Why Change Is Difficult

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Change is more difficult than you believe. Having an intellectual understanding the reason something needs to change isn’t enough. An emotional need to change is necessary and more powerful. Change is psychological. You first have to have a shift in your mindset, your personal … [Read more...]

You Don’t Need Another New Idea

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You don’t need to rush out and read every new book with every hot, new idea. Bouncing from one idea to the next, never fully integrating what you’ve already read isn’t going to help you produce better results. You don’t need to attend another seminar searching for one new … [Read more...]

How To Keep People From Waiting Out Your Transformation

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You are leading a transformation. What you are doing is critical to the future of your organization. It’s strategic. You can’t afford to fail. You built the burning platform and you made the case for change. You sold that change with a massive meeting, and you threw down the … [Read more...]

Dissatisfaction and Willingness to Change

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We take our prospects where we find them. Here are four common states you may find your dream client in and what can do to help them. Not Dissatisfied, Unwilling to Change Some of the prospective clients in your territory aren’t dissatisfied, and they are are not willing to … [Read more...]

Four Reasons Selling Is More Difficult Now (and what to do about it)

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You might believe selling is more difficult now than it has been in the past. And for many reasons, it is. Here are four big reasons selling feels more difficult and what you can do to make it easier. Latent Dissatisfaction: Your dream clients should be dissatisfied, but they … [Read more...]

You Change Others When You Change You First

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I am sure I have written about Aikido a half a dozen times here before. I practiced for a year and half until I damaged my knee. I fell in the love with the art. In fact, I’m still in love, even though I no longer practice. When I first stepped on to the mat to practice, like … [Read more...]

Make These Resolutions and Make Your Number in 2014

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We are fast approaching the end of the year. It’s time to start thinking about—and acting on—next year. Here are some resolutions you might want to make to make 2014 your best year ever. Resolve to avoid shiny objects, shortcuts, tips, and tricks that are fronted under the guise … [Read more...]

On the Usefulness of Recurring Themes

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The themes that reoccur over and over again provide you with strong evidence. The reoccurrence of the same problem or challenge is strong evidence that you need to change. The recurring successes provide evidence that you should do more of what is working. Recurring … [Read more...]

Change Occurs When You Reach Threshold

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The status quo is a warm bath; it’s soothing and comfortable. Change is a cold shower; it’s surprising, shocking, and uncomfortable. Is it any wonder your dream clients aren’t excited to change? Even when they have good reason to change, they often seek the safety and comfort of … [Read more...]

Ideas Are Worthless. Execution Is Priceless.

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Some time ago I offered a program that I created to the people who receive my newsletter. A lot of people signed up. Some sent me notes explaining why they couldn’t sign up at that time. But I found one email in particular to be most interesting. The person that wrote the email … [Read more...]

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