Smoking kills you. It killed my dad. It will kill you.
The message couldn’t be clearer or more evident. And even smokers themselves agree!
And yet they don’t stop.
Never, ever, ever, underestimate how challenging it is to implement change even when the evidence in favour of that change is overwhelming.
Existing habits take some shifting!
P.S. Nagging doesn’t work. I spent the last 15 years of my Dads life nagging him every morning to stop smoking as his bronchitis worsened daily. He didn’t stop.
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“Roll with the punches, tomorrow is another day”
– the late Dick Foxy, the original sports agent from the movie Jerry Maguire.
There are thousands of pubs in London. No prizes for guessing where most visitors to Kensington Church St go for a pint! The Churchill Arms.
Does your business stand out from the competition?
As P. T. Barnum (1810-1891), the American showman, businessman and entertainer said, “Without promotion something terrible happens……nothing!”
What could you do in your business to catch your potential customers eye?
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Did you ever leave a bowl of sweets out on the corner of your desk at work?
Did people drop by to take one?
And, leave satisfied with smiles on their faces?
And, was it the start of a beautiful relationship?
How about today…running your business, do you have a “bowl of sweets” available, say, on your website, for your prospects to drop by, engage, and leave satisfied, with a beautiful ongoing relationship a distinct possibility?
Maybe a free guide, a free report, a free market analysis?
Come on, share those sweets! You never know where it might lead!
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It’s not just children that mimic your every move, employees do it also!
I well remember one boss who, to put it mildly was a bit of a nutter… and several of my peers decided that to get ahead they should behave like nutters also! The consequences for the company were disastrous!
Make your influence positive!
If you want to find new people to see, impersonate Lieutenant Columbo and ask the magic question!
“Just one more thing, if you were me, who would you call on next?”
Try it for a day. Every call. See what they say.
P.S. No need to wear a white mac!
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How is it for you today?
Are you open for business?
Or is the curtain drawn across your shop window?
Can your customers see your offers? Are you tempting them with your goods?
Does everything that your customers see, feel, or hear, say……Come on in, we are open for your business?
Review it all.
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With the year already six weeks week old, what ambitious plans have you made for the months ahead?
Will 2017 be your best year yet?
Dan Sullivan said – “Always make your future bigger than your past “.
Zig Ziglar said – “As important as your past is, it is not nearly so important as the way you see your future”.
So, how do you see yours?
What great plans have you made?
Or will it be, the same old, same old?
Sort it. Make plans. Make them exciting.
It’s for you.
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Are your customers re-signing or resigning?
See, I told you it was short!