Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Success Emotion

I read this article this morning and was thankful. I try to focus on the positive of every day as I was taught by my mentor Zig Ziglar. This article from Inc. reiterates that point. And all the responses from readers were positive...go figure. The True Secret to Success (It's Not What You Think) If you're not exercising this emotional muscle, you're probably setting yourself up for failure. I'm utterly convinced that the key to lifelong success is the regular exercise of a single emotional muscle: gratitude. People who approach life with a sense of gratitude are constantly aware of what's wonderful in their life. Because they enjoy the fruits of their successes, they seek out more success. And when things don't go as planned, people who are grateful can put failure into perspective. By contrast, people who lack gratitude are never truly happy. If they succeed at a task, they don't enjoy it. For them, a string of successes is like trying to fill a bucket with a huge leak in the bottom. And failure invariably makes them bitter, angry, and discouraged. Therefore, if you want to be successful, you need to feel more gratitude. Fortunately, gratitude, like most emotions, is like a muscle: The more you use it, the stronger and more resilient it becomes. Practice Nightly The best time to exercise gratitude is just before bed. Take out your tablet (electronic or otherwise) and record the events of the day that created positive emotions, either in you or in those around you. Did you help somebody solve a problem? Write it down. Did you connect with a colleague or friend? Write it down. Did you make somebody smile? Write it down. What you're doing is "programming your brain" to view your day more positively. You're throwing mental focus on what worked well, and shrugging off what didn't. As a result, you'll sleep better, and you'll wake up more refreshed. Reprogramming Your Brain More important, you're also programming your brain to notice even more reasons to feel gratitude. You'll quickly discover that even a "bad day" is full of moments that are worthy of gratitude. Success becomes sweeter; failure, less sour. The more regularly you practice this exercise, the stronger its effects. Over time, your "gratitude muscle" will become so strong that you'll attract more success into your life, not to mention greater numbers of successful (i.e., grateful) people. You'll also find yourself thanking people more often. That's good for you and for them, too. This method works. If you don't believe me, try it for at least a week. You'll be amazed at what a huge difference it makes. Geoffrey James writes the "Sales Source" column on Inc.com, the world's most-visited sales-oriented blog. His newly published book is Business to Business Selling: Power Words and Strategies From the World's Top Sales Experts. @Sales_Source Moving forward, Jeff Roach www.transportationtraining.com www.pajamalearning.biz

Thursday, July 19, 2012

A Freight Broker Character

Are you a character…or do you have character? Well I’d say I could answer yes to both. I know my family would say I’m a character. I love to joke around. I strive to have character as well. And it is an ongoing process. What character is? Character is to subconsciously do right. When doing things that you ought to do is instinctive and part of you then that is good character. When you show up on time out of habit that is good character. When you're honest by reflex that is good character. When you can force yourself to be patient instinctively that is good character. When something wrong or bad is done habitually we call those bad habits. Doing things good or right out of habit is called good character. We develop habits by doing something over and over again. So to develop good character we must habitually choose the higher road. After we’ve chosen that way for a while then we shouldn’t need to think about it, we just do it. I started Brooke Training because I wanted to clean up some of the bad reputation put on freight brokers. I train new freight brokers to work hard, work honestly and be rewarded. You be truthful, you will get trust. Work dishonestly, you may make a deal or two but you will not gain trust or a long working relationship with a customer. Integrity is an adjective that is easily thrown around but not easily earned. So in your dealings today think about if you are working for the common good, or just in it for selfish gain. Be a person of character. Moving forward, Jeff Roach www.transportationtraining.com

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Indianapolis Class

Jeff Ashcraft, our fabulous instructor and successful freight broker will be teaching two basic Freight broker classes in Indianapolis. Join us the week of Aug 20th or the week of Sept 3rd to learn how to succeed in this in demand field of transportation. The basic freight broker classes teaches a process that has been proven successful. Freight brokers find loads of merchandise that need to be moved. They then find truckers that can move the load from one area of the country to another. A key to success is finding a niche that interests you and learning all you can about that niche. One of our graduates decided to learn all she could about moving cars. She now has a thriving freight brokering business moving vehicles across country. Come and learn how you could change your future by becoming a freight broker. Have any questions or want to sign up? Call Jeff Ashcraft at 469-362-7739 or Brooke Trainings home office at 214-206-1169

Monday, July 2, 2012

Just posted the last brokerage class testimonials. Come join us for one of our upcoming classes...or take our freight broker class online. Beginning Freight brokerage classes: July 16-20 (Newark/NYC) July 16-20 (Charlotte, NC) July 23-27 (Dallas/Ft. Worth) July 30-Aug 3 (Ontario, CA) Aug 27-31 (Dallas/Ft. Worth) Aug 27-31 (Jacksonville, FL) Sep 24-28 (Dallas/Ft. Worth) Advanced brokerage classes are available the week after our beginner classes. Have questions? Give us a call. Moving forward, Jeff Roach www.brooketraining.com (214) 206-1169

New Freight Brokers on the Loose

Another group of graduates just successfully completed our freight broker training school. I’m looking forward to watching them get out there and find great success. Read what they had to say about their week in class with our exceptional instructors Vinny and Tish. Thanks for spending the week with us. Good luck in your new careers! Very informative course. I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in the transportation/logistics or sales/marketing business. Vinny keeps you focused on the task at hand, keeping the class lively with lots of smiles. – Chaucy Bell Ah! I had an amazing experience. I learned a lot about how to be a broker agent. They made this fun but also educational. – Alejandro Cano Tish was a welcome enhancement to the class. I learned much from watching her as a broker/agent at work. Vinny brought a lot of enthusiasm and knowledge on the “Art of the Sale”. Invaluable information to both take to heart and to work. --Kevin Gard First day was tuff, I didn’t understand. By the last day, everything I had questions for got answered and it is clear. I had fun meeting new people. I had the opportunity to meet with a broker to become their agent.--Herson S. Valle I have had a good experience. I have learned a lot of new things. I’m leaving with a whole lot of knowledge about the transportation industry as well as the sales skills needed. --Jose Omar Rivera The instructors are great, especially Vinny. He makes the lessons easy to learn and his sales methods applied to brokers are invaluable. This alone makes the course worth the money. Hector Izaguirre The first day I came I learned a little cause I had experience in the Industry of transportation. My second day I learn more. On my third day I was very motivated and surprised. I found out I had no clue what the Brokerage Industry is all about. I can say the money I paid for this class is worth every penny. I am ready to be a Broker. Thanks to all the instructors in the Brokerage Training School. Sincerely yours, Luis Rivera. I really enjoyed Thursday with Vinny. He was very motivational and encouraging. I loved the personality trait tests, which determined different personalities in which you will deal with day to day. The binder that has been prepared for all the students is very informational and provides all the proper tools in becoming an agent or starting your brokerage company. --Laura-Lisa Garcia Moving forward, Jeff Roach www.brooketraining www.transportationtraining.com www.pajamalearning.biz