TribeologyBlog.com – Episode 684 – Tell the Giant Growling Monster to Shut Up!

Quote: “Keep learning, be the better you every tomorrow.”

Wednesday: Midweek Motivation

 

Dog: “bark bark bark bark”

Me: “Stop barking”

Dog: “bark bark bark bark BARK BARK”

There a storm going on outside and my dog, Mr. Pancake, is going crazy.  I feel bad for him, because he’s scared.  He hates storms and they freak him out.

I heard a quote today that those who talk to their dog have a higher intelligence than those that don’t talk to their dog.

Well, right about now I’m a genius!  (honestly… I’ve never met a person that doesn’t talk to their dog – that’s strange to me.)

Anyway.

Back to Mr. Pancake.  He’s barking. I’m talking to him. And he’s still barking.

There’s nothing you can do with a dog, they simply can’t be reasoned with…they’re great for fetch, snuggles, and make great listeners… but you cannot teach them to understand that thunder is not a giant monster growling at them.

You are not a dog.

If you find yourself barking make sure to figure out if it’s something scary or an irrational fear.

Sometimes your giant growling monster is just thunder.

 

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

TribeologyBlog.com – Episode 660 – Is Your Refrigerator Running?

Quote: “Do not let yesterday’s setbacks affect today’s motivation.”

Wednesday: Midweek Motivation

 

It’s hard to get over a setback.  And by setback, I mean arriving at the store 5 minutes after it closes… or eating your ice cream cone and having it wobble off the cone to the ground.

The things that bum you out.  The things that make you go UGHHHHH and change your mood.

Guess what, if it happened yesterday, leave it yesterday.

You wake up today – it’s new!  Sometimes it’s easier than others, especially when the thing from yesterday… is like a bad soap opera that continues today – but do what you can to not let it affect you.

I’m saying this as my refrigerator STILL does not work! We’re on day 4… it started with the freezer melting everything inside… now it’s advanced to the fridge.  And if you’ve followed me for a while, you know how I like ice cold Diet Pepsi.

It’s crazy, but don’t let it affect today.

The repair has been ordered, the parts will arrive, and in a month it won’t matter. Therefore, you can’t let the setback affect today.

 

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Sunday – Week in Review

TribeologyBlog.com – Episode 648 – Pick One!

Quote: “Clutter is nothing more than postponed decisions”

Wednesday: Midweek Motivation

Make a decision.  Just make a decision.

When you feel frozen you’ve got to dig deep and decide.  It’s going to sound trite but a non-decision is actually a decision.

When you feel paralyzed and can’t “see up” – you can stop, analyze, and make a decision – but honestly it’s not that easy – I say… just make one.

Trust me, nothing is so dramatic that one decision on your desk will change your direction… OR will it… if you make that decision you set the wheels in motion for more change!

BUT you are in control.

I’ve had a rough week.  It’s spring which means it’s CRAZY.  While lots of people are excited over the nice warm weather – I’m on a time crunch…. we have a family marina and I’m hiring AND signing contracts for new customers.

The time is now for me.

In 6 weeks it’s too late we’ll be in the full swing of summer… so I’ve got to make decisions right now.   Here’s your take away from my situation.  In 6 weeks it’s too late.  I’ve got a BIG time deadline – but my desk is a disaster full of post-it notes.

Honestly, it doesn’t matter which comes first, there’s no prioritizing – it’s all a “do it now” situation – so just jump in and pick one.

And that’s what I’ll share with you.  Come up with your one deadline the “it’s too late after this date” and just “pick one”

As soon as you get momentum – the rest falls in place.

 

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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 536 – Turn “Get It” Into “Get It Done”

Quote: “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

Wednesday: Midweek Motivation

 

Today it’s time do just get it done!  The best way to do this is to take action and make it happen.

Sure that sounds easy – but is that the best course of action…  I’m going to argue and say “not really” – taking action to take action is unproductive and often leaves to spinning in circles.

If you stop and take time to do a little planning, guess what… you’re still taking action.  Sweet!  How does that sound?!  Pretty awesome.

Don’t get sucked into permanent planning – and I think this is what today’s inspiration is warning against.  That moment when you all of a sudden become afraid to do anything.

I’ll be honest – I’m experiencing this right now… I need to “upload” a welcome profile – it sounds like an easy task, but honestly it’s become difficult.  I’ve heard that when something seemingly easy becomes difficult you’re assigning an unrealistic level of importance to it.

So let’s evaluate – you can’t take action and you are stuck in planning or preparing mode… when this happens, ask yourself WHY.

Again, most likely you’ll discover that you are attaching a high level of importance. When you use this little trick to discover your issue, it becomes much easier to just “get it done”.  The task might have significance, then again, maybe it really doesn’t?

Get it?

Turn that “get it” into “get it done”!

 

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

ProfitCenterCoach.com – Episode 498 – Get a Room!

“There’s always room for improvement. Get a room.”

Thursday: Infinity Customers

It’s always risky naming a post “Get a Room” but when we look at today’s inspiration it all makes sense.

When we are building a tribe you’ve got to speak to them… HA!  I’ve now jumped from “Get a Room” to speaking about your tribe.  It’s getting a little strange at my keyboard.  Then again, I did write this on Halloween night.

OK. Back to normal.

Each Thursday our main goal is to learn how to better connect with our customers and turn them into a loyal tribe… to do this we need to speak their language… and this means we need to become the “vibe behind our tribe”

You need to be this person.  You must be the Leader.

Today’s inspiration states there’s always room for improvement – thus “get a room” meaning… always improve.

So Halloween at Noon I was at Subway and it hit me.  Carving Pineapples.

WTF is she talking about now.

Well… I have a site on the back burner which I’m currently cultivating.  It’s called Pineapples In Progress.  You see… I’ve always felt that there are times in life you need a crown.  I mean… doesn’t vacuuming just sound TOTALLY better if you’re wearing a sparkle crown?

That idea became a solid “run with it” idea when I came across the mantra “Be a Pineapple… Stand Tall, Wear a Crown, and Be Sweet on the Inside”  However, let’s face facts, not every day we’re feeling “pineapplely” – and that’s why, vacuuming while wearing a crown, just might make you feel a whole lot better.

Back to carving pineapples.

I was at Subway and getting ready to post my PineapplesInProgress.com Midweek Motivation – when it hit me.  The one I was going to post was a normal inspiration and THIS WAS HALLOWEEN.  I just wonder if anyone has ever tried to carve a pineapple like a pumpkin…

Sure enough I found a photo!  A very cool photo… and then it hit me.

You cannot carve pineapples.  It’s like trying to fit into a crowd by imitating… and yet you can be a good pineapple that imitates a pumpkin BUT you’ll never be a pumpkin.

BOOM.

Inspiration: “Somedays I feel like a lost puzzle piece tryin to find where I fit in this world.

I LOVE THIS.  I totally “got a room” and ran with it.

My only problem was… how do I share it with YOU.  I had already posted my Midweek Motivation for here… but I really wanted you to see it.

So there you go.  When you are building your tribe, really go deep into the vibe, and love them.  You just might find out that “carving a pineapple” is magic!

Be the vibe behind your tribe.

Also… never be afraid to run with a last minute idea… “Get a Room”!

 

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

Episode #452 – A Shopping Destination!

Saturday: Try This

Tonight I walked out to close our gas dock.  This involves making sure that the pumps are locked and that our storage cabinet is also locked.  Well… I opened the cabinet and there was that recognizable smell… not gas… hand sanitizer!

That reminded me of this great idea!

When you offer convenience items for your customers make it into a great experience. Be intentional.  Just like the garden shop I visited recently.

They have the cardboard containers stacked in a wrought iron holder.  The cardboard has the logo of the company on it.  They also have a matching wrought iron holder for the hand sanitizer. This is next to the shopping carts at the front of the store.

These details help with the branding of the company. It creates an impression for your customer.

Sure you could have a pile of cardboard boxes next to the carts – but making this a carefully crafted destination in your store enhances your customer experience!

Try this!

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ProfitCenterCoach.com – Week in Review – Episodes #417 – #422

In case you missed an Episode of the Infinity Marketing Machine…  Here are the links to this weeks stories! –

Remember:  Learn It. Do It. Profit.

 

Monday – Subject Matter Expert – Episode #417 – Your Brain is Hungry

Tuesday – Content & Consistency – Episode #418 – Simple and Boring

Wednesday – Midweek Motivation – Episode #419 – Today, Light a Candle

Thursday – Infinity Customer – Episode #420 – Strive to Matter

Friday – Big Money – Episode #421 – Give ’em What They Want

Saturday – Try This! – Episode #422 – Showstopper!

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