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Don’t Miss Out On Success

In past blogs I have mentioned how much I enjoy Shark Tank. If you don’t watch it, you really should. As a business professional, it is a great educational tool for both running a business and selling it’s products and services. One thing I really enjoy is the question asked of most of the entrepreneurs […]

Preparing for Battle – 5 Things You Must Do

Preparation is of utmost importance when going to battle. Could you imagine showing up to a gunfight with a knife? Or going to nuclear war without a gas mask? You might as well sign off on your own death certificate. And this my friends is the way many people approach sales calls. They show up […]

3 Reasons (Your) Customers Are Leaving

There are really 3 reasons (your) customers are leaving (and none of them rely solely on price though many think so). They are pretty simple and straightforward, but course correcting can be like making a u-turn in a semi on a two lane highway. Reason #1 – The customers weren’t actually “yours” to begin with. […]

Way Better Than Free

Can the photographer doing the favor really offer the same wedding experience as the photographer charging $2500? Maybe. Can the real estate agent offering a no commission deal to his family friend provide the same service as the real estate agent receiving 3% commission? Possibly. But do you really want to take that chance? Competing […]

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If You’re Not Willing to Do It All, Quit Now!

“I want to lose weight, but I don’t want to eat right.” “I need to get a job, but I don’t feel like going on interviews.” “I want my business to grow, but I am not willing to make cold calls.” You can’t really pick and choose the good parts only when it comes to […]

Statistics Lie…They Are Listening

Albert Einstein is reported to have asked his fellow physicist and friend Niels Bohr, one of the founding fathers of quantum mechanics, whether he realistically believed that ‘the moon does not exist if nobody is looking at it.’ To this Bohr replied that however hard he (Einstein) may try, he would not be able to […]

Going Digital Makes Business Easy…But It Isn’t Easy

Last week I wrote about the importance of effective time management in my business (and my life). And part of what has made my time management good has been the use of digital products and services. While going digital is a great idea and can make life a whole heck of a lot easier, it […]

I Don’t Need More Business

I hear it more often than I’d like. “I don’t need any more business” or, “I’m doing great and don’t need to add any more clients.” Are you kidding me? There are many reasons why these statements are poor for any business professional but for sake of space, I will just include a few. More business […]

Succeeding with many advisers

“Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed.” Proverbs 15:22 Independence is a virtue that many business leaders possess. There are great benefits in having the capability to do things yourself. You don’t have to depend on others to accomplish things. You don’t have to wait for someone else in order to finish […]

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What Should You Be Asking A Coach?

When most people think of sales coaching, they picture a star performer or experienced sales person as the coach telling a noobie what and what not to do. While there is probably a lot of knowledge and many best practices in that pro, there are many more things to watch out for. Sales people must […]