Monday, January 31, 2011

Follow Your Dreams

Greetings Bloggers and Readers.

Welcome to another entry.

Follow your dreams is the title.  What do I mean by that?  Well tonight I took myself off to a delightful coffee shop St Clements in Musgrave Road, Durban to see the band Cloud 9.  This group of 3 musicians who performed eclectic music and gave us a history lesson on music.  It was a delightful evening, the weather was perfect, the audience was appreciative.  What a wonderful evening it was and as I watched them I became aware that these 3 musicians were clearly following their dreams.   Living life to the full and enjoying it at the same time.

How many of us have picked up a musical intstrument with the hopes of becoming the next pop star.
3 weeks later and it's in the garage gathering dust.  It takes time and dedication and learning, countless mistakes and failures to even get a start.   However once you get that start you are on the way to wonder.

So if you like playing the guitar or piano or any musical instrument why not take it up and practice even if it is just for 1 hour a day who knows where it might lead?

Fly high, Fly Free

Fred Felton
Writer & Motivational Speaker

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

How do you network?

Good day bloggers.  Welcome readers.  Today I went to a networking breakfast and was watching all the people network.  It got me thinking.  Do you know how to network?   I took some notes today.

Here are some tips on how to network effectively.

  1. Before you set out consider what to wear.  Wear something that you look comfortable in and try to look neat and smart.  After all you represent your company image.  Think about that carefully.
  2. If you attend the same network event greet the host and try and make friends with a group of people so that when you go you have someone to talk to before you break the ice with strangers.
  3. Don't forget your business cards, they should state, your company name, address, email, telephone, twitter address, website, blog.
  4. You can even bring with pamphlets and handouts, even a lucky prize for the event.
  5. When you start to network try and find a group of people that are open to conversing with others.
  6. Smile and say Hi, What do you do?
  7. Get to know people's names and what they do and see if you can help them out in their field.
  8. Hand out your business cards to people who might benefit from your services.   Don't forget to get business cards back.
  9. Thank the hosts before you leave.
  10. When you get back to your office shoot off a thank you email to the host and select some prospects to email and see if you can meet for a coffee and take it from there.
The more you network the more chance you have of a huge success.

If you approach it with a positive mindset you will have a wonderful time.  Always remember to look people in the eye avoid looking at the floor or elsewhere.   Select some meetings that will interest you and off you go.  

Happy networking !

Thanks for stopping by bloggers and readers.

Fly high, Fly free

Fred Felton
Writer & Motivational Speaker

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Bad Service or Good Service?

Good day bloggers and readers.  Welcome to another entry.  It's raining here as I write this to you.
Had an interesting experience today.  Thought I would share it with you all.   First off I went to a place
for some service they could not help me, I had to have some sort of form.
Needless to say their brand took a hit with me and  I would not really use them or recommend them.

Later that day I happened to step into a supermarket.  They had a special on coffee unfortunately for me
I picked up the wrong one.  Off I went to the customer care where the Manager greeted me with a smile and 'Can I help you? '   Now that is music to my ears.

Needless to say he fixed up the problem for me in less than 5 minutes and I got the coffee I wanted.  I left that supermarket with a big smile on my face.  I will support them for a long time to come.

Do you see the big picture here?  Are you nodding your head?  Business is just like that.  If you give your clients attitude and bad service people will not come back.  With the instantaneous alarm now known as twitter people can tweet then and there about their bad service and millions of people would know where not to go.

Scary stuff but a business can learn from this.

I leave you with this great sign I saw in a jeweller a long, long time ago.
You remember in times when companies actually cared about clients.

The sign read
Rules for business.
1.  The customer is always right.
2.  If the customer is wrong see rule number1.

And that as they say is that.  Make sure your business gives good customer service or people
will start taking out their mobile phones, opening up twitter and yup you can close real soon.

Thanks for stopping by bloggers and readers.

Fly high, Fly free.

Fred Felton
Writer and Motivational Speaker

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Monday, January 24, 2011

Is your inbox overflowing?

Good day Bloggers and readers.  Welcome to another entry.

Today  I was going through my inbox and discovered that it had become so cluttered that some of
the things I desire have become hidden.

Do you do the same?  Do your desires, goals, and ambitions get hidden by things such as
bills, receipts, to do lists, tax forms, post, junk?

Make sure your goals can be clearly seen and you can find them in an instant.
Otherwise 50 years from now they will just be a dream.

Get clear and concise and make sure you have them everywhere you can see them.
In your home, bedroom, car, wallet, on your cellphone.

Look at them at least 3 times a day.  When you wake up, in the day and when you go to sleep.

Have a wonderful week ahead.

Fly high, Fly Free

Fred Felton
Mr Motivator 

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Friday, January 21, 2011

What Are You Up To This Weekend?

Welcome Bloggers.

The weekend is upon us and what are you up to?

Are you simply going to lie in bed all weekend and catch up on sleep?

Here are some things you can try.

1.  Take your family for a picnic to a place like the Botanic Gardens.
2.  Go to the beach for the day.
3.  Go inland for a drive to greener pastures.
4.  Work on that book you want to publish.
5.  Go out for a wonderful lunch.
6.  Catch some new music.
7.  Go watch that movie you wanted to see.
8.  Take in some artworks at the gallery.
9.  Visit a new town for the day.
10.  Read a new book.

Fly high, Fly free

Fred Felton
Author & Motivational Speaker.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Why Don't You Just Do It?

Good day bloggers and welcome to another entry from Mr Motivator.
Hope you enjoy the ride.

Yesterday I went to the viewing of a wonderful art house movie 'The Lane' directed by a very good friend of mine, Rick Andrew. Before the viewing he was telling us about the movie and how he shot it. He told us about a friend of his who spoke to on numerous occasions. He asked him for advice and how to shoot, what to use. Eventually his friend said to him. Just shoot it.

So many of us do the same thing when we want to do something.
Whether it's wanting to write a book or lose weight, change careers, ask for a raise, go on holiday somewhere wild, start a new business etc etc etc.

Why don't you just do it?

Really, what is stopping you? You have nothing to lose. Focus on what will happen when you do it, all the positive things.

So tonight or this weekend sit down and write down 10 goals and focus on achieving them this year if you can. Set a deadline for each of them. Add the positive outcome to each goal. Visualize it, see it happening in detail. Look at those goals daily. Add it to your notes in your cellphone.

Wishing you all a wonderful productive week :)

Fly high, Fly free!

Fred Felton
Motivational Speaker & Author

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Have one goal!

Good day bloggers wherever you are on this planet. Hope this year is treating you well so far.

A friend of mine introduced me to a wonderful viewpoint he has.
He is a writer and for this year his one goal is 'To Publish One Book This Year.'

Simple, no? Do you see how it forces you to clarify your thinking.
It's simple, something you can look at each day and it's pretty easy to motivate yourself to accomplish it. Once the goal is accomplished move on to another goal.

So for a change this year, just have one goal and see how it goes.

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Fly high, Fly free

Fred Felton
Author & Motivational Speaker

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Rain, Rain, Rain

Good day avid reader. Welcome to another of my blog entries.

Well it's been an interesting week over here in Durban, South Africa. Over here we have been having persistent rain day in day out. It's been so bad I found a swimming pool in my car when I opened it. No joke!

On the other side of the mountain in Cape Town it's 40 degrees. Go figure!

Dams are full and the farmers are smiling.

Now life is just like that. At times you will wonder when, just when are you going to hit success and then all of a sudden it's raining down success all around you. The trick is to keep doing what you love and sooner or later something will happen or you can make something happen.
Keep your nose to the grindstone and it's gonna rain good fortune on you.
Well either that or you will have a swimming pool in your car.

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From the desk of

Fred Felton
Author and Motivational Speaker


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