Feeling down? How do you show up each day?

Feeling DownYour state of mind and your mood reflect to each person that you meet, and come in touch with, what you are about and who you are. This is not just in networking settings, it is everyone you meet, anywhere, and your family. It is how you are received when you present a workshop; it is how you are felt when you speak to an audience; it is how you are felt when you give someone a hug. How do you show up each day?

You might be saying, “But Mitch, you don’t understand…”

You are correct. Mitch does not understand your excuses. Want to know why?

Check out this YouTube link: Nick Vujicic

Does this have you thinking a bit differently about your personal troubles, your personal situation, your personal obstacles that you need to overcome? Do these now seem a bit insignificant?

Why do we get stuck? It is partially how we live our lives through habitual behaviors.

We get comfortable with our sameness. The regular routine is familiar to us. We do not want to live in discomfort. We oppose being challenged. When we are challenged after all, we may face failure. No one wants to fail.

Unless. Unless we understand that to fail is how we actually continue on a road toward success. Consider for a moment Thomas Edison. It is a well known fact Thomas Edison invented the light bulb in 1879. It took him ten thousand times to discover how to create a light bulb which actually worked. He failed nine thousand nine hundred and ninety nine times! When Edison was asked how he handled failing so many times, he responded, “I do not think I failed at anything, I learned nine thousand nine hundred and ninety nine ways how not to make a light bulb.”

Here are a few items for you to consider. Watch the video link again. Consider the statement from Thomas Edison. Then ask yourself, “How am I showing up today?”

Whatever it takes, utilizing positive affirmations, thinking of Nick Vujicic or considering people like Thomas Edison, no one has achieved their goal and their success without failing first, and sometimes multiple times. If you feel you need more to get you out of your personal slump, work with a coach to bring you into your most effective and positive state of performance.

Mitch Tublin is an advanced certified executive and personal coach who resides in Stamford, CT.

Zig Ziglar Will Live On Through His Work Teaching Business Success

Mitch Tublin and Zig ZiglarOne of the questions Zig Ziglar answered for me when we met was about being a ‘motivational’ speaker and how do you respond when someone you are discussing this topic with says to you, “Motivational speakers are engaging as it is happening, but then it is all gone when we leave the room.” Zig smiled and told me this story about his response to a corporate booking agent who said something similar to him, “Sometimes people will say motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” A classic Zig Ziglar quote if ever there was one.

When you consider the concept of spaced repetition for real learning (the concept of reading and listening to the same material over and over to make it stick) Zig Ziglar, Paul J. Meyer and Jim Rohn were three of the leaders in this movement. Yes, they each conducted live presentations. In addition, they had books, workbooks, cassette tapes and courses which you were able to purchase. The technology which exists today certainly places their delivery methods into the, “What, people used to do it that way?” category.

Yet, their content and material remain timeless.

Some examples:

“If you do what you have always done, you will get what you have always gotten.” – Paul J. Meyer

“Be a lifelong dreamer and a goal setter.” – Paul J. Meyer

“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live” – Jim Rohn

“Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion.” – Jim Rohn

“If God wanted us to live in a permissive society He would have given us Ten Suggestions and not Ten Commandments.” – Zig Ziglar

“If you want to reach a goal, you must ‘see the reaching’ in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.” – Zig Ziglar

You might notice a similar thread throughout their thinking. This is especially true when you read their books or listen to their talks back, to back, to back. The topics are filled with values, honesty, taking a stand and standing for something. A religious base is the foundation, yet not in an overwhelming way. Meaning the goal was to teach and not necessarily be a missionary.

What does come to mind now that all three of these motivational men are gone – who are the next three people? Who motivates you? Who has the quotes and the thinking which inspires you? Let the conversation begin…

Are you ready to learn and grow? Do you seek a change into more than you are today? Make an appointment with Mitch Tublin now! – Info@easysmallbusinesssolutions.com or call 877-907-8223.

Why is Change so Easy for Some and so Difficult for Everyone Else?

If you are a U.S. football fan you watched two teams on the verge of going to the ultimate game in the league, the 2012 Super Bowl in Indianapolis, to be broadcast on NBC, fall short specifically due to one individual player on each team.

The owners, the head coach and the players all rallied around their errant team mate on each of these teams and said, “This is a team sport, no one individual wins or loses a game.”

In the last month or so there have been two incidents where a delivery person has been caught on security cameras tossing fragile packages, where in each case the enclosed items were severely damaged.

If you were in charge of these two individuals, what course of action would you take? Is it easier to fire the employee and make an example by saying “This is what happens to you when you do not follow the rules of who we are and what we are about.”


Instead would you have the employee go through a retraining and potentially become an in house spokesperson and trainer of what not to do for new employees? How powerful would this message be with the video clip and now the talk by the same person from the video who tossed the package?

The way you handle these situations is much larger than the specific incident. When you are in a leadership role and a position of authority, you must have the leadership skills necessary to understand the breadth and the depth of your actions.

In discussions with a number of PIC (people in charge), it was amazing to me the response to both of the stories described. Many said in regard to the football games, that both players should be dropped off their respective teams as they would now be ‘head cases’ for the rest of their playing days. A large number of the PIC stated they would fire the delivery people as they had the proof they needed in the video. The delivery people did not follow their guidelines, rules, customer care, and they should be let go for cause. In following up with questions about the cost to hire good delivery people and the cost of training, wouldn’t it be worth it to retrain and refocus the individual. The overwhelming responses were that these areas were never considered when violations were incurred in the field. Interesting?

What would you do if you were in charge of the football team?

What would you do if you were in charge of the delivery person?

What do you do right now in your company, every single day which supports your decisions stated above?

Want to obtain the leadership skills needed to be a leader? Become more than a PIC (person in charge) become a real leader, go to: www.johnmaxwellgroup.com/mitchtublin.

Every Successful Business Must Have a Marketing Plan

It is a fact that there are more marketing tools available which can reach more people in less time for less money than ever before in history. This does not absolve you from creating a sound marketing plan based upon the business goals and objectives you are seeking to reach. One area that a marketing plan must address is consistency. The marketing message must be consistent throughout and the color schemes and logos should have a thread of consistency. For a successful marketing plan in business there must be consistency. Think about how Apple has used their logo and simple design for branding and consistency. Most people recognize the little apple with the bite taken out of it.

Another great example of this is in the NCAA Division One College Football promotions and Game Day activities. Every team has a mascot. All teams have their basic color schemes. Each team has a specific logo on their helmets, usually on each side. The fans are instructed what color gear to wear to a game. This is regardless of the location of the game, home or away. A few examples are the ‘white out’ at Penn State, or this last weekend at Camp Randall in Madison, Wisconsin. The Badgers hosted Nebraska and all of the fans in the stadium seemed to be wearing red.

What exactly is going on here? This is a well crafted marketing plan. Brand loyalty is being created. Fundraising activities thrive on this type of consistent behavior. The recruiting of new students and student athletes depends upon this type of behavior.

The size of your business, and whether or not your business model is a product based or service based, is important and should be considered in any marketing plan. The fact remains that in any type of business, the thread of consistency will go a long way to creating brand loyalty and brand recognition for you and your business. You want to be memorable in your messaging, your color schemes and your logo in all of your marketing.

If you have a business and your tired marketing plan is ready for a new set of eyes to ignite a fire in your customers, contact expert consultant Mitch Tublin here www.thementorguy.com today.

Build Your Network to Create Your Business on Your Terms

Imagine for a moment you are getting ready to go the beach. You are walking along a path carrying a beach towel, a chair, some snacks and cool beverages. You smell the salty air as you are getting closer. Once you arrive at the beach there is a long line, and you cannot figure out what is going on.

You walk by everyone in the line to see what is going on and there you are at the front of the line and you see; well you see what you cannot believe. The beach is just one grain of sand!

Now of course this is a dramatic exaggeration. The beach and the sand are one experience. The sand is made up of hundreds and thousands, no millions of grains of sand. There is so much sand we never even consider the one grain of sand. The beach supports our beach blankets, chairs, and sunbathers, and permits the ocean waves to come crashing in. No one grain of sand would be able to do this by itself.

In building your network, your tribe, as Seth Godin writes about in his book titled “Tribes”, is a group of people made up of individuals who all know who you are, what you stand for and what you do.

It is for you to determine how to best create your network, your tribe for you – social media, face to face networking, public speaking, writing books, other methods, or all of these or combinations of any of them with others.

The key is to care for the one person, for each person. They are not a single grain of sand. If it is your intent to build your network, your tribe, to be a large enough group who all really feel they know you, each person must be able to reach out and touch you or your virtual self enough to be tuned in this way. You must feed each and every person often enough with quality material. One single person will not make your network.

Every single person with every other single person together will make your network.

By paying attention to every single person with the knowledge you have of how important each and every person is, this awareness combined with your constant feeding of your network will permit you to create your business on your terms when the time is right.

If you are ready to create your network, your tribe, RIGHT NOW – contact expert Executive Coach, Mitch Tublin, RIGHT NOW at www.thementorguy.com and get started today.

Success in Business and Life is Found Through Failure

Do you recall when you first learned to ride a bicycle? You probably had an adult hold your seat for you, or at least escort you to a safe place to try it out. You probably fell often. Once you knew how to ride your bicycle did you ever once reflect back to when you were not able to do it? If you picked up a bicycle today after years of not riding your bicycle would you be able to ride the bicycle?

This is a fairly accurate analogy to compare to how we form a new habit or learn a new method of conducting ourselves or our business. There is fear of the unknown. We seek guidance or a helping hand. We fail a few times. We continue to try. We gain confidence with success. We learn how to do something so well we never forget how to do it again.

In your networking, take with you the attitude of ‘helping others’. Ask first how you may be of service to the person you are meeting for the first time. Practice this process over and over again. Overcome any self doubt or fear you may have of networking in this manner. Be sincere and always follow up and follow through.

You will find this to be one of the seeds you will continually plant. One day you will look back and wonder how the beautiful forest grew so tall around you. This method of networking is going to be one of the most rewarding processes you will follow. You will
continually grow and build your network, your referral sources, and your contacts for your business and your life.

Some of you may feel this is unrealistic; you feel you cannot possibly speak this way.
Ask yourself if you have ever heard, “Treat your customers, as you would want to be treated”. How would you react if you met someone networking and they asked you:
“How may I be of service to you?” or “How may I help you?” Are you going to tell me
this would upset you greatly and you would hope to never interact with this person ever again?

There will be a time or two where you may feel taken advantage of or not appreciated. Over time these will be in the minority. The positives will far outweigh any negatives.
Let me know how this is working out for you and share your experiences with me.

If you are ready to network in your most authentic voice and grow your network quickly, start today and contact expert Executive Coach Mitch Tublin, www.thementorguy.com.