Showing posts from February 6, 2011

Sending Out More Ships

About 3 days ago I read an explanation about the statement, "When my ship comes in."It said that back in the day when shop owners would get their goods for that week or that day of business, there would be a man that would scream out that the ships had arrived. That would make them all happy and they could carry on making a living by providing their wares to the town. The message in this little story for me was simple and very powerful. If you only send one ship out, then only one at best can return. 

    I took this and processed it for at least 30 minutes. I looked at my current lifestyle as well as my current database of contacts and prospects and I wondered, "Am I sending out enough ships?" Think of it this way, if you were a car detailing specialist and you were based in NYC, how many cars could you detail in a week? The answer is, as many as you could possibly introduce your services to and wow them!! However, if you only had two clients, your income would ref…

It Almost Got Me

By "it" I mean negativity and that ever present invitation to become a victim. I have had a very challenging week and I just armed myself with books that kept me up and thinking high level thoughts that feed instead of starve me. You might be saying to yourself, but wait, it's only Tuesday? I was saying that exact thing too. I have been focusing on some other people's problems instead of my own as I glide through the day and it worked wonders. 

       I gave up my seat to a woman with a huge Crate and Barrel box on the train. I complimented a woman who was next to me in line at Whole Foods and she smiled from ear to ear. Lastly, I helped a woman carry her stroller up a flight of stairs as I was walking out of the train station. These moments freed me from focusing on myself and gave me so much peace. This is truly a tool worth practicing and mastering. The opportunities to practice it are everywhere each and every day.

       I also had a moment today as I was talking …