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3 Actions You MUST Take To Create Amazing Breakthroughs!

  To create momentum and breakthroughs when it comes to achieving your personal and professional goals, you MUST do these 3 actions before anything else! Upgrade your beliefs if fear is holding you back Train your brain for success instead of fighting yourself (ie, procrastinating, not staying focused) Develop an unstoppable mindset that keeps you feeling hopeful, inspired and resilient! Fearful beliefs and unconscious blind spots hold people back more than any other factor! Once you’ve developed the self-belief and attitude necessary for overcoming obstacles, identifying the intended destination and the path for getting their will become easier. For tips on HOW to train your brain and develop an unstoppable mindset, grab a complimentary copy of my popular Mind-Mastery Ebook here: The Cure For Self Sabotage  

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How Smiling Can Increase Sales By 30%!

You can begin increasing your sales just by smiling more and making eye-contact with those around you. When you look someone in the eye and smile, it sends a subconscious message to their brain that YOU are a nice person and likely someone who can be TRUSTED to do business with. People tend to think they are too busy or too import to be bothered by acknowledging those around them, which is a BIG mistake and a HUGE opportunity for you! When you make the time to validate those around you by saying hello, smiling and making eye-contact with them for a second or two, or offering a compliment, their opinion of you skyrockets! When you don’t, it plummets! I remember going to a very important interview to share my professional development programs with a committee. While people were gathering inside the conference room, I was out in the hallway…

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4 Steps To Quickly Increase Happiness and Prosperity

A friend recently emailed me and asked what I’ve been doing that’s different since I seemed to be so much busier and happier. As I typed out a response, I thought what I’m doing might help YOU as well. My reply is below… Over the last few months, I’ve been working hard on clarifying what I want to do with my time, rather than being a slave to my schedule. Through this, I’ve realized the following:  To feel fulfilled at work or home, you need to…  1) Spend MOST of your time doing what you love.2) Develop a mission or purpose in life that includes bringing more VALUE into the lives of those around you. I was not doing so well on the first item (doing what you love) because I believed the stuff “I had to get done” was taking up ALL my time. Life seems busier than ever and it…

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How To Quickly Overcome A Setback!

How do you handle setbacks? Do you get angry? Scared? More determined? How you think about setbacks (things that don’t go the way you want them to) reveals a lot about your attitude. There isn’t one successful person who hasn’t had setbacks. They are a part of life. Sometimes, no matter what you do or how well you perform, things will just not go your way. I used to get really upset about deals falling through, clients not showing up, or another home appliance going on the fritz. Yet, the more I worked on myself, the more unattached I got to outcomes. All you can do is deliver your best effort. That’s it. If it doesn’t work out, try again. The secret to quickly overcoming setbacks is to focus on the value you are bringing and not on the outcome you get back! For example, if you are working with…

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How To Get People To Like You!

Sales and communication expert, Tim Shurr, reveals how to make people like you more by being “others-focused” and asking questions about them. Facebook.com/timshurrma twitter.com/timshurr http://instagram.com/shurrsuccess https://www.linkedin.com/in/timshurr  

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How Do You Close More Sales?

Having a sales strategy will significantly increase your close rate. Here’s the formula I use. Find their pain Intensify the pain Provide a solution and add value Offer social proof Assume the sale Penalty for not taking action (create urgency) Follow up after the sale to create a raving fan   For a limited time, you can download a free copy of my E-Book, Increase Sales Through Relationships In 5 Easy Ways! Thanks for reading! Tim Shurr President, Shurr Success, Inc.

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#1 Way To Improve Your Thoughts!

We’ve all had negative thoughts. Your level of success and happiness will be determined by how well you master those thoughts. Are you in charge of your mind? Or is your mind (fearful thinking) controlling you? In this video, I’ll introduce a simple, yet powerful strategy for gaining control of your thoughts, so you can learn to use the power of your mind to create your life by design! Please make sure to SHARE this video with your friends and let’s stay connected on my other sites. www.facebook.com/timshurrma www.twitter.com/timshurr www.linkedin.com/in/timshurr Thanks and I hope your day is a Shurr ! Success Tim Shurr President, Shurr Success, Inc. PS, Want more? Click here -> OvercomeSelfSabotageNow.com PSS, I mentioned the Power Questions Handout in the video. Power Questions

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How To Motivate Yourself (Lesson 1)

At some point in your life, you will struggle with motivation. Whether you have a hard time getting started with a goal, or you’re burned out from the pursuit of one, the Motivation Mindset strategy in this 1st lesson will get you on track! It’s fun, easy, and you can quickly feel motivated to accomplish any goal. Just listen to how I motivate myself to do taxes… Make sure to leave a comment or join me on facebook.com/tim.shurr for the other Motivation Mindset Lessons. Thanks for visiting and I hope your day is a Shurr ! Success Tim Shurr, MAPresident, Shurr Success, Inc. 

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Designing Miracles – 4 Steps To Achieving Any Goal!

If you’d like to achieve your BIG goals faster and easier, check out this program I did for the Walk The Talk group (Walkthetalkseries.com) at The Vogue in Indianapolis, IN. I share 4 specific steps for manifesting miracles in your life and personal success stories from those who have prospered from these prosperity principles. Enjoy! Want more? Click here.

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To create momentum and breakthroughs when it comes to achieving your personal and professional goals, you MUST do these 3 actions before anything else!

  1. Upgrade your beliefs if fear is holding you back
  2. Train your brain for success instead of fighting yourself (ie, procrastinating, not staying focused)
  3. Develop an unstoppable mindset that keeps you feeling hopeful, inspired and resilient!

Fearful beliefs and unconscious blind spots hold people back more than any other factor! Once you’ve developed the self-belief and attitude necessary for overcoming obstacles, identifying the intended destination and the path for getting their will become easier.

For tips on HOW to train your brain and develop an unstoppable mindset, grab a complimentary copy of my popular Mind-Mastery Ebook here: The Cure For Self Sabotage

 

How Smiling Can Increase Sales By 30%!

You can begin increasing your sales just by smiling more and making eye-contact with those around you. When you look someone in the eye and smile, it sends a subconscious message to their brain that YOU are a nice person and likely someone who can be TRUSTED to do business with.

People tend to think they are too busy or too import to be bothered by acknowledging those around them, which is a BIG mistake and a HUGE opportunity for you! When you make the time to validate those around you by saying hello, smiling and making eye-contact with them for a second or two, or offering a compliment, their opinion of you skyrockets! When you don’t, it plummets!

I remember going to a very important interview to share my professional development programs with a committee. While people were gathering inside the conference room, I was out in the hallway looking over my notes. I noticed a gentleman standing by himself and he looked troubled. So I walked over and said, “Hey friend, you seem like you’ve got a lot on your mind. You ok? I said this while smiling and looking him in the eye.

He looked up at me and said, “Yeah, we’ve got a lot going on here and we’re upgrading some of our software.” I said, “That’s a big deal and it will be challenging at times, yet when it’s complete, the new software should hopefully make things much better, right?” He smiled and said, “That’s the plan.”

I offered my hand and introduced myself. He did the same and my heart jumped a bit when I realized he was the President of the company! When he recognized that I did not know who he was when I approached him, and that I noticed his frustration and approached him out of kindness, it sealed the deal in him mind that I walked my talk. Needless to say, I got the gig!

Today, purposefully make eye-contact with others and SMILE more. Do this at work and at home. If you do telephone sales, smile while talking on the phone and imagine making eye-contact with this customer in your mind. It will unconsciously improve your delivery through the warmth and compassion that will come through the tone, speed and volume of your voice.

Customers will like you more and your sales WILL improve!

Make today a Shurr ! Success

Tim

 

PS, Leave a comment below about a time when you smiled or made eye-contact and it made ALL the difference!

4 Steps To Quickly Increase Happiness and Prosperity

A friend recently emailed me and asked what I’ve been doing that’s different since I seemed to be so much busier and happier. As I typed out a response, I thought what I’m doing might help YOU as well. My reply is below…

Over the last few months, I’ve been working hard on clarifying what I want to do with my time, rather than being a slave to my schedule. Through this, I’ve realized the following: 

To feel fulfilled at work or home, you need to… 


1) Spend MOST of your time doing what you love.

2) Develop a mission or purpose in life that includes bringing more VALUE into the lives of those around you.

I was not doing so well on the first item (doing what you love) because I believed the stuff “I had to get done” was taking up ALL my time. Life seems busier than ever and it can feel like you’re drowning in a never-ending pile of stuff that needs completing.

Yet, there is also an unconscious habit that many success-driven people experience and that is to take on MORE activities than you should in hopes that something will eventually make you so much money that you don’t have to do anything else, except what brings you joy. Turns out, THIS IS A TRAP!

 
First, if you are spread too thin, you won’t be able to excel in one area that you can become known for. If you are a jack of all trades and a master of none, it will also hurt your brand because people won’t have a clear understanding of what you do, or how you can help them.

Second, working on several projects at once won’t give you more free time. Instead, it eats it all up. Every project you take on creates an entire list of sub-projects that you were not anticipating, which means you won’t end up with MORE free time. You’ll end up with even less!

Third, you only have so much bandwidth. I just turned 47 and I’ve noticed that I don’t have the energy to pull 80-hour work weeks like I used to. Plus, my laptop and smartphone were hurting my marriage because my family started feeling like my work was more important than they were. Thus, I put boundaries on my work so when I come home, the computer and phone go into my home office and stay there until the next morning. This has greatly improved my marriage, yet it also means I now have even less time to get things accomplished.

Sometimes life moves SO FAST, it can feel incredibly difficult to slow down enough to actually plan out a desirable outcome. This is a common theme for companies I work with and it happens in my own company as well.


If it’s happening in yours, try these 4 steps…

1. Take an hour (or a 1/2 day) and write down everything you spend your time on.

2. Then write down what you want to spend your time on. (What do you love doing the most? What would bring about the largest economic growth for your business?

3. Look at where you can start “clearing your plate.” What two activities are most important to you? These activities should bring you the greatest chance of success, while also cultivating the greatest amount of joy. If they are in conflict, go with what brings you joy.

4. Start prioritizing your day and make sure every task is related to the “two chosen activities” you’ve selected. It’s OK to say NO, to turn down money-making opportunities, and to protect your schedule in order to stay laser-focused only on your two main objectives.

Case study:

I’ve spent my whole life growing a coaching practice, so I have a lot of security and pride wrapped up in it. This makes letting it go feel quite unsettling. My mind thinks, “What if the speaking thing doesn’t work out? What if I sell my practice and I can’t get it back if I need to? What if I can’t pay my bills and I end up living in a van down by the river?”

Fear (False Evidence Appearing Real) will suggest that it’s merely trying to keep you safe. Yet, why tip-toe through life so you can safely arrive at death? I joke with my wife that I came into this world naked and yelling and that’s how I intend to leave it! I’d rather wear out than rust out, so I’m going to take a chance on pursuing my next dream.

I can always open another practice, but my BIGGER dreams aren’t going to wait forever. It’s either now or never, so I’m going for it. I’ve shifted my fear so it’s actually scarier to play it safe than it is to track down my dream, and that’s what gave me the green light to take charge of my schedule. I’ve also created urgency, so I take action quickly rather than allowing the process to drag out.

Thus, I’ve now cut way back on the number of clients I coach each week and I’m devoting 80% of my time to consulting with companies because I can make a larger difference in this way. How will it all turn out? I’ll keep you posted on that. Yet, I have a strong feeling that it’s going to turn out even better than I expected it too!

What I want to know is how it will turn out for you?
I hope you seize the opportunity to find out.


Thanks for reading,

Tim Shurr, MA
President, Shurr Success, Inc.

“The ONLY thing that separates you from your goal is a belief. The faster you
recognize and shift your limiting beliefs, the greater success you’ll achieve.” -TS

“You start to live when you give!” -Dave Lindsey

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   Maximizing Your Influence Podcast with Tim Shurr
May 4, 2017   1pm-2pm (ET)

Join us for our monthly podcast as Tim interviews Real Estate
All-star & CEO of Snyder Real Estate, Jesse Snyder (http://snyderstrategy.net/)

This podcast uncovers unconscious beliefs and habits that lead to extraordinary success in business and life. Tim chose to focus not on the icons of industry, but on regular people who’ve accomplished incredible results and have a strong message to share with you.

To join, call (712) 451-0969. Access Code: 176949#

If you have questions for Jesse, please email them ahead of time to tim@timshurr.com

How To Quickly Overcome A Setback!

How do you handle setbacks? Do you get angry? Scared? More determined? How you think about setbacks (things that don’t go the way you want them to) reveals a lot about your attitude.

There isn’t one successful person who hasn’t had setbacks. They are a part of life. Sometimes, no matter what you do or how well you perform, things will just not go your way. I used to get really upset about deals falling through, clients not showing up, or another home appliance going on the fritz.

Yet, the more I worked on myself, the more unattached I got to outcomes. All you can do is deliver your best effort. That’s it. If it doesn’t work out, try again. The secret to quickly overcoming setbacks is to focus on the value you are bringing and not on the outcome you get back!

For example, if you are working with a customer and you’ve provided all the value you can, you’ve done your job. If the customer doesn’t buy, it’s because s/he wasn’t ready or it wasn’t a good fit. You can’t force or manipulate that customer into a sale or you’ll end up with a larger problem down the road. Be happy that you now know it’s time to move on and focus your attention on the next customer who will buy from you.

Too many get stuck on why that customer didn’t buy or why things aren’t going well instead of directing their attention towards what they can do to improve the situation. Wherever your attention goes, your energy flows. If you only think about what isn’t working, you’ll end up with more things that aren’t working because that’s what you’re fixated on.

If, instead of ruminating over a lost sale, you thought, “Next!” and focused on bringing value to another person, you’ll soon have a new customer because that’s where you are placing your concerted energy. Of course, if you continue getting unfavorable outcomes, it’s smart to investigate your approach in case you need to modify it. Even the best sales professionals can find areas where they’d like to improve. They never think they already know it all and they don’t put limits on their potential.

I took my son to a Karate tournament over the weekend and watched as this courageous wheelchair-bound athlete completed his weapons kata. I found him after the competition, patted him on the shoulder, and told him what a great job he did. The young man just stared at me. We made eye contact for a few minutes, I smiled, and turned away. He didn’t say anything, yet he never broke eye contact, which is rare for a younger teenager. I wanted him to feel validated. I don’t know if it worked, yet I put it out there because that’s all I can do.

This young man could have let that wheelchair rob him of his opportunity to practice karate. Instead, not only did he take on the challenge, he also joined the Karate Competition Team. He might not of won all his matches, but he did his best and that’s all he needed to do.

Willie Jolley, a well-known motivational speaker and radio host once told me that a setback is a setup for a comeback and the singer, Billy Ocean, once said, “When the going get’s tough, the tough get going!” I’ve embraced both concepts and I encourage you to do the same.

Tim Shurr
President, Shurr Success, Inc.

 

How To Skyrocket Your Business on a Shoestring Budget

This webinar was hosted by Michael Watson for the International Association of Medical and Dental Hypnotherapists on April 11, 2017. All rights reserved…

How To Get People To Like You!


Sales and communication expert, Tim Shurr, reveals how to make people like you more by being “others-focused” and asking questions about them.

Facebook.com/timshurrma
twitter.com/timshurr
http://instagram.com/shurrsuccess
https://www.linkedin.com/in/timshurr

 

How Do You Close More Sales?

Having a sales strategy will significantly increase your close rate. Here’s the formula I use.

  1. Find their pain
  2. Intensify the pain
  3. Provide a solution and add value
  4. Offer social proof
  5. Assume the sale
  6. Penalty for not taking action (create urgency)
  7. Follow up after the sale to create a raving fan

 

For a limited time, you can download a free copy of my E-Book, Increase Sales Through Relationships In 5 Easy Ways!

Thanks for reading!

Tim Shurr
President, Shurr Success, Inc.

#1 Way To Improve Your Thoughts!

We’ve all had negative thoughts. Your level of success and happiness will be determined by how well you master those thoughts. Are you in charge of your mind? Or is your mind (fearful thinking) controlling you?

In this video, I’ll introduce a simple, yet powerful strategy for gaining control of your thoughts, so you can learn to use the power of your mind to create your life by design!

Please make sure to SHARE this video with your friends and let’s stay connected on my other sites.

www.facebook.com/timshurrma
www.twitter.com/timshurr
www.linkedin.com/in/timshurr

Thanks and I hope your day is a Shurr ! Success

Tim Shurr
President, Shurr Success, Inc.

PS, Want more? Click here -> OvercomeSelfSabotageNow.com

PSS, I mentioned the Power Questions Handout in the video.
Power Questions

How To Motivate Yourself (Lesson 1)

At some point in your life, you will struggle with motivation. Whether you have a hard time getting started with a goal, or you’re burned out from the pursuit of one, the Motivation Mindset strategy in this 1st lesson will get you on track! It’s fun, easy, and you can quickly feel motivated to accomplish any goal. Just listen to how I motivate myself to do taxes…

Make sure to leave a comment or join me on facebook.com/tim.shurr for the other Motivation Mindset Lessons.

Thanks for visiting and I hope your day is a Shurr ! Success

Tim Shurr, MA
President, Shurr Success, Inc. 


Designing Miracles – 4 Steps To Achieving Any Goal!

If you’d like to achieve your BIG goals faster and easier, check out this program I did for the Walk The Talk group (Walkthetalkseries.com) at The Vogue in Indianapolis, IN. I share 4 specific steps for manifesting miracles in your life and personal success stories from those who have prospered from these prosperity principles. Enjoy!

Want more? Click here.

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