December 22, 2015
by Bob Meyer, Editor of BarterNews
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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
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.
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.
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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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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Don't Keep All Your Eggs In One
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.
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.
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
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
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?
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