Sales and marketing Newsletter

GREG’S BUSINESS GROWTH NEWSLETTER #260
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Quick notes to help you grow your business in less time with less effort. . . sometime next week.

In this issue:

– Techniques for FIT
– Being Human
– Random Stuff

Techniques for FIT
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  • Heading into the New Year, keep one of my favorite sayings in mind, Try, Fly, or Die. Change is all around, either lean into it, or run away from it. Don’t fight it.
  • At this time last year it was hard to imagine our day-to-day life today. If we had perfect foresight we would have approached January 2020 a little differently. Will we feel any different in December 2021? Stay light on your feet.
  • Never and always are charged words. Nothing and whatever are closer to fighting words. But as UFG says, when you’re  addressed through gritted teeth, “Ok, #$%*” it’s a good idea to set your drink down and get into a defensive stance.
  • Getting is fun, giving is better. I hope you’re enjoying both this holiday season.

Being Human – Decaying options
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“Better put a strong fence ’round the top of the cliff/Than an ambulance down in the valley”. Joseph Malins ‘The Ambulance Down in the Valley’ (1895)

Cliff_top_fence

The wise man tells us the best time to plant a shade tree is 20 years ago. It’s another way of saying last minute decisions don’t come with a lot of options. The potential benefits of your decisions decay over time, which is why we say prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Something to keep in mind as you start work on 2021.

Random stuff

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“Come, woo me, woo me, for now I am in a holiday humor, and like enough to consent.”     – William Shakespeare

Christmas-2019

Part of being healthy is getting a good night’s sleep. I have been getting to bed earlier, but it’s due more to the sun going down at 4:30pm than any fitness regimen. I’m in bed by 10pm, sometimes 9pm, and sometimes whenever I feel done for the day.

If there is a drawback to getting to sleep early it’s waking up in the middle of the night. I read about the Middle Ages custom of first sleep and second sleep. When I wake in middle of the night I rarely get to a second sleep. I just get up for the day. Sometimes I read, sometimes I write, and two weeks ago, I shopped.

Gifts for all sorts of people starting arriving this week. Big gifts, little gifts, heavy gifts, big boxed gifts. By the time this note is sent, the gifts will have been wrapped, unwrapped, opened, and left lying around. It will be an hour before it gets dark again and there’s a good chance I’m tired, but happy.

Holidays are the best.

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