He Said She Said Podcast Episode 21

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It’s time for Episode 20 of the He Said/She Said Podcast with Hasseman Marketing!  This podcast is designed to give an inside look at being married and being entrepreneurs and the projects we are working on and the challenges we are facing!    We talk about business, family, community and more. So listen in and let us know what you think!

On this episode we talk about…

Trending Topic

This week Kirby and Amy talk about some of the progress they are seeing in the community.  But as they point out, progress is not something that happens overnight…and it sometimes takes pain.  (Here is a blog about that).  Listen in as Kirby and Amy give their take on how good things happen.

Weekly Whirlwind

This week in the Weekly Whirlwind Kirby talks about spending time with the Hasseman Marketing team.  What does a staff meeting look like to him?  He gives you the insight.  Amy talks about some progress at the building at 539 Main Street.

Lesson In Life

This week Kirby and Amy discuss the idea of permission.  Are you waiting for permission to act?  Do you wait for “they” to make an impact?  Both Kirby and Amy discuss the idea of taking action and not waiting for anyone to do it for you.  Want to learn more?  Listen in!

Shout Outs

Each week we want to give a shout out to an organization or an individual doing good work.  This week Amy talks about the KOA Campground and their SunFlower Festival.  People came from all over to enjoy the festival!  Great event.  Kirby talks about ITM and their investment in Main Street.  Two great organizations making investments in the community!

So that’s a wrap!  Thanks for listening to Episode 21 of the He Said She Said Podcast!   Any feedback will be welcome as we try to provide you value!  If you want to subscribe you can do that where you normally get podcasts…or you can head here to follow on Soundcloud.

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The Art Of Showing Up

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When it comes to chasing (nearly) any goal, there are so many factors that I can’t control.  These outside factors can make it daunting to even consider starting.  No matter the endeavor, or the person, I think we all see these roadblocks.  As we consider the journey, we even list them in our mind.

  • There is not enough time.
  • There are already people doing it.
  • I am not smart enough.
  • I am not talented enough.
  • No one will care what I have to say.
  • No one will want to buy from me.

You get the idea.  This list of roadblocks and excuses get larger the longer you dwell on them.  There are so many reasons why things will not work, there is a big percentage of people that will simply not try at all.  But here’s the thing about these roadblocks and excuses.  You can’t control most of them.  You can’t make yourself taller, or more handsome, or more talented.  You can’t wave a magic wand and create more time.  You can’t make people care what you have to say.

You really only have control over a few things.  You have the ability to improve your attitude.  You can change they way you think about challenges.  You can commit to viewing the inevitable challenges you will face with a smile.  You can embrace the art.

The Art of Showing Up.

You see, I cannot make myself more handsome or lucky.  I can’t become the quintessential writer of our time.  I will probably never be the most persuasive salesperson or the fastest runner.  But I can keep showing up.  Every day, I can post a blog.  Every day I can make that extra call.  Every day I can do the push ups or the run.  I control that.  I control my attitude and my effort.  And so do you.

Oh…and make no mistake…there IS an art to that.  Bob Dylan is remembered for the classic songs he wrote.  But what is forgotten is how many songs he wrote and recorded.  He was prolific.  Had he only recorded one album, we probably would not know who he was.  He kept working and writing and recording.  He kept grinding.  He kept showing up.

And then one day…he was a legend.

If you are wavering on your commitment today, I get it.  We all get tired and frustrated at times.  But on this morning, don’t worry about being perfect.  Don’t worry about being the best.  Just commit to the art of showing up…again and again.

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Use All Of the Tools in the Sales Tool Box

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One of the best things about being in sales today is there are so many tools to help us be successful.  We have CRM’s, automated marketing tools, email, content marketing, texting and so much more.  It’s a great time to be a sales person!  And yet, so many salespeople still struggle to consistently grow.  Why is that?

They don’t use all of the tools in the sales tool box.

Though there are many new (and shiny) sales tools, most sales people fall into the habit of using the one that is most comfortable to them.  We send the email because it’s easier than picking up the phone and making the call.  We post a special to Facebook because that’s less intrusive than stopping in to see the client face to face.  We choose the path that is less painful for us.  Then we wonder why our phones are not ringing off the hook.

I get it.  Sometimes it’s easier to send a message than to stop in.  It’s easier and more comfortable to send an email.  But when it comes to sales, it’s important to use all of the tools in the tool box…not just the one we like the best!

I love social media.  But sometimes it’s important to get out and sit across from your customer.

I lean on email (sometimes too much).  But after two or three emails, it’s often so much easier to explain something over the phone.

Texting your customer can be quick and easy.  But it’s also amazing to get an actual thank you card in the mail.

My advice is simple:  mix it up.  Look at all of your tools and make sure you are using the ones at your disposal.  Which one do you lean on the most?  Which ones do you ignore?

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That’s What You Will Find Here!

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I love this story I heard a long time ago from Wayne Dyer.  I am relating this from memory, but it goes something like this.

I was walking through my neighborhood this weekend enjoying a nice day, when a couple walked up to me. 

They asked me “What are the people like here?  We are interested in purchasing a home and moving here and we would like to know.”

I said, “Well, that depends.  What are the people like where you live now?:

They replied quickly, “Oh, they are terrible.  They talk about you behind your back.  They are small minded and mean.  They look for any reason to argue.  It’s a struggle.”

“Ah,” I said.  “That’s pretty much what you will find here.”

Then I wished them well and continued on the way on my walk.  Soon, another couple came up to me with the same question.

They asked me “What are the people like here?  We are interested in purchasing a home and moving here and we would like to know.”

I said, “Well, that depends.  What are the people like where you live now?:

This couple replied quickly as well.  “Oh, they are the best!  Everyone looks out for one another!  We have great neighborhood gatherings.  It’s a great community.  Honestly, we hate to leave!”

To that I replied, “That’s pretty much what you will find here.”

I think that story is so powerful.  We all know people that find negativity and frustration everywhere they go.  No matter who they are dealing with, it is a confrontation.  On the other hand, there are probably people in your life that seem impervious to that sort of negativity.  They seem to find the positive in each situation.  They lift others up (both figuratively and literally).  It reminds us that what we are seeing in our life now “that’s pretty much what you will find here.”

What you seek you shall find.

So when you understand that what you are looking for will expand in your life, in the words of Wayne Dyer, “you get really careful about what you are looking for!”

On this day, be intentional about what you seek out.  Look for the best in other people.  Look for the best in your work.  Look for the best in you.

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3 Posts About The Power of Kindness

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I feel confident in saying one thing.  The world could use more kindness.

Kindness has always been important.  But in a world where “everyone has a voice,” we certainly see voices that are unkind more often.  People have an opportunity to spew hate whenever they want.  Combine that with a 24 hour news cycle where (it seems) that the most mean spirited get rewarded with airtime, and it can seem the world is more divided than ever.

In that world, Kindness really is a superpower.  So here are 3 Posts that remind us about the Power of Kindness.

Kindness Is A Super Power

We all want to make an impact.  Most of us want to make the world a better place.  I think that is why we like Super Hero movies.  We love the idea that someone can “save the day.”  It turns out you can.  In this post, written in July of 2018, I talk about how each of us can be a Super Hero.  We just have to be willing to put on the cape!  Read more here.

Simple Acts of Kindness Matter

I often put off doing the “little things” because I don’t think they will matter.  I don’t send that text because the person might be too busy.  In this post, I hope you learn from a simple example.  Simple Acts of Kindness do matter.  Send the card.  Send the text.  Reach out.  Read more here.

What Kind Words Can Do

Finally…from the mouths of babes.  Last year, I got a note that really brightened my day.  Sometimes, when we most need it, a simple message can help us to keep going.  This was certainly the case with this note from a 6 year old named Bailey (and her mom).  Thanks Bailey and Sarah!  You can learn more about that here.

In each of these cases, the cost of entry is small.  We think that if we want to change the world, we need to do something huge.  But you can start today with a simple act.

Hold the door.  Send a note.  Smile.

Spread some kindness today.

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