TribeologyBlog.com – Episode 845 -Quit Paying for Toilet Paper!

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Friday: Big Money Small Change

Quote:“Necessity never made a good bargain” – Ben Franklin

 

What happens when Ben Franklin is wrong?  OK, not exactly wrong — but what if the necessity is the good bargain?

Here’s the deal… I got three big boxes full of stuff for free today and I wanted to share the magic.

And by free, I mean via rewards points.

SURE you have your credit card that earns points.  That’s great!  You often can get miles, hotels, or cash back — if you have the discipline they are great.

But have you ever double dipped?  Meaning you use a pre-purchase company — I love “My Points” I’ve used them forever.

OK if you want to sign up – this is my referral link (I’ll earn points if you use it)

But here’s why… when you shop somewhere and do it strategically you will earn points in a company, for free, and get free stuff.

SO double dipping… I click the company on My Points and end up on the same website but I’m earning points on my credit card and the separate referral company.

BUT… here’s the magic…

HOW ABOUT TRIPLE DIPPING

What happens when the store you use has it’s own reward program?  TOTAL SCORE!!!

I haven’t “paid” for toilet paper for a decade.  Totally not kidding.  Office Depot has an amazing rewards program that has a monthly store credit.  You can use the credit store wide.

This means I use My Points… to get to Office Depot… and I use a rewards credit card.

Today I got boxes and boxes of stuff for the credit I accumulated at Office Depot.

If you want to get the biggest bang for your buck as you need to buy things for your business… OMG, use My Points and a vendor with it’s own bonus/incentive program!

HUGE TIP!

(if you want to use Ebates (Rakuten), that’s cool too… I’ve got a referral link for that too!)

#doinginfinity

Tomorrow… come back for my episode on “Try This”!
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Monday – Character (Subject Matter Expert)
Tuesday – Content & Consistency
Wednesday – Midweek Motivation
Thursday – Infinity Customers
Friday – Big Money
Saturday – Try This!
Sunday – Week in Review

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TribeologyBlog.com – Episode 844 – If the Crickets Chirp In Person, Stop Being Friendly Online.

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Thursday: Infinity Customer

Quote:”You are only partly responsible for the results; you are 100% responsible for the effort.”

 

Today I went shopping… well, we went shopping – I took my mom.  The continuing journey of her leg recovery brought us from a doctor’s visit to the mall.

Shopping is her favorite activity.

When she shops she thinks of the people she wants to buy the item for… It’s a time that brings her peace.

So what does this have to do with an Infinity Customer?  Well… The Infinity Customer is one that buys from you over and over. You have attracted this customer to your tribe and by providing them with content they want to stay and they want to buy things…

Well, at least this is how it works in theory.  So what happens in person?

What happens “in person” is that you are often your own worst enemy!

Seriously, you work very hard with your tribe to create a vibe and if you have a real world presence that doesn’t match the vibe… uh oh!

Here’s what I mean… my mom’s recovery requires that she keeps weight off her foot so she is in a wheel chair.  We wheeled everywhere at the mall… and in two different stores we had sales people that were fantastic!

While we couldn’t get everywhere or see everything due to the height of items on shelves and her height in a chair… these two sales people brought her items, made suggestions, asked questions… they made her feel special and they helped her.

In another store, the sales person was cranky – I don’t think it had anything to do with us or the situation – I just think she was having a bad day.

Now, here’s the deal the online vibe of all three stores is “similar” – it’s peppy, inclusive, welcoming, and friendly.  Yet the “in person” vibes couldn’t be more different.  One store reality did NOT match their online marketing…

There’s a 4th store in the mix…

You know what happened there?  NOTHING!  My mom loves trinkets and shelf nick-nacks… that is what this store sold.  Although it did not actually sell anything.  We rolled in and couldn’t get past the front area because it was “cluttered” – now, I said earlier there were places we couldn’t see or reach in the other stores, but the sales people went above and beyond to help.  Here there were crickets.

The fun part is… who cares.  We didn’t.  This was my mom’s first trip out of the hospital and care facilities in three months, it’s 20 days before Christmas and she “needs” to get her shopping done.

We’re also at a mall with 80 other stores.

So you know what we did… we went to the next store and bought lots of gifts.

If you are going to spend a lot of time and money to create Infinity Customers it needs to be your actual business vibe.  You want to be real with your customers online and that needs to match the experience they have in person with you.

 

#doinginfinity

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Monday – Character (Subject Matter Expert)
Tuesday – Content & Consistency
Wednesday – Midweek Motivation
Thursday – Infinity Customers
Friday – Big Money
Saturday – Try This!
Sunday – Week in Review

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TribeologyBlog.com – Episode 843 – What’s the Difference Between 4 and 2?

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Wednesday: Midweek Motivation

 

Quote: “Commitment comes before results… both in life and the dictionary”

 

Today I was driving around, listening to a book, and this wonderful quote came through the speakers.

Sometimes quotes like this are a little to cheezy for me – but this one resonated with me. Especially since yesterday was consistency day… and consistency is commitment.  It started to make the gears spin in my head.

YES, we all want results. Yet… when it becomes difficult we stop.  We “think” we have the ability to commit, but then we talk ourselves out of it.

I say… let’s start recognizing that voice in our head and stop listening to it!  If we want results… commit to tuning out that negative voice in your head.  Commit to plowing through the difficulty and make it happen.

Today, listen FOR the voice but don’t listen TO the voice.

 

#doinginfinity

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Monday – Character (Subject Matter Expert)
Tuesday – Content & Consistency
Wednesday – Midweek Motivation
Thursday – Infinity Customers
Friday – Big Money
Saturday – Try This!
Sunday – Week in Review

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TribeologyBlog.com – Episode 842 – The Hip Bone Is Connected to the Tribe Building Bone… Really It Is!

Tribeology: Learn It. Do It. Profit. Decide who you want to work with, attract them, and sell them things they want to buy! It really is that simple.

Tuesday: Content and Consistency

 

Quote: “Be your own motivation.”

 

One of the hardest thing to do when you are creating content is not actually writing or filming one episode… it’s the 72nd… in a row.   Being consistent, despite your best effort, is a chore.

Knowing that… how the heck do you deal with it?

Well, there is a part of you that has to WANT to create content.  (roll eyes).  Yep it’s that simple.  But in simplicity is a terribly complicated issue and that’s “what is your motivation.”

However, I’ve always felt it better to understand “WHY” instead of “WHAT” — For example, if you’ve been following the journey of my mom in the past couple months, you know she took a fall and broke her ankle.

She’s spent quite a bit of time on bed rest and also in a wheelchair due to the non-weight bearing doctor’s orders.  As it heals.. she now has lots of physical therapy exercises.

PT exercises are great, if you do them.  And they’re painful, hard, and kind of seem “pointless”… right?  At the beginning when you’re laying on your side doing leg lifts they seem silly.

My mom knew she should do the exercises, but wasn’t super “on board” with the entire process.  Her “what” is to walk.  She will do the exercises because she wants to walk… but WHY is she doing the specific exercises?  I’m not referring to the why of spending time with grandchildren, or going golfing with friends… I’m talking even more basic.

Why the heck am I doing THIS exercise where I clench my glutes or clentch my lower stomach muscles?  It’s my friggin ankle that’s the problem….  Don’t laugh… if you’ve hurt ANYTHING, like your back, hip, foot… you’ve done this tummy/butt clentcher PT exercise and at the time it seems bewildering.

My mom today said, “this just seems so dumb.”  And I realized she had no idea WHY the exercise was important to her “what” goal of walking.  As soon as she understood that core strength starts with the tummy/butt clenches and core strength is vital to making the hips move for walking… BOOM.  She had a new motivation.

Now that’s a long example, however, when you’re writing content… it’s not that you’re torturing yourself to write or even film an episode just because you want to be consistent… NOPE.  It’s about the communication aspect with your tribe.  They NEED to hear from you to develop a level of trust with you and the consistency is super duper important because if they’re going to invest time with you they want to make sure you’ll stick around!

Much like the butt bone is connected to the hip bone is connected to the walking bone… the content bone is connected to the consistency bone that’s connected to the trust bone.

And all of that is connected to the tribe building bone.

 

#doinginfinity

Tomorrow… come back for my episode “Midweek Motivation”!

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Infinity Marketing Machine Daily Topics:
Monday – Character (Subject Matter Expert)
Tuesday – Content & Consistency
Wednesday – Midweek Motivation
Thursday – Infinity Customers
Friday – Big Money
Saturday – Try This!
Sunday – Week in Review

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Tribeologyblog.com – Episode 841 – Are You Busy? Read a Book!

Tribeology: Learn It. Do It. Profit. Decide who you want to work with, attract them, and sell them things they want to buy! It really is that simple.

Monday: Subject Matter Expert

Quote: “Never become so much of an expert that you stop gaining expertise.”

Are you busy?  The common answer is YES!

Now with busy comes a very important responsibility… yes, a responsibility of being busy is…  You need to keep learning.

OMG, seriously?

YES!

One pillar of the 5c’s of Tribeology is to be credible.  Credibility allows people (your tribe) to know, like, and trust you. And this is accomplished externally by providing content that your tribe wants and needs…

But it also comes from you, as a leader, being an expert in your field.

You can exhibit this leadership with third party endorsements such as awards and degrees… but this is great, a moment frozen in time.

For example,  I have a degree in Marketing…. but it predates the Internet… dang, that makes me feel really old, and it’s not entirely true.  We had Gopher (email) I think there may have been a world wide web, but my first use of Netscape was when at my first job 4 months after I graduated!

I don’t think that made me sound any younger.

But here’s my point.  Although I acquired my formal marketing knowledge before the internet… doesn’t mean I can stop learning.  Now I enjoy marketing so reading books and magazines, watching videos, attending conferences and testing new skills is fun.  But it’s also super valuable in being able to teach others.

This is what you need to do, too.  You are ultra busy in your normal day to day activities, but keep learning.  Grab a book and start reading… OR my hint is to start listening to an audio book!

What ever it takes, keep learning and keep sharing what you learn.  This will build confidence as the leader of your tribe.

#doinginfinity

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Monday – Character (Subject Matter Expert)
Tuesday – Content & Consistency
Wednesday – Midweek Motivation
Thursday – Infinity Customers
Friday – Big Money
Saturday – Try This!
Sunday – Week in Review

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TribeologyBlog.com – Week in Review – Episodes #835 to #840

Sunday: Week in Review

Tribeology: Learn It. Do It. Profit. Decide who you want to work with, attract them, and sell them things they want to buy! It really is that simple.

 

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In case you missed an Episode of Tribeology…  Here are the links to this weeks stories!

Remember:  Learn It. Do It. Profit.

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Monday – Subject Matter Expert – Episode #835 – When Does a Thank You Build Credibility?

Tuesday – Content & Consistency – Episode #836 – How to Keep Posts Simple

Wednesday – Midweek Motivation – Episode #837 – Stay Positive!

Thursday – Infinity Customer – Episode #838 – You Must Learn Marketing From Tiny Elves

Friday – Big Money – Episode #839 – Same Holiday But Very Different Vibes…

Saturday – Try This! – Episode #840 – Cyber Monday is Almost Here, Is Your Business Ready? Here are 20 Tips You Can Implement Today!

***There’s Still Time to Make an Impact with Cyber Monday ***
Download the FREE Cyber Monday Marketing Tips Guide!
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TribeologyBlog.com – Episode 840 – Cyber Monday Is Almost Here… Is Your Business Ready? Here are 20 Tips You Can Implement Today!

Tribeology: Learn It. Do It. Profit. Decide who you want to work with, attract them, and sell them things they want to buy! It really is that simple.

Saturday: Try This

HAPPY Small Business Saturday!!!

This is an exciting day!

Remember I like to refer to it as Infinity Businesses — that makes me think big, well larger than BIG — which is much better than “small”… right?!?!  But for today we’ll go with Small Business Saturday!

OK so I was thinking about this post on Thanksgiving, no kidding… The post for this Saturday, I thought, it needs to be special.

Sure, I could give you a tip, a real world example, and I have a few to share… but what do you really need?

How about some actual tips that you can still implement, right now… TODAY… to increase your sales activity on Cyber Monday???  How awesome is that!

I know I know Cyber Monday is two days away… so you might think, “isn’t it too late”?

Heck NO!  You could run a sale RIGHT NOW if you wanted… all you have to do is tell people about it, right?  I mean you’re an entrepreneur, you report to yourself, so hold a meeting and just decide to make the most out of Cyber Monday.

And that’s why I made this FREE guide!  Twenty amazing tips that you can implement right now… it’s funny, the list is really just a reminder of things you know… but guess what, I implemented many of them yesterday!

For example,

Like Tip 17 which is Create a Digital Product

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I made this FREE download for YOU.  Twenty Amazing Tips… your Tribe Thrive Guide to Cyber Monday!

 

Another Great Idea on the list is Tip 1 – Create a bundle…

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Here’s Mine…

The super bundle to motivate you at your desk.

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Another fun idea that made the list is Tip 4 – Create a gift guide.

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And of course I’ll share my Gift Page with you — I chose to create just one page – but you can make yours larger…  Click Here to Open “The Entrepreneur In Me Says” Gift Sheet

When You download the whole tip guide you’ll actually see that I also included Tip 5 Create Discount Prices with Tip 4’s Gift Guide…

Anyway – I hope this motivates you!  There’s still plenty of time to get the most out of Cyber Monday.

Download the FREE guide -it’s a great way to celebrate Small Business Saturday!

Also… follow my Instagram (@profitcentercoach) and Facebook (@Infinitypreneur)  – I’ll be doing even more of the tips, today! #smallbusinesssaturday (OH that’s Tip 13)

TRY THIS!

#doinginfinity

Tomorrow… come back for my episode on “Week in Review”!
PS:  Like my vibe? I want you to join my tribe! Begin with my quick and simple guide to understanding the 5C’s of the Infinity Marketing Machine.  I call it #doinginfinity.  Click Here and I’ll email you a FREE download.

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Infinity Marketing Machine Daily Topics:
Monday – Character (Subject Matter Expert)
Tuesday – Content & Consistency
Wednesday – Midweek Motivation
Thursday – Infinity Customers
Friday – Big Money
Saturday – Try This!
Sunday – Week in Review

 

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Visit the “I Set Goals and Crush Em” Collection

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