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Things That Will Make You Money - Number 3 - Energy

It has been said successful people do things others won't do.  What are those things?  One of them is bringing energy.  If you bring energy through a smile and excitement then people will want to be around you and do business with you.

Did you ever see the TV show cheers?  Each episode contained a demonstration of energy.  The theme song correctly related:
Sometimes you want to go
Where everybody knows your name,
And they're always glad you came
The point was demonstrated when Norm entered the bar and the customers yelled in unison "Norm"!  Yay, you feel good when people remember your name but especially when they do so with energy.

When I walk into a store and the person actually looks at me and says "welcome" or better yet "welcome back" with some energy it makes me feel good and I want to be there.   Today, when the barista remembers your name the coffee shop is making money.

You can use this to to put money in your pocket.  Show some excitement…

Things That Will Make You Money - Number 2 - Consistency

It has been said successful people do things others won't do.  What are those things? Consistency along with persistence will make you money.  Together these two will create familiarity.  Whether it be blog posts or attending networking functions or making appearances, consistency will create familiarity.

Now while familiarity can be cultivated on the first meeting success more often comes after several meetings.  So at a networking function, for example, on your first visit you are a stranger and people may be hesitant to trust you.  But as you see the same people over time they begin to see that you have something going for you.  They may not know what it is but it must be important enough for you to come back again and again.  Eventually the consistency creates more and more familiarity and people get more comfortable with you and more likely to do business with you or refer you to others.

So consistency really works when you put yourself before the same people over and over …

Things That Will Make You Money - Number 1 - Persistency

It has been said successful people do things others won't do.  What are those things?  One of them is persistence.  I have noticed that "the swift do not always win the race" but the persistent usually do.  The persistent often out perform the more talented.  Why?  Because they get that it is a numbers game and the talented frequently can be out worked.  So you don't have to be the best but be the most persistent.

Specifically, people with very little skill succeed and outperform people with skills because they talk to more people (or they write more blog posts).  In fact the really successful are like machines in that they talk to every potential customer.  They even do many things wrong but they succeed because they work at it and they "go for it" all the time.

If you are in business or starting a business, a better mousetrap or better and less costly food is not going to make you rich.  Persistently talking to people who can use a mousetrap or who eat w…

Avoid the Paying Penalty: 9 Exemptions From the Affordable Care Act "Requirement To Obtain Minimum Essential Coverage"

What are the statutory exemptions from the requirement to obtain minimum essential coverage?

Here is the list from the IRS: Religious conscience. You are a member of a religious sect that is recognized as conscientiously opposed to accepting any insurance benefits. The Social Security Administration administers the process for recognizing these sects according to the criteria in the law.Health care sharing ministry. You are a member of a recognized health care sharing ministry.Indian tribes. You are (1) a member of a federally recognized Indian tribe or (2) an individual eligible for services through an Indian care provider.Income below the income tax return filing requirement. Your income is below the minimum threshold for filing a tax return. The requirement to file a federal tax return depends on your filing status, age and types and amounts of income. To find out if you are required to file a federal tax return, use the IRS Interactive Tax Assistant (ITA).Short coverage gap. You wen…