Thursday, August 27, 2009

New Friends

Recently I have been doing a little more social media and I feel like a teen again. I like having people ask me to be their friend, well usually. That is why I like what I do for a living so much. In our class I make new friends each month face to face and every day on line with the virtual class. In brokering I make new friends in the relationships I build with carriers and shippers. Now on Facebook I have a whole new way to connect with people. Who needs sleep after all? Here are a few recent testimonials from graduates of our live classes. These are real. At the end of class we had out a paper and ask for the students to tell us about their experience at Brooke Transportation Training Course.

Good Morning Jeff,
Thank you for your generous offer to let me take your course! I really appreciate it!
I plan to switch my logistics company due to your course.
I was hoping I would meet you during my week in Dallas and thank you personally.

I have been in the transportation industry for over 10 years and I have to say I am so glad I took this course in Jacksonville with Susie and Ron. Excellent support, ALL QUESTIONS ANSWERED. A great experience. You have to learn as much as you can about what you do and this definitely gave a great boost to my career. Richardo T.

Not only did this class assure me that I made a good investment in my future, but was able to deliver the material in an easy to understand manner. The course was not over paced and never made me feel I was wasting time with my questions. I would recommend the class and Susie Moore to other people interest in this field. Vita P.

Moving forward,

Jeff Roach

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

What is a Freight Broker?

I was talking with a friend yesterday who is thinking of changing fields. She is a lawyer with a recent health disability and doesn’t know what she can do. So I told her about Brooke Freight Broker Training. She asked, “What is a freight broker?”

A freight broker is a consultant for both the shipper and the carrier. You match loads of merchandise that needs to be moved with truckers who will deliver the load for you. In a nutshell, the class teaches how to find shippers, carriers and arrange the delivery.

She was quite discouraged and fearful for her future. I have learned that attitude is everything and perseverance is a close second. You gotta focus on progress not perfection. Choose faith over fear because faith enables while fear disables.

Set goals for every area of your life and write them down

Include Spiritual, Financial, Relationship, Family, and Career Goals.

Do one thing every day to reach those Goals.

If you want to have Friends – be Friendly

Walk, Run, and Run Faster – you are the only one that can use your God given abilities. You have the same right to success as everyone else. Never let anyone else determine your future.

Choose to be a winner, stay true to your values.

People do business with people with Character-not
Characters!!! Be yourself. That is the way God made you
and you are perfectly made!

Some random thoughts for encouragement. Hope you have a great day.

Moving forward

Jeff Roach

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

A Freight Broker’s Tips for Living

1. Stay out of trouble (always a challenge for me)
2. Aim for greater heights (got a big deal going right now I’ll be blogging about)
3. Stay focused on your job. (yikes I’m A.D.D.)
4. Exercise to maintain health
5. Practice teamwork
6. Rely on your trusted partner to watch your back. (that’d be my lovely wife)
7. Save for rainy days
8. Rest and relax (R&R)
9. Smile
10. Realize nothing is impossible

Here are a few stories to help with #9:
Just before the funeral services the undertaker came up to the elderly widow and asked, “how old was your husband? “98” she said, “two years older than me”. “So you are 96?” The undertaker queried. “Hardly worth going home, is it?” she replied.
Reporter interview a 104 year old woman asked, “What do you think is the best thing about 104?” She quickly replied, “no peer pressure.”

Moving forward,
Jeff Roach