Gone Fishing…Literally

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 Gone Fishing…Literally

 

It’s true. The day has come when we are having a family day and we are going to enjoy ourselves. We are in the middle of a very busy time of year and that sometimes means that not as much time gets spent doing the leisure activities as would be ideal, but we have some goals that we are pursuing. Nonetheless, there still has to be time to set aside to smell the roses and fishing is one of the ways that we do that.

 

Bass Have Class

That means I get to blog about one of my favourite pastimes, fishing.  And most specifically, bass fishing.  I don’t know how many of you are fortunate enough to be able to go bass fishing, but for me it’s one of the best activities I can think of.  For those of you that don’t know, smallmouth bass are pound for pound among the best scrappers in the world and you can only expect to land a small percentage of those that go after your bait.

 

Not Every Fish Will Bite

In a way, it’s really very similar to being a marketer or a networker for any industry. You can expect to actually attract only a certain number of the population with your opportunity and of those only some will nibble on it and only a small fraction will just up and bite.  When you get a superstar to join your business, that’s just like landing a good sized small mouth bass. It’s a thrilling, very self-satisfying moment.

 

Attitude of Gratitude

It happens only every now and then, so the thrill never wears off and it’s rare enough that you have to appreciate its value and be grateful.  That same ‘attitude of gratitude’ is what will make today a special day whether we catch fish or not. Even as I sit here blogging, I’m picturing us out on the lake, blue water, a field of yellow lilies along the shore, a hundred shades of green for a backdrop and a bass shooting out of the water, shaking droplets from its tail.

 

Vision and Focus

That vision is so clear that I can feel my heart rate speed up and feel the rod in my hands, the cranking of the reel and the focus on the fish. When we have a vision like this that’s so clear we can almost taste it, we are bringing it closer and closer all the time. The actions that we take will subconsciously move us closer and there won’t need to be a lot of time spent hemming and hawing about whether to do this or that. With a vision the right thing to do just appears.  If we are focused as sharply on what we want as I am with a bass on the hook, we won’t have any trouble in achieving our goals.  Any miscues or setbacks can be overcome as long as we maintain focus and vision. If  life happens, and it will, refocus and move forward again until we get there. Nothing feels better than getting closer and closer to what you have been working towards and nothing feels as satisfying as something you have truly earned.

As for me, I have to get ready. I’ve got some fishing to do. Fish On!

Till Next Time.

 

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14 Responses to “Gone Fishing…Literally”

  1. Scott Bravell Says:

    Sigrid, Love the cartoon of the fish with the big lips checking out the hook. Cracks me up! But along with the humor, you deliver a very powerful and important message here: I’d rather be fishing.” lol No, recognizing the strong similarities between network marketing & fishing. No guarantees in either pursuit, what if anything you are going to catch. You’ve got to prepare yourself and make sure your tools are in proper working order, bait your hook, cast your line & hope for the best. And you’ve got to actually cast your line out there. Not just think about it. Actually do it, if you expect to catch anything. And don’t get me started about if it’s hot or cold? Windy out? And preparing for a rainy day. :) Hope you land a lot of small mouth bass and catch up on old times with your family on your fishing trip. And I know you’ll be successful, knowing the lessons you have shared with us here! Thanks, Scott

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Hey Scott, thanks so much for your insight. All the thinking and planning in the world won’t matter if you don’t take action.

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  2. Joel Pashkin Says:

    Great message Sigrid makes me keep looking at how prepared am I really. Not being prepared can ruin everything.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    You are so right Joel. Preparation is key whether fishing or prospecting.

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  3. Ginny Says:

    Sigrid,

    Love the analogy of network marketing to fishing. You never know when you are going to catch that big fish. This is an industry that you have to just stay focused and consistent. Thanks for your entertaining post.

    Ginny

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    Anonymous Reply:

    You are so welcome Ginny and you are absolutely right about being focused and consistent. Otherwise we get lost in the murky waters….

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  4. Rita Says:

    I love fishing too. One of my great family pastimes. Have some good fish tales too. LOL! You are absolutely right, we have to take time to enjoy life, looking forward to more of your blogging articles. Enjoy your time out on the water! :-)

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Hey Rita, great to see a fellow “fisherman” here! We had a blast!

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  5. Damayanthi Says:

    So true Sigrid… Not every fis will bite… hahaha. got to love it!
    I guess you need to be clear on what fish you want, right?

    Great marketing lessons here.
    Thanks for sharing

    Damayanthi

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Hey Damayanthi, great to see you here! I think sometimes we are so busy trying to catch something that we do lose sight of what fish we want and what bait they like and instead try to catch them with the bait WE think they like.

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  6. Steve Reiter Says:

    Super message. And I thought it was going to be about fishing! I agree with Scott in his previous comment, so there's little else to add. I do wonder, though, about your choice of images. It looks like a "big" mouth bass to me!

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Hey Steve, you could definitely be right about the “big” mouth. Ha ha

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  7. Michelle DeMarco Says:

    VERY cute analogy and oh so true. If more people approached their business like this, they would be far more successful! Thanks for the words of wisdom. :)

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    Anonymous Reply:

    You are so welcome Michelle. More success equals more fun. Glad you liked the analogy…

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