October 7, 2014The Seeds Of Achievement - Part Two
So the seed business was going great; I was making sale after sale and working through territory like wildfire. It seemed as if everyone loved the seeds, and they thought I was a pleasant enough kid who they wanted to help by buying a pack or two. Life was great and I was on top.
As the weeks that summer flew by, and my commission money bank account got bigger and bigger, I noticed not as many seeds were selling. I was working just as hard, but fewer seeds were selling. Now what I would normally sell in a day took two days. Then three days. Sales were slowing down and I could not figure out why.
Deep down, I knew what it was. I could identify the problem. People were just buying fewer seeds, as the summer came to an end and planting was no longer an option into the colder fall. I had been hit with my first big challenge - a seasonal sales cycle, for which I was not prepared. Sales were plummeting and my contact at the seed company started asking questions about why their star salesperson was no longer ordering big numbers of boxes at a time. I am sure that my success that summer was on someone's regional budget ... And now it was an issue.
September 23, 2014The Seeds Of Achievement - Part One
When I was nine years old, I had my very first "job." I went into business for myself selling seeds and greeting cards, door to door. It was an amazing learning experience that stays with me to this day. INCREASING CASH FLOW I learned of this incredible opportunity ...
August 26, 2014Reinvent Yourself
No matter what you are good at today, you can be just as good at something related but different tomorrow. What you decide to focus on will be the next chapter of your life. What will that be? SELECT YOUR REINVENTION My good friend John Cline says, "If you have been ...
July 29, 2014Avoid Your Comfort Zone
Human beings are great at goal seeking. We may be the best on the planet of doing this. By nature, we always fall back to goal seeking. Whatever goal is the most present in our consciousness is the one that we will seek. We will move to meet our needs and desires. ...
June 10, 2014Focus On The Possible
One of the greatest -- and most overlooked -- ability of the best and most successful leaders of any age is their natural tendency to always see what is possible in front of them. We'll focus on that subject today in Success Tips. GOOD OBSESSION These leaders do not ...
May 27, 2014Your 30-Year Plan
What is the value of planning long-term? Thirty years isn't that long ... especially as life expectancy increases, each person will have THREE 30-year periods in life. If you have lived 20 years, you are still trying to learn how things work. If you have lived more ...
April 29, 2014Break Out, Break Through
The way to success is to break out ... and break through. It's a two-part set of actions --and today, we explain them both on Success Tips. THE PROFIT BREAKS OUT My favorite TV show is called "The Profit" starring CEO and entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis. On the show, ...
April 8, 2014The Time Is Now
There is no time like the present. The time is NOW to pump up your career, your success, your life. This week in Success Tips, we talk about precious time -- and what you plan to do with it. TIME: THE CLOCK OF SUCCESS Next year is going to go by whether you decide to ...
April 1, 2014Be Great ... Create!
At your birth, you were given the most amazing thing - and it was free of charge. A gold mine between your ears. I have worked with many folks who have used this tool to their benefit, and to the benefit of those around them. I have also watched as folks used very ...
March 18, 2014Walk The Plank
Let's say you had, on the ground, a 20-foot-long wooden plank that is six inches wide and four inches thick. This plank could be laying on any surface - on the grass, on the asphalt, or on a sandy beach. PLANK PLIGHT Here's the question: Could you step up onto, and ...