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December 22, 2015

Written by Bob Meyer, Editor of BarterNews

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From the desk of Bob Meyer... 12/22/2015

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Don't Underestimate Your Influence Over Others

Most of us underestimate the power and influence we have over others. The truth is that you can, and do, have great influence over others. You have the ability to turn a person's bad day into a good day, a grouch into a friendly person, even a person with a complaint into a person happy with how they’re being treated. That's why customer service diplomacy is so important.

Today’s complex world puts greater demands on our time, with more job pressures and everyday glitches. Conversely, customers are often close to the end of their rope before they even get to you … as the following anecdote indicates.

An obviously frazzled man walks into a diner. "Just give me a couple eggs over easy and a kind word," he tells the waitress. The waitress brought the eggs to him and started to leave. "What about the kind word," he asked. "Don't eat the eggs," she deadpanned.

Customers often just want that kind word with a sincere smile, or an honest, pleasant greeting to be made to feel welcome and important.


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How To Make Your Kid A Millionaire

For as little as $100 you can set up a Roth IRA for any child who has earned income, and you can invest as much as your child makes — up to $4,000 a year.
 
Tax-free compounding over time produces a powerful payoff. A yearly $1,500 contribution will be worth nearly one-million-dollars in 50 years, assuming an 8% average annual return.
 
Understandably, few teens are likely to be excited about saving their hard-earned baby-sitting money for retirement. The way to make it work is by offering your teenager a deal such as matching what they earn, and then placing that amount in an IRA for them.


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Is Your Trade Exchange Missing Out On Valuable New Business?

If your barter company's listing on BarterNews.com isn't current, you are definitely missing out on new business. The web site BarterNews.com receives heavy traffic - with over 150,000 page-views every month. Entrepreneurs and corporate executives check the thousands of articles, the weekly "Tuesday Report," and the "Contacts Section" of our site. They use the latter to find barter companies with which to do business.

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Don't Keep All Your Eggs In One Basket

In life things go up and they go down. For your best peace of mind, have your investments in a variety of assets. The same thing goes for your business: don't just depend upon cash sales, diversify and have an alternative form of capital as well … trade dollars coming to you through your trade exchange.



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Trust Is Quietly Draining Away … Implications Are Not Good

In 1972 when the General Social Survey (funded by the National Science Foundation) first asked the question, "Do you trust others," 50% of the respondents answered "Yes." Today only 33% of Americans believe that most people can be trusted.
 
We're not talking about the loss of faith in big institutions such as the government, the church or Wall Street, which fluctuates with events.
 
Social trust brings good things to society, such as making it easier to compromise or make a deal. With trust, people are willing to work with those who are different from them for the common good. And where trust appears it's also conducive to promoting economic growth.
 
Distrust, on the other hand, seems to encourage corruption. At the least, it diverts energy to counting change, drawing up 100-page legal contracts and building gated communities.

Bottom-line: For four decades now, trust in the other fellow — a gut-level ingredient of democracy — has been quietly draining away.



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The Growth and Use of Secondary Capital (New Money) Creates Unprecedented Wealth In Today's New Age Of Possibility

There are many forms of secondary capital — which can be defined as any financial instrument that measures and communicates value in a common language. Would you like to see and learn more about the many forms of secondary capital?

 We have 70 free, informative and inspiring, articles for you in our "Secondary Capital Section."

Check it out... www.barternews.com/secondary_capital.htm.


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