But you are NOT dead! - Posted by Jim IL
Posted by Jim IL on June 22, 2001 at 13:38:52:
I have to tell you, I do feel your pain my friend, trust me there.
The debts you describe very well may seem overwhelming for you NOW, but trust me, you are FAR from rock bottom.
Do you have a roof over your head now?
Do you have food to feed your family?
Are they all clothed?
Is anyone dying from a terminal illness?
Hopefully the answer to all is "No!"
Asking myself these questions made me realize that my own life at one point was not nearly as bad as I felt it was.
The person who asked me this was my wife.
This lady had been a single mother, in and out of different living situations, including being "homeless"
She said to me one day when I was complaining about how “Slow” our business was some months back, "Jim, Have you EVER lived in a shelter? Do you know what it is like to NOT have enough food?"
Well, thnk God NO! I did not.
She then pointed out the “home” that we live in and said, "Jim, this is the nicest house I’ve lived in as an adult, EVER, and YOU made that happen."
She was right.
So, if what you are doing now is not working, then DO SOMETHING ELSE!
Sounds simple, but we all know it is not.
What must you do?
Couldn’t tell ya, every market is different.
Personally I’d head to the courthouse and pull some files. Mail letters, call, and get a deal or two that way.
Then, when you collect money from those deals, spend a mess of it on Marketing.
SHOUT to the world that you exist, and what you do?!
Calls will come, deals will get signed, and everything will be alright.
This is the ONLY business I’ve ever been involved in where one deal, to just a few can make a person enough money to solve many problems.
Heck, I was once down to less than $10 in my checking account, and this was not too long ago. (within the last 18 months.)
You know what I did?
I spent $5 of that money on some sign making material, and the rest on Gas for my car.
I placed up some home made signs, got a deal done within one week, sold it, and had a few thousand in my account.
ONE deal and I was back on track for my marketing.
I now have a policy that a certain portion of ALL deals goes back into marketing.
If you keep the buying machine going, you will NOT have these problems, trust me.
Good luck to you,