Thursday, March 29, 2012
I'm about to show you and it's super simple. Once I learned this tip, everything changed in my life. I stopped seeing people as customers and saw them as an opportunity to serve them. That opportunity may or may not include my service.
So here it is.
You honor them. You get to know them. You ask them questions, find out about them, what their needs are and how you can fill those needs with your service. If you can't fill their needs, you offer up someone who can. You give a genuine smile, a true compliment, ask questions and clarifying questions.
We learn about the person, not what the person has to offer us, or what the person can do for us. They come before out product, our opportunity, or what we have to sell.
Become that go-giver we've talked about. Ask for a business card and ask, 'what is your ideal client?', so you know exactly who to be looking for on their behalf. Make it sincere. Don't rush through getting to know the person to get to your bottom line.
When you truly honor people it stops becoming about you and your agenda. Don't interrupt, don't talk over them, don't think about what you are going to say next, and just listen to what they are saying. That is when you are going to find their needs.
Don't ya love it when people ask about you; are genuinely interested in you? Isn't it wonderful to receive a compliment or to learn someone has spoken highly of you? Ya, me too.
You honor people. It's simple. You honor people everywhere, all the time. Not just the people you think you are going to get something from, or the people from church or work, or just when you feel like it. All the time, everywhere.
Honor people, all the time, everywhere.
Friday, March 23, 2012
Are your thoughts positive? Do they find the good, the silver lining? What are your thoughts about yourself?
Finish this statement for me, will you?
I AM..... (you can write it down below in the comment section)
What is the emotion behind it? Is it happy, good, sad, angry, frustrated, hurt, enthusiastic?
Was it a positive statement?
From the mouth comes the heart, right? As a man thinketh, so shall he be.
Here's one more for ya.
How you do anything is how you do everything.
How you approach something is how you approach everything.
Look at what you thought (which shows your true intention), when you saw the words I AM written above. Did you think, 'oh, JEEZ, not one of these stupid things.' I hate the whole, 'I AM' new agey statement, positive affirmation crap thing.'
New agey, possibly, biblical definitely. Regardless of the origins, what you think about comes about.
WATCH YOUR THOUGHTS AND WORDS. They are more magical, more powerful than you've ever imagined.
What do you think you've created in your life by either your negative thoughts or your positive thoughts? Tell me.
If you want to learn how to change the tape in your head from negative to positive, we'll approach that, so stay tuned!
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
|"The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity; the optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty." Perspective defines how you see the world, and the decisions you make in response to situations which may arise.|
So the other day, the subject of Perspective came up. Several times, I came across posts, quotes, comments, etc on perspective.
I thought, 'ok, I get it. Does my perspective need a change in an area of my life? All areas? Tell me. Please. Before you drop a brick wall on me.'
So I started paying attention to my perspective on things. I started paying attention to what I think about right when I awaken in the morning; especially the mornings when it's required that I'm up at 5am.
I started thinking about when I'm angry at someone; the thoughts that run through my head. I started paying attention to the energy I give a situation that I don't want any part of.
I took a step back and looked at how I was perceiving all of these events. Was I approaching them with a open heart, a willingness to adapt and change with circumstances? Or was I being rigid and becoming angry that I couldn't change what I wanted changed?
That is the key. The only thing I can change is myself. The personal power that I feel when I realize how my reality can change just by changing my perspective is incredible. It offers up freedom. I can change my perspective and change my thoughts towards situation. Changing my thoughts changes my actions on how I approach my circumstances. And that changes my reality.
Now while I still prefer to sleep in until 7am, when I awaken at 5am to get to they health club and teach a 6am class, I have changed my perspective from 'holy hell, it's still dark out', to 'What an opportunity for me to help others achieve their fitness goals and get them in a great frame of mind before they go out into their day.'
I look at the stinky situation I've come across and instead think, 'How can I learn while IN this process? How can I approach it with new eyes and a positive outlook? I'm grateful for the opportunity'.
A change in your perspective really can change your life in the blink of an eye.
So what is your current perspective on your biggest challenge right now, and how can changing that perspective create a positive environment for everyone involved?
Sunday, March 11, 2012
I've read the first set of signs that telling us things need to change are like a pebble being thrown at us. Just slight annoyances that, unless we are very aware of our surroundings and coming and goings, we don't notice.
If we don't notice, then the Universe says, 'hmm, ok....I'll just lob these signs of brick at them.'
Not paying attention yet? Shoot. Ok. Eventually, the Universe drops the entire wall on you so you can't help but notice. This is the cold, the broken arm or leg, the loss of a job, etc. These are big signs. But they got your attention.
If we can catch these signs before it get to the brick wall, it's going to make life a lot easier for all of us.
I bring this up because lately I've noticed when I get these signs, in the lesser degree, I can actually notice a pattern. I will see articles about something specific, see posts on different social platforms about the same topic, or hear the same specific topic on a l0 cd set of teachings.
So what things do you see repeating as you go about your day? How many times do you hear out of the ordinary sayings, or words, or topics? Pay attention to those, the Universe may be trying to help you along with something.
Now, what the topic was that I noticed today....well, I'll post about that in a day or two.
Enjoy the day!