Lucki Gurlz and Bomb Digz Shout out for Good Boy Roy

We have been so blessed by some amazing support from all over. The latest comes in the form of this up and coming Performing Group, The Lucki Gurlz !!! along with the Bomb Digz. Thanks for sending this great Shout out and support for Good Boy Roy brand and helping to follow a dream.

Check it out here >>>>   Lucki Gurlz and Bomb Digz

See them here on You Tube

 

Is Crowdfunding for you ??

What is Crowdfunding??

Crowdfunding,  is a funding method where common people like you and me, “the crowd”, fund your personal or business project with their own money. Or, just call it  a donation 🙂 It is a great way to bring awareness to your “project”, idea or whatever it is you are trying to raise funds for.

Most people, causes, organizations, businesses using the crowdfunding platform offer something as a token to those that contribute. We, at Good Boy Roy, decided to give this (crowdfunding) a try. Our choice was a newcomer to the game, Crowdtilt.

They may vary a bit, but for the most part are free, but charge a fee IF you are successful at meeting your goal.

You can view our Campaign HERE

Some of the top Crowdfunding sites are:

Kickstarter

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Image via CrunchBase

Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects. Everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. Kickstarter is full of ambitious, innovative, and imaginative projects that are brought to life through the direct support of others.

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Indiegogo is a Crunchie Finalist for 2012’s “Biggest Social Impact.”

Rockethub        RocketHub

Those are just a few of many.

If you have a dream, a project, a good idea or invention maybe you should give it a try. You have NOTHING to loose.

People buy based on an Emotional Connection. Are you Contagious?

People buy based on an emotional connection or that Eureka Moment.

The words of David Rich, a motivational speaker and educator I had the honor of hearing yesterday during a business seminar. Just one bit of wisdom he imparted on the group of business people attending the event through our local Chamber of Commerce.

David is a wealth of information and I encourage everyone to read and put to use some of his ideas.

1. Eyes…your Greatest selling tool.

2. Tone of voice

3. Heart, you have to care and LOVE what you do. Being paid should just e a benefit. You heard me, I mean David write.

Did you know 98% of people would quit their job if they won the lottery?? Not surprised? Me either. Unfortunately I have been in one of these jobs, it, not the boss, was a nightmare. Now, I have the best job in the world, working for my son’s future, sharing his/our story about Good Boy Roy and it was created. Guess what … I DON’T get paid. It is a love, passion and joy that I simply can not get enough of, to know I am working for something that may help his life to be better and help others. You have to have heart, be passionate and believe in what you are doing to be successful. To build a following, loyal and devoted customers/clients.

Following is a post, by David Rich, to share with you more of his beliefs and words of wisdom. Enjoy, learn, Go,Do, Repeat.

“Conventional wisdom is that rapport is a passive, less than intentional occurrence. Some people you connect with, others you don’t. While I do admit, many times it is purely accidental; if you sell for a living rapport should not be reserved solely for those instances of fate. Rapport can (and should) be intentional. I believe there are certain things you can do to help create rapport,but it needs to be natural, not faked.I call this natural kind of rapport “contagiousness”. So with that in mind, let’s explore 5 elements to creating personal, on-purpose contagiousness.   

AUTHENTICITY. Simply put, contagiousness is NOT something you do; it’s something you are. Fake, insincere gestures done solely for the sake of trying to build rapport is manipulative and will be seen for what it is. Being yourself and being comfortable is highly persuasive. The world has gotten too vanilla and too politically correct. We try so hard not to offend, that we lose our identity in the process. You are unique. It’s your uniqueness that is your greatest advantage,both in business and everyday life. People may not always agree with you, but they’ll always respect you.
OPTIMISM The world loves an optimist. I love going into my local post office. The workers know me by name. But the real reason I like going is the smile that is almost always on their faces. The sun is shining and the glass is always half full there. But for every one establishment with visible displays of optimism, there are at least 100 without it. How do you display your optimism? Remember: Happiness is NOT doing what you like; it’s liking what you do. There is a big difference.
Intrigue: Customers feel compelled to buy from people and companies who are intriguing and people are drawn to those that intrigue them. You can create intrigue by asking questions and zeroing in on the answers. When was the last time you sincerely engaged someone for no reason other than just getting to know them? Ask questions about their goals and about how they got started in their line of work. Everyone likes that question. Then zero in with your eyes. Let them know you asked because you wanted the answer, not because you were employing a rapport building technique.Your eyes show tinkle with child like curiosity. Without a doubt, your eyes are your greatest selling tools.
PASSION  You display your passion outwardly by your optimism and by the twinkle in your eye. Inward passion is displayed by your integrity and service to others. The most important question you can answer is this: Do you have a passion to serve? Every business serves, but the ones that love serving are the ones that succeed. Sales people should be the world’s shining example of passion and enthusiasm, but too many just go through the motions insincerely.
COMMITMENT  Your commitment to self-improvement should be evident every day. If it is, nothing is more contagious. There are plenty of sales people, but a truly committed sales person is a rare animal. Know who you are and where you’re going and people will follow. Being contagious is the intangible quality that separates the average from the great. When you’re genuinely contagious you will connect with others by choice, rather than merely chance. You will draw people to you naturally.The bottom line in business may often be about winning and losing, but with relationships, it’s about how you play the game! “
by David Rich
David has a new book out with all of this great wisdom and more called Contagious Selling, it may help you be Contagious too !! 🙂

***I was not paid nor asked to write this post by David Rich

by David Rich
David

Chief Encouragement Officer

Today I had the opportunity to wear my business hat, as President of Good Boy Roy during  a Chamber function.  We had the awesome honor of hearing a dynamic and motivating speaker, Mr.Greg Blake.

Mr. Blake is known as Chief Encouragement Officer of his company PepWorks. The only downfall to this event today is that Mr. Blake did not speak long enough. He was a joy to hear, watch, and listen to. I encourage any of you that may need a moral boost for you or your company to give him a call, it will very likely be time well spent.

It is so nice to hear a business person that shares much of the same philosophy as I do. To start, he informed us that his priorities, and ours should look like this :

1. Faith

2. Family

3. Friends

4. Career

Further advice to employers was pretty basic, but verbalized in a way I am sure many “bosses” and leaders don’t remember. It is crucial to treat employees in a respectful manner, encouraging, listening, engaging.

“If you can edify, elevate, engage, empower, enthuse, excite, encourage, enhance, excel and energize your people, they will be 20% more productive.”

The next point he makes, rang so true in my life. About 6 years ago I began a part-time job as a Patient and Family Liaison/Advocate for our major hospital system here in Greenville. I truly thought I had hit the jack pot with this job. The hours were perfect as a full-time mom, working 2 days a week 9-1 and one day 9-4. The long day happened to be the day of the week, Friday, that my husband gets off at noon, solving the problem of someone being home when the kids got home from school. I got full benefits just working 16 hrs per week, which was fantastic.

It was interesting, every day was something new, meeting new people, helping people in different situations, and one that I did not have to sit behind a desk all day, rather being up and walking around the enormous hospital campus daily to see different patients and to help in different situations. I hated to be sick and not get to work, so afraid I would miss some interesting event. Not to mention my co-workers were wonderful.

It was perfect. Until a new manager hired, who turned out to be a less than ethical, stable, motivating boss. She came in many hours late every morning, sharing ridiculous excuses, for example: can’t find curling iron, can’t find clothes to fit, had to go by post office, upset over something on the news and so on. She would then proceed to get in around lunch time, go to lunch then leave early every day, so really, not working at all. 

Why should we, as employees, desire to be on time, work hard, when our boss doesn’t? She then changed the whole format and function of our jobs as liaisons helping people, to sitting behind the computer and dealing with billing issues. Within 18 months of this new manager taking over, every employee in the office quit, or transferred to another area. Two employees had to start taking anti-anxiety meds due to the constant turbulence and manipulations by her. Nightmare is not a good enough word. Thankfully, I was able to leave, just walked out one day after more lies and unethical practices. Which is why this point Mr. Blake was so true.

People don’t leave organizations. People leave people…usually an incompetent leader!

I was mad !! Very mad and felt robbed, because I had loved the job so much. I Truly believed I would have stayed and retired there.

His next philosophy “Touchology”, no explanation needed for this one.

You need ‘Touchology with technology‘…Touchology is not warm and fuzzy or touchy  feely… it is a dare to care attitude catching people doing things RIGHT.

His advice, suggestions and knowledge continued to flow, all speckled with humour, engaging and interesting.

Must reads A Simple Act of Gratitude and Chasing Daylight had me immediately Chasing Daylight:How My Forthcoming Death Transformed My Lifeordering online as soon as I got home.

You should too.

Day well spent. Can you say the same?

Do what makes your Heart Smile 🙂 I am and everyone should.

If you have the opportunity to hear a PepTalk” or a PepRally” from Mr. Blake, please take advantage of it, you will be glad you did.

Roy is on the move

Such a Sassy Saturday here in South Carolina, the Upstate.

Today we follow Roy on his move to stardom and infamy. Yesterday you met Roy and saw some original designs.  Today Roy makes another appearance and then moves out of the picture so the next Good Boy Roy Gang member can be introduced tomorrow.

You should know by now that Roy, the original character, is sort of Zack’s alter ego, that said, most depictions of him are doing something that Zack himself likes to do.

If you like to fish, undoubetdly you have had the Big one that got away, well, so did Roy. But I think the fish got the best of Roy.

But he didnt escape Zack. Had a great time fishing in Florida last weekend.

The favorite Roy design I think is God Rocks, for many reasons. Faith, love, hope and to Believe makes our days endurable.

Inspiration comes from everywhere. To the horror of most parents the Ice Cream truck makes its way through neighborhoods on summer days, and to the delight of the kids. Upon hearing the sound of the redundant music one hot day that lets us all know he is near, Zack quickly drew this cute and favorite design.

                                                Must Have Ice Cream !!!

Leaving you today with this Video Montage of the Good Boy Roy characters (real and not) 🙂

Chief Encouragement Officer

Today I had the opportunity to wear my business hat, as President of Good Boy Roy during  a Chamber function.  We had the awesome honor of hearing a dynamic and motivating speaker, Mr.Greg Blake.

Mr. Blake is known as Chief Encouragement Officer of his company PepWorks. The only downfall to this event today is that Mr. Blake did not speak long enough. He was a joy to hear, watch, and listen to. I encourage any of you that may need a moral boost for you or your company to give him a call, it will very likely be time well spent.

It is so nice to hear a business person that shares much of the same philosophy as I do. To start, he informed us that his priorities, and ours should look like this :

1. Faith

2. Family

3. Friends

4. Career

Further advice to employers was pretty basic, but verbalized in a way I am sure many “bosses” and leaders don’t remember. It is crucial to treat employees in a respectful manner, encouraging, listening, engaging.

“If you can edify, elevate, engage, empower, enthuse, excite, encourage, enhance, excel and energize your people, they will be 20% more productive.”

The next point he makes, rang so true in my life. About 6 years ago I began a part-time job as a Patient and Family Liaison/Advocate for our major hospital system here in Greenville. I truly thought I had hit the jack pot with this job. The hours were perfect as a full-time mom, working 2 days a week 9-1 and one day 9-4. The long day happened to be the day of the week, Friday, that my husband gets off at noon, solving the problem of someone being home when the kids got home from school. I got full benefits just working 16 hrs per week, which was fantastic.

It was interesting, every day was something new, meeting new people, helping people in different situations, and one that I did not have to sit behind a desk all day, rather being up and walking around the enormous hospital campus daily to see different patients and to help in different situations. I hated to be sick and not get to work, so afraid I would miss some interesting event. Not to mention my co-workers were wonderful.

It was perfect. Until a new manager hired, who turned out to be a less than ethical, stable, motivating boss. She came in many hours late every morning, sharing ridiculous excuses, for example: can’t find curling iron, can’t find clothes to fit, had to go by post office, upset over something on the news and so on. She would then proceed to get in around lunch time, go to lunch then leave early every day, so really, not working at all. 

Why should we, as employees, desire to be on time, work hard, when our boss doesn’t? She then changed the whole format and function of our jobs as liaisons helping people, to sitting behind the computer and dealing with billing issues. Within 18 months of this new manager taking over, every employee in the office quit, or transferred to another area. Two employees had to start taking anti-anxiety meds due to the constant turbulence and manipulations by her. Nightmare is not a good enough word. Thankfully, I was able to leave, just walked out one day after more lies and unethical practices. Which is why this point Mr. Blake was so true.

People don’t leave organizations. People leave people…usually an incompetent leader!

I was mad !! Very mad and felt robbed, because I had loved the job so much. I Truly believed I would have stayed and retired there.

His next philosophy “Touchology”, no explanation needed for this one.

You need ‘Touchology with technology‘…Touchology is not warm and fuzzy or touchy  feely… it is a dare to care attitude catching people doing things RIGHT.

His advice, suggestions and knowledge continued to flow, all speckled with humour, engaging and interesting.

Must reads A Simple Act of Gratitude and Chasing Daylight had me immediately Chasing Daylight:How My Forthcoming Death Transformed My Lifeordering online as soon as I got home.

You should too.

Day well spent. Can you say the same?

Do what makes your Heart Smile 🙂 I am and everyone should.

If you have the opportunity to hear a PepTalk” or a PepRally” from Mr. Blake, please take advantage of it, you will be glad you did.