Posts Tagged ‘pneumonia’
A Brisk Winter’s Day – that’s what you would have called it if you’d been wrapped up in woollies and with a long stripey scarf round your face.
On the other hand, if you’d acted on a whim to do half an hour of Free Prize Draw in the street and you didn’t have a coat, you would have called it perishing cold and wonder whether the prospect of double pneumonia was a worthwhile trade against the vague possibility of an appointment.
But a good motto in network marketing is “If you think it, do it”.
What this means is that if you think of doing some activity which will drive your business forward, just do it. Don’t ask if you’ll get anything out of it. Don’t wonder whether it’s worth getting home half an hour late… just do it!
So today I stood in the cold in a thin jumper and asked 37 people if they would like to enter my free prize draw – and 37 people hurried past, intent only on getting into the warmth of their cars (or if they were going in the other direction, the warmth of the shops).
One by one I ticked them off … 10… 20…30…36…37…
And then a man paused in mid-step, considered walking on and said finally: “Oh, all right then, what do I have to do?”
Duly, we filled in the form. I asked him the six questions. He gave all the right answers – but then, one by one, he proceeded to change his mind on all of them and ended up confessing that he was a contrary old buffer and I was wasting my time.
My time, I assured him, was never wasted.
Because you see, if you persist with the right activity, you will get your desired result. That is the law of nature and it is undeniable. It’s just that I didn’t know quite how quickly it was going to demonstrate itself.
For the next person to come past also agreed to enter the draw – and she too gave all the right answers. But she did not withdraw them all immediately afterwards. Indeed, once we got talking it transpired that she would indeed be interested in “additional part-time earnings”:
“I’m a nurse,” she explained. “At least I used to be and I think I shall have to go back to it – but I must confess, I’m not looking forward to the prospect. Not with the Health Service the way it is now…”
And I really think she may turn up for our Opportunity Meeting on Tuesday. We got on really well. Indeed I agreed to look after her dog while she went into Boots.
….and if I hadn’t agreed to do that, I would not have met the next person to go by – who also agreed to enter the Prize Draw … and topped it off by giving me an appointment for Wednesday.
For which I take no credit at all – it’s all down to the law of nature.
… Oh, all right then, I will take some credit. There has to be some compensation for standing in the cold for half an hour…
But then I know something like that would happen. You can’t argue with the laws of nature.