Posts in Time Management
November Door Openers

"Are you interested to be interesting?"

By Jean MacDonald, DTM

I heard this quote from my son the other day, not sure where he heard it. It made me realize when I go to meet a  prospect or client that I really need to listen. Our instinct is to jump right in when someone offers something. I have also heard it said “ 5 minutes of listening to 1 minute of talking."

 

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June Door Opener

"Busy" - The time pursuit!

By Jean MacDonald, DTM

The word “busy” is overused. It becomes an excuse for saying I am not interested in coming, buying or helping.

Truly the word “busy” has been overused and it seems like it is everyone’s middle name.

Why can’t we just use “detained,” “not interested,” “on the way,” “some other time” or blatantly “NO.”

Did I say NO? Most people do not know how to say “no,” and they think that “busy” sounds better and will not hurt someone’s feelings.

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