Articles by Howard Partridge

The Fastest Ways to More Cash: Part I

This past November marked my 30th anniversary as a carpet cleaner. Prior to getting into this business, I worked as a waiter.


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Get (and Keep) More Customers by Understanding the 6 Reasons People Clean

A big mistake that cleaners make is not realizing that people clean their carpet, floors and fabrics for more reasons than just how it looks.


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The True Value of the Up-Sell (and How to Close More Every Time)

In any business there is one type of sale that brings the most profit. There is one single sales activity that can make the most difference in the profitability of your company.


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Level 5 of Being Phenomenal Successful Person – Character

Over the past few months, I’ve shared “The 5 Levels of Being Phenomenal.” The levels are the stages everyone goes through when they are attempting to change a habit, reach a new goal or develop a skill.


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Being a Phenomenally Successful Person: Level 4 – Commitment

A man wearing orange pants and pink socks stood on a chair and asked the small audience at a mastermind I was attending, “Are you just interested in reaching your goals or are you committed to reaching them?”


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Level 3 of Being Phenomenal Successful Person – Controlled Attention

Over the last two months I shared the first two levels of “The 5 Levels of Being Phenomenal.” We’ve covered Level 1, “Self Awareness,” and Level 2, “Willingness to Change.”


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Being a Phenomenally Successful Person: Level 2 - Are You Willing to Change?

The first level is being aware of what you are thinking and doing. Level 2 is being willing to change.


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Being a Phenomenally Successful Person: Level 1 - Self-Awareness

In the January/February issue of ICS, I shared the “5 Levels of Becoming a Phenomenally Successful Person.” To briefly review, you were created to be phenomenal.


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Do You Have a Phenomenal Dream?

I’m a dreamer. Outside of the grace of almighty God and my phenomenal wife Denise, I live a phenomenal life because I spend a lot of time thinking and dreaming.


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The 5 Levels of Being a Phenomenally Successful Person

Over the past several years, I’ve taught my coaching members 5 steps to becoming a phenomenally successful person. This teaching gets more response from them than any other, including the business training.


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The 2014 Experience Conference and Exhibition

A look in photos at the 2014 Experience Conference and Exhibition, which was held from April 24-26 at the Embassy Suites Convention Center and Spa in Frisco, Texas.

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While winter is considered the "slow season" for carpet cleaners, it can also be a season of great opportunity. In this episode of The Hitman Advertising Show, John Braun offers advice for keeping revenue consistent during the cold weather months so you're thriving - and not just surviving - the winter.
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2014 Nov/Dec

The Nov/Dec ICS features content on how to get better meter readings, a roundtable on truckmount development, neighborhood marketing and more. Also included is the annual Buyer’s Guide and Directory.

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