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Being Nice Does NOT Mean You’re A Go-Giver

Earlier this week, I wrote about offering free coaching calls.  At the end of the post, I mentioned that there was no catch.  “I’m just someone who loves what they do and understands the value and benefit of applying The Five Laws of Stratospheric Success.

Based on some of the feedback I’ve received, I feel the need to clarify a key point about being a Go-Giver, the book which outlines these five Laws.

Being a Go-Giver does not mean
you give things away for free. Continue reading

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When They Say FREE, There’s Always A Catch

Always!
Don’t be fooled!
Nothing is free!

Except this.
I’m having a “Buy None, Get One FREE” sale. Continue reading

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The Bracelet Isn’t Magic, But The Awareness IS!

I am currently enrolled in a Prosperity Coaches training which involves wearing a blue Abundance Activist™ bracelet, similar to a Livestrong bracelet.  Every time I GIVE or RECEIVE something, I switch the bracelet to the other wrist.  It may sound silly, but doing that simple action has had a dramatic effect on my awareness of both of these things. 

It doesn’t matter what I am giving or receiving; it could be time, money, a gift, a kind word, an iPad… Every time I notice such an act, I switch the bracelet.

Well, yesterday I made my annual trip to my favorite flea market to do some Christmas shopping.  I’ve been going there for over 20 years, and I never remember receiving a discount, aside from the normal “Buy 1 for $20 or 2 for $30″ offer.  But this trip was different and that blue bracelet got quite a workout!

The highlight of the day occurred while going down my last aisle, cold and weary from three hours of walking and spending.  A gentleman selling food choppers asked “Will you watch my demonstration? You don’t have to buy anything.  No one else is.”  His humorous approach made me laugh and although I was tired and had absolutely no interest in what he was selling, I said “Sure!  Show me what you’ve got.”

As I approached his table, I switched my bracelet, aware that I had made the decision to GIVE this nice man a few minutes of my time.

The demo was so cool that I purchased his chopper for $25.  As I waited for him to put it in the bag, I started to switch my bracelet, aware that I was GIVING him a sale, not because I really wanted the product (although it is really cool!) but because I felt like doing something nice.  At that moment, the thought to GIVE him the bracelet came to me, so I did.

After explaining how to use it, he happily put it on his wrist, smiled and said “You just made my day!” and I really felt his appreciation.  He continued, “And now I’m gonna make yours” as he put a second chopper in the bag!  How cool is that?!  We were both smiling ear-to-ear as he switched the bracelet to his other wrist.

As soon as I got home, I put on a new blue bracelet and have switched it several times since then.  I’ve been assured the bracelet isn’t magic, but the awareness that every GIVING also involves a RECEIVING truly is!

Where is your awareness on the topic of giving and receiving?  Do you notice one more than the other?  I can promise that as you become more aware of both, you will experience both and on a more equivalent, consistent basis.


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I’m A Blogger And Today…A Bragger!

I’d like to share a story that literally sat me back in my chair and made me say “WHOA!!!”  It has kept a big smile on my face (even when I got my butt kicked in tennis!) for over 24 hours now.  It’s a story of living a dream and almost forgetting that you dreamed it.  It’s a true story that happened to me and I want to share it as an illustration of the power of writing about and visualizing your goals. Continue reading

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It’s Not About Me

So this is…..interesting.
As I sat down to write this post, I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to write about.  I have some spaces left for a workshop that starts this week, and thought I should write about that, as a way to attract participants.

I noticed that I had an untitled “draft” for a post, so I clicked on “Edit” to see what I had started writing about that I had not finished.  Surprisingly, I hadn’t written anything…not one word.  The only thing which was in the post was this picture. Continue reading

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Not The Usual Serenity Prayer

Yesterday I had the pleasure of receiving an unexpected email from a great friend and mentor, Carol Gates.  Carol is the President of Bob Proctor Coaching and we became fast friends almost five years ago.  After enjoying her message, I noticed a previous email from her, where she reminded me of a quote she liked on my Facebook wall.  I don’t know who wrote the quote, and I had completely forgotten about it, but man-oh-man, did I need to read it!  It’s a rendition of the familiar “Serenity Prayer” and it goes like this:

“God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can and the wisdom to know…it’s ME!” Continue reading

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Turn Your Mind Into A MASTER MIND

Back in the early 1900′s, Andrew Carnegie (the richest man in the world, at the time) commissioned Napoleon Hill to interview 500 of the richest, most successful people on the planet; people like Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, The Wright Brothers, John Rockefeller.  Carnegie wanted to know what, if anything, these people had in common.  After more than twenty years of research (20 years to write a book~ can you imagine?!), Continue reading

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I WON!!! Even Though I Lost

The 6 winners for The Go-Giver Thank YOU Contest were announced a few days ago, and….drumroll please……I was not one of them…. YAY!  Actually, I did win, big-time!  I just didn’t receive one of the official prizes.

Several reasons I consider this a win and here they are, in no particular order:
Drumroll please….oops, sorry…keep forgetting the contest’s over. Continue reading

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Lesson Learned…Face Red, But Lesson Learned

Here’s a good lesson I learned this week:
Don’t assume that people will know you are kidding.  Here’s what happened.

I entered a contest, where you had to make a video, telling how the principles of the book “The Go-Giver” by Bob Burg and John David Mann, have affected your business.  The week before, I had experienced exceptional service from a local salesperson.  I decided to retell that story, since it perfectly illustrated all 5 Laws of Stratospheric Success covered in the book.  In an attempt to make it more entertaining, I decided to pretend the authors had added an epilogue to their book.  “This epilogue,” I said, as I looked into the camera, “is based on a true story that happened to me.  And I’m SO flattered…..”  And then I picked up the book (into which I had pasted my own text) and began reading….

I was thrilled to learn I was selected as one of the ten finalists.  The next phase consists of all 10 videos being posted, and the winners selected based on number of votes received.  Never did I imagine (although now it seems rather obvious) that someone would watch my video and actually believe it was true.  I assumed (yeah, yeah…I know!) they would watch the video, get my sense of humor, and think it was a creative way to tell a story.  Apparently not…

My first clue should have been when someone who does know me said “as I was watching the video, I grabbed my copy of the book to see if I had an epilogue in mine.  You had me going there for a minute.”  “Sweet, gullible Christie“, I thought.  But the sobering reality hit me yesterday when a new Facebook friend, and co-finalist, watched the video and messaged me “Enjoyed your video. To be mentioned in ‘The Go-Giver’ is such a privilege.”  What?!  I messaged back “Please tell me you know there is no epilogue!”  Her reply, “No….I thought you were serious!!! Why wouldn’t I believe it to be true? I don’t know you so of course I believed it… haha! “  Excellent point Sabrina! Wish I’d considered it before I made the video.  But then I would have missed learning the lesson.

So to all the people who may have watched the video and thought “what a/an____ that girl is!”, what can I say?  Not only isn’t there an epilogue in “The Go-Giver”, I also didn’t write a book titled “It’s All About Me.”  Oy vey!  However….. John David Mann and Bob Burg did write a new book coming out in September, titled “It’s Not About You” which is an inspirational parable about leadership and the power of positive persuasion.

Gotta run and go get this egg off my face now

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Go-Givers Really DO Sell More

You may already know that I am a huge fan (and…ahem…Certified Go-Giver Coach) of “The Go-Giver”, by Bob Burg and John David Mann.
Although this post is a story of how I bought an iPhone, it’s more a story of a great salesperson demonstrating  “The Five Laws of Stratospheric Success.”  So here’s what happened… Continue reading

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