If people like you they’ll listen to you


We are all selling.  Whether you’re a teacher, a homemaker, a CEO or a used car salesman, we’re all selling something.  And that’s okay.  In fact, it’s great news.  Because that’s how we serve each other well.  When I was a young Mennonite farm kid I thought sales people were out to take advantage of us.  But then I heard Zig Ziglar say ”You can get anything you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.”  If people trust you, they’ll do business with you He went on to say, [spp-tweet tweet=”If people like you … Read More

Will you be my mentor?

Dan, have you had mentors along your journey and if so, how did you come across them? Also, can you share a few of them and the impact they have had on your life? Ivan Yes, I certainly have had mentors along the way – people who have impacted my beliefs, my values and my dreams. The dictionary defines “mentor” as a wise and trusted counselor or teacher.  So my mentors have included Earl Nightingale, Merle Wilging, Zig Ziglar, Brian Tracy, John Maxwell, Darren Hardy, Seth Godin, Tony Robbins, Wallace Wattles, Rabbi Daniel Lapin, Mark Victor Hansen, James Chapman, John Hixson and many more.  Some of … Read More

“I Used to Be Decisive, Now I’m Not So Sure”

I don’t know of anything that can cripple hope and the possibility of success more than indecision. I get rather impatient with some people when the mortgage is due, the children are hungry and the lights are about to be cut off and they are still just praying about what to do.  I know what to do; quit hiding behind your pious excuse for inactivity – and start moving. “Indecision and delays are the parents of failure.” — George Canning, English statesman One of Zig Ziglar’s famous stories is of a childhood neighbor lady who pulled some biscuits out of … Read More