Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year: Commit to You & Your Biz

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  So glad you guys are writing your goals. In this You-Tube video clip I talk about the committment to your business for one year.  I'll write more in January (esp after my trip next week), but commit to your business and yourself for one year - ride the ups and downs and see how the Law of Averages prevails.

With SendOutCards and any direct sales biz, you need to be in it for a year to be competent and profitable and by 3 years, you will find yourself replacing your j-o-b income.... Work it side-by-side until then...

2012 will be your best yet... with your committement.
Shoot for the Moon! --Danielle

Friday, December 30, 2011

Road Map to Your Goals in 7 Steps

Here it is... December 30th.... Do you know where your 2012 Goals are?  IF not, take a minute to think about these statements/steps as you write your goals for the new year.
1. Make sure the goal you are working for is something you really want, not just something that sounds good. When setting goals it is very important to remember that your goals must be consistent with your values.

2. A goal cannot contradict any of your other goals. For example, you can’t buy a $750,000 house if your income goal is only $50,000 per year. This is called non-integrated thinking and will sabotage all of the hard work you put into your goals.

3. Develop goals in the 6 areas of life: Family and Home, Financial and Career, Spiritual and Ethical, Physical and Health. Social and Cultural, Mental and Educational. Setting goals in each area of life will ensure a more balanced life as you begin to examine and change the fundamentals of everyday living.

4. Write your goal in the positive instead of the negative. Work for what you want, not for what you want to leave behind. Part of the reason why we write down and examine our goals is to create a set of instructions for our subconscious mind to carry out. The more positive instructions you give it, the more positive results you will get.

5. Write your goal out in complete detail. Once again we are giving the subconscious mind a detailed set of instructions to work on. The more information you give it, the more clearer the final outcome becomes. The more precise the outcome, the more efficient the subconscious mind can become.

6. By all means, make sure your goal is high enough. Shoot for the moon, if you miss you’ll still be in the stars.

7. This is the most important, write down your goals. Writing down your goals creates the roadmap to your success. Although just the act of writing them down can set the process in motion, it is also extremely important to review your goals frequently. Remember, the more focused you are on your goals the more likely you are to accomplish them.

2011 was amazing! May your new year be filled with opportunities and abundance. All my best as you shoot for the moon. <3 Danielle

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Food for Thought... Just the Stats, Ma'am!

Food for Thought... Ok it's more statistics, but they make one think. What is your plan for customer appreciation, retention and relationships? After reading some of these statistics, let's chat...

40% of consumers switched to buying from a competitor because of its reputation for great customer service.

55% cite great service, not product or price, as their primary reason for recommending a company.

66% said that great customer service was their primary driver for greater spending.

Recent surveys show that 87% of working people hate their jobs and most of them dream of owning their own business.

A recent survey disclosed the six major reasons why a customer switched representatives or product. 
  • 68% was because of negativism or indifference,
  • 17% had unresolved complaints,
  • 6% was because of price,
  • 5% started buying from relatives,
  • 3% moved,
  • 1% died.
  • Obviously the first two, which make up 85%, are the ones you can have the major influence upon. Make sure that your customers have a positive experience with you and with the products you sell them.
30% of adult children contribute financially to their parents. That number will grow.

Women tend to be less prepared for retirement than men. Too bad they retire earlier, live longer, and are more and more likely to be divorced.

43% have less than $10,000 in retirement savings

A record 33% of Americans now plan on working past the age of 70

The average American is 90 days away from bankruptcy.

The average bankruptcy could have been avoided with an extra $350 per month.

97% of Americans will be dependent to some degree on family, friends or the government in retirement.
Using SendOutCards will save you time & money in business while strengthening your relationships.  Looking for a business with one of the fastest growing companies with virtually no competition - look no further. 
Check out the intro video on SendOutCards about the product and ease of sending cards.  Do you like it? Know anyone else who sends cards & gifts? Then watch this video on the opportunity. 
Do you want to know more about our family's story and success, let's connect - in person, Skype, phone or email. We are here for you and will be your biggest cheerleader as you shoot for the moon! 

Always here for you - Tim & Danielle

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Our Best Investment

Busy month with the holidays, but this post by friend Brian Cook seems timely as you make plans for 2012....  Keep reading.

"Most people live in regret and everyone wishes they would have not passed up on an opportunity.

There's an old saying that if you don't act now, then you'll probably never act. I was doing some research today about some companies that were small less than ten years ago that are now houseld names doing millions - billions in profit yearly. I looked at two, nine years ago Netflix was trading at $7.72 a share. Today $247.60! Then there's Apple, you've probably heard of them. Nine years ago they were trading at $7.25 a share. Today $332.19!

WOW! I'm just curious how would have it feel if you have invested in either company just 9 years ago. Better yet how would it feel if you would have invested $500 and got paid just a nickel off every DVD rented or iPod sold? Most people would say HECK YA I'd be SET for life. I'd be retired, living in my dream home, driving my dream cars and taking my dream vacations.

Guess what?

I know the next company that's going to do that!

So what's easier for you to keep putting off your dreams or talk to me to see what the heck I'm talking about.

If you are curious of what this company is....ASK!"

You've heard our story and what abundances have come our way in just a year.  An old coach used to say "Should have, Could have, Would have never won a ball game." Don't miss out on a chance to make a difference for your family. Allow us to share more details as you plan for SOC-cess in the new year. 
All my best - Danielle

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Do you still believe?

Wow! I knew I was struggling to write since tragedy took a friend in November, but I apologize for my absence.  Well, a full day (from 12-8pm) free of technology and filled with great fun. Returned from morning sports and put our pajamas back on.  Ordered pizza, made popcorn, and settled in for a holiday movie marathon.

The movie watching concluded with "The Polar Express."  And I want to leave you these words as you think about 2012... what are your goals... where do you want to be... what is your dream....

From "The Polar Express"   One thing about trains... It doesn’t matter where they’re going. What matters is deciding to get on."

Do you still hear the bell ring? Do you still believe? This Christmas and always, don't forget to DREAM! ♥