It’s been a tougher week than I expected. I seemed to meet a lot of close minded people this week. (Maybe I was being close minded.) So here are a few thoughts that crossed my mind.
How often have you thought to yourself you would like to try something new but decided not to because you didn’t want to fail at it?
I was showing a business person how using Send Out Cards works and how many people are using it to follow up and open new doors. She said it wouldn’t work because she didn’t have anybody to send cards to and that email follow up was better. She wasn’t even willing to give it a try. (Which means more to you a personal thank you card or an email thank you?)
I showed another person how they work Send Out Cards part-time and build up a customer base over a few years that would help them earn enough money to retire early. She said she liked the idea and told her husband. He said that the business doesn’t work because nobody would be a customer. Send Out cards had several hundred thousand distributors with even more customers. The greeting card industry is $7 billion a year industry. (And it doesn’t work.)
Want to know more? Go here www.sendoutcards.com/danwrites Watch the videos, ask questions and then make an informed decision.
“In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm. In the real world all rests on perseverance.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Some days it’s harder than others to do what needs to be done to achieve my goals. When I’m having one of those days I push myself a little harder. I focus on the short term activity and result not the big picture.
Making sales calls can be a tough business. Lots of voice mail, lots of unreturned calls. On those days I just count the number of calls and keep going by saying just one more.
Writing can be tough. Some days I have to force every sentence into existence. Getting the words to flow in an easy reading and intelligent paragraph takes brute force. On those days I commit to writing a minimum of 500 words. It’s not always pretty and it doesn’t always make it through editing but the idea gets captured and from the idea comes the next article, paragraph or story. (Even getting this blog written today was a challenge. This is the third attempt.)
Some days I find it hard to talk to people about Send Out Cards. It is usually the fear of being told no. On those days I cheat, I send cards to introduce the business and touch base with positive people who are growing their SOC business. I’m often able to make a few calls after doing those things.
“A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.” Mahatma Gandhi
My birthday was last Saturday. In physical years I turned 55. I never think of myself as that age. I’m still 32 mentally.
I think a lot about my success as a writer and with Send Out Cards. Every day I become a better writer. Every day I move closer to success with Send Out Cards.
What do you think you’ll become?
To all my Canadian and American readers I hope you have a wonderful long weekend. To my international friends I hope you have had, are having, or will have a wonderful weekend.