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    chrisborja1 Brand new to the SPN site! I look forward to knowing you all better!!! Thanks for all you do, Mike!!!
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    Wendy Angellotti Pierson I am a sales, marketing and IT service operations consultant. I am a scrum master, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and ITIL certified. Call me if I can help! 847.903.5771
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    Craig Fry A Lapel Pin: Memory Trigger A lapel pin can’t speak or even make a noise; but it can tell quite a story. Best of all, it’s your story, your experience, your emotion. How did I discover this? Well, I knew it all along, but it became more real as I started using LinkedIn. The idea of a daily LinkedIn lapel pin post surfaced in my mind. PinProsPlus makes thousands of different unique pins every year, so why not post a picture of a different lapel pin every day. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then showcasing images of pins should speak volumes about what we do. More importantly, it allowed me to be different, stand out, and promote pins in a non-pushy salesman sort of way. So, each day I looked through my pictures of sample lapel pins and always settled on one that made me think of a story, a thought, or an idea. In other words, the pin resonated with me. I would then post the picture and tell the story. And people responded. How did people respond? They didn’t respond in the way I thought. They responded with emotion and unique stories of their own, which of course were triggered based on the picture of the pin. I realized more so than ever that pins tell good stories or conjure up emotions in people, and that was a powerful insight. A single pin has multiple stories to tell, because each person has different experiences. Over time as I looked through my lapel pin pictures, I realized that the ones I skipped over were ones that had no effect or no story for me personally. So, I didn’t post them. But occasionally, when I had no choice, I would post them and was amazed at the stories they elicited in others. Do You Feel the Power of the Pin? I have always believed my slogan, “I help promote your story with Custom Lapel Pins.”, but that belief was becoming even more real as I was hearing the stories being told by you. I posted a “SKIS” pin and heard: “Me and skis have a love/hate relationship….” “sounds exactly like my experience skiing! Snow plowed….then slow.” Or the “Vienna Sausage” pin. “I hate them. My husband buys them to snack on and I secretly feed them to the dog LOL” “I LOVE Vienna sausages!!! Yummy!!” Or the “Golden Gate Bridge” pin “it was a symbol (to me) that I was where I wanted to work and live” “I know that bridge well” Or the number “9” pin “In numerology, my life path number” “I love the number 9, always had it on my backpack, just seemed to be the right number” Or the black cat sitting on a stack of books pin “Books and 4 legged friends, I couldn’t live without either” “My granny had a black cat always sitting on the books” Those are snippets of stories and emotions that individuals began to remember in their mind. You begin to see the power of the pin. I have examples in my personal life. My wife has 2 pins sitting on the dashboard of her car – “ELF” and “I Love My Husband”? The ELF pin is her initials and how can you not get excited about your own initials and also the fact that she loves the movie “Elf”. And the “I Love My Husband” --- well enough said. Lapel pins really do tell a story; because, they remind us of experiences, events, stories, and memories from our own life. Like a song, a sound, a smell, a location, a pin triggers memories. Memories that come to life just by looking at the lapel pin. How do you use lapel pins in your business? Is it just another promotional give away? Or, is it viewed as a tool to create a memory for a customer about you and your business? Real Life Examples. I’ll finish with two specific examples of customers using lapel pins to create a memory unique to their business. First, is Kimberly Hambrick and her podcast: “Leave the frustration. Take the cannoli”. Kimberly invites guests to participate on her podcast and tell their story. At the end she thanks each guest and presents them with a custom made “Cannoli Pin”. The pin depicts an image of a cannoli with the words “Leave the Frustration. Take the Cannoli”. That pin will always trigger memories of Kimberly and their experience on the podcast. You begin to see how Kimberly has created a memory trigger for her business. Second, is a California company A-C Electric. They have created a tradition of giving a uniquely designed pin for each of their company events such as Christmas parties, Halloween parties and summer picnics. Employees enthusiastically look for the pin at each event and collect them all. You can imagine the positive feelings this generates about the company and the memories and fun times they have with each other. It is a simple offering, but a powerful trigger for positive memories and feelings. The employees love it so much they won’t allow the company to end the tradition. So, do lapel pins tell stories? I say yes, and hope you believe it too. How can we tell your story in a lapel pin? Visit our website: www.pinprosplus.com
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    Lori Miller I hate feeling stuck, don't you? Some days it doesn't take much to feel like you're on that freakin' hamster wheel. Your little legs are moving fast and furious, but you're not going anywhere. I can't focus at all when I feel this way. Besides running away to some remote island 🏖️, how do you get unstuck? I keep a set of specific questions in my own stress toolbox to help me slow this wheel down. I pull them out anytime I feel myself spinning. Answering these questions helps me understand: * what I know to be true, * what I already have in my bucket to help me, * and what actions I can take. You can find all these questions in this episode of #MentalHealthMoment🎧. Have a great Monday! http://www.lorimiller.me/2019/04/25/get-unstuck-and-focus-on-whats-ahead/
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    Erik Never apologize for being honest.. https://www.instagram.com/p/BvMLWkWBKH_/
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    Lisa It wasn't long ago when I hated my life. I was commuting to a corporate job and spent years traveling 3 weeks a month. I was terrified to start my own business. I had to pay for a wedding, college loans we're kicking in and I had no real cash savings to speak of. At almost 50 this was really sticking my toes over the ledge. But I figured I'd swing the bat HARD and swing I did. I had no idea who my customer was or WTF I was selling (those things changed daily). The bootstrapping SUCKED. I was practically working my butt off for free just to get clients. Then it hit me. See, that first year I forgot who I was. I lost sight of .... 🎸My 20 years business experience 🎸 The hours I spent teaching myself to play lead guitar 🎸 The thousands of dollars on books courses and training to learn what I needed to know to rise 🎸The year I spent taking 4 busses 3x a week to get to a class 30 miles from home 🎸The six years I homeschooled my kids and while running a biz 🎸 The selling of my brothers old shit on eBay to pay the mortgage when I was a single mom. 🎸 The endless and relentless pursuit to learn how to code 🎸 The rise in Corp life from data entry to VP 🎸 The person who walked on Fire at #UPW 🎸The girl who stayed in the house as a young kid while friends were out having a good time to master my instrument. 🎸The person who always stepped up and never GAVE up We ALL have this list. Sit and think about how you overcame or accomplished in the past. Write it down. You'll be shocked. You can have what you want if you want it enough. Where are things today? Trippled sales year over year, man, kids and house of my dreams and never ever forgetting who the HELL I am. (Pardon my French) List your badassery below.
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