May 2019

May 2019

Strategies for Success Newsletter May 2019 Issue 161


Published by Emily Huling Selling Strategies
Copyright 2019 Emily Huling. All rights reserved.


In this May 2019 issue:

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


  1. Thoughts from the Road

Pulling together for a friend

It was snowy, cold, and 9:00 PM in Chicago on April 14. I didn’t have far to go to get back to the Renaissance on Wacker Drive after meeting my cousin for dinner at Sunda, but I called for a Lyft. Ammad picked me up pronto. I thanked him for driving on such a blustery night. He told me I was his last Lyft pick up ever. Huh? In the three minutes it took to drive the few blocks, Ammad told me he and a bunch of guys wanted to do something extra special for a good buddy getting married in May. They all decided to drive for Lyft for however long it took to raise $25,000.00. Yes, you read that right. In only a few weeks, they got it done. Isn’t that great?

Moral of the story. Never doubt the power of getting a group of people together, setting an auspicious and audacious goal, and making a difference in the lives of others.


  1. Thoughts from Home

Giving thanks for electric lineworkers

It seems every part of the country this year has been affected by severe weather that creates power outages, travel delays, and cancellations. I am guilty of taking for granted the emergency workers who willingly risk their own safety to serve the needs of our communities.

The April issue of Carolina Country magazine, the publication of the NC Electric Cooperatives, published a poem by 12-year-old Tanaleigh Smith, the granddaughter of a lineman. Her poem won the 2018-2019 National PTA Reflections Contest. The contest theme was “Heroes Around Me.” It’s worth sharing.

The Work of a Lineman by Tanaleigh Smith

You get the call late at night,
you have to lace your boots up tight.
The wires are down, the people need lights.

You kiss your family, you don’t feel like going,
the rain is pouring and wind is blowing.

Long hours, hard work, and bad weather, you do it all.
The job is not easy, but it was your call.
Your boots are wet but still stand tall.

You wanted to be a lineman and climb the tall poles,
and making people happy is your main goal.

It takes pride, integrity, and a whole lot of guts,
and some may think that you’re quite nuts.

Linemen have a bond that is like no other.
It’s made by the hazards and dangers you face together.

You trust your pole buddy, you know he’ll be there,
to give you a hand up high in the air.

As you hook your boots to the pole in the sky,
the wire is big and the voltage high.
With God’s good grace, he won’t let you die.

When all of the work is done, and the day is through,
You go home to your families, and unlace the boots,
proud of what you do.


  1. Josmo’s Café

Strawberry Salsa is our featured recipe this month. The combination of tart, sweet, and spicy ingredients in this delicious appetizer may surprise you, but somehow the flavors blend beautifully and taste great. Enjoy!

Check out other Josmo’s Cafe recipes on our website.


  1. Stay Energized

Interested in a resource to help sales people succeed? Check out my 17 Terrific Tips When Visiting Clients. We have twelve 17 Terrific Tips columns on the website to help your business profitably grow.

Our Energizer Minute podcast for the month of May is Mindful walking.

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


  1. Emily Live
  • Private Client – Minneapolis, MN – SOAR for the Future – May 6-8, 2019
  • Private Client – Fargo, ND – SOAR for the Future – May 9, 2019
  • Private Client – Madison, WI – Beyond the Application – June 12-13, 2019
  • Agency Management CIC – Strategic Planning and Talent Acquisition – Meriden, CT – June 26, 2019


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