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While many believe that Christmas cards are becoming a tradition of the past, I say we all need to send more Christmas (holiday) cards. It’s important that we send cards of Christmas (or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa) blessings, include family photos, and most of all, send a letter journaling what you and your family (and pets) has been involved in the past 12 months. People who care about you really want to know and appreciate hearing from you. (especially out of town family) This is typically the only time of year that it is culturally accepted to send one family letter to hundreds of people. So just do it!
Please, please don’t use the excuse that Christmas letters and stamps cost too much money. It’s almost always a question of priority. Ask yourself; what is value of nurturing your relationships versus sacrificing a couple of 6 packs, or a few of those fancy coffee drinks, or not buying that new outfit with shoes that you will only wear once? Families and friends should always come first!
In this new age of information, too many of us are inundated with digital, quick to the point messages through Instant Chat, Text & Twitter. It’s easy to see why email is the preferred form of communication in today’s workplace and at home. However, digital, impersonal, often short, email messages can never bond relationships.
If we really want to stay connected, it’s imperative that we spend more REAL TIME with family & friends throughout the year. In addition, send a REAL SendOutCard.com/loryfabian 3 panel Christmas letter to your friends and family updating them on your tough times as well as your family’s achievements and happy times over the past year.
Send a warm, humorous, and genuine letter about yourself and your family. Remember, none of us live edited lives, so never feel like you have to write one. Share the good, the bad & perhaps only a little nugget of the ugly. A lot of times, your letter will prompt others to send a letter back to you.
Another idea for this year; think about writing a letter to Yourself. Send a letter journalizing your celebrations over the past year. Document the tiny changes you made that have made a big difference in your everyday life. Include a paragraph or two on what you are grateful for over the past year and who you are grateful to have in your life. Choose from pages and pages of beautiful blank cards to write your letter on.
And lastly, write a second letter, dated this time next year, in which you describe how your dreams came true. In it, outline your ideal life in detail – exactly what you’re doing, how you’re doing it, who’s doing it with you.
Write these two Christmas letters for your eyes only. This is a letter to not only the world, but to the Universe declaring your aspirations in concrete form. It’s the same as writing down your goals. It can be the most powerful of motivational tools because it engages your emotions increasing the pulses of creative energy your subconscious mind needs to transform a reverie into reality perfected. (idea source – Sarah Ban Breathnach)
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Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah & Happy Kwanzaa, To You All!
Posted by loryfabianmarketing
Dean Black states the obvious about network marketing is about relationships. I wonder why so many of us do tend to skip over the basic rule of building relationships first. If you are hunting instead of farming, you are working way too hard.
In business, as in sports, getting back to the basics is always the first step to winning and becomming successful.
Network marketing is fundamentally about relationships. Building strong relationships before you talk about your opportunity is one of the basic principles behind any successful network marketing strategy. I realize that’s an extreme simplification of a sophisticated concept, but that’s the point. In fact, it’s so basic that if you’re not careful you can skip right over it.
Sometimes we don’t think too much about the simplest principles that are the fundamental building blocks in our approach to doing complex things. For example, when was the last time you really thought about how to drive a car? Most likely it was either when you learned to drive or the last time you taught someone else how to drive. But driving a car consists of a series of simple steps that combine together and result in a complex action: getting you from point A to point B without getting in an accident. It’s a big deal.
Building relationships in network marketing is the same thing. Building a sustainable long-term relationship with the people on your list consists of a series of simple steps that keep people eager to connect with you on a regular basis.
You will want to make sure that you never take your list for granted. Think of your list not in terms of a database of contact information. Instead, think of each email address, mailing address, phone number, etc. as a real person because that’s what it is.
To be successful in network marketing you have to build and sustain relationships. In a mutual relationship you are giving each other value. Both parties are getting something positive out of the relationship, otherwise it is not sustainable. This is a voluntary exchange of value between two people. You both need to work at it for it to succeed, and you both will get something out of it.
As in the example above the steps to build a relationship with people are simple and they will create a picture of what the person wants and needs are.
1. Be Curious about the other person.
2. Ask the person to tell you about themselves.
3. Be sincere in your responses. Just be honest.
4. Be Patient and do not try to skip right into a sales pitch. Resist the temptation to sound like a salesman.
5. Be yourself. Do not try to fake any of this, it will not work in the long run.
By asking questions and being curious you will help them to find the answers to their problem themselves. You want to be in a supportive role only and you cannot tell them what their problems are. They need to come to this by themselves and the way you will help them with this is to ask them questions and be curious about them.
When this is done correctly then they will be asking you for help in solving any problem they have. This is how you position yourself as a leader. This is also the difference influencing people and manipulating them.
This is the essence of network marketing and when you master this process then you will be on your way to being successful.
A shout out, peace and hugs to Dean Black.
Attraction Marketing Coach
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