Saturday, April 11, 2009

Making 2009 a Year of Success & Fortune!

From Darren Hardy’s blog

Some of the greatest companies of our time were born during recessions or depressions:
Hyatt Corp., Sports Illustrated – recession of 1950s.
Microsoft–recession of 1970s.
CNN, MTV – recession of 1980s.
16 of 30 Dow Companies – started in recession or depression.
Procter & Gamble, Disney, Alcoa, McDonald’s, General Electric and Johnson & Johnson.

Why Now? from SUCCESS magazine on Vimeo.

To make this point resonate a bit more, lets share some RECENT success. I am talking about companies we see today that didn’t exist in the last 10 years!

Google, YouTube, and Facebook were all developed during the last recession.

So, when you see the media/news each day, remember this, your success story can happen in 2009 and beyond. It might not be immediate but both of us have to keep on taking progressive steps towards our goals and dreams each day. Don't let anything stop us. Create answers/solutions to problems and overcome adversity.

Failure to accomplish my dreams is NOT an option. If I get knocked down I fully intend to stand right back up and keep on taking steps towards my goals and I hope you do to.

Or, if you want to be somewhat sarcastic and bold about it, I would point to online marketer and product launch guru Frank Kern. Recently, after selling out his Mass Control 2.0 product/system ($2000 each by the way) he commented “Dear Recession, Suck it!”

Hope this helps cheer you up and motivate you the rest of 2009 and beyond.

Dan Ross

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Christmas 2009 Tips for Retailers

Key takeaways:

High-end consumer prices likely to drop. Consumers aren't splurging as much in tough times.

High-end stores cutting inventory levels to create scarcity and to minimize inventory rightdowns. This is smart. People are likely to buy at full price in the store if they are worried about an item selling out. Frank Kern's excellent Mass Control product talks about creating scarcity and buzz :)

Minimum buying requirements (order sizes) are likely to decline in 2009. Businesses won't stick their neck out on the line for unproven products and are likely to be more worried regarding having excess products on the shelves in 2009.

Dan Ross