Business, family, spiritual

Idle Time Sucks, Let’s Change That

Idle time sucks. Your head gets filled with garbage of the past and anything else the enemy can throw up to remind you of darker times. Thus keeping you in the darker reaches of your life. Hence idle time sucks. I want to share a couple of things I am doing to find peace during idle time.

Today for me is one of those days. I had good morning closing two new clients, so that had me bouncing on cloud nine. Always great to move forward in business.

Then the day grinds down to a halt. My head begins to run amuck. Wow, let’s relive every mistake I’ve made in my life. Reruns of my life seem to be on a projector that just loops and loops.

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So, to get me out of my head. I said down with my laptop and started typing. At least I recognize what’s going on with my noodle. Question, why can’t we be okay during quiet times? So many of us struggle with being okay with being alone in our mind.

Yes, I have confessed my past that I am not proud of to God. When I’m busy everything rocks along, and I am to busy not to be at peace. Sometimes though it would be nice to be quiet, be in the moment but be okay. I am the problem in this scenario. We can choose to be happy or sad, but it must be a choice.

Today is also the first birthday I have spent in many years alone. Or at least without my wife. So, it’s been a good day for many reasons and a sad one. Reliving everything I have done, should have done, argh! No, not self-pity moment, but one of realization. Everything going on today is a choice. Recognizing that is the real achievement in my life.

Every day we all must make choices to be happy or have a bad day. The difficulty lies in your head. Living in your head causes all kinds of issues. Choosing to live in your heart, in your soul where God is now that’s a choice. A little easier said than done, but entirely within grasp.

What I do every day now is take moments to embrace God, search my heart for peace. I do this on my morning prayer walk at work. I walk outside for a time and talk to God. Visualize me happy, prosperous and at peace. Peace began to last longer and longer in my days. I don’t choose to recognize mediocrity in myself anymore.

Choose to walk in faith as I do every day. It truly helps, and you will begin to find peace in your head. Idle time will be something you look forward to not dreading. I pray you find the peace we all have from God. Have a blessed idle time day!
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Don’t Let Anyone Kill Your Dream

If you want to kill a dream, tell it to a small minded person! Ready to blow out the big idea because everyone around you says you can’t. Ask yourself do the people squashing your dreams have real success, the type of success you desire. If they don’t let that role in one ear and out the other, don’t waste your time.

Imaginations number one killer, small minded people. This cliché could not be more accurate; misery loves company. Don’t let some well-minded people like family, but others in your click that want to keep you down. Say your crazy, don’t be stupid, you don’t have the money. Believe that, and it will be the reality.spiritual, business, dreams

Dare to tell everyone to kiss your successful butt, and you take off opening your wings. If you have a dream figure out a way even if you don’t see a way God will make a way if you ask. Now you can’t ask to sit on the couch and tell God okay when you get that business loan; I will be at work 8:00 AM the morning after.

 Don’t be stupid; you have to WORK! Get off your ass and work! You can change the world if you focus. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t. If you’re asking God, doing the work, staying in faith, you will win.

Get rich quick, don’t buy that BS. You’re going to have to work and work harder than you ever have. The enemy will attack you with fear, doubt, have people walk in front of you and say this will never work. Throw that garbage out with the rest of the trash. Stand firm in God and your faith. God will make a way where you see no way. If he can fling stars into the heavens, don’t you think he can handle your dreams?

For the first time in my life, all the naysayers in my life can kiss my successful butt. If you have a negative comment take that with you as the door hits you in the ass. Get negative folks at arm’s length or entirely out of your life. The enemy will send people through your life to try and hold you down. He does not want you to win. Be very mindful of who your circle of friends. Ask yourself who brings you up or who brings you down. Get rid of the later.

Find your gift. Not what you do, find your gift. God has given us all a gift, something that blesses ourselves and others. How do you do this you say? Move forward do something that inspires others and yourself.

If you want a different life then right now is the time to make that decision. Do not do so lightly. As the negative thoughts, attacks on my mind come into view. I say NOT this time; I won’t lose. Kick my ass, jack with my head, do what you will, but this time with God’s grace it is my time!

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Dream Job or Work

Work can be something you love to do or something you must do. The later is not going to fulfill your life’s purpose. Sadly, most of you reading will say I have too many bills or responsibilities. Where there is a will, there is a way pardon the cliché.dream job, job,work

If you truly want something you can find a way. Where you don’t see a way faith will make a way! Stop making inane excuses. Perhaps, you will have to work in the evenings or weekends to get your dream going. Okay, what are you prepared to do to achieve your dream?

Here are a few ways you can find time:

 

  1. Get up an extra hour early and devote one hour to your project. You will be amazed at how much you can get done in a single hour.
  2. Working lunch. While you’re eating find small things you can do while at lunch. Design business cards, work on the business plan, you can find something.
  3. Devote one hour in the evening to your project. Lock yourself in a room and work for one hour, longer if you don’t fatigue yourself. Rest is important, the family is important, so pay attention to time management.
  4. Weekends devote some time to working. If working towards a dream, then this will hardly be work.
  5. Take time for family and yourself. If you get stressed over either, then it stops being fun.

You can find time to do anything. It’s more the question of deciding, and planning. Get a good calendar and stick to it. Mark out times you will devote to a project and cut off work at a designated time. If you have to time out hour-to-hour your day.

Boils down to how bad do you want your dream? Are you willing to walk the extra mile to achieve your goal? Successful people will tell you they’re successful because they’re willing to take one more step than you! Take the extra step.

Vision yourself doing what you want to achieve in your mind. Meditate hard on your desire. See it before it manifests itself. With a little work, seeing what you desire and laser-focused passion. Nothing can stop the dream freight train.

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Business Blessing

Last night a fantastic turn of events happened to me late at night. It was pretty cool indeed.

Having made a couple of mistakes on eBay that cost me some money and time. Yesterday, I had logged in to fix the issues and did. I had to order a couple of new parts at my expense but was happy to fix the problem.business blessing, blessings,busines

After paying for the items because eBay had taken our money from PAYPAL to put in reserve until the issue was resolved. How I spent early that day would take three days to clear, and my items from my supplier would sit idle for that time. Did not stress just told God we would roll with it. Nothing I could do to change the outcome, so I thought!

About ten thirty last night I was praying and meditating. I visualized all these issues done, customers happy and I could move on with my life. As I contemplated all of the sudden my phone rang with an email alert.

Grabbed my phone to take a look and I was amazed. My supplier had fixed my issue and shipped all of my items. Because thirty minutes later they fulfilled my second order. Keep in mind this is between the hours of 10:30 PM & 11:00 PM far past regular business hours. I also received a sweet email from my sales rep. I never called to ask for any sort of help or favor.

God, has supernaturally stepped in to fix what I prayed and, visualized as being done. This was late at night what are that chances of these folks even being open. This was a business miracle, and I am so grateful. This all happened while I was praying!

Believe it and see it in your mind. I was blessed when I saw no way to fix the issue. God makes a way when we see no way. What a blessing!

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Can You Sell, Sales?

This article is for folks that don’t think they can sell. In fact, you detest the ground a salesman walks on. You can’t stand anything about the selling process.

Well here I come in my plaid pants, white shoes and belt to teach you something about sales. Okay if you’re still reading, I’m joking. However, I am not kidding about helping you learn some powers of persuasion that you can use to sell anyone on an idea, a product, or just yourself. All in a good, healthy and fun way. Nothing crazy here!sales,selling,business

We all at some point in time need to be able to get others to like what we have. The what we have does not matter remember that. It’s getting our point across in a fun and engaging way. So whatever it is you want to swing your way. Buckle your belt and let’s get rolling.

Selling is incredibly simple. You need to convince the person or persons you’re trying to pitch that what you have will change the lives of those who use it. If someone believes that they can’t live without what you have, you don’t have to sell. You just have to push the pen in front of them, sign here.

This process takes passion about what you’re offering. Understanding the product, service better than what the average Joe does. If you know how to show someone how what you have is life-changing, it’s not sales. Getting someone to understand that a tire will change their life, that takes real skill. Selling a tire is just selling a tire. If you can demonstrate how this set of tires will improve your driving experience, create value around that. You have to understand every single aspect of a tire, from the raw materials, manufacturing process, testing, life, safety, and quality.

Then you need to formulate a story that does not put customers to sleep. Storytelling (NO not lying) true storytelling. You need to be the person that National News organizations would call for a professional opinion. If you can tell the story that would rival a James Patterson Novel, then you will be well on your way to benefiting your customers in a whole new way.

Compelling customers, NOT SELLING CUSTOMERS. The big difference with a better, long-lasting result. We have to get passed turn them and burn them attitude towards sales. Why do you think advertisers use ways to make you feel special if you use this product or that? The persuasion is better than “hey this is crazy Bob’s widget sales right here in downtown USA we’re dealing, slashing prices, we won’t be undersold.” ARRRGGGG gross no way it’s junk!

Telling a story that touches my soul. Figure out how what you do changes lives. I hear everyone saying “okay Mr. Big Time how do I convince someone that my tomatoes are going to change my life, their tomato’s for goodness sake.” My answer is to stop whining and let’s figure it out! Together!

Yes, this will take some real thought and research. You need to dive in and learn everything from why the tomato seed you use is far better than your competition, that the dirt where your tomatoes are grown makes a difference. That the packaging, the shipping of your vegetables is done in ways that genuinely preserve the end product. Do you see my point yet?

Think about it for a good while. Understand your process from the cradle to the grave. Learn it like you your life depended on it. That if you miss one small detail, it could be fatal. The story has to move people to action. It has to run me so that I want to buy it. I will happily pay more for something I see the life-changing value. If you knew in your heart that what your purchasing was going to increase the benefit of your life in some significant way would you put a price tag on that? NO, you would look for a way to BUY it. I would not need to sell you anything because you want to have it far exceeds any other emotion.

Telling a story about what products or services do to change the lives of those using it. If you can master a story worthy of inspiring the soul. All the sales skills in the world won’t matter. The customer will want to buy, you won’t have to sell a thing.

Rehearse the story until it flows from your lips like a river flows through a meadow. It has to come from your heart. Otherwise, it sounds like a canned presentation and you lose. Obviously, if you have a product or service you perform the passion is there. So the story will come if you allow it to. Meditate on it if you have to. Take notes, organize your thoughts. Read your story aloud, when you do so then you will hear how it sounds. Great way to edit!

When you can master the art of storytelling, you won’t need a bunch of fancy sales mumbo-jumbo. You have to ask for the sale, but you won’t have to what I call sales beg someone to buy from you. They will already see the value from your story, the rest is just signing here folks.

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