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I Quit

I quit! Seriously, I just can’t do this anymore. It is too hard to look at. It is too hard to passively participate in. It is too damaging to those around me. I don’t smoke and I rarely have a drink, so it’s not those types of things that I am quitting (though I have […]

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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 […]

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Strategy or Tragedy

It’s really a pretty simple statement. If you do not have a sales strategy for your business, you will experience great tragedy in your business. Yup, tragedy. This tragedy may include ineffective marketing, horrible prospecting, pitiful conversion rates, sub-par profit margins, and non-existent repeat business. Any combination of these negatives will produce red numbers on […]

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Do I Believe?

This question was posed earlier today by a sales professional I follow and it triggered a series of thoughts throughout the day for me. Below I share his question and my response. His question on FB “You don’t have to answer this publicly for obvious reasons but do you believe in yourself? Did you always […]

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Do You See What I See – Client A

Over the course of my day/week/month, I have experiences with men and women from businesses of all shapes and sizes. They may be clients, colleagues, prospects, or strangers. More often than not, there is a good takeaway from every one of these experiences. Sometimes, it is something I can do to improve myself and other […]

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What’s The Point

Networking can be a double edged sword in any sales person’s career. Many times, the negatives can actually outweigh the positives. It’s all about our strategy. You see, when we first enter into a new networking environment most of us are overwhelmed with what we see. There are new people everywhere. Clicks have formed in […]

Quit Quitting

I come into contact with business people from various industries, working in various size companies, striving for various goals. But what is the same way too often is the limit of their achievements. Notice how I did not say the limit of their abilities? I believe I have been given a great gift to see […]

Ask For Help

Too often people are afraid to ask for help in business. I have shared before that this is most likely pride and something we need to get rid of if we want to succeed. Today I decided to give the video blog a try. Please provide any comments and feedback you may have.

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The Root of the Problem

No matter how many different things you try and do, the root of your problem will always be the root of your problem. A terrible (and regularly unsuccessful) recurring theme in businesses that cannot grow sales is the act of adding more to the mess.  Hire more sales people (fire the old) Role out a […]

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Name Your Price

Your business probably didn’t start out as an auction house where low bidder wins. You had a vision, built a great plan and saw that plan as profitable. But recently you can’t stop your sales team from “matching pricing” or undercutting the competition. So where is all the profit now? It got swallowed up when […]