Archive for March, 2017

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1,000 Decisions, Well or Poorly Made

You have 168 hours in a week and 52 weeks in a year. That's 8,736 hours. What you do with each hour is your decision. You can invest that hour, or you can squander it, believing you have many more hours in which to make a better decision later.

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A Lead Is a Lottery Ticket

A lead is a lottery ticket. You don’t know whether you win anything until you scratch the card. Why wouldn’t you check to see if you have won anything? Why not take a look and see what you’ve got—if anything.

Some sales folks make the mistake of…

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Things I Admire In a Sales Force

These are a few of my favorite things.

  1. The ability to competitively displace a larger, better equipped sales force. There is just something about an underdog. The more lopsided and unlikely things appear from the outside, the more I admire…
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Don’t Be a Red Shirt

On the original Star Trek television series different characters wore different colored shirts. James T. Kirk, Mr. Spock, and Bones all wore blue shirts. Sometimes they wore some weird yellow shirt. But a lot of the characters wore red shirts, and…

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You, Advisor.

In order to help your clients to achieve the success they desire, and in order to achieve the success you desire, you need to be more than a sales person. You need to be an advisor.

What questions should your dream client be asking themselves…

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Pitchy No Value Prospecting

The young salesperson’s email promises me that his product will allow my sales team to produce 30 percent more appointments than they are producing now in the same time. He wonders if that is interesting enough to me to warrant a phone call. It…

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