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As we enter into the week of Christmas, let me take this
opportunity to wish you and your family the most blessed of holiday
seasons. May you enjoy the company of good friends and family,
delicious food, and lots of laughter.
Happy Holidays from my family to yours!
P.S. Have you seen my
short video on My Role as a Wisdom Coach? Please take a moment to watch why
I love doing what I do. Now on YouTube.
Quote of the Week:
the season to be jolly."
- From the song, "Deck the Halls"
Are you finding yourself jolly this holiday
season? Or are you already being swept away in the hustle and bustle of
shopping, parties and obligations? What could you say "No" to that would
give you freedom to be more jolly?
"I truly enjoy the holidays as I do only those
things that are most important to me--and say No (thank you) to the rest."
Copyright 2007, Carole L.
Billingham, MCC All rights reserved.
The Wise Women Circle Group meets three times a month for 55 minutes. As a
participant in the group, you will receive the support of me, as your coach,
to guide you along your journey forward as well as the support, interaction,
feedback, and encouragement from women in the group. Each month we cover specific
areas of living and you will receive personalized attention and direction
for you to upgrade your life.
One of the most
gratifying parts of writing Monday Morning Coach is hearing from you.
Knowing that my writing resonates with you and addressing things that matter
most to you is what inspires me to keep writing. One reader recently wrote .
Dear Coach Carole,
I have been in outside sales for several years now and I am finding that I
have more business than I can handle. I have worked hard to get to where I am,
but now it seems like all I do is take care of problems and that it's not much
How could it be fun anymore it you are not doing what you do best, and that
is to sell. Often, after we have spent much time bringing in the business we find
that we have lost our focus--we are so busy bringing in the clients that we have
forgotten why we got into sales in the first place. Finding what motivates you is an important
place to start. It is what brings meaning into what you do.
Next you must focus on who your ideal client is. Is she/he a person who
values your expertise? Appreciates your efforts? Pays his/her invoice on time? You get
the idea; spend some creative time imagining just who that ideal client is. Now
take a look at your client base. Is it made up of ideal clients or of the clients
from hell. You know who they are; they are the clients who take up all of your
time, want the best prices, don't appreciate all that you do for them, and of
course, don't pay on time.
You've paid your dues, Bob, now it's time to reap the rewards. You deserve
to have a customer base made up of clients who appreciate and value you as a professional.
The only way that you have time for these valued clients is to eliminate those
who do not fit the profile. I know this sounds unappreciative, but do you remember
when you were a rookie sales person and you would do business with just about
anyone? Well guess what, there are plenty of new salespeople out there right now
who would truly treasure those clients that no longer fit your ideal client profile.
By passing them on to the rookies you help them reach their quotas and gain experience, you help the customer
get the attention that they want, and you create the space to attract and service
the ideal clients that you have earned the right to do business with. Everyone
What topics would you like to see addressed in upcoming issues of
Monday Morning Coach? Do you have a specific question that you'd like to
Dont be shy. Are you
pondering a question that you think may be unique to you? I assure you, there are
others asking the same question.
Focus on the Good Stuff:
The Power of Appreciation (Hardcover)
by Mike Robbins
Robbins, a motivational speaker and
professional coach explores the power of positive thinking and the art of
appreciation. Like other self-help titles, such as The Secret, Robbins
writes that like attracts like, and to get what we want in life we must
focus on what we want (rather than what we don't want). Robbins explains how
the simple act of appreciation can change our lives.
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