“Got your phone?”
It was the usual question to my 13 year-old-son as he set off on his bike. In my day it was “Ride carefully” – something my mother continued to say long after I passed my driving test. But that was half a century ago. Now Theo stood before me in red, white and black Lycra and said: “It’s extra weight.”
“Hardly any. Just take your phone.”
And he did – which was how he came to call me just as I was on my way home from the day’s half hour of prize draw (see below). Now, I know it’s usually: “Dad, I’ve got a puncture – no, I don’t know where I am…” But on the other hand, he might be lying under the wheels of a truck. I swerved into a parking space, punched the green button and was just in time to hear the words “Don’t worry” before he punched the red button.
Why do they always do this?
Not in the best of humours, I reversed to get out and “Bump!”
Somebody had pulled in behind me.
With that familiar sense of weary resignation, I unbuckled and got out. So did the man in the car behind me. We stood and inspected our respective bumpers – and then inspected each other’s. There was nothing to see.
We waited for a minute or two – as if expecting an ugly purple bruise to develop. It didn’t.
“Ah well,” said the man behind. “Looks as though we got away with that.”
“Yes, well…” I replied, not at all sure what to add since I had been the one reversing.
Then I thought of something: “Tell you what though. Here’s something I always ask people I meet: Are you in the market for more time, more money or possibly both?”
He looked up and forgot his bumper.
“Might be,” was what he said.
Every bit of teaching about Network Marketing emphasises the value of consistent daily activity. The Cold-Market Academy (see menu at the top of the page) is based on the idea of spending 30 minutes a day prospecting. The easiest way to do this is by using a Prize Draw.
The important thing is to keep a record of your results. Firstly this will make sure you do it (otherwise you have no results to record) and second; you can measure your gradual improvement.
Posting it here makes it even more imperative that I put in the daily activity. Feel free to add your own results as a comment.
You can see some older records in the posts on November 7th & 9th
|28.12.11||1253-1257||Prize Draw. Woodbridge Car Park||5||1||Yes – appointment made for 21.01.12|
|1300 -1305||5 (13)||2||No|
|1305 -1311||11 (24)||5||No||Yes|
|1311 -1316||5 (29)||3||No|
|1316 – 1320||4 (33)||1||No||Yes|