Excelling in a bad economy
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These Can Be Awesome Times
With all the talk these days about bailouts, job loss's and a depressed global economy, people everywhere are becoming scared to move. Scared to spend, scared to invest, scared to upgrade their homes and scared to purchase new auto's. Fear is holding the whole process of recovery back. What can we do to not only survive these times but excel?
I've learned that the best way to move forward in life, is by turning 180 degree's and running in the opposite direction from the masses. That I find is true advise in both good and bad economies.
The entire process of moving forward today is complex. Competition is fierce, buyers are more educated, financing more tricky than any other time in our life time. Yet, now is NOT a time to sit back and wait to see what happens. Now is a time to move forward with all your abilities in motion.
If you have a product or service to market, expect and plan to make multiple calls on every prospect if you are to make a sale. Therefore plan your presentations with that in mind. Prepare yourself ahead for not only for one follow up call, but as many as ten or twelve follow. Plan your follow up process in advance. Design a follow up process. Have a reason planned in advance for every step in the sales process. Add a new and exciting benefit, or a success story from one of your happy customers. That means not telling them every benefit on the initial presentation. Hold some back for your follow up and the process will lead you to the sale you are looking for.
Work daily on your own attitude. Keep yourself positive and excited. Look for new opportunities with every move you make. Opportunities today will go un-noticed if you are negative and not looking for the good things in life as you go about your daily activities.
It is a little known fact that during the depression of the 30's, many self made millionaires of the time made their start.
Unlike the depression of the 30's, where small business's popped up on street corners and concession stands, in todays world, home based business's will flourish in these times. Positive people will turn their non-productive home time into lasting careers, that will continue long after the economies of the world adjust to the new environment.
Home based business's are more flexible and overhead is lower than traditional business.. Seek out a product that has value in the market place today. A system and company are of no value at all if the product has no value to the world. Also make sure you have in interest in the product. Your interest will help you capitalize on your own passion.
Apply yourself with action and keep a positive outlook. Use the Internet as much as you can. The web is full of ways to market online. But, don't stop there. Also network within the community you live in and use New Papers and Mail in practical ways as well. Keep your marketing and advertising costs low and your actions and efforts high.
Use your spare time in a positive creative manner and these times you will find will be the best you ever experienced. Don't look for magic to happen, but look for the tiny signs that show you are winning. The old quote Romes wasn't built in a day must be adhered too. Tiny steps taken forward, when everyone else is sitting watching and waiting, will lead you way ahead of the masses. (see my article here on hubs "Full Speed Ahead, One Inch At A Time.")
Remember, it is when things are bad that creativity and action will give you the greatest edge. While everyone else is tightening their belts and waiting, loosen yours and run like mad..... but run in the opposite direction the masses. Face the fact times are tough with a smile and you will not only survive theses times, but you can and will excel.
Be self motivated... read inspirational stories and share them with your family and friends. Here is a story I wrote ... Mount Destiny
Action today will help us Save the Middle Class. You too can Excel in this Bad Economy!
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