TribeologyBlog.com – Episode 670 – The Friday of Summer

Quote: “Let the world know why you’re here and do it with passion”

Monday: Subject Matter Expert

Share your expertise! After all, what’s the point of being an expert if you don’t tell others how you did it?

You might be wondering why you’d work so hard to get to the level of an expert… then just share it all an be at a competitive advantage.

Well… is that it? Is this as good as you get?  If you are done learning, technically you’re done being a Subject Matter Expert.

Part of being a Subject Matter Expert is your willingness to continue to learn and explore because you have passion about a chosen area.

Therefore, helping others by sharing your knowledge does not weaken you, it strengthens your following AND you will increase your knowledge with the feedback from the ideas that your students share on their learning journey.

You will learn from those who follow you.  That’s part of the treat.

How do I know this?

I brought a woman out on our dock last week, I was giving her a tour of our marina.  She mentioned that, “It’s the Friday of Summer”– I asked, “what?”

She went on to say, there was an anticipation in the air at the marina.  It was like a Friday night of a weekend… but bigger… it was the Friday of Summer.

Her description was pretty cool.  I’m an expert in our marina and how it works, ways to enjoy our lake, and the marketing and messaging… but you know what… I learned from her.  Then I shared it in our weekly email newsletter.

Being a Subject Matter Expert requires you to share your knowledge. Don’t ever be afraid to do it, you will learn something from each interaction you create.  When you’re willing to share you will learn.

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Tuesday – Content & Consistency
Wednesday – Midweek Motivation
Thursday – Infinity Customers
Friday – Big Money
Saturday – Try This!
Sunday – Week in Review

TribeogyBlog.com – Episode 634 – When a 5 Star Hotel Rates a Three!

Quote: “No amount of money can buy someone credibility” – DMclaughlin

Monday: Subject Matter Expert

 

Becoming a Subject Matter Expert takes time and money.  BUT, money won’t buy your credibility.

Think about that.

It’s like taking photos of a hotel room at a 5 star hotel, putting them on your 3 star hotel’s website and rationalizing that, well, it LOOKS like we’re a 5 star hotel.

Great idea, until…

The guest that reserved your room shows up and BOOM they’re mad you lied.  Your hotel loses all credibility.

You tried to buy credibility with “nice” photos — it’s just too bad they were not YOUR photos.

If you had just been true to yourself and sold your best attributes you would have earned credibility.

It’s really that simple.

Time and information earns credibility — but if you short cut it by trying to buy your way it will backfire.

If in doubt, think of the hotel example!

Now that you know this little rule, what do you plan to do about it?  Will you take this information and create a post on Facebook or upload a video on Instagram?

Now’s your chance… get out there, put your time in, and share your brilliance. 🙂

 

 

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Wednesday – Midweek Motivation
Thursday – Infinity Customers
Friday – Big Money
Saturday – Try This!
Sunday – Week in Review

TribeologyBlog.com – Episode 598 – How Can You Win if You Don’t Focus on Winning?

Quote: “Focus on the process and the outcome takes care of itself”

Tuesday: Content and Consistency

 

Focus on winning.  The basketball team is on the floor playing ball and they are focused on winning… do they win?

Probably not.

WHAT!?!!?!??

If you focus on winning you rarely win. I mean, what does winning mean?  The basketball team focuses on seeing the clock winding down, 3…2…1 we won!

NO!

The basketball focuses on team work.  They focus on the plays they practiced. They focus on preparation, like if their shoes are tied. They focus on the process.

If you want to win at tribe building, you must focus on my process.

Here’s my process.

Turn customers from “one and done” into “Infinity Customers” these are people that Know, Like, and Trust you.  You have earned this trust via the 5 C’s of Tribeology: Credibility, Content, Consistency, Customers, Cash.    When you have transformed the customers into this wonderful, magnificent tribe you will then be able to focus on offering products to them instead of searching for people to buy your products!

That’s it.

That’s the process.

Each day on this blog I focus on a different “C”.  Today is “Content and Consistency” – therefore, today I’m sharing a tip.  The tip is you yourself need to focus on “the process” to build your tribe.

If your focus is on “making money” it is the same as the basketball team “winning”.  Instead, focus on the process.

When you focus on the process, the money will follow.

 

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Tuesday – Content & Consistency
Wednesday – Midweek Motivation
Thursday – Infinity Customers
Friday – Big Money
Saturday – Try This!
Sunday – Week in Review

TribeologyBlog.com – Episode #589 – Need Help With Your Post? Call in the Police…

Quote: “Push harder than yesterday if you want a different tomorrow.”

Friday: Big Money Small Change

 

If you missed yesterdays post – make sure to check it out… I started out by stating I was too excited to wait until today to post.

It focused on creating partnerships with your vendors to multiply your audience.  The example was a florist with Valentines Day flowers who’s post appeared on a cake bakers page.

With that in mind, let’s look at today’s inspiration: “Push harder than yesterday if you want a different tomorrow.” – that means if we look at yesterday’s idea and try it ourselves tomorrow is going to show the effect…

Well, I was going through my feed again and found this cute post.

The Albuquerque Police Department helped the Hospital system with a message about warding off heart disease.

What a smart move!

The mounted horses are such a visual presence and in this capacity make you stop and take notice of the post.  Using the police in a “softer” message creating the silhouette of a heart with their hands again makes you take note.

But for our learning purposes, the “big money small change” advantage is a “level up” from yesterday’s lesson.  Today, the hospital system, crafted a message utilizing the police department.  It’s visual, simple, and builds goodwill for the police, creates subject matter expertise for the hospital.

But ultimately, gets the important message of healthy hearts to our attention.

 

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Tuesday – Content & Consistency
Wednesday – Midweek Motivation
Thursday – Infinity Customers
Friday – Big Money
Saturday – Try This!
Sunday – Week in Review

TribeologyBlog.com – Week in Review – Episodes #549 to #554

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Sunday: Week in Review

 

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 #549 – Follow Me and I’ll Show You How to Use a Milestone for Credibility

Tuesday – Content & Consistency – Episode #550 – Tired of Blanket Results? I’m Not.

Wednesday – Midweek Motivation – Episode #551 – WHY You Can Have Success

Thursday – Infinity Customer – Episode #552 – Do You Have a Customer Loyalty Department?

Friday – Big Money – Episode #553 – Work on Increasing Value

Saturday – Try This! – Episode #554 – A Short and Sweet Post

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Tribeology.com – Episode #522 – Ask Why.

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“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” Henry Ford

Thursday: Infinity Customers

 

“I really like the pontoon.” Said my boat club member.

I followed up with, “what is your next favorite boat?” My member answered, “I like the boat with the cabin.”

Both were good boats, but I was really trying to figure out what boat to buy next for our fleet and this was not helping me.  It was not helping because the pontoon and the boat with the cabin were among the least used boats in the fleet… so I knew there was a problem with my question.

My boat club member had been with us a couple years and they liked to “go fast” – neither the pontoon boat nor the cabin cruiser were really the type of boats to “go fast” on…

However… after probing their answer just a little more I finally figured out WHY they liked the pontoon and the cabin boat… it’s because they both had sunshade covers!  They liked the boats because they could get out of the sun!!!

That was when we added sun tops to every boat in our boat club fleet and that is when our retention really took off.   Our customers became members and the members stick around now… we had lots of years of “one and done” and we couldn’t really figure out why until we asked them…

Now, much like our inspiration for today… had we simply asked our members what they wanted in a boat… we’d have an entire fleet of pontoon boats or boats with cabins, or we’d have a fleet of faster horses!

When in reality our customers wanted a better riding experience.  Our customers wanted shade from the sun.

It is very important to talk with your customers to find out what they want, but you really have to THINK about what they are answering to make sure you are getting to the root of their problem.  When you solve that problem you will build your tribe and create your infinity customers!

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Wednesday – Midweek Motivation
Thursday – Infinity Customers
Friday – Big Money
Saturday – Try This!
Sunday – Week in Review

ProfitCenterCoach.com – Day 15 – A World Full of Yellow Fuzzy Ducklings!

“How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it!” George Elliston

OMG I’ve brought out the cute yellow fuzzy duck.  Clearly, I’m in fighting mode.

hahaha

It’s been a rough couple weeks and I got to thinking about it yesterday.  So, hear me out.

Yesterday I was stopped in my tracks with a Eureka moment.  There as a tweet out there from our Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan.  He tweeted something about Father’s Day and the most wonderful thing that happened in his life was when his kids arrived on the planet.  Yeah, not those words, but you get my point.

Now… Paul Ryan is not one of my favorites… but here’s the scoop.  It was a nice tweet that reminded us of why we celebrate Father’s Day.  And you know what… a bunch of crabby know-it-all freaks hijacked his sentiment with swear words and their political view points of children/borders… you know the drama.

Here’s the deal.  GIVE IT A REST.

If he said “the best part of Father’s Day is…” followed by some statement of the political issue fine, have at it.  Comment away.

But this was a tweet about his personal family memory.  That’s it.  Something like a warm fuzzy duckling.

And that’s when I thought… people have forgotten how to be kind.  They simply think their opinion is to be shared 24/7 and it’s soooooo important that they can blurt out what ever the heck they want, when ever the heck they want.  JUST STOP IT.

It’s time to reel this experiment back in.  And here’s why… it’s spilled over into “the real world”.  People simply think they can say ANYTHING they want in the most crab-apple manner they choose.

There’s no way to even combat it.  People want to be angry and hostile.  They want to fight.  It’s the most bizarre thing I’ve witnessed.  And you know what… nothing has changed in our policies at the Marina since September 2017… but you know what did happen?  October, November, December, January, February, March, April and May!

Eight months have come and gone, so when we opened up this season… BOOM crazy, crabby, hostile, angry and in general ugly behavior has attacked!  I think it’s been brewing and growing over the past 8 months, so while we weren’t open… the anger kept going… until we opened our doors and the Ugly Duck waddled in and started hissing, spitting, pecking, and quacking up a storm!

Here’s a quick thing to remember… When you’re getting ready to send that crabby response OR yell at the counter agent at the airport… Think Kindness… think warm fuzzy yellow ducks.  You can communicate in a kind manner if you imagine yourself holding a teeny tiny little peeping ducky.