Difficult Conversations Are Growth Opportunities

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No one wants to have difficult conversations. It is hard to deal with situations when emotions are high and people are upset. But these conversations are crucial to your success, and difficult conversations offer you an opportunity to grow personally and professionally. From … [Read more...]

The Leadership Playbook: Leadership Takes Courage

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Leadership takes courage. The Courage To Say No: A leader needs to the courage to say no. You will have a lot of people from different quarters who want to do things that they believe in. They are good people with good intentions. But some of what they want won’t be the right … [Read more...]

Why Focus On the Top of the Funnel

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There is no middle of the funnel or bottom of the funnel without the top of the sales funnel. Most of the challenges that sales organizations have in making their number stem from the fact that they are weak at the top of the funnel. It’s not that they aren’t good salespeople, … [Read more...]

Never Lower Your Standards

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[Note: This isn't for you. It's for someone else. Unless you or someone you know needs it. Then it's for you.] The people who love you the most expect the most of you. They want to see you become the biggest, brightest, best version of yourself. They will sometimes hold you to … [Read more...]

If You Already Know Everything

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If you already know everything, you should already be producing the results that you want. You already know what beliefs are necessary to support you, and you profess to hold those beliefs as your own. You already know what actions you need to take. You know what must be done, … [Read more...]

It Isn’t Supposed to Be Easy

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If reaching your goals were easy, you wouldn’t appreciate the struggle. If it were easy to reach your goals, there would be no reason to chase them. They wouldn’t be goals; they’d just be something that you do. If it were easy to accomplish something worthwhile, then everyone … [Read more...]

The Hustler’s Playbook: Hustlers Persevere

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Hustlers persevere. The hustler is determined to achieve their goals. It doesn’t matter how difficult the goal is to obtain. It doesn’t matter how many obstacles they need to overcome to reach their goals. The hustler keeps at it, chipping away, relentlessly taking action until … [Read more...]

7 Ideas About Creating Content

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All content isn’t created equal. The best content is helpful. The worst content is not helpful. You want to produce content that benefits people in some way, whether it is by entertaining them, educating them, persuading them, or inspiring them. The very best content serves the … [Read more...]

How Long Does It Take To Win?

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It takes time to nurture and develop your prospects. It isn’t easy to be known for the value you create or to prove you have ideas. The longer it takes you to prove you have the ideas and the ability to help, the longer it takes to create and win an opportunity. It takes time to … [Read more...]

What I Talked About at Dreamforce 2014

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If you missed my speech at Dreamforce, here is what I said: I told the audience at Dreamforce that they have to create a higher level of value if they want their dream clients to find them compelling. I told them creating a higher level of value is a differentiator. I showed … [Read more...]