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Category: Perserverance and overcoming adversity

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@ . I’m on facebook under George Bickis. You can follow me on twitter


3 ways to overcome adversity and make a negative situation have positive results

3.ways to overcome adversity and make a negative situation positive

#1 stay positive. It’s amazing what a positive attitude and prospective can do to improves your overall situation. The little engine that could is not just a children’s story. 1st plan a goal then write it down with a date that you plan to complete. Then daily use a positive attitude and steps to reach its completion.

#2 be consistent despite circumstances. Once you start trying to achieve a goal don’t stop be consistent despite circumstances. It is easy to get off track and blame it on the circumstances life may throw at you.  Weather, illness, lack of time, low income, etc. may all produce excuses to put off till tomorrow what needs to be done today. A lack of consistency in pursuing your goals leads to lack of achieving them in a timely fashion.

#3 Persevere. They said it couldn’t be done. Without perseverance most the principals and inventions that have changed the course of humanity would not had been achieved.

I am an entrepreneur that has owned and helped develop many businesses and organizations. I tend to shoot first then aim. I am goal oriented and need to see them through to completion in as little time as possible then move on to the next.  I can find a way around over or under any wall that blocks my path and if I can’t I guess we have to plow through it. If you’d like to contact me my email address is nineteenjuices @

I also have a Facebook page George Bickis and can be followed on Twitter.

Sales 101 persistance

Sales 101  Persistance Everyone has a Harry When I was just starting out in sales at age 18 I called on the purchasing agent at a large local company . I presented my card gave my elevator speech on the benefits of my product and  services and awaited a reply . Boy did I get one I quote “ I ‘m happy with my supplier get out!” After that most would be discouraged but I was young and determined so 1 month later I was back gave my card to the receptionist and to my surprise escorted to Harry’s Office. I handed him My card did my little speech and again was told I’m happy with my supplier get out. Confused as to why he saw me and determined even more than ever the game was afoot. Once a month every month we’d dance our little dance. Every month Harry would see me then throw me out. This continued for over a year and I actually grew to believe Harry was enjoying it. So  one very hot August afternoon after a terrible day one the road at 4:30 pm on my way back to my office . I thought to my self I’m going to stop by and make Harry’s day and let him throw me out ! I gave my Card to his receptionist she escorted me back . Before I could say a word Harry looked up with a smile on his face. I had never seen him smile , and said your just who I wanted to see. After I composed my self I said me?  He said yes and proceeded to ask how long it would take me to get the largest order I’d ever written to that point delivered. To which I responded tomorrow he called in his secretary and proceeded to give me that order. No one needed to tell me to get out this time . I was out of there like a shot. I was  afraid he’d change his mind . I  kept that account for 7 years until Harry retired and they decided not to replace him but to do all purchasing through corporateMore Harry everyone has a different image of service: Once I got Harry’s Business I was thrilled and determined to keep him happy and be the Best Sales/customer service representitive He’d  ever seen so once a week I’d stop by to see if everything was ok. Harry saw me and would say everything is fine. On the 4th call once again Harry before I  could say anything looked up from his desk and said  “ everything is fine , your product is great. Stop coming in when and if I need you  for anything I’ll call you. As long as you don’t hear from me were good. I stopped calling on Harry .Harry tought me as well to not let your customers down 4 years in our relationship as supplier and customer at  8:00 in the morning my office phone rang. I  was there and had not left for the days calls on clients. On the other end  of the phone I heard a voice that said this is Harry I need you down here now. The phone went dead. I ran to my car and drove straight to Harry’s Office breaking a few traffic laws on the way. When I entered his office Harry said George I want you to meet  my corporate purchasing Manager and the repesentative from  a national company that supplies your product to all our other plants across the country. They were asking me why I refuse to buy my product through corporate on a national contract. He then looked at his watch and said I called George and told him I had a problem and needed him here 7 minutes later he was standing here. Can you do that? He smiled at me and said you can go. You need your customer to have and expect that kind of service from you.

Your future is a piece of cake

I was born in 1952 my crib was wooden with slats that were un-safely spaced and no side bumper pads. My stroller was metal with a wooden seat. There were no child proof locks.The electrical outlets had no safety plugs. My bottles were glass with rubber nipples. My diapers were cloth and held together with safety pins that were sharp and easily popped open. There were no vaccines for mumps, chicken pocks, measles, or flu. Cereal and Cracker Jacks came with toys that were choking Hazards. My toys were metals that rusted and had sharp edges & wooden toys with lead paint. At school we drank from a water fountain with lead pipes.We played at recess no mater what temperature twice a day. In science class we played with mercury and magnets. Our gym teacher and classmates watched us shower after class 3 times a week. We drank non-pasteurized apple cider.We drove cars with no seat belts, no airbags, no ABS breaks,  the dashboards were painted metal. We learned to survive, and work with what we had. We learned to use our imaginations, and to become creative . We learned to use our intuition in making decisions. We learned if you made the wrong decision there were consequences. We learned that if we didn’t know the answer to go to someone who did and ask.  We learned persistence lead to accomplishment. If you take those same principles and apply them to your goals you can’t help but succeed.