Episode 41 – High Profit Selling with Mark Hunter

Price. If you’re in sales, it’s something you’re talking about or you must be giving something away for free. Mark Hunter joined me In The Arena to talk about how to win the sale without compromising on price. We discussed practical ways to shift the focus off of price in client … [Read more...]

[Video] Are You Even Proactive, Bro?

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The Hustler’s Playbook: Hustlers Don’t Hold Back

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I remember the decision I made to change my life and hold myself to a higher standard than anyone expected of me. It happened in an instant, and the backlash was almost as fast. Some friends, and a few family members, were immediately critical, attacking me for the changes I had … [Read more...]

The Hustler’s Playbook: What A Hustler Is

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The word “hustler” sometimes has a negative connotation. Some people believe that a “hustler” is someone who is trying to take advantage of them, that they are “being hustled.” That’s not what it means here. Here the connotation is nothing but positive. A hustler is someone … [Read more...]

Episode 33 – The Irrepressible Grant Cardone

Grant and I had tried unsuccessfully to schedule this podcast for a long time. On the fourth try, we finally connected. Grant is an entrepreneur, and author, speaker. But in my view, he is most of all a hustler. I asked him to step into the arena because so many people I know in … [Read more...]

The Hustler’s Playbook: The Only Gatekeeper Is Your Willingness

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As a young kid fronting a rock-n-roll band, I moved to Los Angeles in hopes of being discovered. In the days before the laptop and the Internet, you went to Los Angeles to play the Sunset Strip and wait for an A&R person from the record company to make you a star. You needed … [Read more...]

Self Selecting Out of a Deal

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Once upon a time, my little team won a massive client. They developed excellent relationships with stakeholders throughout the organization. We were doing excellent work, and things couldn’t have been going any better. And then I was asked to meet with the decision-maker, the … [Read more...]

Four Reasons Your Deal Dissolved (and what to do about it)

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Your Contact Leaves: Is there anything worse that developing an opportunity, getting it right up to the line, and then having your primary sponsor leave? Yes, there is. Your contact could be replaced by someone with different priorities or who is adamantly opposed to your … [Read more...]

Be Your Own Hero

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At a Toastmasters meeting, I was given two minutes to give an extemporaneous answer to the questions: “Who is your hero? And why are they your hero?” Without skipping a beat and without delay, I answered: “I am my own hero.” It sounds arrogant, I know. But before you judge the … [Read more...]

Your Desperation Isn’t Motivating

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I once heard Anthony Robbins say that people change for one of two reasons: inspiration or desperation. He said it is normally desperation that gets people to the point of change. But desperation causes change when you reach that point on your own; it isn’t a tool for … [Read more...]