Eight days to go to the Cold-Market Academy and I’m beginning to realise just what I’ve taken on. I need a bigger P/A system. The video needs to be re-cut…
In short I’m getting busy – and we all get busy. So I could do what is so tempting to do: I could put my Network Marketing business on the “back burner” until things ease up.
… and that ways lies failure. Whatever you are doing, you must never allow your Network Marketing business anywhere near the back burner!
Fortunately I had a little impetus: You may recall that yesterday an appointment was cancelled: Not postponed (I’ve been called into work, the dog’s had to go to the vet…) No, this was cancelled (I’ve decided I don’t want to do it after all…)
So, despite not really having the time for it, I went down to town for half an hour. In half an hour I know I’ll get another appointment. But in fact the third person I approached stopped and asked “What’s it for?”. Just six minutes after starting, I had my appointment.
Of course then I should have put in the other 24 minutes to “pay for it”. But no – with vague notions of making it up later, I headed home.
But here’s the thing: Once you have achieved the mind-set that you have to do your daily activity, you’re going to feel uneasy until you do it. And sure enough three hours later, I was in Ipswich buying a new pair of walking boots and found that the first shop I went into had a 20% off-today-only sale… and the first pair of boots were reduced by 30% anyway… and they fitted… and I was about to pay for them when I found myself saying to the assistant: “Look, I’d just like to nip out and do something for half an hour. Would you keep them behind the counter for me?”
And I went out and did another half an hour of prize draw. As you can see below, it was averagely successful – and I’m sure that, because I was being so virtuous, I didn’t end up with nothing in order to pay for my earlier bit of good luck. Instead I landed another appointment and two people to call back.
I was so pleased that when I went back in to get the boots, I found myself chatting to the assistant about sudden unexpected 20%-off days and, apparently on a whim, I added: “By the way, here’s a question for you: Are you in the market for more time, more money or possibly both?”
And he was… and so was his colleague…
Writing about it now, I feel that Bill Cullen would be proud of me. If you don’t know Bill’s story, I’ve included a link below.
(more to the point, his Granny would be proud of me!)
|Date||Time||How||Minutes||Number of people asked||Appointment?||Callback agreed?|
|17.02.12||1222 – 1228||Prize Draw. Woodbridge Car Park||6||3||Yes|
|1556 – 1600||Ipswich street||4 (10)||6 (9)||No||Yes|
|1600 – 1615||15 (25)||33 (42)||No||Yes|
|1615 -1620||5 (27)||3 (45)||No|
|1620 -1628||8 (35)||14 (59)||Yes|