February 23, 2009
Last week I spoke at the St. George Chamber of Commerce luncheon and was able to record it with my new toy the Flip mino Hd. I have it Broken up into three parts so I could post it on to YouTube and play it on my website. The Topic of the Speech was 7 Steps to Marketing Success in a down economy.
Quote of the Day:
“ Failure after long perseverance in much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure”
- - George Eliot
Utah’s Duct Tape Marketing Coach
February 13, 2009
The Tortoise & the Hare
Do you ever feel like you are moving at a turtle's pace? Working hard and not getting anywhere?
Troy and I have been part of the Dixie's Biggest Loser competition put on by a few local Herbalife Personal Wellness Coaches. It is 12 weeks long and started on December 8th. It has been so much fun and just the push we needed to get us into gear - however, the weight hasn't come off as easily as we thought originally.
We work out 4-6 days a week, eat healthy, drink water and protein - and then get on the scale every Monday and I see a number like 1 - 1.5 lbs. per week (Troy's is more around 3-4 lbs.). I always think to myself - are you SERIOUS? Only 1 pound? I worked my butt off!!!
But then Troy reminds me that slow and steady always wins the race. It's all about changing your habits, attitudes and lifestyle - not about the numbers on the scale.
In life and business, it seems like anything worth getting takes a lot of patience, perserverance and hard work. It makes you stretch yourself and dig down deep inside to find the passion and determination to get it done. Especially in today's economy. Businesses are failing left and right - homes and jobs are being lost - it's hard to keep perservering. But, we must!
I urge you to put yourself in the tortoises shoes in the race of life. Find your passion, set realistic goals for yourself and then just start pushing along. It may take months to years before you see results and there will be many times where you will just want to GIVE UP - but you CAN'T! Just keep pushing along slowly and steadily and before you know it, you will have WON THE RACE!!!
Quote of the Day: "Civilizations decline when they stop believing in themselves; ours has thrived because we have never lost our conviction that our values are worth defending." - George P. Schultz