February 24, 2015
by Bob Meyer, Editor of BarterNews
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Trade Exchange Members Voicing Valid Concerns Are Asset
When a member of a
trade exchange is disappointed with the exchange's services or lack of
offerings, they will typically respond in one of two ways. They will
"vote" with their feet by exiting the exchange or they will stay put and
voice their concerns to management. Far too often within the barter
industry it's feet over voice, according to industry statistics.
Culturally this is understandable, as Americans prefer avoiding
confrontation by moving on, instead of voicing displeasures or concerns.
But there are problems with a cult of members just exiting. First, a lot
of time and effort is expended in finding and educating these
entrepreneurs. Moreover, when the problems aren't addressed, it entrenches
the status quo. And it doesn't enrich the exchange in any way, long-term.
Yes, owners will have an easier life if their members concerns are
avoided. However exiting members create mediocrity, and that reinforces
the cycle of decline within the individual barter network.
member with high trading activity voices a valid concern, they will in
fact be helping the exchange's ultimate objective — to be a better
and expansive business conduit. Preferably, management should embrace
their members' concerns; in a unique way these concerns may be a positive
energizer for the trade exchange, as well as the commercial barter
The barter industry is offering the marketplace an
alternative currency of immense value, but until it's understood and used
in a much greater degree the continued building of a better infrastructure
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Reconnecting With Lost Accounts Can
It takes a considerable amount of time, effort, and money to get
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Go over your records and analyze
the good accounts you worked so hard to obtain in the past. You
succeeded in getting their business, and then, for whatever reason,
these accounts just couldn't afford to work with you on a cash
Understandably, times change. So look for a way to
rejuvenate these valuable old accounts. After all you know each
other, which will make it easier to renew the relationship. Move
forward by making a new offer … introduce them to the trade
exchange concept, where they can pay you in trade dollars.
When you add value to a business relationship by introducing barter,
you become an asset to the other party. You're no longer just
another vendor. It's the first step to normalizing the relationship.
Getting back those good former accounts can pay you big dividends.
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The Power of Writing Down What You
What do you really want? With our busy lives and the stress of
working, making a living, caring for others, and getting older,
things can get out of control and really take a toll. If you feel
like you are on cruise control to nowhere is there any way for you
Two unlikely partners, Gene Moynihan, a retired
NYPD officer with a psychotherapy practice helping first responders
deal with the dark side of their profession (suicidal thoughts,
substance abuse, PTSD, depression, marital discord), and Dick Quis,
a retired CPA who has endured 16 surgeries including three tangles
with cancer and a major heart attack, have published a timely book
that captures the most powerful and simple technique there is to
change your life.
You start each day by getting out a piece
of paper, and writing down what you want to happen.
new book, Thinking Anew, explains how writing goals down
can be the simplest and most powerful thing you can do to get
yourself moving towards your goals, regain your direction and your
confidence, and place you in control over what happens to you.
"It may sound like a simple thing to do," says Quis, "but when you
try it and experience the rewards, you will really see the profound
changes that you can bring about for yourself."
many people have forgotten the incredible coping skills and power
they were born with, especially their ability to create," says
Moynihan. "Just watch a child learn new skills and you will quickly
realize that you have lost touch with those remarkable talents.
Children decide what they want and they just do it. They don't feel
fear and they don't hesitate. They are spontaneous and just dive
into what they are doing."
Writing down what your intentions
are each day focuses your mind on what you want. The act of writing
helps you achieve clarity and frees your mind to use your
imagination. You decide what is important and you put away what is
not. Your subconscious mind then goes to work and helps you achieve
what you want for the entire rest of the day.
are triggered and guided by your decision to write down what is
important. You get the maximum power by being specific and even by
setting a deadline. Here are some examples about how to phrase what
you write down.
If you want to lose weight,
- I will identify the people and events that sabotage my food
strategy and I will record what they are and when they happen.
- Writing down what I eat helps me consume fewer calories and
salt. I will keep an accurate record of everything I ate today.
- Instead of soda, I will take two cans of tomato juice with
me to drink: one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
- I will set my watch alarm to go off every two hours, and I
will get out of my chair and walk for fifteen minutes each time
it goes off. I will walk up and down the stairs instead of
taking the elevator.
- I will walk to work and home every day this week. I will
walk two miles each day.
If you want to change how you behave around people,
- I will not get angry. I will forgive everyone for
- The perfect outcome for today is for me to go home happy.
- I will not jump to conclusions. I will listen and think
before I talk. I will work through possibilities.
- I will notice what people do to help me. I will recognize it
and say thank you every time I see it.
If you want to make
more money, write down:
- I will call ten people today. I will call five people in the
morning and five people in the afternoon.
- I will follow up every call with an email. I will offer
ideas that keep the conversations going every time.
- No matter what happens, I have the courage and the ability
to try again tomorrow.
If you want to make up with your spouse, write down:
- I will apologize to my wife. By noon I will send my wife an
email and say, "I'm sorry. You were right. I was wrong".
- I will get a card and write down "I love you. Please forgive
me. I want another chance." I will pick up flowers on the way
home and give them to her with the note.
If you are facing a
big challenge today, write this down:
- Yes, I can do it! Yes, I can do it! Yes, I can do it! Yes, I
can do it! Yes, I can do it!
- Write: "Yes, I can do it" five times, each morning, every
day for a week, and watch what happens.
Writing down what you want specifically helps you make miracles
happen. Miracles can and do happen and they often happen when you
simply decide to write down what it is you really want to make
So get out a piece of paper or a notepad; then, each
morning as you start your day, write down what you want. The rest
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