Do you have an Apple iPod? How do you use it? I try to take a walk every day. It is modest exercise and it relaxes me. I also get some of my best ideas while walking. To help generate those ideas I listen to my iPod. I listen to motivation, sales, real estate and marketing recordings.
Many of us have a shelf full of programs from all kinds of real estate Gurus. Why not load them onto your iPod and actually listen instead of leaving them on your shelf. I have also recorded my goals so that I can listen to them daily. You can take this a step further and record a list of your strengths and successes. Motivational speakers regularly talk of our “Self Talk” and how it can help or hinder us depending on whether it is positive or negative. Record a positive self talk tape and listen daily. This guarantees you a daily dose of positive messages.
What is Nike +
I Use a Nike+ for my iPod. This is a really cool tool. It has a little transmitter that goes in your shoe and it sends a signal to a receiver attached to your iPod. It keeps track of how far and how fast you run. When you sync your iPod it uploads your info to a Nike website which tracks your mileage. You can set goals and track by day, week, or month.
While I am out walking, the Nike+ is keeping track of how far, while the iPod give me something positive and motivating to listen to.
Kudos to Nike for Good Service
Well I had to replace my sensor as the battery had run out. I hooked it all up and it wouldn’t sync properly with the website. I checked the online FAQ – useless. So I sent a message to customer service. Most big companies like Nike have bad customer service. They want to rely on their horrible online instructions and FAQs. Much to my surprise I quickly I got a reply back with an answer that actually worked. It was a personalized message from someone who actually understood the question! I was very impressed and I think Nike deserves Kudos for providing such good service.
Try it Yourself
If you want to get an iPod or the Nike plus I’ve made it easy for you. Just click the links below. The Nike+ does not work with all iPods. So if you already have an iPod make sure you have the right one before you spend the money for the Nike+ kit. You need to get a Nano (1G, 2G, 3G or 4G) or an iPod Touch 1 G or 2G. To make it easy for you these links will send you to the right page.