(And how to succeed once you get there.)
1) Cultivate a spirit of helpfulness.
2) Direct it at local business owners for your mutual gain.
Go back and write the intro last!
- Preparing for Success
- Doing It
- Dealing with Success
- Next Steps
“Attitude is everything, so pick a good one.”
– Wayne W. Dyer
Give yourself the best chance of success by adopting the right attitude. You are about to embark on an amazing adventure. One that will have you growing in new ways you never dreamed before. One that will have you meeting people and making new friendships. You will become a regular at many local establishments. You will be the person that everyone in town looks to for guidance with bitcoin questions. You are about to level up in a big way, so let’s make sure you’ve got your mind right.
But first, a story:
In a certain railroad yard there stood an extremely heavy train that had to be drawn up an unusually heavy grade before it could reach its destination. The superintendent of the yard was
not sure what it was best for him to do, so he
went up to a large, strong engine and asked: “Can you pull that train over the hill?”
“It is a very heavy train,” responded the engine.
He then went to another great engine and
“Can you pull that train over the hill?”
“It is a very heavy grade,” it replied.
The superintendent was much puzzled, but he turned to still another engine that was spick
and span new, and he asked it:
“Can you pull that train over the hill?”
“I think I can,” responded the engine.
So the order was circulated, and the engine was started back so that it might be coupled
with the train, and as it went along the rails it
kept repeating to itself: “I think I can. I think
I can. I think I can.”
The coupling was made and the engine began its journey, and all along the level, as it rolled
toward the ascent, it kept repeating to itself:
“I —think —I can. I —think —I— can. I —think— I —can.”
Then it reached the grade, but its voice could still be heard: “I think I can. I—– think—–I—–can.
I —–think—– I—– can.” Higher and higher it climbed, and its voice
grew fainter and its words came slower:
”I ——-think ——–I——-can.”
It was almost to the top.
It was at the top.
It passed over the top of the hill and began crawling down the opposite slope.
’I ——think——- I—— can——I—– thought——I——-could I—– thought—– I—– could. I thought I could. I thought I could.
I thought I could.”
And singing its triumph, it rushed on down
toward the valley.
You are the engine at the beginning of the story — spic and span and new. About to embark on a journey. To give yourself the greatest advantage, put it into your head the image of you achieving your goal. Think positive thoughts about yourself. You can do this! You are smart and talented and great with people. Tell yourself you can do it!
What is “it”? In this case, the goal is helping business owners earn bitcoin. How? By connecting with them on a real level. Find out what their challenges are — what are they struggling with — and then see if you can offer them something that will help them achieve their goals. You aren’t going in there to their businesses to get something out of them. You are going in there to help them achieve something.
It’s a little paradoxical, but in order to be the hero of the story, you must first be the servant. The engine that carried the heavy train up the hill is the hero of the story. Nobody remembers the superintendent of the railroad who asked the engine if he could carry the train over the hill. But because of his attitude and his willingness to serve others, everyone knows and loves “the little engine that could.”
Let yours be an attitude of, “How can I help you?” rather than “Can you do this for me?”
“Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable
that we have to alter it every six months.”
– Oscar Wilde
While fashions change, these timeless recommendations will give you the greatest advantage when meeting with people. Because it’s really not about fashion. Attire in the context of meeting with business owners is about showing respect. They may be wearing an apron covered in fish guts, but you wear a white shirt when you go to their business because you respect them.
Wear the same color socks as your shoes and your belt. Tuck in your best white dress shirt. If you have a watch, wear it. If you have a beard, trim it. If you haven’t had a haircut in over 3 weeks, get a haircut. Run a comb through your hair and brush your teeth before you go out to meet a client. Use floss and mouthwash. Put a pen in your pocket before you walk out the door.
Your attire is your costume in the play of life. Since you are picking up a new role in the Grand Drama, you should assume the role. You are a professional. Someone a business owner can trust. And we at Anypay have a good reputation to uphold. So make us look good. We’ll help you look good by giving you tools and professional materials you can use to activate more businesses.
You are the character who is helping a business accept bitcoin. There is no single answer to the question, “What does this character look like?” But you should put *some* thought into it and go with that. If you’re unsure, choose a clean-cut professional look. Sloppiness is not what we want.
Preparing for Success
“Oh, I didn’t expect that to happen.”
“Um. Let’s see here. Hold on a minute. Ummm.”
“I think I’m going to have to come back later.
“I’m sorry — Can we reschedule this?”
– You, without prep
Download the Anypay app on your mobile. It’s in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. Search for “Anypay Cash Register.” Open it up, create an account, set an address, have your friends make a payment to you, and then check out all the settings. Log out, log back in.
Then sign in to the Admin app to check out all the extra features that businesses are going to love. Anypay’s Admin app is really pro. You use the same login you just created with the app, but you log in at anypayinc.com/admin
Poke around. You will see there are all kinds of charts and tables and other customizable info for business owners and their accountants to use for bookkeeping. There’s a lot you can do in there, so get familiar with it. It should only take about 5 minutes of clicking around.
Then demo with your friend. Pretend your friend is the business owner and you are setting up an account with them. Have them download Anypay. Have your friends try to ring you up for a purchase and show them how to accept payment. Send a real payment to take them all the way through the flow. Do it with them on their iPhone, iPad, Android — whatever. So that you know what to expect when the time comes. It only takes 15 minutes to do this step.
“Some people want it to happen,
some wish it would happen,
others make it happen.”
– Michael Jordan
Alright, the big scary part. Talking to people. Most people don’t like to do this. If you do, then great. That’s a real asset in this department. I find it helpful to just walk right up to the person who looks like they’re in charge, and say confidently, “Are you the owner?” Sometimes it is! And then you can do whatever you want with them because they are decision makers.
Get a meeting with them. If they’re free now, then get right to it. If not, ask if they’re free Tuesday at noon. Tuesday at noon is a great time. Everyone’s free then. And if they’re not, they’ll propose a time instead, like magic.
“How’s Tuesday at noon?”
“Tuesday noon, oof, I’m usually busy in the afternoon — how about two-thiry, three o’clock?”
“Tuesday at 3, I’ll see you then!”
See how easy that was? It will work for you just as easily. Try it.
Okay, so say you’re at the meeting, now what? Well, you want to do all kinds of “rapport building.” Think of it as foreplay. You don’t just go in for sex right away — even if it’s that kind of a date. There’s always got to be a “getting to know you” period. Even with someone you know well. Humans like a little bit of breathing room to settle into a new interaction. We know you could just dive right in and get to the good stuff, but trust us. Give them a little buffer first.
“How you doing?”
Usually works just fine. A little chit chat and banter, and then they’ll signal that they’re ready to get down to business. Similarly, at the end, when everything is done and over, close with something like,
“So, got any fun plans this weekend?”
This signals that the business part is over. We’re back to our usual selves again. We’re just a couple of guys, living our lives. That other stuff — that’s just a means to an end — it’s not terribly important. What matters is family, and your health. Even if you’re faking it, do this. An opener and closer. It’s important.
The meat sandwiched between “how ya doin” and “got any plans” is the business. What do they want? Probably more customers. How can you help them get more customers?
What if they could get new customers and make more sales by installing a free app?
What does the Anypay app do?
1) Makes paying at your business as easy as texting
2) Tells people in the area that your business is there, and that they can use bitcoin to pay
3) Since the customer pays from their phone, there is no extra equipment to buy
Follow this checklist when you’re with the business, and you will have an easy time.
- The manager installs the “Anypay Cash Register” app on a secure device.
iOS – bit.ly/anypayapp
Android – bit.ly/anypaypos
Web – anypayapp.com
- They open the app.
- They tap or click the blue text that says “Sign Up”
- They enter a good email address for their account.
Note: This should be a real email because it is the one they will have to use to reset their password if they forget it. Also they will get emailed receipts every time they get paid.
- Have them enter their Business Name and Address.
Note: This is so people can find them on NRGCTY.
- In the “Ambassador Email” box, have them enter the email address that you use for your Anypay account.
Note: The Anypay account they enter here becomes linked with their account as the Ambassador. When a customer pays them a dollar of bitcoin cash, your ambassador account receives one cent of bitcoin cash at the address you have set.
- Help them install a wallet like Edge on their phone.
- Have them set an address.
- If not in US, have them change the currency to their preferred denomination by tapping the Anypay icon, then “Settings” and then “Currency”.
- Have them generate a payment request.
- Have them check their wallet to see that the payment came to them.
- Have them check their email to see that they got a receipt.
- Do at least one payment to them for every coin address you set.
- Now have them log in to the Admin app at anypayinc.com/admin
- Marvel at all the cool stuff they can see.
That’s it. It’s already time for your line, “So, doing anything fun this weekend?”
Remember to banter. It’s important. The whole event from start to finish takes about thirty minutes.
Dealing with Success
Okay, now that you got one, you want to milk it for all you can. Schedule meetups there, talk with the staff about their experience, and make yourself a daily presence. You want your follow-up game to be strong. The owner shouldn’t hesitate to message you if he has a question or if a customer had a problem. Of course they can have all their questions answered by Anypay Support, but the point is they’ll want to ask you. You’re their bitcoin person. You make the bitcoin work. And you’ll want to make sure it’s working because that’s how you get rewards!
Ideally, you’ll check in on the business every day because you like what they sell and you want to be there anyway. Otherwise, check in once maybe every one or two weeks. At a minimum, I’d say check in on the business in person if you can at least once a month. Buy something if you can.
Once you have mastered setting up businesses with Anypay and collecting recurring rewards, reach out to us to see what cool promos we can do together. Let’s spotlight your businesses on our social media. Let’s get more customers going there and spending bitcoin and earning you money. Let’s do something fun together.