And it’s taken away a lot of money from people, and it’s (downloading) here to stay. When a customer meets with an that agent is China Life. It doesn’t matter if you opt to use a custom accounting site design or begin with a template.
We have also heard what it takes to be successful like these people. We heard you have to save, you have to start your own business, you have to own properties, you have to be prudent with your finances and so on.
Know your audience. You wouldn’t make the same presentation about a new software package to engineers, accountants and top managers. The engineers want to know about the tool’s whizzes and whirrs–what it can do for them and why it beats competing products. The accountants want to know what it will cost and how it will save them money. Top management wants to know how it will boost productivity and give the company an edge over the competition. So adjust your pitch as needed.
Branding has been around for hundreds of years. Large international firms are highly protective of their brand, such as Coca Cola, IBM, Mercedes Benz, etc. When we think of a particular product, a certain image comes to mind. When we consider buying an expensive vehicle, we might consider a Mercedes Benz. We attach certain qualities and a reputation to that vehicle such as safety, quality of workmanship and resale value. Generally people think the Mercedes Benz brand is a positive one.
It’s not necessarily one incident that created so much tension inside the office. Stress accumulates over time and if people hold onto too much of it, the “pressure” created will eventually affect your organization. As a leader you need to be aware if this is making your team less productive, more likely to lose focus on your big picture goals, and force you to referee lots of arguments.
There is a widespread misunderstanding that you need some kind of inside connection in order to break into the cruise ship industry. This is categorically false! All it takes is getting your resume in front of the right eyeballs, landing the interview, and being well prepared for the interview by having studied and learned a few things about the hospitality industry – which is what cruise ships are.
Why May, you ask. Because January 1 is the day they are implemented. That’s right if it’s on the ballot and passes; it has to up and running at 100% six months later. No excuses, if it’s not running at 100% it’s defunded and we start all over again. We live in a here and now world so people expect and deserve results for their hard earned money in a timely fashion. No more years of building layers of red tape infrastructure that drains cash and accomplishes nothing. It either gets done or someone else gets a crack at it. Welcome to the real world. You produce or you get replaced with someone who will. If the government can’t do it, I guarantee the private sector can and probably for half the money.
As an agent you cannot worry about the things you cannot control, such as the behaviours of the other agents. You can only control your behaviours. There is a quote I love and try to honour and it is “Let deeds, not words be your adorning!” Too many agents talk too much and listen too little. To be able to succeed in your efforts to establish your brand, reputation and image, pay more attention to your behaviours and less attention to your words. If you do this, you will become known for your brand and be recognized as a different kind of agent who can be trusted. If they trust you, you can develop a relationship and then everything is possible, like making a sale and referring you to others. Branding is critical to your future. I wish you continued success!