How Do You Spell “Fix”?

 

When I was a young boy, my father had one of the first telephones in our neighbourhood. I remember the polished, old case fastened to the wall. The shiny receiver hung on the side of the box. I was too little to reach the telephone, but used to listen with fascination when my mother talked to it.

Then I discovered that somewhere inside the wonderful device lived an amazing person. Her name was “Information Please”, and there was nothing she did not know. Information Please could supply anyone’s number and the correct time.

My personal experience with the genie-in-a-bottle came one day while my mother was visiting a neighbour. Amusing myself at the tool bench in the basement, I whacked my finger with a hammer; the pain was terrible, but there seemed no point in crying because there was no one home to give sympathy.

I walked around the house sucking my throbbing finger, finally arriving at the stairway. The telephone! Quickly, I ran for the footstool in the parlour and dragged it to the landing. Climbing up, I unhooked the receiver in the parlour and held it to my ear.

“Information, please”, I said into the mouthpiece just above my head.

A click or two and a small clear voice spoke into my ear.

“Information”.

“I hurt my finger…” I wailed into the phone, the tears came readily enough now that I had an audience.

“Isn’t your mother home?” came the question.

“Nobody’s home but me”, I blubbered.

“Are you bleeding?” the voice asked.

“No,” I replied. “I hit my finger with the hammer and it hurts.”

“Can you open the icebox?” she asked.

I said I could.

“Then chip off a little bit of ice and hold it to your finger”, said the voice.

After that, I called “Information Please” for everything. I asked her for help with my geography, and she told me where Philadelphia was.

She helped me with my maths.

She told me my pet chipmunk that I had caught in the park just the day before, would eat fruit and nuts.

Then, there was the time Petey, our pet canary, died. I called, “Information Please,” and told her the sad story. She listened, and then said things grown-ups say to soothe a child. But I was not consoled. I asked her, “Why is it that birds should sing so beautifully and bring joy to all families, only to end up as a heap of feathers on the bottom of a cage?”

She must have sensed my deep concern, for she said quietly, “Wayne, always remember that there are other worlds to sing in.”

Somehow I felt better.

Another day I was on the telephone, “Information Please.”

“Information,” said in the now familiar voice. “How do I spell fix?” I asked.

All this took place in a small town in the Pacific Northwest. When I was nine years old, we moved across the country to Boston. I missed my friend very much.

“Information Please” belonged in that old wooden box back home and I somehow never thought of trying the shiny new phone that sat on the table in the hall. As I grew into my teens, the memories of those childhood conversations never really left me.

Often, in moments of doubt and perplexity I would recall the serene sense of security I had then. I appreciated now how patient, understanding, and kind she was to have spent her time on a little boy.

A few years later, on my way west to college, my plane put down in Seattle. I had about a half-hour or so between planes. I spent 15 minutes or so on the phone with my sister, who lived there now. Then without thinking what I was doing, I dialled my hometown operator and said, “Information Please.”

Miraculously, I heard the small, clear voice I knew so well.

“Information.”

I hadn’t planned this, but I heard myself saying, “Could you please tell me how to spell fix?”

There was a long pause. Then came the soft spoken answer, “I guess your finger must have healed by now.”

I laughed, “So it’s really you,” I said. “I wonder if you have any idea how much you meant to me during that time?”

“I wonder,” she said, “if you know how much your calls meant to me. I never had any children and I used to look forward to your calls.”

I told her how often I had thought of her over the years and I asked if I could call her again when I came back to visit my sister.

“Please do,” she said. “Just ask for Sally.”

Three months later I was back in Seattle.

A different voice answered, “Information.”

I asked for Sally.

“Are you a friend?” she said.

“Yes, a very old friend,” I answered.

“I’m sorry to have to tell you this,” She said. “Sally had been working part time the last few years because she was sick. She died five weeks ago.”

Before I could hang up, she said, “Wait a minute, did you say your name was Wayne ?”

“Yes.” I answered.

“Well, Sally left a message for you. She wrote it down in case you called. Let me read it to you.”

The note said, “Tell him there are other worlds to sing in. He’ll know what I mean.”

I thanked her and hung up. I knew what Sally meant.

Never underestimate the impression you may make on others. Whose life have you touched today?

Lifting you on eagle’s wings… May you find the joy and peace you long for.

Life is a journey… NOT a guided tour.

I loved this story and just had to pass it on. I hope you find it loveable too. Life is short; drink the good wine first.

David Massey

davidmassey500@gmail.com

 

 

If You Are Absent During My Struggle…”

 

I read this from Will Smith and thought Yeah! Yeah!

“Don’t expect…” Then I stopped and smacked myself about the chops, and came to my senses.

It is not your responsibility to ensure that I make it, or even help me, it’s up to me, and harboring thoughts like this is the most destructive thing that I / you can do.

In the words of Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich,

“Success requires no explanation, failure permits no alibis”

 

To allow yourself a thought like that, you are priming your sub-conscious mind to accept failure, and believe that it will happen. And once that is in your mind, it combines with every other negative thought that you have purposely or lazily allowed to build inside.

And you can be 100% sure that it will come true.

If you will follow the link below ( I could not make it an automatic transfer), get through the first section of gibberish and listen to the rest, and you will see how the opposite will also work 100% for you.

https://www.facebook.com/calebmaddix13/videos/991992744192446/

My brother, Bernard Massey played and coached elite Aussie Rules Football. One of his prime messages to his players, was that it is the easiest thing in the world, to come 2nd in a contest – to just miss the tackle, to just arrive a split second too late, to just miss the mark… You learn to disguise it well, and most of the crowd and perhaps your team will be saying that you tried hard all day. YOU will know very well that you did not make the required extra effort to make it to the contest and achieve the goal. At first you will know the truth, but after a while you will allow yourself to believe the lie.

As Caleb Maddix put it, you have to envisage and believe that you are good and capable, and at “it” now, and go forward and work accordingly to enhance your performance and standing.Step by step, you will make a difference and start to achieve your goals.

And fully understand that you will never do it entirely alone, but…if it is to be, it’s up to me.

With best wishes

DAVID MASSEY

Message me: davidmassey500@gmail.com

Mobile: +61 402 349 218

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do You Realise the Magnitude of the Offer?

I don’t want to pester you, but I do want to ensure that I have made you aware of the magnitude of what is on offer.

For the first time, this Direct Selling Company, Viridian Energy (rated No. 51 on the world’s Top 100 Direct Selling Companies list) is going International, and the Country that they have chosen is Australia.

We are selling Gas and Electricity, and; this is the first time that this industry has been open to Direct Selling.

The Bad News is that overseas business owners have had a five week break on us, and they are ecstatic about their good luck. As I write, they are working like crazy to grab the Australian market.

The Good News is:

  • We are here and we know more people in Australia than any overseas person.
  • You have the opportunity to get a team together by Launch date (mid June), and hit the ground running in the first week.  “Hit the ground running”, with your team in place, includes receiving a Bonus Joining Fee discount of $300, and an opening Commission cheque which can be in the $xx,000.
  • You get paid Weekly.
  • With a Team in place, you will receive a continuing Residual Income.
  • You continue to expand, your Team will continue to expand, and your income will continue to increase.
  • The product is used every day by every person, 24/7.
  • We are joining an already established supplier, so there will be no lumps and bumps in the Launch.
  • You have help every step of the way.
  • You are helping the environment.

The Disaster might be that when you get around to work on your hot list of associates, friends* and friends’ friends, you might find that they have already joined with someone else!

*It is well known that Friends are the last to consider your Offer, however, remember that they are already a customer, and not only do not lose anything by joining you, but they are contributing to the environment by so doing. Those who themselves would like to create an income, have the same opportunity as you have now. They will have the same help.

So what do you do now?  Email, call or text me to get all the links to view the details, see when there is an information meeting near you, and to get an application form.

June will come very quickly – you need a team in place for Launch, to receive the Opening Bonus, and to commence your weekly cheques. 

Give me a call!

 

With best wishes,

David Massey

Mobile: +61 402 349 218    Email: davidmassey500@gmail.com

As you might gather, this is not an Auto-response message, I am a real person, living in Somerville, Victoria, waiting for your call, and doing exactly the same as you will be doing – with help. Call me.

Direct Selling and My Role in Your Business

My apologies.

I have been so busy “breaking news”, that I have omitted a major aspect of the business.

My previous business was in Financial Strategy and Management.

When we talk about investment, the conversation invariably goes straight to Stocks or Real Estate? Which Stocks? Where to buy?

The short answer is “forget all that; let’s firstly understand your situation and needs, then we can Plan a Strategy; then we can add Product.

“Product” is more a button-pressing exercise, the rest, the most important part, is about You.

Now let me hesitate: one of the most meaningful statements, and I use it as a quote, was from a very successful American Financial Advisor, at a Conference in Melbourne.

He came on in the last session, late Friday afternoon, after a week-long event.

Most of the people were now in the Pub or on the Golf Course, and many in the room were asleep in their chairs.

They missed the Gem of the Conference. He said: “I spend our first session listening to who you are, where you are and what you Want, then I spend the rest of our relationship convincing you of what you Need”.

From my previuous business, there will be plenty who might step up, and rightly tell you that I mis-read the market, and did not adjust the strategy. The result was exactly the same for me as it was for them.

That is no excuse, and doesn’t ease the pain in any way for my valued clients.

In the context of the current situation, I have one specific belief and strategy: Direct Selling is NOW, and is the future.

Have a look around you: everyone has their head down in their phone. Not everyone is taking Selfies and discussing last night’s party. Much of today’s business is happening right before your eyes.

It is not too late; it is not going away.

No fisherman comes home broken-hearted because he did not catch every fish in the bay. He keeps fishing and fulfills his expectations. If you had a “Yes” from every prospect, could you deliver?

Back to my point. When I advise you of a Product that I consider of good value and benefit, I show you the way to Buy, usually as:

  • a Retail Consumer, or as
  • A Member or Associate, whereby you might avail yourself of discounts, and you may pass on to others.

I consider that you, as a Retail Customer are receiving the products that I offer, at fair value.

A Member or Associate has the opportunity to buy at Member rates, and work hard and sell the Product and, and receive rewards for her work.

There are no free lunches in the Direct Selling business. You work for everything you get.

Back to my point: When I encourage you to Join, or become a Member or Associate, I am offering you all the assistance and advice to facilitate your Hope and Desire.

You will hear “this business is simple”

It is not easy.  Surprise!!  You have to work. But you have help and direction.

Your hard, successful work will definitely help me, but it can also take you way past me in earnings. It is all up to you, and you have me to help you do it.

The ideal time to start Direct Selling is now:

If you have a job, do it part-time.

If you are stuck at home, do it in your time.

If you need extra income, do it.

If you are retired, do it.

If you are about to retire – and you will one day, do it NOW.

Your aim is to create a continual residual income. Then you can fill in the rest of your time doing whatever works for you.

So next time I advise you of a product or service, look at the wider, long range aspect and determine, “will it fit my needs?”.

For reference, my current eShop products are:

Firstly, the Jewel in the Crown –

MOBE …  online Business Marketing Education

Learn as you earn – call me for information at: davidmassey500@gmail.com

 

Avon The Company for Women: Not just Lippy and Make-up. See Fashion, Bathroom and Home Products.

View and order at My Shop  See the specials.

Nanoman Products and Technology. Surface Protection and Treatment: 

Visit: www.nanoman.com.au   Tell Peter, Mass sent you.

My aim and role is to bring you quality products and services, and to help you build a business around them.

I encourage your comment and enquiries.

 

With my best wishes,  David Massey (davidmassey500@gmail.com)