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If there’s one thing that has kept humanity at the top of the food chain, it’s our ability to create and use tools to simplify time-consuming, everyday tasks. In the right hands, a good tool can save hours on an otherwise laborious undertaking. Consider something as common as a chainsaw: in just a few painless seconds, it can accomplish what even basic tools could with a lot less time and effort. The key is having that chainsaw “in the right hands.”
Sitting in the shed, it accomplishes nothing. It serves no purpose. Meanwhile, the tasks it was designed for either go unattended or are given a lot more time and energy than they should require. That chainsaw does you no good sitting in the garage while you hack away at a tree with an axe, does it? Look at the newest tools you’ve been given in the same way. The LIMU Share Mobile Prospecting App is amazing for sharing the business and following up, but only if you actually access it and use it.
“Tools don’t work on their own—you have to go to work and actually use them.”
– Gary J. Raser
Comparably, taking that chainsaw out of storage isn’t sufficient. You also have to use it the right way for it to really be effective. Throwing it at a tree will never cut it down. Hacking away at that tree as you would with an axe isn’t going to get you very far either, so you have to adapt your methods to how the tool should be used. Consider also how you’ll need to adjust your follow-up methods with LIMU Share; you won’t have to call or email prospects to ask them if they watched the video you shared—the app will tell you. With that said, 3-way calls with a fellow Promoter are one of the most effective follow-up tools at your disposal.
Just like a chainsaw won’t run without the right mix of fuel, you need content to share through the app for it to work properly. Fortunately, LIMU takes care of that for you with a steady stream of powerful new content like the highly-effective interest generator videos (‘And Then…’ and ‘This is LIMU’), ‘The LIMU Experience’ party video, individual product videos and ‘Real People, Real Stories’ video series. The goal is to not just share the opportunity, but to be relatable and informative in doing so.
Don’t expect to use your new tools perfectly on your first attempts. The key in the beginning is always to just use it and make it work for you. This can sometimes take a few attempts before you get it right, but tools like LIMU Share are designed to not just make your life easier, but also to be easy to use in the process. Humans have spent a millennia at the top of the food chain, and as long as we continue to produce tools like LIMU Share that let us work smarter and not harder, that’s where we’ll always be.
1. A chainsaw will never cut down a tree if you leave it in your garage.
2. A chainsaw will never cut down a tree if you throw it at the tree.
3. A chainsaw requires fuel. You’ve got to start it up and get to work.
4. You’re going to be bad before you’re good and good before you’re great.