Posts Tagged ‘Kingston-upon-Thames’
I don’t see why I shouldn’t post this. I received it this afternoon and I’ve already replied so it’s hardly any effort to paste it here along with my reply…
Subject: Your blog
Dear Mr Passmore,
Today I have discovered your blog and I want to thank you for documenting your experiences as you have built your business. Today I am ‘broke and embarrassed’ as you used to be but having read it I can now see that in a few short years I too can be in the position where I have no money worries either.
I signed up in March of this year and so far have only managed to sign up 6 personal customers, one of which is myself! I know why – I don’t know many people where I live and everyone I felt comfortable approaching has said no to me. I have lacked confidence then in approaching others.
Having read your blog I can see that I am really making a mountain out of a molehill regarding this and intend to change my approach and attitude immediately.
Thank you for being the ‘key’ which has unlocked this for me as, up to now, nothing and no one has managed to get me over my mental block. I think you have just succeeded.
I am looking forward to 2012 with renewed enthusiasm and I just wanted to let you know that.
So many, many thanks.
Kind regards, xxxxxxxxxxx
And my reply:
What a nice email. Thank you very much.
You’re right: Sometimes you just have to keep going, not matter what the setbacks – because if you are absolutely determined to succeed (or prepared die in the attempt) you are invincible.
Today I stood in the freezing cold market in Kinston-Upon-Thames and asked 52 people if they wanted to enter my prize draw. They all said “No”.
Then I asked the 53rd, an elderly lady leaning on one of those shopping trolleys with brakes like a bicycle. She said “yes”. Despite having broken her hip not long ago, she was as bright as a button and this evening I went to see her and she signed up. Also, she is rather excited about the number of friends she is going to tell.
I look forward to meeting you at one of our events in the New Year.
What happened here is that this person made the shift from employee mindset to entrepreneur mindset. I’m proud to have been the catalyst – but Darren Hardy does it better!