Monday, April 23, 2012

Look for the YES!

Look for the "Yes!"--as "No" Can Find You Without Any Help!
Do you too often find yourself locking on to what is wrong about something rather than what is right?  Both wrong and right are good to consider, certainly--however, what are you looking for?  A way to say "yes", or really a way to say "no"?

Looking for the "no" is, first, fear-driven.  From relationships to home-buying to weight loss, we often fear change and run for comfort, and we think saying "no" means we don't have to change.  We can stay the same, and we tell ourselves that we'll certainly change later if only we can find the "right" person, item, or program we want.  Really, however, none of these are the reason we stopped--we ran to "no" because we were more comfortable holding back and longing for the "right" item rather than risking to really achieve it, more comfortable living in a dreamland than trying to live our dream.

And it's not all in our control, nor should it be.  Life-changing events can certainly be accidental or random:  You might find oil on some property, inherit some wealth, or find love in the drive-thru, but those are stories of just a few people.  The rest of us see those happy people and think that couldn't be us, even if we worked on success.  And worked very hard.  But why?  Because we think luck is needed, and we say we aren't lucky.  Or we don't have time, we don't know the right people, we aren't ready for the risk.  We find the "no" without even asking the question.  Without any consideration of a path that can really get us what we want.

Well, if you achieved the love of your life, you would have to risk the heartbreak of your life, correct?  If you achieved the job of your life, you would have to leave the safe-but-limited position you have now, right?  If you achieved improvement in your health, you would have to abandon those comfortable habits and face some pain of self-denial, don't you see?

But all that is hard.  And risky.  And so we settle for the "no", and in fact we seek it.  Because we think that "no" is easy and risk-free, and it means we can continue doing what we do without change.  This is a foolish proposition, however, because change is inevitable .  For everyone, everywhere.  Staying in place in anything eventually invites rust and decay, and that is just another type of change:  comfortable change, gradual change, and certainly useless change.  Which is another word for rot.  Or roadkill.

So, choose instead to think differently!  Since change is inevitable, anyway, no matter what we do, why not build your change on the "yes" rather than on the "no"?  Risk achievement rather than accept decay? 

That's right:   Look for the "Yes!"--as "No" Can Find You Without Any Help!  You want to find "Yes", right?


by Keith Shetterly, Copyright 2005, 2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

You Are Your OWN Lottery!

You Are Your OWN Lottery!  What will you do to win it?

Will you call more customers to generate more sales?  Will you learn and practice more great sales techniques?  Will you make a plan for your future to bring you closer to financial independence—and as fast as possible?  Will you spend time on the weekends to expand your thinking of what you are able to do? 

Will you modernize and step UP to success rather than safely step sideways?

Let’s look at the math:  The last great lottery for over $500million had about a one-in-200million chance to succeed.

At about 17,000 franchise dealerships, do you think we could find 5 strong professionals each?  Make the number 5 x 17,000, or 85,000?  Let’s make it 100,000 just to be sure.  Okay, you want 200,000?  No problem.

That makes the odds for your personal lottery about one-in-200,000.  That’s ONE THOUSAND TIMES MORE LIKELY than the last Megamillions Lottery!!  One in 200,000.

These people all stepped UP and made millions:  Not all in sales, but all with the belief that working harder towards their own success was the way to break into the real game of success.  If you don’t believe you each have that “million dollar” idea somewhere inside you, then you limit yourself—and you probably DON’T have that idea for the success game.  and you need to!!  You must be the first to believe in your own success, because that will get you moving and also pull others along.  And then you gain momentum.  And an audience.  And then you are unstoppable.

So, how do you get your winning lottery ticket?  Do your best, and then make a big part of doing your best to always learn to be even better!  Modernize!  Aim for success!  ALWAYS.

One in 200,000??  That's WAYYY better odds than any other lottery you’ll ever buy a ticket for.

And the best part?  It's that YOU are the ticket to your own winning lottery.  Go get it!

by Keith Shetterly
Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved