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6 things in just 60 minutes that can change everything

Posted by Joel pate in Business, Credit Repair, Leads, Management, Sales. Tagged: , , , , , , , , ,

Stop watchYou are what you eat. Right?

If that is true, what are you? A cholesterol and grease saturated hamburger or a healthy reflection of food that you decided to eat?

As surely as you are what you eat, you are what you think. What you think is based on what you have accepted to this point. (Information does not have to be purposely accepted to affect you—osmosis does exist.) What you have learned, accepted and placed into action to this point is directly connected to who you have met, who has influenced you and what you have studied. Just reading is not enough. Simply meeting people is not enough.

For example, when you were first exposed to long division, did you get it? It took practice but it also required base element knowledge. It required building blocks. Remember, it required an understanding of multiplication. Learning both multiplication and long division took a lot of effort. Above all it took practice.

When you pass someone on the street, when you have been introduced to someone at a party, do they influence you immediately? Did you automatically become like them? No, it took time, concentration, and effort to become, to be influenced for good or bad, just like it took effort to become a person that benefited from long division.

With mathematical precision you have become who you have allowed yourself to become.

I know that this philosophy sometime seems unacceptable. But, the alternative is worse: You have become what you are through a force you can’t control. If you are what you eat then it is reasonable to conclude that you are the “spitting image” of yourself—what you decided to become on purpose or simply through long-term exposure. Either way, you decided to decide or you decided to accept. Good or bad.

No doubt exists that you are influenced by your heredity, your race, your upbringing and your environment. But also no doubt exists that you can become anything you to set your mind to. Does that mean you can become six inches taller? No. But it does mean that through effort you can lose six inches in your waist and if that is the case you can repetitiously change your action for your good or to further a bad trait. Remember that knowledge and then thought and then action is either helpful or hurtful. Thus, you must test information and decisions before they test you.

What if I am right?

If I am correct, the goal for the next hour and for the remainder of your life is to expose yourself to information and people that are positive and beneficial and continuously apply effort to a plan to learn to think because thinking is the business of life (Dr Venice J. Bloodworth, “Key To Yourself”). All applied knowledge causes an effect on your being and thus on your life. So, make it count.

Starting today:

  1. Turn off the TV
  2. Remove negatives from your life
  3. Purposely expose yourself to positive and beneficial knowledge
  4. Reflect on that knowledge during a time of silence each day
  5. Learn to think correctly
  6. Make a plan to implement positive change

Now is the time to choose a different result by choosing a different thought. Decide what is positive and commit to it.

To your success,


Good reminder from my dog,

Posted by Joel pate in Credit Repair, Leads, Management, Sales. Tagged: , , , , , , , , , ,

bigstock_Rosie___2150402As with many parts of the country, it was warm in Mobile Ala. last night – 85 degrees.

My dog Buddie is an eight-year-old English Springer Spaniel. Why is this story important? Just hang tight for a second.

This morning, I noticed that during the night Buddie opened the little storage box on the back porch, found his bathing suit and placed it by the back door. I was shocked.

I guess, because he does not have thumbs, he could not actually dress himself. This little episode got me to thinking, What was Buddie telling me?

“I want to be comfortable. I believe in you. I trust you. I love you even though I’d rather be cooling off in the water. I have done all I know how to do and the rest is up to you.”

Well, maybe he was thinking these things. Can’t say for sure, but, I will assure you that your customers and referral partners are looking for comfort too.

  • They want to believe in you.
  • They want to trust you.
  • And even though you haven’t called them back as fast as you know you should, they want to “love” you.

They want to believe they made the right decision.

And, if they reach the point where they feel their hope was misplaced, even if it is not completely justified, they will turn on you, fast. And then, to make themselves feel better, they will tell everyone of their experience with “the worst credit repair company in the entire world.”

I delivered a lot of bad news to nearly 100 consumers several weeks ago. More than ever, I am absolutely confident that people all want to be told bad news fast.

And if you tell the truth with empathy, regardless of the circumstances, your customers will appreciate it and respect you.

Unless a person respects you, they will never be satisfied. Until they are satisfied, they will never provide referrals.

What the heck does this have to do with Buddie? Nothing. I just thought I would tell you about my very smart dog.

To your success,