Blue Bird Opportunity

Volume 3. Issue 6.

What was said? “If they are all the right ‘blue birds,’ then no action is required”

Did someone really say that? Yes, in an email referencing a list of potential project / sales opportunities.

What does it mean? An easily made sales opportunity that is unexpected or very profitable.

Origin: Bluebird is defined as ‘happiness’ by the Oxford English Dictionary with its origin dating back to 1909. Most of us know the bluebird (also blue-bird and blue bird) as an actual bird found commonly in North America. The first mention of bluebird was in the “l’Oiseau bleu” 1909 play by Belgian dramatist and poet Maurice Maeterlinck, literally translating to “The Blue Bird” with the figurative speech used in the play “the bluebird of happiness.” Bluebirds tend to elicit happiness as seen in the song “ Somewhere over the rainbow, bluebirds fly” from the Wizard of Oz from 1939. The term has been increasingly used in corporate circles in the past few years and “Bluebirds are those new business opportunities, which seem to fly in through the window. Many professional services firms are tempted to pitch for every bluebird that comes their way, but this may not be a profitable use of their resources in the long-term (How to Manage Bluebirds). In a nutshell it’s sales slang for an opportunity (or actual sale) that presents itself to the salesperson or the selling organization without having made much direct effort in securing it.

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Side Note: Most school buses in the US are made by the Blue Bird Corporation, which began in 1927 and is based in Fort Valley, GA.

Sources:
http://salesdictionary.com/index.php?term=b&tab=%3F
http://onlineslangdictionary.com/meaning-definition-of/bluebird
http://www.waywordradio.org/bluebird/
http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=hermann+maurice+saxe
http://businesstoday.intoday.in/story/new-words-in-business/1/13969.html
http://www.infobarrel.com/The_Blue_Bird_of_Happiness_Phrase:_Origins_and_Meanings

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6 responses to “Blue Bird Opportunity

  1. Andrewslaky1

    Hello there 🙂
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  2. Hello guys, I’m all the way from Brazil

  3. Josephgusty

    Терапия простаты

    Modern methods of treatment of BPH (also known as Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia) are very different and depend on the type of the disease, the presence of complications, the duration of disease, and the characteristics of the patient.
    Prostate hyperplasia treatment can be carried out on an outpatient basis and in the hospital – the method depends on the specific situation and patient’s health. You should contact an urologist and visit the clinic where you can first get the necessary tests and diagnostics, and then, according to the results, you will be assigned the appropriate treatment course. It should be remembered that the disease can be defeated only with an integrated approach.
    Benign prostatic hyperplasia include following symptoms and signs:
    • One urinates very often
    • One has urgency to urinate more often especially at night
    • Interrupting stream of urine
    • Bladder remains half-full after urinating
    • Tracks of blood in the urine
    BPH causes

    How to treat BPH:
    There are several guidelines of BPH treatment, such as alpha-blockers, which help to relax the pelvic floor muscles, muscles of prostate and bladder; special medications such as terazosin or tamsulosin, which block hormones that cause swelling of the prostate or surgery. Very popular and maybe the best treatment for the BPH is surgical treatment called TURP, which is based on removing the part of swollen prostate. Herbal treatments and natural remedies can also help in this case.
    BPH treatment must be always followed by a well-balanced diet. These products contain a plenty of beneficial vitamins, helping to cure the BPH. Prostate friendly diet often consists of:
    • Raw vegetables, fruits and greens, especially melons, watermelons, zucchini, pumpkins, cauliflower, peas, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots and potatoes. They saturate the body with vitamin C, which has a beneficial effect on the protective forces of the immune system.
    • Sour-milk products (butter milk, yoghurt, cottage cheese, sour cream, baked milk). Dairy products improve the performance of the digestive tract, enhancing the absorption of useful components of food consumed.
    • Lean meat (rabbit, quail, chicken, lean pork).
    • Low-fat sea fish.
    • Natural honey
    • Pasta
    • Cereals (oatmeal, semolina, buckwheat). They contain a large amount of beneficial vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin E, which is essential for the health of men. It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects that are very important for people with BPH.
    • Black and brown bread.

    One must know well what not to eat for enlarged prostate. It’s undesirable to consume:
    • meat, fish, and mushroom broths
    • fizzy and soft drinks
    • fat pork and mutton
    • strong tea and coffee
    • very salty or spicy dishes
    • sub-products
    • sorrel
    • fish roe
    • pastries

    How to strengthen the prostate? Doctors often recommend to use exercises of Dr. Kegel to strengthen the muscles of bladder and prostate. Such muscles are essential part of man’s reproductive system, as they control the process of ejaculation and urinating. Kegel exercises can even treat BPH without surgery and medicines. Kegel exercises include tightening – relaxing of special muscles, which are placed at pelvic floor, and squeezing anus muscles.

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