FIT: The Chambers Pivot Newsletter
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Quick notes to help you get more done in less time. . . next week. Unless you're reading this on Monday the 28th. In that case, use them right now.  

In this issue:

- Techniques for FIT
- Being Human
- Random Stuff
- Mini-mini Workshop Offer

Techniques for FIT

  • The universe is expanding, not constricting. Since you're reading this you're not gathering up your Kalashnikov to battle over the last bag of rice on the block. Be thankful. 
  • Technology vendors are perfecting the stickiness of apps. At each tiny red notification, saliva pools in the corners of my mouth. It may be time for a break from my device.
  • On a lighter note, someone pointed out that Artificial Intelligence scientists are way behind on replicating the sense of smell. The robots can't tell us who dealt it. Yet.  
  • You survived the turducken test. You navigated dinner time politics. You woke up today. It's yours to enjoy. So, enjoy it. 

Being Human - Giving thanks

"When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” - Willie Nelson in The Tao of Willie

First, how great is it that Willie Nelson has a Tao? Second, that act he mentions, counting your blessings, is an incredibly powerful technique for lifting your satisfaction with life. 

I mentioned in the Techniques that programmers are tapping our base human instincts to make their apps stickier. Marketers have made similar inroads for decades. The number of thoughts that are put into our heads without our permission is simply staggering. 

That's what makes Willie's technique so effective. 

Each night, right before you fall asleep, think of three things that you're grateful for. At each one, stop and add a sentence with a specific about why you're grateful. Then drift off. 

You'll wake up refreshed and over time, if we measured it, more satisfied with the gifts you've been given. 


Random Stuff

Dog framing

Wilson the Amazing Border Collie and I like to go on long walks. As the weather turns cold and daylight hours shrink, that means we've been taking more walks in the dark. 

That wouldn't be a problem if Wilson didn't have a quirk. He tries to relieve himself in secret. The peeing isn't a problem, but the walk-trot-poo-drop is. I'm terrified I'm going to miss one and a neighbor is going to talk about me. I've heard stories of angry neighbors flinging forgotten dung at lazy dog walkers. I don't need that. 

My solution? A headlamp. It's made for camping, but it's perfect for spotting Wilson's evidence. Even in total leaf cover. The only issue is when the light is on, it screams "nerd!" to my spouse and children. They are decidedly less impressed with my solution than I am. I'm careful to turn it on only when needed. 

We come back into the house after a walk, and start removing our garments. Wilson makes me chase him around a little so I can unclip his harness and I kick off my shoes when the deed is done. Then I see it. Smashed into the waffle pattern on the bottom of my shoe. My eyes track back to where I've been stomping around the house. 

"Greg!" my wife says, surveying the damage. It's everywhere.

"Sorry. I thought he might have pooped but I couldn't find it," I say while scrambling for paper towels and Scent-B-Gone. 

She looks at me, and up at my hat.

"I know. I lost it on the walk somewhere. It must have fallen off. . ." my mind drifts to where the lamp probably fell. She goes back to her book. 

Wilson just lies there and pants, as if to say, "If you kept the light on all the time you might have noticed when it fell." 

He's very smart. 

Mini-mini Workshop Sale

I am going to limit travel while I finish up this book. As a result, I am going to offer you, dear reader, something of value in exchange for your support of a good cause.

If you've ever thought:
- I want my people to communicate better
- I want to enhance customer satisfaction
- I want to get closer to customers, etc.
You may like what I'm about to offer. 

A Mini-mini workshop
Until year end, I'm offering a Mini-mini, super-kick-ass, highly participative, small group workshop for your company on a FIT topic you choose. Just like my full-day workshops, it will utilize pragmatic business concepts that attendees can immediately apply to their actual day-to-day jobs. You bring me the outcome you want, and I'll design the workshop.

For instance, you might say, "Greg, I want my people to communicate better." Or, "G, I want my team to be more excited about our future." Or, "Hey, I want my sales reps to close more."

You name it, agree to a date before year end, and I'll work something up. 

If you have not been to one of my workshops, you're in for a surprise. If you've been in a workshop with me, this will be a short, focused version of that experience. 

Sounds great. How much? 

Normally, I charge $10,000 for a half-day with me for a speech and workshop. This is going to be shorter in duration, happen locally, and I can use the content for my upcoming book, so here's the deal.

If you're in Omaha, donate $500 to the Sienna Francis House and let's set a Mini-mini Workshop up. If you're not sure what the Siena Francis House is, click this link

If you're not in Omaha, let's talk because if you're willing to support the Siena Francis House Homeless Shelter, I'll trade services to make that work. 

I've never done this before. I plan to do it through December. Contact me for details. 

Upcoming Offerings

Booklet  — Amalgamate: Winter 2016  it's in the works. Expect it in your mailbox in December.
Momentum Program: 4 openings — worldwide
December 13, Teleseminar: "Getting More from Automation Tools like Hubspot, Infusionsoft, and Ontraport" — registration link coming (send an email if you want on the list now)
2017, Everybody Sells Book Release  — (I have an agent, so this is happening, you can add your name to the list of interested peoples)
January 2017 Teleseminar: Topic TBA —
February 2017 CEO Breakfast — Details in the coming weeks

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