georgebickis

Creating better ways to finance your passions

Month: December, 2012

A different way to look at your current situation

Your situation could be worse. If you ever feel your life or business is or personal life is not what you’d like it to be go spend a day at your local Dialysis and Chemotherapy clinic. My dad was on Dialysis for 2 years before he passed away and my mother in law was on Chemotherapy. They were violently ill but kept positive attitudes till the end. My fathers biggest concern was that we had to arrange our personal lives around his treatment. People would get to know each other and of their family members during the long painful treatments. There was no possibility of a cure for most. But you saw a spark of determination in each and every one of them. They would try to keep each other’s spirits up and console each other when someone passed away. There was a determination to make what they could out of each day and plan for the best tomorrow they could. The positive attitude they maintained kept them going. While their was little to look forward they set daily goals and strived to achieve them. We all need to take a lesson from them. Look for the positive opportunities life extends to us no matter how insignificant they seem. Count your blessings and appreciate what you have and the possibility you have for a better tomorrow. You have that possibility .There are many that don’t.  Set those goals and start making those dreams a reality today. Who knows what tomorrow has to offer.

Persistence pays off

Persistence pays off
No matter what you’re trying to accomplish in life persistence pays off.
Once you set a goal keep going until you achieve it. Here are some numbers for sales that might interest you. They apply to other aspects of your life as well.  Salesmen never follow up 48% of sales leads. Only 25% make a second attempt. Only 12% will bother to make that 3rd call. Less than 10% make more than 3 attempts.  But here’s where things get interesting. Only 2% of sales are made on the 1st attempt, 3% on 2nd attempt,
5% on 3rd, 10% on 4th and an amazing 80% on the 5th-12th attempts.  This could explain why 80% of sales are made by 20% of the sales force. Persistence and consistent strides to reach a goal are the only true means of achievement.  I am an entrepenuer that likes to shoot first then aim. I am an a type personality with a passion to help others be able to meet their dreams and aspirations. If you’d like to contact me please feel free to email me at nineteenjuices@ yahoo.com . I’m on facebook under George Bickis. You can follow me on twitter http://www.twitter.com/georgeRVL

 

Lessons Learned

Let’s be Frank.

My Father and Uncle Owned the Cameo Grill in Massillon Ohio the 1st 18 years of my life. He had a lot of memorable people that came in some successful some not so successful by normal standards. One of the people that fell in that second category was a Czechoslovakian immigrant named Frank. He had no job, no money, and no relatives. He was an alcoholic in his 70-80’s who lived in a run down “hotel” there was a bed, a night table and a radiator. When it was cold and windy the snow would come in through the cracks around the window. Frank would get some kind of check at the beginning of the month. By the 15th of the month he was penniless. In exchange for food and drink he’d do small jobs for my dad sweep, mop, and stock the beer cooler or wash dishes. Frank had nothing but his pride and self respect and boy did he have those. It could literally be –20 outside and Frank would walk approx. ¾ of a mile to the bar. My dad would get him a hot breakfast and cup of coffee to warm up. Even though he was half frozen he’d look at my dad and say I haven’t earned it as soon as I get done with my work I’ll eat. No matter how my dad protested nothing was touched until he’d done some kind of work. I learned from Frank that even if people consider you a failure. You can still have pride in yourself and your accomplishments no matter how small. I also learned motivation and drive comes from within a person and does not always have to be attached to wages and material gains.