Posts made in April 13th, 2017


Did you know startups fail about four times as
often as they succeed?
Do you know why it’s so hard to get a successful
business off the ground?
It’s attributable to a number of factors, one of
which could be the way the founders are spending
their spare time.
The productivity you can generate in your free
time often carries over into the success of your
professional endeavors, and you can bet that
successful people use their free time for much
more than relaxing on the couch or binging on
Netflix.
If you’re struggling to find success as an
entrepreneur, you might want to take a closer look
at how you spend your time away from the office.
Consider replacing some of your less productive
habits with ones with better benefits:
1. Exercise
Working out is good for both the body and the
mind. According to various studies, people who
exercise 30 minutes a day, five times a week,
enjoy better overall brain health, including
uplift in mood, reduced stress, increased
creativity and clearer thinking.
Exercise is the best thing you can do to stay
alert and alive while you run your business.
2. Hobbies
Have you ever noticed that some of the most
successful people you know also lead rather
interesting lifestyles outside of work?
That comes largely from the personal pastimes they
choose to enjoy. Hobbies are a good outlet for
stress and an excellent source of creativity.
3. Learning
Success often means fostering a love of learning.
If you want to inspire a love of learning inside
yourself, learn something new. Some people like to
learn languages; others like to keep up with the
latest technological investments.
Most learn something that will be useful to them
in their careers, such as IT basics. A strong
atmosphere of learning new things can help
increase personal and business productivity by 37
percent.
With online tutorials, web-based informational
courses and apps that offer assistance with just a
few taps, you don’t have an excuse not to learn
something new.
4. Mindfulness
There’s a reason yoga has become one of the most
popular health practices today: Mindfulness can
help you relax, improve productivity, facilitate
creativity and maintain your general overall
well-being.
It’s important to note that practicing mindfulness
does not necessarily mean doing yoga or even
meditating, though both of those practices will do
the job. It could simply mean sitting in stillness
for 20 minutes twice a day, or leaning back in
your chair, staring up at the ceiling and
forgetting the world for 10 minutes.
5. Service
If you’re losing sight of perspective and what
matters to you most, take an opportunity to serve
the less fortunate.
Giving back to your community helps you to think
about things besides work, which may enable you to
evaluate how to improve your business. It’s the
best way to put your life into perspective and
reduce the stress that comes from constantly
focusing on your own problems.
6. Reading
The best way to stay up to date with the
activities of prosperous individuals is to read.
Whether you’re keeping up on the latest news,
studying a business-oriented self-help book or
reading the biography of a successful person you
admire, reading can help boost your creativity,
improve your thought processes at work and enable
you to de-stress after a long day.
7. Family
Take a break every now and then to devote your
entire attention to those you love most. For just
a few hours a week, stop thinking about the things
that happen at work and enjoy what’s going on at
home.
Healthy, happy and profitable people understand
that taking a break with their loved ones keeps
them sane as they climb the ladder of success.
(Article by Larry Alton)
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One sentence retailing


Posted By on Apr 13, 2017

One-sentence retailing.
Sometimes we only get one sentence. Yes, prospects are impatient. So what will we say to tell our retailing story? Here are some examples.* Lose weight while enjoying chocolate.
* Drink this daily and sleep like a baby.
* Stops your skin from wrinkling when you sleep.
* More energy than grandkids on a “sugar high.”
* Your children can brush their teeth safely without chemicals.
* A personalized greeting card that shows you really do care.
* Beautiful eyelashes naturally.
* This makes you wake up before your alarm clock.
* Travel wholesale instead of retail.

Retail selling is easy if we say the right words

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Look for people with problems


Posted By on Apr 13, 2017

Look for people with problems.

When our prospects say they have a problem, ask this: “Do you want to do something about it?”

Our prospects have two possible answers.

1. “Yes.” Easy. Now we can offer our solution. These prospects want what we have to offer.

2. “No.” Prospects seldom say, “No.” Instead, they list their excuses, issues, doubts, problems, change the subject, and well, we don’t have to deal with these prospects. Simply move on.

I like asking this question, “Do you want to do something about it?” It makes sales presentations rejection-free as we only talk to the prospects who say, “Yes.”

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