Business by Referral Part 10

“You will never come up against a greater adversary than your own potential, my young friend.” ~Star Trek: TNG “Evolution,” Dr. Paul Stubbs to Wesley Crusher, original airdate 25 September 1989, Stardate 43,125.8 This is part of long series of articles...

Business by Referral Part 9

“When in doubt, don’t.” ~Benjamin Franklin This is part of long series of articles that will eventually be the rough draft of my book tentatively titled “Building Your 100% Referral Business”. You can go to the start of the series here: “Business by Referral...

Business by Referral Part 8

“Freedom lies in being bold.” ~Robert Frost This is part of long series of articles that will eventually be the rough draft of my book tentatively titled “Building Your 100% Referral Business”. You can go to the start of the series here: “Business by Referral Part 1”...

Business by Referral Part 7

“Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire – you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.” ~Denis Waitley This is part of long series of articles that will eventually become the rough draft of my book...

Business by Referral Part 6

“Well,” said Pooh, “what I like best,” and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what...

Business by Referral Part 5

“A friend accepts us as we are yet helps us to be what we should.” ~Author Unknown I have helped thousands of people to grow their businesses using referrals. Some I have worked with as a one-on-one coach. Others I have worked with in group settings or...

Business by Referral Part 4

“Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.” ~Henry Ward Beecher Who is this book for? As I am writing this, I am making a picture of my ideal reader. I am imagining the person that will be drawn to this book and read it. But much more...

Business by Referral Part 3

What Does a 100% Referral Based Business Look Like? “The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades” ~1986 song from Timbuk3 In my coaching, I always start by getting my clients and myself to create a clear picture of what change they want to achieve....

Business by Referral Part 2

“Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.” ~African Proverb I’m going to answer a couple of question in this entry. Who am I – who is Jack Bergstrom? Why should you care – why should you listen to what I have to say about Business by Referral? Who am I?  I make...

Business by Referral Part 1

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”  ~Francis of Assisi This is the first entry in what will become a book about building a business that is based on referrals.  I love doing...