The power of relationships

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The keynote speaker at our Raven Retreat was Chris Fitzgerald Sheriff of Barron County Wisconsin. His office was the center of operations during the search for Jayme Closs; the 13-year-old who was abducted from her home after her parents were fatally shot. Sheriff Fitzgerald told the gripping story which as everyone knows ended with Jayme breaking out and running for help after 88

OCTOBER 2020 ANSWER TO THE QUESTION OF THE MONTH: What’s the #1 thing you’ll focus on in your planning for 2021?

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What’s the #1 thing you’ll focus on in your planning for 2021? Succession planning. We also need to figure out how to make our business more valuable. ************  Examine the different kinds of memberships and season passes to see if we need to raise prices. We will also look at family memberships; they are increasing. ************  Sales! ************ We’re going

AUGUST 2020 ANSWER TO THE QUESTION OF THE MONTH: What’s one thing you’ve started doing during the pandemic that you’ll continue doing when things return to normal?

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What’s one thing you’ve started doing during the pandemic that you’ll continue doing when things return to normal? 1. Customer touches, making a point to be more in contact with them.  We’ll keep that rolling.  We’re doing a better job of that during COVID than we did before.  It’s more of a relationship builder than just calling for the order.I’d

JULY 2020 ANSWER TO THE QUESTION OF THE MONTH: The best boss I ever worked for was so good because… How does that relate to how you manage people today?

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The best boss I ever worked for was so good because …  How does that relate to how you manage people today? 1. I worked as a bar manager in college.  The owner was so good because he cared.  We had some great late-night conversations that went well into the wee hours of the morning.  He was interested and he

JUNE 2020 ANSWER TO THE QUESTION OF THE MONTH: What’s your “get-pumped” song and who’s the artist??

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What’s Your “Get-Pumped” Song and Who’s The Artist?? Aaron Copeland – Rodeo AC/DC – It’s a long way to the top  AC/DC – Thunderstruck Alan Parson’s Project – Eye in the sky  (1st 90 seconds)  Alicia Keys – Girl on Fire Alicia Keys – No One   Awolnation – SAIL  Billy Joel – Piano Man Colton Dixon – Through all of it David Guetta Ft.

MAY 2020 ANSWER TO THE QUESTION OF THE MONTH: Call one customer before our May meeting and ask, “What is your biggest challenge today or what is your greatest unmet need?

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Call one customer before our May meeting and ask, “What is your biggest challenge today or what is your greatest unmet need?” When talking to customers, I haven’t learned anything new, but it has been validating. Amazon makes it easy to return items, so when customers have issues they don’t understand, they just send the item back saying it didn’t.

APRIL 2020 ANSWER TO THE QUESTION OF THE MONTH: What outside the box idea could you invest in today that could start generating income within the next 60 days?

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What outside the box idea could you invest in today that could start generating income within the next 60 days? I’m creative!  I can come up with a million of those outside of the box ideas!  Realistically I should be promoting my coaching services a lot right now.  I could have more webinars and live streaming Q & A’s that

MARCH 2020 ANSWER TO THE QUESTION OF THE MONTH: If there was a downturn in the economy, what 3 things in your business could be eliminated and your company would still run effectively?

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If there was a downturn in the economy, what 3 things in your business could be eliminated and your company would still run effectively? I’ve started the process already. Walk-ins and phone calls have gone down dramatically.  No need for a receptionist, laid her off last Friday. Stopped all non-essential purchases. May need to cut back hours. Consider eliminating someone