Why Reading the Book Ain’t Enough!

Have you ever found yourself setting a goal to read a certain number of books in a year? I saw and heard many people sharing their successes from 2022 or goals for 2023 and it made me think… While reading can be a great way to expand your knowledge and learn new things, is it really the best use of your time? Stay with me here…                 What if I told you that just reading a bunch of books might not be the most effective way to improve yourself or your business? What [...]

Why Reading the Book Ain’t Enough!2023-02-23T22:13:39+00:00

Happy National Sock Day

It probably comes as no surprise that today is a holiday I choose to celebrate. I’ve always loved to know the history of holidays. Where did National Sock Day come from? Apparently, it was the sock company Pair of Thieves that created National Sock Day on December 4th. Then, in 2016, it was declared (though, I did not know who declares national holidays until now – the Registrar at National Day Calendar) December 4th to be National Sock Day. If socks are your thing like they are mine, there are other sock-related holidays – May 8th is National No Sock Day and [...]

Happy National Sock Day2022-12-04T17:27:27+00:00

Asking for Gum and the Referral

I was recently in a one-to-one and we were chatting about getting “NOs” when asking for the sell or the referral, and that it’s okay to get a “NO”. Unfortunately, many people are afraid of getting that “NO”, because they will feel rejected. Instead of worrying about getting a “NO” when asking for the referral (or the sell), have the same mindset about asking people someone if they want a piece of gum. Think about it… Do you offer people gum or mints ever? (or remember doing that pre-March 2020) You are being nice, trying to offer them a treat, [...]

Asking for Gum and the Referral2022-08-16T12:12:08+00:00

Announcing the More Time World Tour

“There is never enough time in the day.” {sigh} Or is there? What if I said, “Yes! There is an abundance of time in the day. You always the time for the things that are important to you. I know that is opposite to what many people all over the world are saying. Or, a slight variation, like: · Too much to do, not enough time. · Not enough hours in the day. · Never enough time to get everything done. It can be EXHAUSTING just thinking those phrases, yet alone living them on a daily basis. For me, it was 2005 when [...]

Announcing the More Time World Tour2022-07-31T21:18:33+00:00

Plants, Michael Jordan, and my un-Green Thumb

I don't think I have a green thumb. Though, my neighbor just told me that I do. For most of my life, I thought I had a black thumb. I had killed every plant I ever bought, including cactus & bamboo. If it's green, I can kill it. In March of 2020 (pre- the world shutting down), something weird happened. I bought a plant from Publix, and I kept it alive for a couple of months. That little bit was enough to give me the confidence to try to grow more plants. I had an Aerogarden that my mother-in-law had [...]

Plants, Michael Jordan, and my un-Green Thumb2022-07-29T20:15:44+00:00

The Puppies Networking Brought Me

Networking is so much more than just going to meetings and shaking hands. Much more than signing into Zoom, making sure you are on mute, and waiting your turn to talk. Networking is the gateway to potential relationships and what they can create from that. And in July, I was excited to welcome into my home 2 brand new puppies, Guinness and Harper. Now, you might be wondering why I am talking to you about my dogs... I promise it comes around. After losing Kalie, my 16-year-old Maltese, at the end of May, Rob and I decided a couple of [...]

The Puppies Networking Brought Me2022-07-25T18:57:37+00:00

Arming your Staff to Pass you Referrals

We wanted to bring this back to mind, originally posted in 2011, as you want to get more referrals in 2021!!! by Tiffanie Kellog & Julie Arndt In a recent Ignite Your Business Program module, from Asentiv, we were talking about how you can break your network down into 3 categories, Information, Support, and Referral. Within your referral network, you can receive referrals from eight subcategories, one being your staff. I then had the epiphany (or e-tiffanie, as William Mellas is trying to coin) that I should get with one of the participants, Julie Arndt from Minuteman Press, and we [...]

Arming your Staff to Pass you Referrals2021-02-03T18:02:31+00:00