Weekly News
27 November 2017

This Week's Speaker:

A very brief history of the Real Time Pain Relief story. Tom Faulkner will tell us how he came to be selling Real Time Pain Relief products. Real Time Pain Relief's future plans and his involvement.

See you there.

More importantly, Bring plenty of Business Cards and be ready to network!

If you missed last Wednesday's meeting, you missed...

Dutch Treat Thanksgiving Eve Breakfast!

You missed treating your CHLG Meeting withdrawal by having a cup of coffee with several current and past CHLG members at the Time-Out Restaurant in the Chapel Hill University Inn.

... You were indeed missed.

Bring plenty of Business Cards to this Wednesday's Meeting

Speaker's Schedule for November / December 2017
6 December - Brenda Greenberg, Premier Designs
13 December - Steven Ray Miller, stevenraymiller.com
20 December - Open Networking Meeting
27 December - No meeting in observance of the Christmas and New Year holidays

Keep It Simple - Attend the Leads meeting at least 50% of the time for 3 consecutive months and have an up to date member business profile in the Member's Directory. Ask Lou Umscheid to place you on the speakers schedule. Continue to attend at least 50% of the Leads meetings until your presentation. Continue to attend the Leads meeting to strengthen your new referral network.

CHLG Meeting

The Chapel Hill Leads Group regularly scheduled weekly meeting is held every Wednesday morning at Chapel Hill University Inn, 1301 Fordham Boulevard,Chapel Hill, NC 27514 from 8:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. Meeting Dues are $5.00 per week. Place your business card and $1.00 in the Optional Drawing. One card will be selected and that person will receive the week's kitty. For Express Check-In, please arrive with a $5.00, a $1.00, and a business card and we will check you in. We greatly appreciate your bringing correct change. We cannot change large denomination bills ($10, $20, $50, etc.) and cannot accept checks.

EXPO OPPORTUNITIES - Each week arrangements have been made for you to show your products. Two (2) tables are available for this "mini-expo". Do not miss the opportunity to display your products or services so that your fellow Leads members can see what it is you do!

Did You Know:

From: Lee Schearer,
To: My Fellow Chapel Hill Leads Group Members

"Your Competition in Business"

Several years ago, when I owned a real estate business in Warren Pennsylvania, several of my agents expressed concern that one of the other real estate agencies in town was selling more properties than our agency was selling. Their concern centered around the fact that they were our largest competitor.

To that regard I looked up the word "competition" in order to better understand the aspects on which, as business owners, we value our competition or as we perceive that which is in-fact our competition. The word competition is defined as "A rivalry in business as for customers or markets" "New World Dictionary of the second language". A synonym is defined as a struggle.

I have my own definition of the word and one in which I offered to my agents. I have always considered my "competition" as the person in the mirror. It has always been my opinion that the only true competition is ones-self. I believe that if your perceived competition is doing something that has increased his/her sales or obtained more business that you, then you have the obligation to study why that is and to make the effort to do better than they are and thus make yourself their competition. All that I can tell you is that my definition has worked well for me over the past 46 years as a self-employed business owner.

I invite you to join me this Wednesday morning and to learn how to become "their" competition from a variety of business owners who span decades of acquired business knowledge. Remember to bring a smile on your face, a song on your mind and an attitude of gratitude for the life that you live and the numerous opportunities available to you within our great country, America.


Lee Schearer

Support the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina

Attention CHLG Members - The Chapel Hill Leads Group's goal is to raise 100+ boxes of cereal a month. If everyone brought one box of cereal to two meetings this month, the Chapel Hill Leads Group would easily exceed the 100 boxes of cereal goal.

Chamber News:

Christmas House Wish Trees, 20 November through 24 December 2017

Christmas House Wish Trees.   ... Read the complete story.

Retail Roundtable, 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Provide peer counseling to business principals involved in the retail trade.   ... Read the complete story.

Central Carolina Women in Business Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Join keynote, Reagan Greene Pruitt, Director of Brand Strategy at BCBSNC.   ... Read the complete story.

Sandler Sales Training, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Break All the Rules and Grow Your Business.   ... Read the complete story.

Taking Care of Business, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, 6 December 2017

6 Steps for Entrepreneurs to Take Your Social Media Channels to Savvy Success.   ... Read the complete story.

Networking In Your Neighborhood

There are several other Triangle Area Leads Groups available. These groups meet on different days of the week and at different times of the day. They provide the business person a more focused access to the local market. Try one of these other area leads groups soon.