You know, a J-O-B, ‘Just-Over-Broke’. These people try to recruit people into their business so they can finally ‘fire their boss’ and ‘break free from their 9-5 prison’. Many people use these phrases without even realizing what they’re even saying, or the result of the words they speak.
But today I want to pick this mindset apart and expose the truth about it. Because it really does set you up for failure, whether you have a job or career, or you are a business owner.
First, let’s talk about the business owner who tries to recruit people using these tactics. They say, “Hey, you still have a J-O-B? Come on, it’s time to fire your boss and start creating your own success, not your boss’s!”
But tell me, what kind of people do you think you will attract by motivating them by how much they hate their job and their boss, or by their feelings of being ‘trapped in a J-O-B’? You are painting a picture of being ungrateful and unhappy. You plant negative thoughts in their minds about their job or their boss, which then causes them to think and act negatively at work.
Because of the thoughts you have put into their minds, they are no longer prospering where they are planted. They are not working with excellence and diligence in their job because they now have a completely different perspective. They heard about a business opportunity, and suddenly their view of having a job totally changes. And if they can’t prosper where they’re planted when working at a job, what makes you think it will be any different when they get started in your business?
So you are not only sabotaging yourself here, by creating an attitude in that person that, quite frankly, you’re not going to want to work with even if they did decide to work with you in your business. But you are sabotaging the other person’s success in their job. It is not beneficial for you OR them. It does not help you build a business.
Not to mention, you reap what you sow. If you put those kinds of thoughts about their job into that person’s mind and they rip up their roots to move to your bright and shiny opportunity, what’s going to happen when someone else comes along and feeds them negative thoughts about you and your business and then offers them a different bright and shiny opportunity? They’re going to take it! And why? Because you reap what you sow.
I also want us to look at the other perspective – the employee. See, if you allow yourself to start listening to those phrases and speaking them, they will take root inside of your mind. It will cause you to hate your job, hate your boss, hate the people you work with, and hate that you have to work at a job 9-5.
But tell me, can you have that kind of attitude towards your 9-5 life, and then after-hours, turn around and have a good, positive mindset of an entrepreneur? NO! You can’t.
Not only that, but what is your work environment like when you have that mindset? You are just there sucking the air out of that place. People don’t like being around negative people. And guess what! When you hate where you are and what you’re doing, you are negative!
Please understand me when I say this – I am NOT bashing any industry or business. And I’m NOT saying you shouldn’t start a business, or even that you shouldn’t work a business full-time. I am simply exposing a very damaging mindset that has become very common, because I truly care about your success. I want to see you succeed.
Our culture tells us that if we’re not happy, we should move on to something else that will make us happy. It is because of that mindset that people are so easily tantalized and seduced into other bright shiny opportunities. It is because of that mindset that people do not have roots. They decide they don’t like what they’re doing, or ‘it’s not working’ or they get bored, so they uproot themselves and move on to something different without even giving themselves a chance to succeed in anything. The bottom line is, the deeper the roots, the bigger and better the fruit.
Now that you can see what this ‘J-O-B’ mindset really looks like and the results, you know it is not beneficial. It will not help you grow your business. It will actually hurt you and the people around you.
So set yourself up for success instead of failure today by not listening and giving into the mindset that says it’s a nuisance to have a job. Choose to work with diligence and excellence – both in skill and in attitude – and to prosper where you’re planted, whether that’s a business or a job. Learn to lead others properly and to form mutually beneficial relationships. Protect your future with honor instead of burning bridges. You will be amazed by how successful you will become!
I know you know a few (or several) people who have been affected by this mindset, either personally or by someone they know. It would be wise to go ahead and send this to them now. You can also be proactive and send this message to your employees/colleagues, as well as your business partners today. You can forward this email, or share this link on Facebook and Twitter.
That’s it for today, go out there and make the difference to your life, your family’s lives and to everyone you know and come across today
Wow today the temperature here in sunny Felixstowe is -1.0, yes I know that’s not very low compared to our friends in the States who have been experiencing the Vortex weather system recently, but I’m building decking today in my main business for a client and I need to feel my fingers 🙂
Anyway, I was on Facebook yesterday, reading many of the comments and the discussions going on. A few of you were talking about how to stay motivated when you aren’t seeing any progress.
But when it comes to progress, you and I both know it often doesn’t happen overnight. And even though you know it, you always get frustrated or angry when you don’t see some immediate change or end result. Because it really is easy to get discouraged. It’s easy to give up and go back to the old habits. Easy to settle for the same old, same old.
So let me ask you this… if I told you it would take a year to accomplish all you set out to do and completely change your life for the better, would it be WORTH it? What if it took two years? Would that be worth it to you?
For me, the most discouraging part of witnessing another’s journey to success is they often don’t see how far they have progressed. You might not be everything you want to be tomorrow, but that doesn’t mean you’re the same person you were yesterday. Even if you are 1% better in some aspect of your life… isn’t that worth it to you?
A lot of the time it isn’t that you have made no progress, it’s that you’re using the wrong measuring stick to track your progress. Instead of looking at failed endeavors or where you aren’t seeing results – look where there ARE results. I promise, if you’re looking for where you’ve failed, you’ll see it consistently. You need to drop that mindset!
Instead think more of “Alright, I did XYZ better today than I did yesterday.” I call those your shoots.
When you plant a seed, be that an idea, an investment, new business… etc. That seed needs to be watered and cared for. It doesn’t become a stalk of corn overnight. But after only a few days the evidence you will see is a tiny shoot. Biologically, it isn’t a seed anymore. It’s a growing, living, thing.
You could choose to be discouraged by the fact it isn’t a crop yet and leave your shoot to dry out and die. Or you can celebrate it, nurture it. As you begin your path to whatever destination you choose for your life, take your focus off of where you have failed before. Start tracking your progress by how FAR you’ve come. The easiest way to beat discouragement is to celebrate progress.
What shoots are you starting to see already? Tell me! And don’t forget to Share and Like today’s message, because sometimes we’re our own worst critic.
I pray that today you continue to develop and grow your ideas and let those shoots flourish.
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Have you noticed that in today’s world, there are a lot of over reactors out there? It seems like people get offended and humiliated so easily, and they overreact to even the smallest things
This really affects your performance on your job. This could determine whether or not you get promoted in your job. It will affect whether or not you get repeat business from your customers.
I have a confession to make today. I used to be one of those people. I was so overreactive that the very first millionaire I ever had the chance to work with used to grab me by the shoulders and say, “Andrew, ACT. Don’t react.” I used to just look at him, because I didn’t understand what he was saying at the time.
Then there was another businessman who was very successful, and one time he said to me, “You know what your problem is, Andrew? You totally overreact to everything. You have to act instead of reacting.”
When they said this to me, I honestly did not see myself as an overreactor, and I didn’t understand the concept of “act, don’t react.”
But looking back at the big picture, I see it. I came from not knowing what I wanted to do when I grew up and had so many doubts about my abilities and my entire future. And we are all a product of our environment.
I was used to a crazy, unknown environment, and I brought that into these situations with these two businessmen. I completely overreacted!
I’m telling you this because there really are a lot of overreactors out there today. And just like I was one of them and didn’t know it, you could also be one without knowing.
I want you to think about some overreactors you know. People who just completely freak out. It’s really easy to find them, especially on social media. It really blows my mind how often people totally overreact to what other people post on Facebook and Twitter. Those people expose who they are, their immaturity and weakness, for all the world to see. And they’re actually making themselves look pretty stupid.
I don’t want you to judge those people. Use it as an opportunity to learn from them. Take that chance to look in the mirror and say, “Do I look like that? Do I instantly judge and assume I knew what the other person meant? Do I freak out over things and think the world is falling apart?“
Think about when you get hurt by someone. What is your reaction in comparison to the offense? You could be like I was – a total reactor – and not even realize it.
Let’s look at this. If one of your employees is supposed to meet a deadline and they don’t, are you the one who freaks out and stresses out as a result of that?
Or, let’s say you’re the one with the deadline. Maybe you got distracted with a few things, whether it was surfing the Internet or having a conversation, and the deadline sneaks up on you and you start freaking out. “Oh no! I have a deadline! What am I going to do??” Your heart is racing, your breath is shallow and you have this massive anxiety that comes over you.
I’m telling you right now, overreacting never helps anyone think clearly. It doesn’t make you look good, and it does not make you dependable. It does not cause others to have confidence in you. Freaking out does not get the job done. Here’s what does: Peace.
I want you to evaluate yourself today. Like I said, I was an overreactor and I didn’t know it. I had 2 men call me out on it, and I still didn’t get it. Now that I look back, I see it. The world was falling apart any time something bad happened. I freaked out about absolutely everything, whether it was about my kids, marriage, money, business or politics. I would get nothing done because I was so full of anxiety.
So look in the mirror and find the places where you overreact to things. And the next time you see someone totally freak out, don’t freak out back to them. Use that situation to grow yourself. Choose to have real maturity instead of acting like a school child. Learn from them, but do not be one of them.
We do NOT need more overreactors in the world – we need more people who can take a deep breath and say “No” to anxiety. We need people who will choose peace. Because in that peace, you will be more productive. You will become more dependable. And you will move forward in your career, business, and personal life because of it.
I’d love to hear your stories. Have you ever overreacted to a situation? What did you learn from that? What did you learn today that you will apply in your own life? You can leave me your comments and please also take a minute to share this message with your friends, family, coworkers and social networks. This could help them to get promoted in their jobs, get more clients for their business or even help restore and strengthen relationships. All those amazing things and all you have to do is share this.
Thats it for now – have an amazing day, week and don’t over react the next time something happens.
May I firstly wish you all a very happy New Year, and all the blessings that you deserve.
Ok its January 1st 2014 & I’m sitting in my office looking out of the window this morning, the main distraction I see in the garden is a Yucca Tree blowing in the wind, it’s not raining yet here in Felixstowe but if what I heard earlier as I walked past the television downstairs was correct, is that rain is expected later. Great if it wants to rain – let it rain, if the sun wants to come out I’ll let it, these are all things that are totally out of my control, I cannot control the weather and therefore I don’t have to let it affect me – my thoughts & feelings are not going to be set by what the weather is doing, maybe what I do, but I’m blessed to have so many options that changes can take place.
What I am passionate about is changing what I can control, the daily actions that I do affect my life massively and looking back over the last year, yes I made some mistakes, both in business and in my personal & home life. These were all things that I had total control over, and I didn’t take the correct action at the time, and I paid the consequence of those bad actions. Do I regret those bad actions, no I don’t and heres why – those bad actions shaped me into who I am today, my entire past, all of its amazing opportunities, all the tears and negative experiences has shaped me into me being me. Believing that we are all learning and never stop learning helps me know that I was being taught a very serious lesson in those consequences, when I made a mistake, it was just that a mistake, but if I was to do it again then it becomes a choice, because you see if I had truly learned my lesson the first time, then I would be all guns out making sure I never ever made that mistake again and if I did then it would be me making a choice to do it willingly and not a mistake!
What choices or habits do you personally do day in and day out, that if you really thought about you would really like to stop doing? What is stopping you from changing your ways, you are totally in control of your actions, thats you the person reading this, yes take a good long hard look in the mirror and tell yourself “I’ve had enough of me still doing those stupid time, money, effort wasting habits, I WANT TO CHANGE & change now”.
From this point on everything that you do, is controlled by you, you’ve probably heard the process that, your actions are totally controlled by your feelings which in turn are controlled by your thoughts. So what do you have to do? Yes start thinking positive thoughts, thoughts that you can achieve, you can change the little small things that clog up your pure positive thinking each day which snowball into negative feelings thus provoking negative poor choice actions. It really is that simple, and compounding positive thoughts, feeling & actions rather than negative is achievable by anyone – yes even you, yes we all have choices that appear in front of us all – what we decide – shapes us, it makes us into the person we become. Jim Rohn, one of my mentors says ” The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.” So many people want to change but keep doing the same things expecting different results, stop doing the same things repeatedly and you’ll get different results.
This year so far I have woken up more focussed and determined to achieve more then I did last year, but more importantly I wish & plan to become more than I was last year, becoming more aids me to achieve more for myself, my family, my team, my customers and to everyone I associate with.
My desire this year is to serve my God more wholeheartedly in all things, I desire to show more people how to earn more money either part time along side their existing job, or how to start working full time from home in their own business, enabling them to achieve true financial independence helping them to get out of debt and move them into the lifestyle they desire.
But, I won’t achieve any of this without first writing down my goals and then doing something extra every day, seizing every opportunity that comes my way and making that extra effort. If you don’t do those extra small things each day you won’t accomplish what you wish to. You can talk about what you wish to do over and over but until you put into action your desires nothing will ever be achieved. When you keep disciplined at your new activity each day, week & month it will become a new positive habit and won’t feel strange in doing it. You will start to look in the mirror and say “Well done, your doing it and it works, you are becoming successful” and when that positive snowball starts to roll, you will ensure it grows & grows and knocks over anything negative that comes in its way.
Be the one person in your life that your proud of. Every night before you go to bed take a look at what you achieved that day and make sure you say “I couldn’t of done any of those things better today”.Ive just seen that this year is going to be the toughest in history financially for families. Mortgage rates will go up. Cost of living will go up. Stress will go up. Worry will go up.
What will I be doing to change this? I will be working smarter, speaking to and helping more people adopt a positive position in their lives, showing them ways to change these temporay situations in their lives.
I will set more clear goals, stop wasting time and allow all that to free me to live my life as best I can every single day. My question is – What are you going to be doing ????
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This year is going to be the same for everyone – the same amount of months, weeks, days, hours & seconds – make each one count !
2014 is the year you really find out how good you are, this year will deliver exactly what you believe and work for.
Lets go do it 🙂
I wish you all an amazing, mind bending, belief filled, exciting & most importantly FUN filled prosperous 2014
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If after reading this you are interested in finding out more about what it means to earn a residual income (being paid every month for doing something once), and you live in the UK, contact me for a chat and we can discuss how this work at home business can fit around your life. I like to personally work with 5 people each month, and my goal is to make them independent as soon as they feel ready. I remain in contact with you always and ensure we grow together and achieve your goals that you desire. If this is not for you at the moment then again, I wish you all the very best with your route to success, but remember my number is always available should you wish to change your mind – I want you to have the opportunity should you wish to take it.