Help Fight Breast Cancer by Sending Out a Card

October 11, 2010

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month as most of you know. Even our NFL players are wearing pink on their uniforms to draw attention to Breast Cancer.

In honor of my sister, Janice, who has been fighting Breast Cancer for 8 years now I am going to donate to the Susan G. Koman foundation everytime someone sends out a card from my link.

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Its a small thing that will bless the person who gets the card you send and it will bless you because it feels so wonderful to let someone know how much they mean to you. It will also bless my sister and every other person affected by Breast Cancer.

Send a card to who ever is on your heart! Let them know how important they are to you!

Thank you in advance for your help!


How to begin Building an Online Presence – Step One!

October 5, 2010

I’m very interested in learning from Ann Evanston of Warrior-Preneur  and have been honored to be able to do some work for her.  What a blessing to be able to learn while I earn.

I’m just getting started building my online presence and I know I’m not alone on this one. The first things I’ve learned reminds me of Nike’s slogan JUST DO IT! No excuses, just put yourself out there! You can’t wait until your hair is perfect, your back drop is perfect and all the planets are aligned, you just have to get started. Folks want to get to know you! They want to hear your voice! It’s alright if you get tongue-tied, it just shows that your human, just like they are.

When Was The Last Time You Said Thank You to a Business?

August 23, 2010

Last week we talked about how important it was to keep your name on top of your customer’s mind by sending notes or cards on a regular basis. It’s a great way to let your customers know that you appreciate them. Well, let’s put a twist on that! What do you do when you get great service from a business?

Unfortunately, about 6 weeks ago our air conditioning unit went out. I live in Southwest Georgia and it gets and stays hot here in the summer. Well with outside temps near 100 degrees, with heat indexes around 110 I was, not a happy camper! The air conditioning repair man came and checked out our unit he was very nice a professional, and politely answered all of our questions and pumped enough coolant in our system to hold us over until our new unit could be installed.

The next week, of course this happened on a Friday, the team that replaces units came to the house; they were so polite and promised to clean up any mess they made. The heat index was way up there again but you would never know it by their attitudes. They were so pleasant that I stood outside and talked with them for a bit, while they worked. I made sure I got their names and told them I was going to tell their boss what a great job they did. So I did!

I took a picture of the South Georgia Heating and Cooling sign in our front yard, logged into my SOC account and created a card using that picture. In the card I mentioned each person that came to our house, by name and told their boss what a great job they did. I was very specific as to why they stood out.
Last week, one of the guys came by the house because we’re having a little condensations problem. The card was mentioned and he told me they framed it and hung it in the office. How neat is that!

When was the last time you thanked someone for the great service you received, by sending a note, card, letter or even just calling their supervisor to let them know? Seriously! Think about it! Next time you receive great service, take the time to let it be known!

A Little Encouragement Goes a Long Way!

July 29, 2010

Isn’t it amazing how a little bit of help and guidance at the right time can be so exciting and such an encouragement?  Earlier in the week I had a coaching call with Rachel Jackson .  When I got off the phone I was so excited.  Why?  Because I was given some help and direction, something I really needed to use the internet as a tool to grow my business.

This weekend I was at my daughter’s house playing with my grandson; (I know big surprise).  Anyway, he was sort of fussy and wanted to be picked up so I reached down and instead of picking him up I held is little hands, so his hands could grab my fingers and encouraged him to walk.  He stopped for a few seconds and looked around at everyone who was in the kitchen with us.  It looked like he was just standing there enjoying the view, seeing things from a different perspective.  He got so excited; he did the same thing he does when he hears music, a sort of little dance.  Then with a little help and direction, he walked holding my hands around their living room, laughing the whole time.

The thing is he’s great at what he knows, crawling; just like I’m great at my business the way I do it now.   But, just like when my grandson stood up and looked around the kitchen, like he was seeing it for the first time, I have been given a new perspective of how to work my business.  And just like my grandson I needed a little encouragement and help to take that first step but now that I’ve been shown a different and better way, I don’t want to go back.

Just like my grandson, I may fall and stumble along the way but I know that there are people along the way who are ready and willing to help me back to my feet.

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