The Hustler’s Playbook: On Wealth, Envy, and Creating Value

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Right now it’s popular to talk down wealth and the wealthy. But there is a deep, dark psychology at work here. It’s as old as time, and it’s called envy. Envy is feeding the wrong wolf. It Doesn’t Make You Green Envy and jealousy are different (although both are unhealthy). … [Read more...]

You Need Insight Plus Rapport and Relationship Skills

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Is it insight? Is it relationships? What is that salespeople really need to succeed? [I am using rapport to mean relationship skills here] Low Insight, Low Rapport (Time Waster): Having low insight and low rapport and relationships skills makes you a time waster. Most people in … [Read more...]

How to Be Better At Creating Rapport

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Anonymous says, “I am not good at gaining rapport. I need to be better with people.” I don’t have all of the answers, but I have some ideas our friend anonymous might work with for a while. Smile: Want to know the quickest way to open people up and create rapport? Smile. It’s … [Read more...]

Wanting Money Isn’t Money Motivated

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“Wanting money” isn’t the same as being “money-motivated.” Everyone wants more money. The difference between simply “wanting money” and being “motivated” by money is the willingness to take the actions necessary to get it. Wanting Money People that only want money aren’t … [Read more...]

You Are Teaching. But Are You Also Learning?

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One of the ways you create value for your clients is by having the business acumen and the situational knowledge to help them do better business. Having a teachable insight is all the rage, even though I don’t believe it’s easy to get real chops (and I don’t believe we’re doing … [Read more...]

Motivation is a Bigger Why

Motivation is a Bigger Why

Do you want to know the real secret to staying motivated long term? Do you want to know how to develop the burning passion and single-mindedness that propels you towards reaching your goals? Want to know how to stay focused and accomplish more than ever? The key to real, … [Read more...]

On Conflict and Collaboration

On Conflict and Collaboration

Selling well is a balance between conflict and collaboration. The more—and faster—you can move away from conflict and towards collaboration, the better. But conflict is built in. Conflict at the Start The conflict begins at the very onset of the relationship. You want a … [Read more...]

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