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Old 03-06-2010, 08:37 PM   #1
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Simple message, but some good points.

"Asking for help is not cheating. It's how anything important ever gets done. Stop struggling all alone! Start asking for help, and you'll also start building your business."


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Good points in that.
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Old 03-07-2010, 08:12 AM   #3
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i am here to learn.

i soak this stuff up like a sponge.

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The concern that some have about hacks getting on here to study and take shortcuts to undercut other painters is unwarranted I think. Hacks and lowballers are not gonna got to the trouble to study their business online. Guys like that usually aren't students of their business. As far as teaching your competition tricks, most of those guys again are not on here anyway. There are few students of the game in any industry. At a sales seminar I once attended, the speaker said he could graph the income levels of the salesman in the audience according to where they sat. He said the folks in the first 3 rows were in the highest income bracket, and usually paid their own way to attend. He also said the folks in the last 3 rows usually were in the lowest income bracket, and their employer paid for them to come. He was right, I have seen that many times in my previous career.
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"Ask and you shall receive"

I've been a loner and a mute, working on my telepathy ability, letting everyone know that I need work and referrals without spoken words (which are prohibited by my inconsequential ego and pride). Which has not worked at all.

I am farsighted. I keep sending postcards to those that are far away, whom I don't know and see, hoping a few of them would be interested in my service. Which has worked a little.

I've found that my past/present customers are more than willing and happy to refer my service to people they know, if I just ask.

Perhaps if one's business is still not fully established, build it on the people one knows --one customer at a time..
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