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Persuade Everybody About Anything by Adding a “Pitch”

By Early to Rise | 10/13/2009

If you want people to do as you wish, don’t tell them, sell them. This is a simple rule that applies to almost any situation. I not only use it in my advertising copy, I use it to persuade my:

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Don’t Walk Away With Nothing

By Early to Rise | 10/13/2009

Important Sales Insight: People often feel guilty about saying “no.” After you’ve spent time trying to persuade them to buy something, they feel bad about just saying “no.” They may say “no,” but there is lingering guilt for having wasted your time.

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Keep It to Yourself

By Early to Rise | 10/13/2009

You know those parents who say they want to be their children’s “best friends”? You know the ones I’m talking about. Those obnoxious moms and pops with six-pack abs and designer jeans who have fun smoking pot with their kids and passing them candy-flavored condoms.

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The art of criticism the skill of praise

By Early to Rise | 10/12/2009

How can you get your key employees to quickly develop the skills and talents they need? How do you get them to understand what you understand? In short, how do you get them to succeed? These people can make your future immensely richer, fuller, and happier. But much of what…

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A Conversational Trick That I Promised Myself I’d Practice More Often

By Early to Rise | 10/12/2009

If you are lucky enough to be in the company of a successful businessman, don’t waste his precious time — and yours — chitchatting about baseball. This is a rare opportunity that should be treasured. So take advantage of it. Ask good questions, such as:

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Are You Taking Statin Drugs? Read This Immediately

By Early to Rise | 10/12/2009

Surprise. Surprise. Yet another important bit of information has been swept under the rug by Big Pharma. Turns out that statins, a $20 billion cash cow for the drug industry, have a serious side effect: They can cause a huge drop in the body’s level of CoQ10. And if you’re…

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Use Your Time to Make Real Money, Not Count Small Change

By Early to Rise | 10/12/2009

One of the stupidest and most damaging myths is that you can become wealthy by pinching pennies. Suze Orman and David Bach should be arrested for perpetuating this idiotic idea. And the media powerbrokers who give them a soapbox to stand on — starting with Oprah Winfrey — should be…

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A Great Sales Letter Formula

By Early to Rise | 10/9/2009

Last month, I spent less than one hour adapting a simple one-page sales letter to be e-mailed to 215 people who’d recently done business with one of my clients. The e-mail was simple. Basically, it said: “Thank you for your recent purchase. Now I’d like to give you preferential pricing…

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Get Happy by Trying Not To

By Early to Rise | 10/9/2009

The secret to more enduring happiness is to do less for yourself and more for others. Happiness comes to you not when you are making yourself the center of your universe but when you forget yourself and look outside. This is a truth I learned late in life. And it…

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Fighting Your Way to a Heart Attack

By Early to Rise | 10/9/2009

Speaking of making yourself happier and your life easier, there are serious health benefits to both of these good habits. A recent study, for example, has confirmed that stress and anger can be linked to heart disease. The researchers looked at 150 married couples. None of them had ever been…

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It Ain’t No Sin to Use Bad Grammar

By Early to Rise | 10/9/2009

Depending on your product and your target audience, using improper English in your sales copy may make it work better. The trick is to really know your prospect. Actually picture him or her in your head. Then pretend you’re having chat with that person while you write. A “conversation” with…

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Do You Think Managing Is a Waste of Time?

By Early to Rise | 10/9/2009

According to most “serial business builders,” bad hiring and firing decisions are among the most serious mistakes entrepreneurs make. These include: 1. Not spending the time and energy to recruit the very best employees 2. Not paying close enough attention to an executive’s performance 3. Waiting too long to fire…

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