Happy to say that the site is finally up and live. I’ve had fun the past few months interviewing some awesome drummers and special-guest guitar players. The interviews are Phase 1 – online video lessons and podcast will come soon. I hope you enjoy – sign up for the newsletter and pass along to drummers/musicians that might benefit from the site.
I wanted to share the latest for the app:
Press Release from May 16th
Interview on Shoe String Venture
I always enjoy listening to Eric – especially this speech he gave. Regardless of what type of success you want (financial, relational, etc) he certainly puts achieving it into perspective. How bad do you actually want it, and what are you willing to sacrifice to get it?
Thankful for Trish Aikman and BadAss Branding for interviewing me about my thoughts regarding credit card processing.
I am always grateful when given the opportunity to help educate business owners when it comes to properly choosing a merchant processor, what you need to know about the industry, etc.
Have a listen and let me know what you think: Interview Archive
Throughout his original lecture series on the 17 principles of success, and his book, Think and Grow Rich, Mr. Hill regularly spoke about transmuting: changing one state of being into another. After listening to his lecture again last week, I ran across the following that I wanted to share. Of course the default is to think of this as it relates to money/wealth, but it can be utilized for any negativity you face:
Transmute failure into success and poverty into riches. To do this you must have a positive mental attitude…always!
When failure overtakes you, start thinking of it as if it had been a success. See yourself in the success side of the situation. Look for the seed of equivalent benefits which comes from every failure.
CraigLand is happy to announce the latest press release (via PRWeb) for our iPhone app, MLMipedia. The Pro version has been available since the beginning of the year, and since then we have added more companies to it, revised some features and lowered the cost. Our future efforts will include adding more companies and expanding on the current features that enable users to efficiently choose the right network marketing company for their needs.
How do you respond to potential clients the moment you realize that they cannot or will not move forward as your customer?
I know that this sounds like a silly question, but there is merit to it.
I’m sure there are plenty of sales managers that will tell you to politely thank them for their time and move on. There are probably even managers that will tell you to continue and try to close them until they hang up on you.
If you know there is no chance of closing the sale, what about helping them find another solution? Yes, even so far as suggesting a competitor.
Let me give you a couple of scenarios I have personally encountered that have benefited me greatly. In both cases I have suggested they go with a competitor knowing that my services were not right for them at this particular time.
Mobile payment apps are all the rage now when it comes to small business owners wanting to accept credit/debit cards with no monthly fees or long-term contracts.
And why wouldn’t they be?
Cheaper than merchant accounts, not tied to a terminal or e-commerce, easy-to-use…
We even offer them as an option to our clients. They are appropriate for small business owners that are truly mobile and have small monthly volume.
But are they safe?
Any credit card platform can be hacked – so I’m not suggesting that mobile apps aren’t as safe as other platforms.
What I will say is that whichever platform you use, please make sure that it is PCI Compliant Level 1. In this day and age when hackers are finding new ways to breach software, ATMs, fuel pumps, etc., you need to ensure that the payment information you are collecting is safe.
Per the ISO & Agent Weekly volume 8, No. 1 – “…the vast majority of developers of mobile wallets and related payment applications are focusing on the business case and user experience. And that likely will lead to data-security problems, Mark Bower, vice president at Cupertino, Calif.-based Voltage Security Inc., tells ISO & Agent Weekly. Bower points to the data-security gaps recently exposed in Google Wallet as an example of the lack of security standards in mobile-application development. ‘It is almost inevitable that we will see some major data breaches in 2012 as a result of a failure to thoroughly protect financial and other data through all the steps where it may be exposed in mobile applications,’ Bower says.”
Make sure that regardless of the application or the processor you choose, that your data is as secure as possible and that your processor has your best interest in mind!
I imagine there are some “traditionalists” that would take issue with it, but yes, the Beatles’ “Revolution” and Evanescene’s “Bring Me to Life” were rocked this morning at the Journey.
I am certainly grateful to be part of a worship band that can effectively combine tunes like this with some actual worship songs in the same set.
Ulrich Ellison kicked it off with Revolution and ended with a phenomenal acoustic duo of Bring Me to Life with Evelyn Page. Everything sounded great from where I was sitting behind the kit – I’m hoping it sounded as good to everyone else.
My first go with the Journey back in ’03 had a couple of Beatles’ tunes in the line up – love it! Ya never know what we’re going to bring out from week to week.
Next Sunday we are going to go full-on album version for Bring Me to Life…