Wedding Planners Ain’t Got Nothin On Me

I’m not taking anything away from Wedding Planners.

I appreciated the help Kat and I got with our wedding.

And I felt the JLo movie was entertaining, although there was a few plot points that bothered me.

But listen to what one of my 1 to 1 clients had to say about me and weddings….

Jen Miller and her family on the day of the wedding.
Jen Miller and her family on the day of the wedding.

“Thank you, Darin!

You made it possible for me to plan and execute my daughter’s wedding in three months while still maintaining (and growing) my business.

I was even able to launch an additional company during that time!

The most amazing part was that during those three months I actually had time to meet with all the wedding vendors, scope locations, and just enjoy hanging out with my family.

The actual wedding was a beautiful day filled with hundreds of people who mean so much to all of us, and as I look back I realize that I couldn’t have managed it all had I not enlisted your services.

Darin, your 1-1 coaching has given me the most valuable resource ever – MORE TIME – along with encouragement, inspiration, and the gift of thinking big.

I appreciate you, as does my family, most especially the bride. Thanks for being a key player on our team. :)

Thank you, again!”

- Jen Miller

See, wedding planners ain’t got nothin on me!

Now, I understand I wasn’t directly involved in the wedding planning but how cool is it, by working with me Jen had more time to plan the wedding, still grow her business and start a completely new business?!?!?!

I get questions all the time if all I do is the real estate industry. Well Jen works in the Content Creation Industry… so the answer is “No”.

I can obviously help you, as Jen said if you want, “MORE TIME – encouragement, inspiration, and the gift of thinking big.”

I’m not to shabby with marketing either.

So, if you are not in the real estate industry, just email me (darin AT productivityjunkies DOT COM) and let’s start a conversation about what I can do to help you.

  • Stay Productive
  • Keep Focused
  • Be Consistent

– Darin Persinger

P.S.  If… you are a real estate agent, you should already know how I can help you.

So, if you haven’t taken action on that… you should at least take action on joining PJ’s Monthly Insider.

The price for the PJ’s Monthly Insider is going up after this month.

http://productivtyjunkies.com/monthly

Productivity Tip From Jack Reacher

Productivity Tip for ya today… from Jack Reacher

In the film Jack Reacher, title character played be Tom Cruise, he is having a conversation with another character who uses the word “Someday”.

Jack Reacher responds,

“Someday. That’s a dangerous word. It’s really just a code for ‘never’.”

What are you putting off until “someday”?

I have 2 things to help you with that…

1. You might want to listen to Episode 5 of my podcast. I talk about the 72 Hours Rule.

http://makingagentsrich.com/mar-5/

The 72 Hours Rule punches Someday in the face.

2. Join PJ’s Monthly Insider

You could keep putting off joining PJ’s Monthly, saying to yourself,

“Someday. Someday when I have more time to implement the stuff Darin is sharing. Someday after I have my next closing.”

But you already know what ‘Someday’ is code for.

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Stay Productive
Keep Focused
Be Consistent

– Darin Persinger

P.S. The price for the PJ’s Monthly Insider is going up after this month.

http://productivityjunkies.com/monthly

 

The Huge Mistake Of Looking For This In Business And Sales

Stop Looking For Certainty In BusinessA big bucket of ice cold water in the face of fantasy today.

“No great deed is done by falterers who ask for certainty.” – George Eliot

If you are looking for certainty… you will be wandering the dry barren desert of the ‘wasteland of what could have been’ for the rest of your life.

Certainty is not for the entrepreneur… it’s not for the self-employed… it’s not for the business owner.

Certainty use to be for those who wanted a JOB. A paycheck every 2 weeks… State, federal, FICO withholding… Here is what you get to live on… Make your dreams, desires and wants fit inside what is left.

But, there is no certainty in the job market in today’s world. So even that certainty is gone.

Just like Neo had to realize that there is no spoon in order to bend the spoon.

You have to realize there is no certainty to find certainty.

The annoying thing about marketing and productivity, for most people, is that it is impossible to know ahead of time what is going to work and what’s not.

The annoying thing for me, is that this in fact exactly what most people want. They want certainty. I can’t offer that.

No one can give you certainty.

No one in your facebook group can offer up certainty about whatever [insert productive/service/app here] will work.

But that is what everyone shows up in those facebook groups for… Looking for certainty.

“What do you think about ________?”

“Do you think ___________ will work?”

“Anyone have success with _____________?”

And then what follows is a stream of comments confirming or denying it will work.

There is no certainty to be found there. Why are you still looking?

That is why you must, Invest. And Test.

Invest and test... The PJ's Motto for marketing

I can tell you with great confidence if something is good or bad. I can let you know what idea, principle or theory is a good one when it comes to website marketing, lead generation, email marketing, sales letters, etc.

But, even the good ones, don’t always work.

It reminds me of the time my Dad was trying to sell his boat at a marina. It wasn’t selling. My Dad was getting frustrated and asked the sales manager why it wasn’t selling.

The sales manager’s response was brilliant…

“You know, I wish I could tell you Lloyd, but the really nice boats just don’t seem to be selling right now.”

Here is maybe the one piece of certainty I can offer you…

You will fail to achieve better results in your business if you don’t invest and test.

So, when you don’t invest in PJ’s Monthly Insider and test the strategies and ideas I share with you…  every single one of those things you are not testing will make you no money. I can guarantee that.

Every postcard campaign you don’t send, every email you don’t send, every newsletter you don’t mail, every phone call you don’t make, every appointment you don’t try to schedule, every video you don’t make, every lead you don’t try to register, every PPC campaign or Headline you don’t test… every single one of these things you don’t do will lead you to not making money.

That’s for certain.

One last quote on certainty…

“Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.” – Voltaire

You might have your doubts about joining PJ’s Monthly Insider, but what are you going to do about it?

… continue to look for certainty (that is absurd)? Or invest and test?

  • Stay Productive
  • Keep Focused
  • Be Consistent

– Darin Persinger

P.S. There is no discount code for joining PJ’s Monthly Insider. Never has been, never will be.

Don’t ask for one.

Don’t search around the Internet.

Don’t search in your email.

You won’t find one.

In reality, the price for the PJ’s Monthly Insider is going up after this month.

http://productiivtyjunkies.com/monthly

Too Many Tools In Your Business

Too Many Tools In Your Business

“It is a poor workman who blames his tools.”

There is waaaaaaay toooooooo much talk about tools in business now-a-days.

Tool talk about “Which app…”, “What CRM…”, “What IDX…”, “What Email…”, “What wordpress….”

You’d think with all the “Thought Leaders” and “Gurus” going on and on about Tools, and you buying in to that, we are watching 24/7 episode online of “Tool Time”.

By the way, that proves me point.

Remember how incompetent Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor was?

It’s not the tools! Or the software! Or the app! Or fill in the blank with whatever it is you want to distract you from doing real work.

What ever happened to Strategy and Implementation?!?!?

If you still care about these things…

Then join me inside the PJ’s Monthly Insider.

If you like searching for new tools, talking about tools, debating in facebook groups about tools, telling me you can’t afford any of my programs or services because you spend all your money on tools…

You are not a Productivity Junkie and you should probably not subscribe to my Daily Emails or join the PJ’s Monthly Insider.

No hard feelings.

You are Tool Junkie, not a Productivity Junkie.

That’s not the focus here, and certainly not the focus in the PJ’s Monthly Insider.

But if you are a Productivity Junkie and ready for the right strategies, ready to implement, stick around and get into the PJ’s Monthly Insider.

http://productivityjunkies.com/monthly

  • Stay Productive
  • Keep Focused
  • Be Consistent

– Darin Persinger

Be The Peyton Manning Of Marketing

Wow!

Did you see Peyton Manning surgically carve up the Raiders defense last night?

Peyton_Manning_throwing

The guy is looking crazy good. Crazy Good!

His stats are crazy, already breaking records this year.

Plus, he ranks #10 on Forbes’ list of the World’s Highest Paid Athletes.

What do you think makes Peyton so good?

Goal setting, practicing his skills, years of experience…

Nah!

What makes Peyton Manning so good, (in my humble but right opinion) is his ability to make his own play calls at the scrimmage line.

He can audible based on what he sees.

Peyton will get the play call – (a strategy from the sideline)

He and his team line up and he looks at the defense – (assesses the market place)

He scans for potential weaknesses, makes adjustments and selects the best play for the current situation.

Then, because he has mastered what works against what, when to do and what to do, he is consistently is one step ahead of the defense.

In other words, he has command over his offense… knowing which play will work best given the situation… given what the defense shows… given who he has on the field and being able to direct them in order to get the results he wants.

That is his secret to his success.

It’s the secret to my marketing also, especially my email marketing.

And it’s the secret you need too.

See, I know what my marketing strategy is… I have a game plan.

But sometimes when I come to the line of scrimmage to the run the play, aka send my email, I change the play.

I’ll call an audible.

Depending on what happens in pop culture that day, or the news that day, or what happens to me personally that day… Maybe it’s a life event or a conversation I have with a coaching client…

I’ll change what my email marketing message is.

Or when I’m doing a launch, I specifically know the 10 emails I want to send. And as I’m sending them, I’m seeing what is working or not, what email caused the most sales, I’ll adjust and call an audible.

Do you know your market, your market place and marketing well enough to do this?How about you?

Do you have a strategy in place?

Do you have a game plan?

Do you know what you are going to do everyday?

And then be able to call an audible to take advantage of what the day gives you?

To get help with this, start by joining the PJ’s Monthly Insider

Each month you get a game plan for your Website Marketing, you Sphere of Influence & your Lead Conversion…

And if you see something else you can take advantage, call an audible.

Become the Peyton Manning of your market, market place and marketing.

http://productivityjunkies.com/monthly

I’ll see you in there!

  • Stay Productive
  • Keep Focused
  • Be Consistent

– Darin Persinger

P.S. You should become a Member of PJ’s Monthly Insider ASAP because after the October issue, the price is going up.

Stop procrastinating, waiting for your next closing….

Join now! http://productivityjunkies.com/monthly