Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Renew Your Mind: Todays Kudos & Encouragement (7-1-15)



Good Morning & Happy July 1st,

Boy, time sure does fly when we’re livin’ the dream!! OK, by a show of hands, after these last 2 - 100 degree days, who is missing the rain? Anyone? One of my favorite things in the world is the summertime afternoon rain storm. 20-30 minutes of hard downpour and a big temperature drop. Love that stuff.  (sing along): Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens …  Believe it or not, this segues  into today’s Kudos. (not the WWII reference)

After working all month, selling our arse off and hitting our goal (or falling just a bit short), all of a sudden it is the 1st of the next month and we etch-n-sketch the last month numbers and start all over again. To some it is just another day, to others, a fresh start to start working on the next $2000 bonus check. You know the old saying, “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” – Henry Ford, for some of us that is a happy thought, for others, however, let’s just say, it is a chance to start a new “better” habit.  A chance to draw a line in the sand and say, “July 1st is the day I started to really grow my business”. “I took control of my business and changed my family tree!”  A chance to follow up better, to send thank you cards/emails, show up at installs, self gen, ask for referrals at every appointment (sold or not).

The trick is … are you ready for it? … the renewing of our mind EVERY DAY!!

Every day, remember our successes, remember how it felt, remember what we did right … and do it again. But we have to remember and think about it. We have to take control of our conscious mind and feed it the memories we want it to dwell on. We cannot give in to “stinkin’ thinkin’”.  There are SO MANY things we can be thankful for, and though it gets hard sometimes with lifes attacks, we MUST be victorious over the battle of our mind. Do we listen to motivational tapes? Read motivational/success books? Have that one friend that will ALWAYS lift our spirit when we talk? Or maybe have that one motivational blog/email we read every day? (heehee) Whatever we do, we must do it every day!!

I know I’ve used this quote before, but it’s worth repeating:
“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” - Bruce Lee

Dan Thompson
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