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Stuff Happens


Summer thunderstorms have a way of creating havoc. One minute you have juice… then in less than a blink of an eye and without warning, you find yourself without power.

This is another example of how quickly things change… and can change … and will change. One minute you are sailing nicely then, before you can say “come about,” you are sitting high and dry on a sandbar. One minute you have all the business you can handle, and the next your pipeline is drier than an Arizona summer’s day. One minute, life is grand… then your upcoming weekend becomes disrupted with unexpected phone call from a distant relative.

Stuff happens. The lights went out in Georgia… and you could be next. As a matter fact, you should plan on it. Someday… one day… your lights will go out. My question to you is will you be prepared to handle it?

Ask yourself, what is the absolute worst thing that could happen to me this week?

Then, do everything in your power to make certain it does not happen. Here are a few examples to help stimulate your thinking.


Worse Thing?

What You Can Do Now

Pulled back muscle

Stretch more often (daily)

Lost account

Call them now, and ask to catch up

Spouse leaves you

Roses, dinner, and a few romantic words

Kid on drugs

Take in a ballgame and show interest in their opinions

Get fired (1)

Get to work earlier, stop whining

Get fired (2)

Begin a networking campaign, and Update your resume

A blackout

Buy batteries and another flashlight

Roof leaks

Patch and replace, ASAP

Pets ran away

Fix hole in the fence

You trip and fall in the garage

Clean it up, once and for all

You can’t find important papers

Organize and clean your file, pronto


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You don’t have to be caught in the dark, if you just exercise a little emotional intelligence. Just do everything you can today, to make sure stuff doesn’t happen tomorrow. This simple exercise will position you as a truly exceptional person.

P.S.- To avoid losing your business as result of a computer crash, back up your important files today. And store them off property.


Mike Marchev

Mike Marchev is always looking for a few more proactive travel professionals to join his Sales and Marketing Club. Send for details.

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