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This, That and the Other Thing – Tips and How To’s

I’m a collector of quotes, success tips and how-to’s for succeeding in life and business. I recently started cleaning out my file cabinets and found a whole folder filled with “goodies.”

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Here’s some of what I found – maybe you can use a few in a newsletter or on social media:
1. According to a survey by Sam Houston State University, in a work environment you’re more likely to get a favor if you ask via sticky note. Attention grabbing memos made the message more personal.
2. Don’t send a proposal to a client, instead record yourself presenting the proposal. It’s a chance to personalize the message, walk them through each step and ask for the sale in your own voice.

3. “Human beings always act and feel and perform in accordance with what they imagine to be true about themselves and their environment.” Maxwell Maltz, author of Psycho-Cybernetics

4. Is it time to look at your financial plan for the future? Here are the areas to be addressed:
a. Estate Planning
b. Tax Planning
c. Insurance Planning
d. Retirement Planning
e. Budgeting and Cash Flow
f. Asset Allocation
g. Long-Term Savings
h. Short-Term Savings
i. Investment Goals
j. Emergency Funds

5. This is the perfect time to refresh some of your business “why’s,” “who’s” and “what’s”?

  • Why are you in business?
  • Why did you start your business?
  • Who are your customers?
  • What value do you bring to your customers?
  • What is the #1 benefit your product or service provides for your customer?

6. According to the survey Project: Time Off, four-in-ten workers are leaving vacation time unused. These employees understand the consequences of not taking time off has on their spouse/significant other, children and themselves. Yet, they feel it is not easy to take time off.

7. Recent research found 48% of Americans say they don’t get enough sleep each night.

8. “Concentrate on what you are doing right, not on what you are doing wrong.”
Sharon Michaels, author How To Give Your the POWER to Succeed

9. Are you creating valuable blog posts? Ask yourself these questions:
* What action will my reader want to take after they’ve read my post?
* Does my post shed light on or solve a problem my readers may be having?
* Am I using visuals or stories to illustrate my points?
* Have I eliminated “fluff”?
* Is there a call to action at the end I would like my readers to take?

10. Regularly keep in touch with your customers. Make care calls, send how-to and did-you-know emails and invite them to special events. Come from a place of service when dealing with customers and not from having to make a sale.

Do you have a “this or that” to share with us?
Please, leave us a comment, we’d love to hear from you.
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