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4 days in….

9 Dec

So if you saw my last post you know I was in the hospital temporarily.

I walked out of that hospital on my own two feet and drove myself home. Albeit, I did need an Uber to get back to my car LOL. I say all this to say you can do anything. I’m 4 days in to a new kick where I am putting down Alcohol and Other habits that, while you can enjoy it we’re killing my motivation and my life as a whole. I’ve had a really rough day or so but it all comes down to my body is going through minor withdrawal and it’s also accepting a new life. Change is never easy but I accept it and embrace it.

For me it is through God.

I am moving forward with a new life and will enjoy it whether it is hard or easy. I will also look towards growing better, more regular content for you- my readers.

As we head towards 2019 I have a plethora of articles unfinished and a plethora of ideas that will come to fruition.

Look for more content beginning this Monday, peace.

4days in….

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Quote 16 Jul

“We need ‘Strength’ while doing the Possible….
But….
We need ‘Faith’ along with ‘Strength’ while doing the Impossible.”

#thriveorsurvive.

Good morning.

BURN BRIDGES, MOVE FASTER.

27 Jun

Burn Bridges, move faster.

So many people will tell you never burn your bridges. Or be careful which bridges you burn. And its sound advice.
WRONG.
Burn Bridges GO Faster.

I know. ‘Tony went off the deep end.’
‘Tony thinks he’s John Nash
(A Beautiful mind).
‘This jerk is crazy!’
And you are welcome to your opinions. I actually want them. You see I subscribe to the school of forward motion. Life is not to be spent in the rear view mirror.

-When you don’t focus on your future you live in your past.
Are you living in your past? Do you relish the days of your D1 sports games? You miss them and I say why? You were a champ. And if you’re not get over it. I’m not being a jerk- hear me out. You were a champ and if you feel you’re not one now you are wrong. If you feel simply off the path- let’s get you back. Everyone is a winner. But the winners actions separate him from the losers. You feel you’re not doing it right than focus on a goal. A future scenario. This is how you get on your path to greatness. You were meant to be great so why aren’t you doing it? You are and not getting it? So examine your habits, goals, and company you keep. My regular readers see where I’m going with this. Your past is worthless except on your resume. Only use the past as a chain of small successes to build your momentum. Everything else is wasting time and emotions. Put those energies and efforts into building the future.

-No regrets.
You made mistakes. Me too. Life is going to deal you crappy hands repeatedly. In fact most people who go to the World Series of Poker lose. It happens. The winners come back. They ante up and win their spot at the table or pay the ten grand and start with the regular joes all over. And some winners are at that table for their prior actions. Ever come in second? Yup me too. And in that moment you were the first loser. However, the winner is the guy who gets up to train the day after the olympics. The no regrets mentality requires you have none. You put them in a box, the box in a safe, safe on a boat, and sink the boat in the baltic. I’m serious. Regrets will drown you. So drown them first.

-Forward motion.
That’s it. You get going and move on. You don’t think. Now wait.
I’m not endorsing ignorance.
I’m endorsing trusting your intuition.
I’m endorsing building your skill sets and your confidence to the point your mentor brings you on stage at events.
In your life, forget your career, you either do it or you don’t. And the easy way to do it:
IS TO DO IT.
The book eat that frog means just that. You take the hardest task and do it. And I say the hardest task is to Simply DO. Don’t think. Don’t waste time. If you have become goal orientated. If you have a plan, a mentor, and a business you believe in. Just DO IT. Sorry Nike, but you said it best. I’m just re-endorsing your brand so can I get a check? A small one?
All jokes aside people, if you don’t simply make it work it won’t. You can get the hottest product, the newest training, the hottest sidekick- its all worthless without proper execution. And the only proper execution is Execution itself. Get it done.

LEARN AND PROGRESS. That is all I can suggest. So meet me there. Get it done. And let’s celebrate success together people.

#thriveorsurvive.

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How you treat your customers becomes your calling card.

26 Jun

How you treat your customers becomes your calling card.

So I’m in the process of finding a new apartment. And I made a list of the key elements: Travel costs, location and proximity to work are the three factors I’m focusing on. Actually they are the key factors we all should consider when moving besides the monthly rent/mortgage. Long story short the realtor who has the most appealing listings is horrendous. And as I sit here waiting for them again, I found a few lessons to be had. So here are my reflections.

-A lack of manners and common courtesy will lose you business.
The secretary is a first line of defense. When they are arrogant- you are seen as arrogant. That doesn’t sell. When she is pompous or not warm to your clients. You are the jerk. What I’ve seen in this recent stint of realty madness is that I’m quite dismayed to see people treat me with little care. Its my money that will pay you. So be nice. Aka- your customers want the royal treatment. A smile. Some coffee. Polite conversation also goes a long way. Make a connection with every client and or potential client/partner. They will remember you for it.

-Asking for additional funds before providing/furnishing services is unacceptable.
This infuriated me. Suggesting I pay the full fee and deposit asap to hold the apartment. I made a transferable deposit two weeks ago. Therefore the apartment is mine if all goes right. Or as we said as kids- I got DIBS! Don’t shake don’t clients or partners in a venture for money before you have met your end of the bargain. Hey we all know business is about a dollar. But when you try to fast talk your way into a wallet you come across as one of two things: a snake or a con man. In this case it was worse as I was well aware of what he was up to. Using fear tactics to sell me a dream I hadn’t seen or had yet. And the BBB will get my letter. Money comes with math and emotions- so make people Happy and they will spend.

-Reputation suffers and Referrals are lost when people dislike the treatment they receive.
Your reputation must be guarded zealously. Trust opens door and wallets and when it is absent so is continuous cash flow. People want to use word of mouth. No one uses a contractor they haven’t heard of. No one buys a car they never drove or haven’t seen at least a decade of review for. In fact most people stick with one car brand for most of their adult driving lives. Why? The car and its manufacturer lived up to the reputation that secured the original purchase. Without a solid reputation you will lose referrals which means customers, clients, partners, and success will not be yours. Sure you could chisel a few people here and there but it isn’t worth the quick buck to lose your reputation. A grand now doesn’t beat five grand residuals monthly. Remember that.

-Consistent lateness isn’t ever cool or acceptable.
Every appointment and phone call has been later than promised. In a person to person business this is highly inflammatory. As a business owner and a customer I abhor the treatment I’m receiving. It took three hours to see two apartments two blocks apart- ok three blocks. And this was because the person showing the unit had better things to do than be on time. And this habit, yes habit has happened thrice. Yup you read right. She has been late to appointments three times.
there is no fashionably late in business. If you aren’t late for work NEVER be late for your business. The guy arriving early and staying late is the one to watch. He’s putting in the hours. Capt tardy- he has fun but I wouldn’t join his mlm or buy life insurance from him. And what’s more people will not refer him as we previously discussed. Don’t cut your income short with disastrous habits. Build a dream with due diligence, respect and timeliness.

-Have a great product.
I can’t stand this realty office. At every turn they have disappointed me. The service is lousy and they are so focused on claiming fees they don’t treat my wife and I well. The kicker is I’ve liked every apartment they’ve shown us. They hit the mark on the head four out four times! My ideal area, price and layout. Even the parking is decent. This is where they have me over the barrel. They don’t quite know it, but its true. And the lesson here is always have a great product. Never sell crap. Never sell what you wouldn’t buy. Never join a venture or brand you can’t be proud of. Whether its life insurance, vitamins, numismatics, or a service model- sell the best. McDonalds business isn’t hamburgers. Its real estate and a superior system. They buy the most lucrative locations. Then they sell you the turn key system to make your franchise profitable. This is the best product (Not the food per say but the success strategies).
Think about that.

Remember:
Always treat a client or partner better than you expect to be treated.
Always be on time.
Always have the superior product.

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“Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live, as well as strong to think.”~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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