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Thursday, July 15, 2010 t Tri-Countv News Kimball, MN YHE UN-COMFOR ZONE with Robert Evans Wilson, Jr. The first million Omil I was 30 years old, I wasn't Suddenly, a hundred feet in much of a fisherman. I'd take a front on me, a bright green mon- rod and reel along on a camp- ster burst out of the lake. It was a ing trip, but I never expected to large-mouth bass that came full catch much of anything. In my length out of the water. Shimmer- mind, fishing was a relaxing past ing in the sunlight, he shook his time you enjoyed with friends and head back and forth in an attempt beer. Then my buddy Brian asked to break free from my hook, then me to go fishing. I took him to a splashed back beneath the sur- lake I knew that was hidden in the face. I couldn't believe it - it was woods; and he taught me how to just like I'd seen on television-and fish for bass. He showed me how it was happening to me. to cast my lure along the edge of Afraid that I'd lose the fish, the lake; how to give the line a I yelled at the top of my lungs, couple of tugs to "jig" the lure and "Brian, Help!" He was nearly attract the fish; then to reel it back halfway around the lake, but he in quickly, dropped his own rod and charged I accepted his instructions toward me; yelling instructions all affably, but with little faith, then the way. I tightened the drag and popped open a bottle of beer and reeled the fish in a little, then let started to get into the rhythm of him pull the line back out to tire relaxation. Cast, tug, reel. Swig. him. It felt like an hour, but was Cast, tug, reel. Swig. Cast, tug, probably less than ten minutes, reel ... Whoa! Something hit my before I finally got him in. He was line. Hard. Really hardt. I'd never 18 inches long and weighed eight felt anything like that before. My pounds. The bass wasn't the only line started spinning out of the one to get hooked that day; I was reel with a high-pitched whin- too - I couldn't wait to go fishing ing sound. I cranked it back in as again! fast I as could, but the drag was set For the first time in my life, I too low and the fish was pulling it had experienced fishing success. back out faster than I could turn Success in anything is very moti- the handle, rating. It builds confidence and encourages you to keep pursuing that particular endeavor. In sales, getting to that first closed deal is critical for getting people to stay in that profession. When I started out in my first sales job, I recall becoming deeply dis- couraged by hearing "No," over and over again. I mistakenly took the rejection personally, and wanted to give up too soon. I recall the old timers advising me, "It's just a numbers game - you have to get a certain number of rejections before you'll get a sale." Over time, I realized that was not really accurate. It is only a numbers game in that every sin- gle sales attempt is a baby step up the learning curve. You learn how to read body language; and how to listen carefully to what your pros- pect is telling you about his or her needs. Then from these things you gain clues in how to share your expertise so that your customer has enough confidence to buy from you. Eventually, you go from baby steps to giant steps. Wealthy, successful people have always said, "The first million is the hard- est to make." Robert Evans Wilson, Jr. is a motivational speaker and humor- ist. He works with companies that want to be more competitive and with people who want to think like innovators. For more informa- tion on Robert's programs please visit . Page 11 "Family-oumed and operated sqmee 19a9~ Amt,mdale - Z~S.~I3 M-Th: 8:30-~; Ft:r, 8:30-3; S,~ ~3. Gmu.m~eed je~.Iry tt~r, diamond & Ipmtstone msett~ watch & dock te~d~ mt lPm~ag Local volunteer opportunities Help out at the Salvation Army sonal information that the patient Food Shelf and/or family members need to The Salvation Army works to know during their hospital stay. provide relief to those most in The program is designed to help need of assistance. Volunteers are patients express their concerns, needed at their food shelf. Respon- needs, questions, complaints and sibilities include making up orders suggestions. for customers as well as stocking Contact the St. Cloud Hospital shelves when food comes in. Shifts Volunteer Office at (320) 255-5638. are available Monday through Volunteer at Expressions of Hope Thursday in the morning and the Expressions of Hope is a thrift afternoon- Volunteers are asked to store run by Place of Hope Minis- commit to one shift a week. tries. They need volunteers to help Rural Stearns Faith in Action is a program dedicated to neighbors giving back to neighbors, working primarilywith seniors and those in difficult living situations. They are looking for someone who is inter- ested in building ramps through- out the Stearns County area. An application must be filled out with Rural Stearns Faith in Action, and a background check must be done as well. Contact Christa Pfannenstein, Contact Barb, Salvation Army the thrift store in various capaci- Volunteer Coordinator at (320) at (320)257-7435. ties. Shifts are available Tuesday 685-3693. Be a Nurse Ambassador throughFridayfrom 10a.m.-5p.m.C.R.O.S.S. Center of Benton Are you currently a nurse or and Fridays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. County noeas your help! retired from a career in nursing? Contact Place of Hope at (320) The C.R.O.S.S. Center, located Nurse Ambassadors are needed 203-7881 in Foley, is a food shelf for the res- et St. Cloud Hospital 10 am-2 pmLike to drive trucks? idents of Benton County and also Monday through Friday. Volun- Salvation Army provides manyhas used clothing available at no teers are asked to commit to one different services for those who charge. C.R.O.S.S. Center is look- shift per week. Volunteers do pur- are in need. They are looking for ing for a volunteer to help with the poseful rounding with patients a volunteer truck driver. The vol- food shelf. The food shelf is open on Medical and Oncology units unteer would drive the Salvation Monday from 1-4 p.m. and Thurs- to ensure a comfortable and saris- Army's truck to pick up and drop day 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Food donations fying stay. Rounding will include off deliveries. It is an on-call posi- are always welcome. asking questions regarding spe- tion, and the volunteer must have Contact Carole Mersinger, cific patient satisfaction indica- a healthcard. C.R.O.S.S. Center of Benton tors for the Medical and Oncol- Contact Barb, Salvation ArmyCounty at (320)968-7012. ogy units. This supportive ser- at (320)257-7435. vice provides practical and per- Needed: A talent for building GREAT lUVlm REt mAL f Kimball Public Library flours Monday 3-6 Wednesday I0-1 3-6 "l'h 10-1 3-8 Saturday 9-12 Main Street Noah, Kimball, M,.~ 55353 320-39B-3915 www.g~n'.oeg v not at Annandale. food 6 always feie service! (3201 274-50 Tomorrow's Treasures We are ready to assist you in your ittsurance Business Home Health Auto Life CaU or stop FREE coverage ~otrl~Otl quotd Sherry Donabaueff Diana Lange, Agents 110 State Hwy 55 E SE Comer o~ Intersection of Hwy. 15 & 55 * Kimball 320-398-3043 D