I say this because most people do not have the cash to buy a business outright. There will almost always be some seller financing involved, which is good news for you! Most owners consider owner financing with terms to make it more appealing because getting a loan to buy a business is very difficult, even with stellar credit and assets for a prospective buyer. Banks do not see a business as an asset because there are too many working and movable parts, and the equipment is usually not worth what was paid for it.
If you don’t talk to your prospects and suspects on a regular basis, how do you expect them to know to call You instead of your competitor when they need our services. Sending out letters via email or snail mail is key to maintaining regular contact with your clients and prospects.
Many people seem to think that reading books or articles such as this will change their lives for the better. Strange as it may sound and as funny as the idea is.Would you go buy some bookshelves from Ikea (or where ever) unpack the wood, screws and glue, sit and read the instructions and expect the bookshelf magically build itself? No of course not so what makes you think that by reading (and only reading) self-help information life is going to change.You have to DO because no one is going to do it for you.
Next, keep your eyes open. Now this doesn’t mean that you analyze every person you met but if you feel an attraction pay attention to it. Oh yes, that means you must be paying attention. You could be in line at the coffee shop and if you are busy texting on your phone, you could be missing the opportunity to talk to the awesome person who is behind you. Open up the opportunities to meet people. Make conversations with people at the park or at a sporting event. You can do this very gently and natural. Find an approach you are comfortable with and start taking some action!
You thought of other ways to meet initially, such as in a park or at the beach for a walk. If the walk is pleasing to both, coffee can follow. If she were an art or music lover meeting in a local museum and even to attending a concert was feasible. There are no rules that determine when and how the first meeting takes place but caution should dictate safety since the person is unknown. Judgment, intuition, and openness play a part as meetings are set up. But over time you had come to realize that an afternoon coffee date gave the most freedom to easily end the get-together or be able to continue it for hours.
Remember, even top speaking pros get nervous before and during their speeches. Collect stress-busting strategies like these. Observe experienced speakers and see what they do to reduce their nerves. Embrace your stress and it will serve you well.
Here’s the scenario I envision. I check out an e-book reader (for free, of course) from the service counter. The e-book reader is connected wirelessly to the bookstore’s network. I walk over to the computer at the end of a bookshelf or the touch screen panel situated in a book rack. I search titles, check out authors, look at covers, and find a book that seems interesting. I punch in the number of the e-book reader I’m carrying, and the first 40 or 50 pages of the book are downloaded to the reader. I take the e-book reader to a soft chair, hook one leg over the armrest, and read. Maybe I find 10 books that look interesting. I download the excerpt from each.
In a bar, where everyone is feeling loose you can get to the point of talking in a sexual undertone a lot quicker than when you are just out on the street. Just imagine striking up a conversation in a park with a woman and immediately trying to take things sexual with her. She will want to get away from you as soon as possible and she may even break out the can of mace.