The Best Preparation And Opportunity Quotes

What is Ludwig?

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Charity and Lockdown Update

Most weeks I start the update with this section. It’s super important to me, but I needed to get your attention about preparation. Why? Because when you’re financially free you can give even more.

We’re talking with a bunch of charities. Unfortunately, not much is happening with the virus everywhere. All the school-building has stopped. It’s sad but … we’ll get through this.

We’re still donating to Direct Relief and also Trunks Up to help the elephants in Thailand. There’s a video coming about that — more details soon.

4. The Journey of Success

Journey of Self Discovery

Journey of Self Discovery

The journey to success will be something you will never forget. It will remind you of the person you used to be before you achieved and what you did. It will help you stay grounded. It will stay with you and teach you a new lesson throughout your life.

About Timothy Sykes

I became a self-made millionaire by the age of 21,

I became a self-made millionaire by the age of 21, trading thousands of Penny Stocks – yep you read that right, penny stocks. You may have heard … Read more

What does Oprah say about luck?

I believe luck is preparation meeting opportunity. If you hadn’t been prepared when the opportunity came along, you wouldn’t have been lucky.

The Success

Within a month of their trial, Scrapinghub signed a $455/mo contract with A few weeks later, they’d been so successful with our sales CRM that they upgraded their account and were now on a $585/mo contract.

For those not keeping score, that’s $585 monthly recurring revenue; all because of an 81-character tweet.

Stop talking, start listening

So what does all this mean for you?

Simple: Social media success isn’t about talking, it’s about listening.

It’s about knowing where your audience is and what matters to them, then meeting them on their level. And more importantly, it’s about connecting with individuals, not the market.

The truth is, when you’re not talking to anyone in particular, no one in particular is listening.  

Do you think we’d have closed that account if Phil would have posted that tweet on his wall, rather than reaching out to Pablo directly? Probably not.

It doesn’t always take a full-time social media manager, big budget, or thousands of status updates. Sometimes all you need is the right person listening to the right people at the right time.

So what about you? Do you know your market? How about the individuals in your market? Do you know what they care about? What frustrates them? Excites them? Connects with them?

What they’re saying will always be more important than what you’re saying, stop talking and start listening.

Then get out there and crush it.

Steli Efti

Steli Efti

Steli Efti is the co-founder & CEO of, an inside sales CRM that allows users to make & receive calls with one click, automatically tracks all your emails, and minimizes manual data-entry.


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