The Leader’s Guide to Monday Morning

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It's Monday morning. How do you know you are going to make progress this week? Here are four action items that will ensure you start your week with activities that will move things forward. 1. Reiterate the Message You might be tempted to believe that you need to change your … [Read more...]

There Are Some You Cannot Save (A Note to the Leader)

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There are some people you are going to struggle to save. Sometimes you will fail. These people need to change. They are capable of producing much better results. They’re smart and they have great people skills. Many of them will tell you they want to change, need to change, and … [Read more...]

Take the Path of Most Resistance

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Electricity follows the path of least resistance. So does water. And so do too many salespeople. Your very best prospects already have a partner who provides them with whatever it is that you sell. They trust that partner, and as far as they know, they are completely satisfied. … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

You Are Manifesting Your Negative Beliefs

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What you believe has a way of manifesting itself in your life. If you believe that cold calling sucks, that it’s miserable work, that it no longer works, and that it is a waste of your time, that belief will become your reality. It doesn’t matter that it isn’t true, and it … [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...]

Virtuous and Vicious Cycles

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Sometimes you end up in a loop. That loop can lead upward, producing better and better results. That loop can also descend deep into what can feel like Hell. Some cycles are virtuous and some are simply vicious. The Vicious Cycle Lower margins make it difficult to deliver … [Read more...]