February 2013

February 2013

Strategies for Success Newsletter February 2013 Issue 86


Published by Emily Huling Selling Strategies
Copyright 2013 Emily Huling. All rights reserved.


In this February 2013 issue:

Thoughts from the office
Did you know…?
Josmo’s Cafe
Stay Energized!
Emily Live


1. Thoughts from the office
Do you show up or step up?

Mike has been the co-manager of my favorite grocery store, Harris Teeter, for about two years. This store, only three miles from my house, is a new one that sprouted up a few years ago as our Lake Norman community has grown. Not only is the store convenient, Harris Teeter stocks quality products and most important to me, employs top quality people. Even by Harris Teeter’s high standards, Mike stands out in many ways.

I first noticed Mike because of the spring in his step and the smile on his face as he walks through the aisles. He demonstrates a purposeful conscientiousness as he stops regularly to pull products forward on the shelves. It’s as if he has eyes on the side of his head noticing what could be better for both customers and sales. Mike just doesn’t just show up for work, he steps up when he’s at work.

Morale of the story: We each have a choice as to how we approach our jobs – show up or step up. Which do you choose?


Our attitude about our work is whatever we deem it to be. EH

2. Did you know…?
Stay healthy, get healthy

If you’re not affected by the rampant illness this winter, you know someone who is! Like many folks, John and I look for alternatives to prescription and over-the-counter medication to stay healthy and get healthy. It’s easier than ever to obtain hard-to-find alternatives with online buying and stores that now offer homeopathic, holistic, and natural cure products. If you’re interested in learning about natural health remedies, our reference book is Prescription for Natural Cures: A Self-Care Guide for Treating Health Problems with Natural Remedies Including Diet, Nutrition, Supplements, and Other Holistic Methods by James Balch, M.D. and Mark Stangler, N.M.D.

Here’s to your good health!


3. Josmo’s Café

Brrrrrrr…. February! Not so much in North Carolina, but all my years up north in Beaver Falls, PA and Chicago make me hanker for hot, fresh, homemade soups! Thick and hearty pea soup is one of my favorites and easy to make in a slow cooker. The main ingredients – split pea soup mix and ham bone – come from our local HoneyBaked Ham Company store. My store sells a frozen ham bone for $4.99. There’s always enough meat on it for a sandwich or two before it makes its way into the pot. YUM!

Lots of HoneyBaked™ recipes as well as store locations are found on the HoneyBaked Ham Company website.

To learn the history of Josmo’s Café and access more café recipes, visit Josmo’s Café! Enjoy!


4. Stay Energized!

Follow me on Twitter @EmilyHuling to read my weekday Energizer Moments.

February Energizer Minute – Get supercharged with Energizer Minutes – one to two minute audio stories told by yours truly to energize, invigorate, and inspire! Click to hear Love is in the Air.

Want to take a one-minute trip to Paris? John posted some of our Christmas in Paris pictures on the website. What a fabulous city even in bone-chilling weather! Click for Paris Pictures

Fast Forward Your Success – Selling Strategies offers strategic planning, workshops, coaching, books, and audio learning materials to build top-performing sales and customer service organizations. To learn more, visit www.sellingstrategies.com or call me at 888-309-8802.


Coming Soon – New Audio Learning Programs to Advance Workplace Success

Touchpoints for Managers: Improve Employee Satisfaction and Productivity
Touchpoints for Producers: Savvy Selling Strategies
Touchpoints for CSRs: Creating Client Connections


5. Emily Live

Please get in touch if you want to connect when I’m in your area or if you’re interested in a similar program for your organization.

Agency Management CIC – Little Rock, AR – February 7, 2013
Private client – Sharpening Your Skills – Shreveport, LA – February 13, 2013
Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina – Spring Conference – Deliver Service that Sells and Protects – February 20, 2013
NAMIC Commercial Lines Conference – Chicago, IL – February 27-March 1, 2013
NetVu Conference – Grapevine, TX – Proven Producer Strategies to Earn More Money and How to Change – Where to Start – March 14-16, 2013
Louisiana Surplus Lines Association Annual Meeting – Effective Selling: Strategies to Grow Your Business Biloxi, MS – March 20-21, 2013
Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois Management Conference – Employee Engagement: Strategies to Gain Competitive Advantage – Chicago, IL – April 17, 2013
Professional Insurance Agents of Indiana Annual Conference – Indianapolis, IN – A Marketing Plan: Your Roadmap to Success and Creating Sales Superstars – May 9-10, 2013
Private client – Great Service Sells – Appleton, WI – May 15, 2013
International Association of Insurance Professionals Annual Convention – Take Charge of Your Career and Time Tactics: Accomplish More, Stress Less – Orlando, FL – June 5-7, 2013


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