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customers dumb questions

Customers ask the dumbest of questions.

You would think some things are obvious! 

Did they make you laugh? 

Tell us your story.

What happened? What did they say? Were you too astounded to answer?




How to promote your business.

[If you are in business,

I am happy to promote your business by adding your business contact details and where you are from, to the bottom of your story.


Just add your comment back in Social Media, then end with the word 'Yes' (to let me know).

I will try to contact you direct, you can PM me on Facebook Messenger, connect with me on LinkedIn, email me or send me a text with the contact details you want published here on my Blog for the world to see.


I'm happy to be of service.

Go ahead, put a smile on our face!


Paul Johnson

cover your ass


The story is told of a young man whose father was hanged for murder.
This young man is filling in a Life Insurance Proposal form. After the usual questions about his own health, and then hereditary conditions, came the question for information about the causes of death of his parents. He answered, “Mother died of pneumonia. Father was taking part in a public function when the platform gave way”
There are obvious benefits to an imaginative view of things.

Hope you see the down side of life this way,



Paul Johnson

Boosting your local work without advertising.

I’ve no longer got cancer!

(I'm writing this personal note because so many wrote and called and texted me when I told you I found out I had cancer.
I felt I owed you this much, after all the time we've been together.)

The Budwig Protocol.

As you can imagine, I'm feeling very thankful.
Let me explain why (for those of you who missed the original grim message).

Prostate Cancer

At 62 years of age I had a common 'plumbing' procedure in August 2016.
At the follow up appointment with my urologist he said,
"Oh by the way we found prostate cancer."
Well, you could have knocked me over with a feather.
What a shock!

I’ve got cancer.

People don't often say, "I've got cancer" do they?

Some feel it’s information better kept to close friends and family.

worried manSometimes they're not ready to talk about it.

Or they're afraid that other people will act different towards them.

They think other people may not want to be near them.

Saying the words out loud makes the cancer feel more "real."

They don't want others to feel sorry for them or change how they treat them.


For many of you, we have had a connection that in some cases goes back 15 years or more. So, I could see real benefits to you (hang in there - I'll get back to this) if I levelled with you:

OK, you ready?  . . . .  I've got cancer.

There, I've said it.


Now, I know this is a touchy subject. Some folk have lost close friends and family members to cancer. So, it's pretty raw.

I completely understand if you quit reading now, delete this message or get off this post.

To most of us, cancer reminds us that every one of us is mortal. We link the word ‘cancer’ to the word ‘terminal’ and think about the end of life.



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Do you ever forget the milk on your way home?

Frustrating isn't it!



Why do you forget things?


We all get forgetful sometimes, (just ask my wife!).Forgetting things

But, have you noticed that you are forgetting more things these days.

An important client called you while you were under a house or discussing a plan with a co-worker and you forgot to call them back, when you said you would.

You've gone to Officeworks or your supplier with a mental list of seven things you need for the job and return to the job with only five of them.

Is forgetting, is costing you money?is forgetting costing you money

Customers you used to do business with, are being forgotten or are drifting on to your competitor.

When was your last BAS due?

You've left it too late to order tickets for the show you promised your wife you'd take her to. You just forgot.


No, you are probably not in the early stages of dementia. 

There is a problem though, isn't there.


4 lessons Greece hasn't learnt from The Greek Financial Crisis.

What Greece did wrong - Germany did right.Greek Financial Crisis like Berlin
After the 2nd World War the German Deutsche Mark was worthless and they owed the world billions in reparations.
They couldn't borrow money anywhere (like Greece).
They determined to adopt a culture of saving to get what they needed before saving for what they wanted.
This culture of savings has persisted to this day.
Germany has one of the lowest debt to GDP rates in the world and has an envious fiscal surplus.

Paul Johnson Missing Piece Marketing4 of the wisest lessons from the Greek Financial Crisis.

  Lesson 1: Give away the first 10% of your income, before you feed your family or the mortgage. The world's wealth belongs to those who are the givers. Trust me, it works.
  Lesson 2: Save the next 10% until you have $1000. This is not 'rainy day' money - this is your 'wellspring' -  your 'Principle Savings'.
  (Never stop adding to it. Continue to save 10% from your wages until you retire.)
  Lesson 3: When your 'Principle Savings' has grown to $1100 (10% growth) with interest, re-invest $100 in something riskier (a higher return than just interest bearing deposits.)
  Lesson 4: When that riskier investment earns you 10%, take that $10 and re-invest in something really high risk (really high return).

  The Rule:
  Never let the Principle Savings go . . .
  Preserve the principle at all costs.

Follow this and you will never be in the same position as Greece - owing more than they can afford.
Money will then be your slave and not your master.
   “Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. This too is meaningless.”  Ecclesiastes 5:10

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What's on your 

'stop doing' list?

Work smarter not harder.
Do you ever wish you could just stop working and enjoy what you've worked for?

I know, you went into business with the dream of 'Self Determination'. You dreamt of being your own smarter not harder

Now it seems the business runs you, rather than you running the business!

I have some wise words from my mentor (yes, I have a business mentor too).

Sean D'Souza from expressed it so clearly I had to get his permission to share it with you, (he agreed):


Life is not a dress rehearsal

in a kaleidoscope parade,
it’s a time of guts and thinking,
it is honour unafraid.

Life is not a dress rehearsal,
that fools and jesters crave;
it is helping, winning, serving,
it is finding better ways.

Life is not a dress rehearsal—
it’s opportunity and chance;
it is maker of the man,
not a thing of circumstance.

Thoughts on life

A Life that Matters

Live a life that matters


Ready or not, someday it will come to an end.

All the things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten, will pass to someone else.

Your wealth, fame and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevance.

It will not matter what you owned or what you were owed.

Your grudges, resentments, frustrations and jealousies will finally disappear.

So too, your hopes, ambitions, plans and to-do lists will expire.

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