Tips & Talk 89 – It Only Takes 5 Minutes to Make a Major Impact

What would it be like if you could own a spot in someone’s mind where, whenever they thought of you, it brought up warm positive feelings.

Wouldn’t it be something if you could have this effect on the people you interact with each day in your business? Imagine what it could do for your sales!

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Hi there,

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It's Sue and thanks for joining me for Tips and Talk

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Day. These are bite sized topics that I pull from community

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What would it be like if you could own a spot

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in someone's mind where whenever they thought of you,

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they associated it with warm positive feelings?

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Kind of like what happens when you wrap yourself in a

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soft, fluffy blanket after a long,

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difficult day.

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It's a place you dream of returning to often,

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and even thinking about it helps boost your mood until you

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can be there again.

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Wouldn't it be something if you could have this effect on

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people you interact with each day,

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have them think about you and your business in this way.

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Imagine what it could do for your sales.

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Now wrap this imaginary blanket around you a little tighter and

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envision settling in with a warm cup of Coco because I'm

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gonna tell you how this is possible.

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I was listening to a podcast recently called Cleaning Up the

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Mental Mess.

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Dr. Leaf's guest was the Surgeon General of the United States,

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Dr. Vivic Murphy,

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and a story he shared got me thinking about how to

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heighten emotional bonds with people overall and the impact that it

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can have for you with your business,

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community, prospects and customers alike.

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Being a communications major in college,

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this kind of thing always draws my attention.

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Dr. Murphy shared a story about a classmate from his first

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year in medical school.

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Her father needed surgery and was asked who his favorite doctor

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was through that entire experience,

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think of all the people that he would've interacted with,

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his primary doctor,

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various specialists,

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technicians, nurses.

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Interestingly enough of all the medical people he encountered,

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his surgeon made the biggest impact and he liked him the

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best. Now,

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the surgeon only visited her dad probably once pre-op and for

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about five minutes a day for a few days post-op,

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but he was the one selected as the doctor most liked.

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Here's why the surgeon didn't stay at a distance conducting a

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non-personal routine check-in so he could continue on going through his

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rounds. Nope,

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he sat bedside,

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held the father's hand and looked into his eyes When he

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spoke, he listened and responded in a way that left the

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father feeling seen and truly cared about,

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and all of this was done in short little bits of

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time. I might add.

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This is a huge reminder.

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It's not the quantity of time that you spend with people,

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it's about the quality of time.

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Being fully present has the power to stretch time.

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It allows you to take a few minutes and create a

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profound experience that becomes ingrained in someone's mind long into the

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future. Too often today,

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we're looking to make an impact on a large number of

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people with a single action.

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How many people can we reach with our ads?

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How much are we growing our social media following through mass

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posts, or how many new people are we getting on our

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email lists?

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Which show should I participate in based on the attendance numbers

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that they expect?

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While these can all be helpful,

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it's when you get to the one-on-one interactions where you can

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truly leave your mark.

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Consider your own experience with this.

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Is there a particular teacher that you remember most,

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even after all these years?

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You remember their name and maybe even how they looked or

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certain mannerisms they had,

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and these are still present in your mind even after all

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the others are pretty much forgotten.

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What about a special moment with a friend who lifted you

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up in some way when you were low?

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It might even have been a coworker or someone you didn't

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even know who did or said something special that touched you.

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Just so I'm thinking right now about a Starbucks barista.

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She wrote a sweet extra note on my coffee cup since

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she knew I needed a little extra care one day.

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Or what about a wonderful night out at a new restaurant

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that you tried that was made even more special because of

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the friendliness and attentiveness of your server?

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I bet you went back another night after an experience like

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that too.

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It may even have become one of your favorite places,

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not just because of the food,

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but because of the personal interaction.

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Five minutes focused attention on a single customer for that short

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amount of time.

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Imagine what it can do for the emotional attachment someone feels

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that is then associated with you.

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The resulting support can come in many forms,

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buying your products of course,

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but also sharing your posts on social,

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participating in a cause or an event you are involved in

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or talking about your business to one of their friends.

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I want you to keep this ability that you have at

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the top of your mind as you interact with people.

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Watch what happens.

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I suspect it won't only be great for your sales numbers,

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but for your heart too.

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That's a wrap.

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I'm a get to the point kind of girl,

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and this is what you can expect from these quick midweek

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sessions. Now it's your turn.

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Go out and fulfill that dream of yours.

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