In Movember we get to watch the men in our lives grow their moustaches while we grow our businesses!
Tell us how your man supports you in your business, and one of your guys will win a Burger and Beer Dinner out at your local pub! Don't have a man in your life? That is ok, write about someone that supports you in your business, and how their support pushes you forward!
Plus the first 10 people to write something will receive a motivational book to help you move even more forward in your business.
MEN don't feel left out, you have a story to tell as well. Please feel free to write about who and how someone in your life supports your business!
With Fiitfu CRM Solutions,
Boo The Boogeyman by following
these three rules of great follow-up.
We love Facebook and the sharing of idea's, updates and customer feedback! It has been great way for our clients to keep up to date with what is going on, communicate with other Fiitfu users and be able to win prizes!
October was the host to one of our Facebook random draws for a 6 month free Fiitfu membership.
Congratulations to our winner Patricia McCoy of Gold Canyon! Enjoy your 6 months free!
If you haven't joined us on our Fiitfu Facebook page, please do so now!
Have you seen the Halloween candy in your local grocery store? Did you look up on October 1st and say to yourself “Where did the time go?” Are you painfully aware that the long list of promises, plans and goals that were set a mere 30 sunny September days ago have left you feeling a little (or a lot) overwhelmed and maybe a little discouraged?
It’s okay. Take a deep breath. At Fiitfu we like to say that October is the new September and today is the best time to get organized and implement an awesome client care system.
At Fiitfu, our company culture is all about embracing balance by living a fantastically inspired life first and finding a way to work your business around what fills your paycheque and your cup.
You are on the go more than ever. You are embracing change and stepping up to challenges. You are an entrepreneur, a visionary and a risk taker. Let October be your new September so you can look at your list of absolutes and must dos with fresh eyes and see it more as your list of happenings and accomplishments.
How you adapt can be the difference maker to your health and well-being.
October is the new September. Start fresh today.
Last week Fiitfu's founder Mary-Jane Mehlenbacher was featured in her towns local paper the North Shore News.
Fiitfu focuses on client followup
Christine Lyon / North Shore News
September 29, 2013 12:00 AM - See more at: http://www.nsnews.com/living/work/fiitfu-focuses-on-client-followup-1.642374#sthash.viPuuo73.dpuf
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor. - Vince Lomardi
Are you ready to Commit? Are you ready for your BEST YEAR YET? Many of you said YES I AM... and we had a GREAT Fiitfu campaign last month. If you missed it, be sure to email us at email@example.com and we will put you on our mailing list for new promo's coming up!
Commitment is knowing you are on the right track, and giving it 100% even when you feel like only giving 25%.
You who are committed are the ones who don't take discouragement heavily -- you don't give up regardless of potential set backs. You who are committed set an example for those who don't have the confidence or experience to go through the hard times and hold out for the rewards of success.
Commitment takes STAYING STRONG in your will to make it a success...
It takes knowing who you are and what you believe in. And being PROUD of it.
As a leader, your commitment will instill belief and trust in your team, your commitment will create strength in your organization as others become committed as well.
A group of committed individuals is unstoppable.
When you are committed to an organization or effort that you truly believe is important, you will show up, follow through, and stick with it.
Stay Committed, stay strong, stay aware, stay focused, stay the course.
The price of staying committed, PRICELESS.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead
It is true that word of mouth is the best advertising. When you love something and you share it people listen! This is why we are so lucky to say that more than 85% of our clients come from word of mouth!
Fiitfu is an amazing tool that will help save you time, money, stress, increase sales, increase client relationships and MORE but don’t let us try to sell you, instead read what our clients are saying about us!
Here are a DOZEN recent testimonials, this could give you an idea of what Fiitfu can really do!
Back in June we had a contest "I've Been Fiitfu'd". We had a great response to this and many people write about Fiitfu and how it changed their relationship with their clients. Thanks to all that participated, you can read some of the stories here.
Congratulations to our winnner Cara Jahnke of Arbonne who won a $120 GC to the restaurant of her choice!
School is out
Summer is here!
Get out all your Camping Gear...
Friends are calling, people talking
want to go camping, swimming, biking, walking?
Canada Day - The first long weekend of the summer,
guaranteed to never be a bummer
Hockey is over, the TV is off
Sun is shining, no more wining
Lets get together and have a cheer
For Canada Day Long Weekend
is finally here!
So it seems there is a bit of a trend going on with Fiitfu, the more you Fiitfu the more your business grows, the more your business grows the more you earn! The more you earn the easier it is to keep the motion moving forward...
So we decided to run a contest about being Fiitfu'd... read a couple of these first and then we will tell you about the contest.
Here are a couple of TRUE "I've Been FIITFU'd" stories:
"I have been looking at this overdue client on my Fiitfu account for three days, I finally called her (the client) and I got a $500.00 ORDER! Thank you Fiitfu for the system really does work."
Fiitfu reminds a user that one of her clients is due to renew her product:
On 2013-05-31, at 11:12 AM Fiitfuer wrote to client "Hi Melanie, I was thinking of you and wanted to pop you a quick email. How are you and your products doing?"
Email back from client to FIITFUER "I swear that there are alarms on my product that go to you!!! I just pumped my last pump of moisturizer today and am getting caught up on emails!! Maybe I should just order the set? Thanks. "
Third story... and I think you get the picture:
On Sun, Apr 21, 2013 at 10:41 AM Fiitfuer wrote: "Hello Bridgette (not real name) I am going to be ordering myself some products today or tomorrow... Just thought I would see if you needed anything!"
Email back from customer " You are kind of freaky (in a good way!) I JUST ran out of toner this AM ....!! I think all other bottles are about half full.....or is it better to get the set now?!"
Each day we must show courage to protect ourselves, to teach our children right from wrong and to go with your heart when those around you think you may be crazy.... (I am sure many of you have heard "Oh that won't work, I know someone who...")
Courage is more than heroic things that give us accolades, it is the ability to navigate and deal with the every day challenges that we face.
Cynthia Pury, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology at Clemson University, who studies courage says "courage requires people who are motivated by a clear goal or sense of duty to take a personal risk though the outcome of their actions remains uncertain".
Here are a few tips to help you with staying Courageous today!
- Have a clear Goal and Stay Focussed on this goal!
- Be prepared for what some of the possible outcomes may be. What could be the WORST case scenerio and then work towards the BEST case scenerio... often the Worst case scenerio isn't actually all that bad.
- Take baby steps each day, the fear may never go away, however with continued acts towards your goal it will get easier!
- Surround yourself with like minded people. This often helps you realize you are not alone in your endeavor to reach your goals! We all have to be courageous.
- Stay away from those that try to bring you down... The crab in the bucket syndrome... as you climb to the top the "crabs" will grab at you and pull you right back down. "If I can't have it, neither can you".
- Have fun along the way. Remember, failure or setbacks along the way are just learning curves... the more you try, the closer you get even with set-backs!
Be sure you figure out exactly what it is you want. WHY do you want it, and how can you get it.
If you REALLY want something, you will know how passionate you are to get it by the sacrifices you take to earn it. Know that sacrifices must be made, but if you really want something, won't it be a simple decision to make? If it is easy to give up, you probably didn't want it that bad.
Last week my daughter and I were looking through her new “Just Between Friends” book and I had to laugh at all the fun projects in the book, many of which I remembered as a child! Instructions on learning piglatin, making pull tab notes, secret hand shakes and other secret languages.
One thing that I did not learn as a kid, and still haven’t learnt them all as an adult are the new EMOTICONS... did you even know what that word meant?
Yes it is true that the trend of purchasing online is rising all the time. The ease of shopping from home in your PJ's if you like is drawing more and more people to pulling out their credit cards at midnight while they have a rest from the pitter patter of kids running around.
That is a GREAT thing for those of you in Network Marketing and Direct Sales, BUT it does NOT MEAN that you can give up following up with your clients and creating ongoing relationships even with the web based buyers!
A Traditional Shopping story: The Blushing Boutique is a quaint little store in downtown Vancouver that Designer Shelley Klassen opened to not only design, but as well produce and sell her collection in.
Each time you enter the store, the staff is incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. They find out what you may be looking for, what you do, where you are going, what your favorite colors are and help you determine which of their line would best suite your body type.
While you try on the clothing, they are VERY honest with how it looks on you, good and bad. But when it looks good, boy you feel like a MILLION BUCKS!
When you feel that way, and you feel like you have been dealt with honestly doesn't it feel great? Not only do I usually walk out buying something at her store each time I go in, BUT I also walk away feeling beautiful, well looked after and purchasing a few extra things I didn't even realize that I needed!
Without a skip of a beat, the team is creating a relationship with me. Now knowing that I could also purchase their products on line, I would be more inclined to want to purchase their products over another because "I LIKE THEM"!
Relationships build trust, trust builds sales... sales grow your bottom line.
This past week the DSWA (Direct Selling Women's Alliance) posted these statics on their facebook page:
Being an entrepreneur definitely has it's benefits. Work the hours you want, be your own boss, work in your pj's if you really feel inclined...
But there seems to be more to it. Being an entrepreneur challenges you to stay authentic to who you are, work on what you believe in and sharing your knowledge for the greater good of many.
So when it comes to working on your own, and being true to who you are, you may not always have the back up of others around you. No one will think 100% like you do, and as an entrepreneur it becomes easy to second guess if you are doing the right thing or not.
Follow up can be easy if you just keep calm...
Here are 5 Tips on Keeping Calm and Following Up.
WE LOVE TESTIMONIALS...
I am sure you do as well, it is always a great idea to share the testimonials that you receive from your clients with new potential clients... (A great reason to follow up with a new client hint hint)
HOW CAN YOU TRACK YOUR TESTIMONIALS? - One of the ideas that we are sharing with our Fiitfu customers is to create an interest that is "TESTIMONIALS"
When you do this, you can track anyone that has ever sent you a testimonial, and record the date in which they sent you the email (or when you spoke with them). You can then simply go back to your journal entries on that date to find the testimonial!
A quick search under clients, with the selection of testimonials will pull up all past testimonials that you have received.
If someone calls you, and leaves you a message, do you listen to the message first or simply re-dial the number and try to contact the person that just spent the time to leave you a message?
UUUGGHHH don’t do it! Listen to your messages first, find out what their needs, wants or questions are so that you can have an answer or idea when you call…
Don’t waste your client's time, if someone has taken the time to leave a message, listen to it! In this day and age of so much text and email, consider it a compliment when someone takes the time to call and actually leave you a message!
Last week we did a webinar to highlight the top 5 must haves for effective follow up… I thought you may all be interested in knowing what these are!
Here is a quick snap shot of the things you MUST have to be effective in follow up besides a great CRM like Fiitfu.
It is the end of the month, but it is not over yet…
Before you close down for the day remember:
One more phone call,
One more follow up,
One more ask for a close,
One more new contact…
Mole’s are not the cutest animals, however they can accomplish so much in a day… It is the last day of the month, what will you accomplish today? Make someone smile today, and get in the habit of doing just “ONE MORE” each and every day and watch your business grow!
GO FOR IT!
You may have a few past prospects or clients that you are no longer wanting to deal with, BUT you don't want to take them off your contact list as you want to keep your history with them.
You can now create an INACTIVE list on Fiitfu so that we will not remind you to follow up with a client!
Follow these steps:
Make Fiitfu your home page to ensure you FOLLOW UP every day!
It is easy, just follow these instructions:
Opportunity doesn't knock if you just sit back and think it is going to bang down your door!
It is all co-related to your ouput, what you get is what you build!
We are true believers that Follow Up is the Key to Opportunity... let's explain why:
Increase your level of effectiveness with cohesive team work... think first of the definition of Teamwork as stated by Wikipedia:
Teamwork is "work done by several associates with each doing a part but all subordinating personal prominence to the efficiency of the whole”
Teamwork seems to be instilled in us from an early age, and being part of a TEAM is an innate need for both people and animals.