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New Year's Kickstart Challenge

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I'm the only person I've ever known who's kept a New Year's Resolution.

Several years ago I made a New Year's Resolution to never make another New Year's Resolution. Since then, I've kept it perfectly. How're you doing with yours?

Freed from resolutions, I challenge myself at the threshold of each year to complete a quick goal. I call it a "New Year's Kickstart." It works.

It should take no more than a week or 2 to complete and should light the fuse for your strategy for the year. Whether you've made a New Year's Resolution or not, I invite you to join me in my first ever "New Year's Kickstart Challenge".

My "New Year's Kickstart" for 2012 is to complete and launch my personal website.

Have an unfinished white paper, blog, webinar, or presentation? Get your project done before I announce the launch of my personal site on January 19th, and you could score a snazzy reward!

New Year's Kickstart Challenge Rules

1. Has to be a business-related project unless it's something really, really cool (like an office chocolate fondue fountain). 2. Has to be emailed to me as an attachment, link or description before my email announcement on Jan. 19. 3. My favorite (based on purely subjective criteria) gets a free year subscription to Ace of Sales. 4. Anyone can enter. (Ace of Sales users and non-users.) Have an annual account already? You'll get your next year's subscription free.

I'll announce my pick the week of January 23rd in my email update, here on the blog, and in Jeffrey Gitomer's Sales Caffeine!

Have a question? Email me

Say "Happy New Year!" with 14 New Designs

New Year's Day is only a few days away! Surprise your customers by showing them that, amidst the holiday hustle and bustle, they're still on your mind. Want your customers to include you in their midnight toast?

Here's one idea that will get the job done:

1. Send them an Ace of Sales Email Greeting with one of our new 2012 designs.

2. Include your 1 or 2 sentence philosophy for serving customers. (Insurance example: "As your Guardian Angel of Insurance, I help you secure the best coverage at the best price with as little interruption as possible to your life. I watch, weigh, and worry about your insurance every day so you don't have to.")

3. Then give a specific answer for how you will carry out your philosophy in the coming year. ("This year, I have a new monthly summary that slims down your carrier's multi-page report to a half page. Only my customers will enjoy this compliance-approved convenience. Here's a preview.")

Give it a try!

Side Note: I do NOT recommend pledging a New Year's Resolution to your customers. It only communicates that you haven't been doing what you should've been doing all along. They will also expect you to break it, like all other New Year's resolutions.

Here's a glimpse at the 14 new designs! Login to your Ace of Sales account to see them all.

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