Danielle Kennedy, in her book Seven Figure Selling says,
“Write customers personal, handwritten notes frequently. If you run into an old customer anywhere, follow up with a handwritten card.
In this electronic communication age of email, the handwritten card with a postage stamp gets more immediate attention than ever.”
That quick thought of “I should contact that person” is what I call a “prompting”; an out-of-the-blue remembrance of a particular person.
If you’ve personally observed promptings, you’ve noticed that they only last in your mind for about 60-seconds, and then they’re gone.
My cards company provides a way to capture that sixty-second moment. Capture that opportunity to make a difference; to make your friend or client feel special. To make them aware that we are thinking of them – by remembering events and dates that are important in their lives.
Bob Burg, in his book Endless Referrals says,
“Thank you cards are one of the most powerful tools in building a huge network, both professionally and socially.
People with the most impressive networks are typically avid card writers.
It’s one of the best techniques for long-term winning without intimidation. I suggest getting into the habit immediately of sending out cards.”
We all wish that we were better – I can help you with that!
www.SendOutCards.com/holiday – watch the video on the site, and then click to send a card free, and contact me with the questions you have.
Who are you? Not what do you do, or what do you sell, but WHO ARE YOU? Do you know? Do you want to know?
They say “people buy people, not websites” “people buy people, not products” — right? So, why do you want people to *buy you*?
What are YOU offering that others that sell the same product/service you do, don’t offer?
HOW are you different from your competition?
Or HOW can you ENHANCE the marketplace to even HELP your competition? (why help them? because what goes around comes around, and the more you help others, the more it WILL come back to you) It is a *Universal Law* and God made our Universe 🙂
What are you doing in building your *personal brand*? Internally and Externally – it is who you have become or are becoming, because of *your story* — so it is unique to you, not anyone else, because you are the only one that has lived or is living your story.
You want to be your authentic and expressive self, that when you speak, and move, it transfers to others, your belief, your value, your story, your *you*……and that is how you will *connect* with others.
My sales stats for May:
Are you monitoring your sales stats?
Do you know where your customers are coming from?
Are you getting repeat customers?
If you’re not tracking, how do you know?
I can show you how to effectively get repeat sales and referrals from clients and customers and retain n keep those customers n clients that you worked so hard to get.
I have done this for 23 years in my web n graphic design business, and I’ve been teaching, coaching n training others to do it in their business for 13 years with amazing results.
How many times do you *go after* something…..because you are *looking* for that *fulfillment*……but *it* doesn’t match your *values*?????
Dating – you go out w someone – just to have someone to hold, or just for that companionship, etc but you know they are not right for you or your long term relationship.
Eating – you go get something to eat – just to have that thing you were craving…but you know it is not right for you on your path to the health you want to achieve.
Watching/listening – you watch something on tv, the internet, listening to the radio,ipod etc…just to have something to watch – or thought, well just this once….but it does not match you values, of if you had anyone close to you – watching what you watched/listened, that you’d want them to see what it was, or that it provided value to you in your life to educate you or lift you up – or wasted your time….
What else can you add to this list?
If your every day problems are weighing you down, there are MILLIONS of people on Earth, that would GLADLY trade places with you right now – problems and all…..and feel they have been ROYALLY blessed…..think about it~
There is always someone who has it *worse* than you……
I remember once, on one of my *worst* days, after Bryan Delk was killed…..*whining* to God, about my situation…..but I had meetings to go to and work to do, I was in Panera doing some work on my laptop before my next meeting, and I ended up meeting a lady, who was a widow, her husband was also killed in a car wreck, but he had 3 of their 7 kids with him, that were also now gone…..God *put me back in my place* very quickly, of being thankful and grateful……
It is SO easy to get *overwhelmed* and let *drama* of a situation overtake us…..and I am not perfect, and I struggle with it every day, just like everyone else….but, I still *try* and *thinketh myself happy* — as the Bible says Paul did when going in front of King Agrippa to possibly get his head chopped off…..
Yes, it is hard sometimes, but sometimes, always, we *must* put forth the effort, and *maketh ourselves happy* ♥
What are you going to DECIDE on? Then COMMIT to it – then SUCCEED 🙂 Let’s Go!
1. Turn Uncertainty into Action: Don’t let uncertainty keep you from taking the first step. Go for it!
2. Focus on Your Vision: If you focus on things you can’t control you will feel stressed and overwhelmed. Focus on things you CAN control and get to work!
3. Decide And Commit: Make a decision, commit to that decision, and you will soar!
4. Resolve to Change: Resolve means it is done – it is in you and there is no longer an internal battle.
5. Give Back: The secret to truly living is giving. We are here for more than just ourselves.
Be THANKFUL and GRATEFUL for EVERY.LITTLE.THING…….
As you do, then you will start having bigger and better things, to be thankful and grateful for……
Everyone, no matter what, can find SOMETHING to be grateful for…..
I started my Gratitude Journal in Jan 2009……My rule for myself, is before I go to sleep, I MUST WRITE DOWN 5 specific things, I am thankful and grateful for that day before closing my eyes….
Just like anyone, some days, it is harder to think of 5 things…..
But….I have noticed, over the years of doing this, and comparing it to the days/weeks/months before I got consistent with it, I notice a difference…..
Now….I will not lay my head on that pillow, no matter how tired I am, without saying my prayers of thanksgiving and writing them down……It works! I challenge you to try it
We see the stories of who climbed to the top and see their success right?
But do we always see the price tag that person had with that success? Are we willing to pay it?
Most people do not become successful overnight.
I have been abundantly blessed by God in so many areas…
But I have paid some prices too…..
–Friends and family have said *no*
–Lost lots after being in a different company, and after hitting 5 figures monthly, then a greedy owner, it went under.
–Lost my husband’s mustang and harley, after my income went down, and he had back surgery that *went bad* and he had to leave his career at the police dept and be off work for an extended period of time, with lots of medical bills.
–Got a *job* making $10/hr to pay bills and get insurance for my husband after he had to leave his job.
–Thousands of dollars invested in training & personal development
–Joining a company and working it every day even if 15 minutes a day only, between work, family, church, etc.
—Lost my husband in a tragic car accident.
There are many other things I *could* list here – as I am sure we all could……
But in the end – I have been SO amazingly blessed by God, with awesome friends, family, church, finances, my company and so much more.
There is a price for success
Are you willing to pay it?
Are you dedicated to yours, and your teams, and your family’s success?
Wishing all of you the very best for 2015!!!!
Tell me your story…..Tell me your why….Tell me your want for success