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Sales Consultant…..or Not?

Many sales people use the title. Some have it on their business card. When you start thinking about what role you play in your business, do you think “Sales Consultant”? I mean, every business sells a product or service and at least one if not all people in the business are part of that sales […]

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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Due For a Win

Do you feel like you have been spinning your wheels?  Are you chasing the same prospects over and over again (see previous blog post – Insanity) without positive results? We all have been there and it can be so discouraging. We start to lose sight of what makes us a winner and we focus on […]

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Forget About the Money

I don’t know how many times I hear sales people talk about price. “I am the cheapest” or “I can match that deal” or the ever-popular “we save our client’s money by…” Unless you are prepared to regularly lose deals and profits, you need to begin a new way of thinking. Price selling is for the […]

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Pick Me, Pick Me

In a sea of choices, we expect that our prospect is going to identify exactly why we are best suited to fulfill their need. We get upset when they go with someone else and blame it all on the customer. “They have no idea what they are doing” – you didn’t explain it properly “It was […]

Politician for Hire

When you finish reading this sentence, close your eyes and think of the first things that come to mind when you hear the word “politician”. Go!  Did you do it? If you did, you may have thoughts like dishonest, not coming through, unkept promises, and deception. Do your prospects think of you in this same […]

Quit Working Harder

Did I just say that? It is possible that I can have something reasonable to follow that? Most times what follows “quit working harder” is some diet scheme or get rich quick idea. Well not from me! My idea is actually much more simple and practical. I recently met a gentleman who is working harder […]

Did You Ask Your Client Why?

When you enter your first sales job, I think you should be issued a “no deflection unit”. A what? Ya, just what I said. We hear the word “NO” more times than anyone should have to be comfortable with. It’s unfortunate someone hasn’t invented armor to protect our egos along the way.  But as seasoned […]