Have A Laugh Fridays – My Funniest Career Moments!

I had not read this in a long time and enjoyed a few laughs last night enjoying some old work memories. Hope you like it too!

As I was driving to a sales call yesterday, my thoughts suddenly turned to some of the funniest moments during my career! There has certainly been a lot of hard work along the way, but thankfully many laughs too.  Here is a short list of some of the best moments.

#1  “Hey look, it’s Captain High Liner!” – I pulled up to an elite golf course in the Rocky Mountains on a very rainy day. As I approached the pro shop with my yellow rain suit on (including suspenders) one of my co-workers yelled the above mentioned quote in front of many strangers.

#2 I pulled up to the valet parking area in my work van at a 5 star hotel in Calgary. I had just come back from setting up for a trade show, so I looked very casual, messy and tired. I hastily grabbed my suitcase and was going to take it with in to the lobby. Unfortunately I had opened the zipper on my suitcase earlier, and I spilled all of its contents on to the ground!

#3 “She had one of those stay-away-from-me-papers” – A manufacturing plant worker describes a scenario where a woman had a restraining order against him.

#4 “Hey boss, why did you fax me a copy of the weekly sales report and write SWEET month on it?” Well (he laughs), I actually wrote 5-WEEK month on it, but the way you are selling, it is a SWEET month too!”

#5 Manager to sales rep (after hitting a deer on the highway), “Why did you not slow down when you saw that deer on the road?”

Sales Rep to Manager, “I thought it was going to move.

#6 “If you hit that intercom button one more time, I am going to call the cops” – A customer’s response to the third time I hit the intercom button at their gated house in Australia. This was the one and only time I pushed too hard trying to get in somebody’s door to discuss the encyclopedia program I was selling.

#7 Back in the day, a co-worker was out a little late one night during a trade show on the road and had a few too many refreshments. When his “wake up call” came,  he picked up the phone, quickly hung up and struggled to the shower. One problem.. it was the middle of the night, and the phone call was their mother-in-law saying his wife had gone in to labour late that night and had the baby.

#8 I had a “communication breakdown” with two experienced reps that I called “My Two Dads” about picking them up for a trade show. I called their hotel room a couple of times – no answer. They were not down in the lobby either. So I left them at the hotel. I can still vividly recall one of them glaring at me intensely as the President of the Company commented on their tardiness!

Wow! I could probably have Part 2 & 3 of this later. That’s all for today. Have a great weekend everyone!

40,000 Blog Views THANK YOU!

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Good Day Everyone!

When I started to write more than four years ago now, I had no idea where this journey was going to take me. I was just hoping that somebody other than close friends and family would take the time to read what I had to say at some point.

Through some incredible people who I follow like Pat Flynn from “Smart Passive Income” and John Lee Dumas from “Entrepreneur On Fire” I have learned about the power of sharing results of online businesses. Now these fine gentlemen have fully operational business that they make very good income at. I am not there at, but I have been very proud to share some key milestone moments along the way with my readers.

None of this has been done to brag, or pump out my chest to proclaim that I am superman or something.

I just want to inspire anyone who is struggling to get an online business going, start a blog, or even write their first article. Maybe you are stuck a bit (like I was recently) and are attempting to take things to the next level!

  • You can do this.
  • Your opinion matters.
  • We all have good days and bad, but the good WILL outweigh the bad.

You just gotta keep moving forward.

I still remember the day that I first grabbed a pen and notebook and started to write my thoughts a few months after I lost a job in early 2010. I was early for a sales call at my new role and something sparked creativity inside of me and I started to make notes about a few business ideas I had.

I am so happy that I kept writing, and ultimately gave myself the opportunity to have my message heard.

I am working on my first website so we can “keep this party going” for many more years to come.

  • Where are you at with your business?
  • Things going as planned?
  • Need a little reminder of how awesome you are, or need a little “nudge” to move things forward?

As always, feel free to leave a comment, or shoot me an email at TimMushey@gmail.com

Would love to hear from ya!

You can also swing by my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SellLeadSucceed and leave a comment there too!

Thanks for taking the time to read this, and being part of my incredible community :-)

 

 

 

 

Saturday Music Memories – Barracuda Cover AWESOME!

I was searching for Alice In Chains content for today’s Saturday Music Memories and stumbled across this beauty of a live cover!

Gretchen Wilson burst on to the country scene in 2004 with her smash hit “Red Neck Woman” and really changed the landscape of country-rock.

This tribute to Heart with Alice In Chains is absolutely incredible! Nancy Wilson is playing guitar on this great version of  Barracuda!

Enjoy your Saturday!

Have A Laugh Fridays – Death By PowerPoint!

Fantastic!!

Thanks to Eric Blumthal for sending this to me.

Have a great weekend everyone!

The Five Star 5 – Hashtags Are Super-Cool

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I love hashtags, especially on Twitter!

I use them to:

  • research topics of interest
  • find interesting people who are researching the same things as me
  • respond to questions that people are asking on Twitter & TV (have you seen Jimmy Fallon’s hashtag of the week question?)
  • connect with people locally (I use hashtags to help attract new followers from my geographic region)

But the most fun I had recently, was following a local social media conference via their conference hashtag.

I went to the conference “Friday Night Mixer” but was unable to attend the main conference the following day. Although I was disappointed, I knew that most of the participants were active on Twitter. I looked forward to connecting with people based on their tweets from the break out sessions.

I was BLOWN away!

I made over 75 new connection in 8 hours! Most of them followed back, and I had a blast responding and joining the conversations with those who were tweeting throughout the day.

Still not convinced that hash tags give value?

Time to join the party cause the party is going on without you :-)

 

 

Perfection Or Published?

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So…..
  • Are you getting a little too cute with blog posts, ebooks or a course that you are waiting to publish?
  • Have you shelved that new training video that just doesn’t seem right?
  • Is that first audio file of your podcast just sitting on the computer “collecting dust”?

 

Many of us strive for perfection, and that is ok in the right circumstances, but not online.

People want to get to know the true you and will come to appreciate your imperfections.

If you keep procrastinating and don’t put your content out there, nobody will get to know the real you!

 

What are you waiting for?

Hit “publish”, “upload” or whatever you gotta do to take action and take the next steps in your business!

 

Enjoy the rest of your week.

 

 

 

10 Tips To Build A Consistent And Memorable Social Brand!

This is just a FANTASTIC article by Pam Moore!

I highly recommend that you bookmark it and carry out the ideas that you are not already doing.

http://socialmediatoday.com/pammoore/2111361/10-tips-build-consistent-relevant-and-memorable-social-brand

 

 

 

 

The Baseball Beer Dude That Rocked!

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So, like  – there are lots of us on earth right?

Many of us are trying to stand out from the crowd and do “out of the ordinary stuff”. Heck many of us are trying to do ordinary stuff but still get noticed.

Like delivering beer to people’s seats at a baseball game.

There is no way to stand out from the crowd doing that right?

WRONG!

I had the pleasure of attending a Chicago Cubs exhibition game in April of 2011, and did not realize how much of a treat I was in for from watching a beer vendor work. His coverage of our section immediately caught my attention! He was more charismatic, more outgoing, more energetic, and more fun to watch than any other beer concession worker than I had ever seen before. I caught myself watching him work more than the game itself!

But that was not even the best part. When he left our section for a bit, I followed him and we had a bit of a conversation. I was captivated by his stories of working in the industry for many years. When I left with my drinks, he gave me his “business card”. It was a laminated baseball-like card with his picture on the front working at a game. On the back it had all of his “statistics”. By statistics I mean all the venues he had worked at during his career, and events that he attended.

I still have his “business card”, and look at it from time to time to remind me what it truly means to have a well-developed personal brand.

  • What do you do to stand out from the crowd?
  • Where do you know that you can improve to increase your exposure?

Developing your personal brand is not a “when I feel like it” thing. It should be ongoing. Daily if possible.

Be memorable, be engaging, be caring and for goodness sake have some fun!

Top Tips for Brands Looking to Leverage the Twitter’s New Functionality

Tim Mushey:

What do you think about the new changes to Twitter? I enjoyed this post!

Originally posted on Social Media Simplified:

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So now when you are familiar with the new exciting features of Twitter, time to look at some effective ways of applying them. If you missed my previous post, click here What’s New with twitter?

Twitter will start rolling out the new change to Profile Pages to the users over the next few weeks. In the interim, it’s a good time for brands to start thinking about how they will leverage this new . Here are some tips to help get you started:

  1. Plan Your New Profile and Cover Images: There is no better time than now to begin designing and developing your new cover photo and profile image to meet the new Twitter requirements. Twitter recommends dimensions for header photo of 1500px in width × 500px in height.
  2. Offer Specials with Pinned Tweets: You now have the chance to feature a specific tweet at the top of your…

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Have A Laugh Fridays – What Is Your Social Media ROI?

This is great!

Have an awesome weekend everyone!