Season Six, Episode Fourteen

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Join Pierce Marrs and Strength Leader Coach Deb Ingino as they recap Shark Tank Season 6 Episode 14.

Join  Sharks Lori, Barbara, Kevin, Mark and Robert to review:

Scratch and Grain Bakery

– Bottle Bright.

– VestPakz

– evREwares

– An update on Spy Escape and Evasion

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“The Sales Moment; Issue #229″

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Has our reliance on texting and typing made the art of the handwritten note obsolete?Fountain pen

It has been debated that is not necessarily the medium but the content of the message that is important. In some cases this may be true. I enjoy the convenience of sending someone a text to say I’m running late or the spontaneity of sending a word of encouragement to a friend in a moments notice.

However, from personal experience, I do not believe anything can take the place of a handwritten note. A person taking the time to write a personal note is becoming a rare commodity but this makes it more important than ever.

I received a card a couple of days ago from a close friend and it made my day. For this person to take a moment of their valuable time to write a few kind words may seem like a simple gesture but I was humbled and appreciative. It just seemed more personable.

Coincidentally, I mailed a payment to a company that we use to service our pool. I wrote a short note of appreciation complimenting them on their great service and sent it along with the check.

When Lesa and I stopped by the store a week or so later, Sydney Hamilton greeted us and asked our name to look us up in the system. She immediately acknowledged who we were and mentioned my note. She said, “Some people complain, some people are complimentary, but a nice note is memorable.”

Do you want to be memorable? Do you want to set yourself apart? Then you have to do things that other people are not willing to do.

Handwritten notes convey a message of gratitude and appreciation way beyond what a simple thank-you can convey. I believe there is room for this in our personal and professional communication.

Making the extra effort to say thanks in a genuine, personal manner goes a long way. It is pleasurable to do, and it encourages more of the same good behavior

~ Richard Branson

Have a great week!

“The Sales Moment; Issue #228″

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How you begin your morning often sets the tone and your attitude for the day. How do you begin your day?today is a good day

Henry Ward Beecher said, “The first hour is the rudder of the day – the Golden Hour.” Dan Miller created a book of the same name to help you kick-start your workday.

My wife, Lesa, is a huge fan of the HGTV show, Fixer Upper. This year for her birthday, she asked for a piece of art from Joanna Gaine’s retail store, The Magnolia Market. The metal sign has a phrase cut into it and we placed it on the wall beside our bed.

The first thing she sees in the morning is the phrase; “Today is a good day for a good day.”

Can you imagine a better thought to start your day? Immediately considering the possibilities and recognizing that today is what you make of it.

We can all find things to complain about and it is a fact that some days turn out better than others. But we can control our thinking and attitude.

I believe people must develop their own way of getting started on the right foot. Here are some ways that help me.

Begin with anticipation. I make a list of the things I want to accomplish before I go to bed. This helps me sleep better and I wake up with a clear mind ready to tackle the day.

Begin with inspiration. I take a few moments to read the bible or something inspirational. Praying and sitting quietly can help me focus on what is important.

Begin with gratitude. If I take the time to count my blessings and be thankful for the people in my life, it gives me a sense of contentment that lingers throughout my day.

Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining – it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems. ~ Zig Ziglar

I do not always get this right. Some mornings, I allow the demands of the day to hijack my time and prevent me from being focused and prepared. I have no one else to blame but myself.

Getting your day started right will not happen by accident. But if you are intentional, today really can be a good day.

Have a great week!

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