January 2017

January 2017

Strategies for Success Newsletter January 2017 Issue 133


Published by Emily Huling Selling Strategies


Copyright 2017 Emily Huling. All rights reserved.


In this January 2017 issue:

  1. Thoughts from the Road
  2. Thoughts from Others
  3. Josmo’s Cafe
  4. Stay Energized
  5. Emily Live


  1. Thoughts from the Road

The benefits of losing

My mom’s hard-working cleaning lady is an interesting woman. Jenny by day and Jenievel Knievel by night, she is a long-time player for one of the Phoenix area flat track roller girl teams. John and I always look forward to hearing about her team, her teammates, and her latest inevitable injury.

Last time we saw her we asked, “How’s the season going this year?” “Oh,” Jenievel said cheerfully, “we’re losing most games.” We told her we were sorry to hear that. “Don’t be. It’s a lot better losing.” Huh?

Jenny went on to explain the benefits of being on a losing team. It’s a lot more fun she told us. The other teams aren’t gunning for us. The refs give us some breaks. We put less pressure on ourselves and we get less pressure from family and friends. And the best part is that we all get to play, not just the star players.

Moral of the story. In life, each of us gets to choose what’s important.


  1. Thoughts from Others

It’s a beautiful world to see,

Or it’s dismal in every zone.

The thing it must be,

In its gloom or its gleam,

Depends on yourself alone.


Believe in Yourself


Dream freely

Envision excellence

Exude enthusiasm

Be inspired

Inspire others

Take pride in you

Recognize inner beauty

Draw on inner strength

Look inside your soul

Create peace

Seek truth

Spread joy

Embark on adventure

Launch new ideas

Thing big

Invoke positives

Live fully

Reach out

Aim high

Find happiness

Expect the best

Be the best

-Jan Michelsen

John and I wish you the best and brightest for 2017!


  1. Josmo’s Cafe

During winter months, John and I are always looking for easy and healthy dinner dishes to quickly assemble and pop in the oven. Zesty Salsa Chicken fits the bill perfectly! Enjoy!

Please visit our Josmo’s Cafe recipes list to find something new and yummy for family and friends. All dishes have been taste tested many, many times!


And now for a commercial break……….

Please join me in Milwaukee June 4-6, for Elevate 2017! This fast-paced, high-content live conference, hosted by Agency Nation, is dedicated to educating, entertaining, and inspiring insurance professionals to improve their customers’ experience through sales, marketing and technology. To receive $200.00 off the registration fee, please use “cybermonday” as the coupon code.

Increase growth and profits with service-selling strategies learning materials

Kick off the new year by implementing proven service-selling strategies! Please remember that we have loads of learning materials at our Learning Store on the website. Service Selling Supercharge (weekly 4-minute audio lessons) and Great Service Sells (how-to book) continue to be top sellers for in-house service professional development. As a bonus, all January orders include an assortment of the Energizer Minute collection CDs and a complimentary copy of the book Selling from the Inside.

2017 Presentation Topics

Looking for hot topics for your client, member, or employee meetings? Our most popular presentations are listed on our 2017 speaking topics web page.


  1. Stay Energized

Coming later this month – 17 Terrific Tips to Create Office Fun!  A copy will be delivered directly to your inbox.  Visit the Business Building page on our website to find articles, free stuff, and all the 17 Terrific Tips columns.

January Energizer Minute – Are we having fun yet? Get supercharged with Energizer Minutes – one-to-two-minute audio stories told by yours truly to energize, invigorate, and inspire!

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


  1. Emily Live
  • Private client – Leading People to Greatness, St. Joseph, MO – January 10-11, 2017
  • Private client – Working Together for Success – Fargo, ND – February 6-9, 2017
  • Private client – How to Become the Agent of Choice – Fargo, ND – February 10, 2017
  • NAPSLO Leadership Conference – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – March 6-8, 2017
  • NetVU Annual Conference – Leading with Certainty – Nashville, TN – March 23-25, 2017
  • Agency Management CIC – Austin, TX – April 5-6, 2017
  • AAMGA Annual Conference – Orlando, FL – May 21-23, 2017
  • Elevate 2017 – Agency Nation event – Leading with Certainty – Milwaukee, WI – June 4-6, 2017
  • Agency Management CIC – Knoxville, TN – August 16-18, 2017


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Selling Strategies: Strategies for Success Newsletter is published by Emily Huling Selling Strategies. For further information, contact emily@sellingstrategies.com.

© 2017 Emily Huling. All rights reserved.

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