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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 […]

The Solution to Every Problem

We live in a world that desires instant gratification. Food. Weight loss. Money. Love. The problem is two fold. First, and one I will not address today, is that the one time things are not the answer to long term fulfillment. Second, there is no magic pill to bring instant results for something that takes […]

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 […]

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Knowledge is Power…Until It Isn’t

“Knowledge is power” is a phrase attributed to two primary writers. King Solomon, writing in the mid-fourth century, penned these words, “The wise prevail through great power, and those who have knowledge muster their strength.” (Proverbs 24:5). Solomon was basically saying, (the right kind of) knowledge is power. Sir Francis Bacon (mmm, bacon…ok sorry), penned […]

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You Failed to Close Again

You failed to close the sale again. It seems to be getting more and more repetitive. You are saying all the right things, at all the right times, to all the right people. There wasn’t a thing wrong and yet, the client told you “no”. What were they thinking? What was their problem? Don’t they […]

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 […]

You Need to Pace Yourself

As an avid Crosfitter  I am regularly striving for more. More weight, more repetitions of a specific movement, and more time cut from a workout. The longer I Crossfit, the more I understand my body and what’s it’s current limitations are. If I try for more than I am able at that time, I ruin the chances […]

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Death by Babbling

  As I entered my sales career over seventeen years ago, I was told my “gift of gab” would be of great benefit. There is some truth in that for sure. Being comfortable talking to anyone, about almost anything, has taken me a long way in building relationships with clients and colleagues. But what happens […]

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Your Sales Efforts Should Follow a Process

I was recently interviewed on a podcast (online radio show) and wanted to share this with you on my website. You can listen to the podcast below or read the transcript. ——– An important part of building a business is to make sure that your sales process is as efficient and effective as possible. Today, […]

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Business Pro or Average Joe

Late last year I wrote a blog titled “What Should You Be Asking a Coach” (found here). In it, I addressed five keys areas you should consider when hiring a coach (or consultant). Four months later I am noticing that not only are people not asking those questions when hiring a coach or consultant, but […]