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Timmy’s 10’s – My Favourite Websites!

As much as many of you support my sometimes long-winded blog posts, there is something to be said for quick, to the point content as well. Today I start a new ongoing series called “Timmy’s 10’s”.

For my first post, let’s start with a bang! These are my favourite websites/blogs RIGHT NOW!

• Paul Castain   http://yoursalesplaybook.com/

• Pat Flynn  http://www.smartpassiveincome.com/

• Lewis Howes  http://lewishowes.com/

• Scott Ginsberg  http://www.hellomynameisscott.com/

• Dan Rockwell  http://leadershipfreak.wordpress.com/

• Bob Burg  http://www.burg.com/

• Gary Vaynerchuk  http://www.garyvaynerchuk.com/

• Michael Margolis  http://www.getstoried.com/

• Guy Kawasaki  http://www.guykawasaki.com/

• John Lee Dumas  http://www.entrepreneuronfire.com/

Who is on your list?

I will compile all the responses and post the “best of the best” later in the month!

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Have A Laugh Fridays – “Who Just Joined, Who Just Joined?”

NEVER join a conference call late!

Have a great weekend everyone….

Dumb and Dumber

Dan Rockwell, aka “The Leadership Freak” had me at “Dumb and Dumber”! I love the premise of this post, and how it relates to always trying to find answers. Enjoy and have a fantastic day!

 

Never Heard Me Speak? Now’s Your Chance!

In April I had the distinct pleasure of being interviewed by Barbara Giamanco from Social Centred Selling. We met through the Sales Playbook LinkedIn discussion group several months ago, and have followed each other’s content ever since.

I was very excited to talk about many cool topics like the sales profession, leadership and something that has become a passion of mine – social media!

Here is the link:

http://scs-connect.com/selling-in-a-new-world-a-sales-mastery-interview-with-tim-mushey/

You can connect with Barbara at:

The “Push For 400” is on… stop by and check out my Facebook page at:

http://www.facebook.com/SellLeadSucceed

Have A Laugh Fridays – Ha Ha You Can’t Fire Me!

Some sales reps are harder to fire than others! Check out this short video to see why…

 

The “push to 400 is on”….

If you haven’t already, stop by and “like” my Facebook Fan Page:

http://www.facebook.com/SellLeadSucceed

 

Make it a tremendous weekend!

 

 

 

Saturday Music Memories – Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all the Canadians in my online community (and Happy Weekend to everyone else)!

Enjoy the long weekend and the time you get to spend with family and friends.

Way down the list of things I am thankful for is the fantastic music that has come out of Canada over the years. Bryan Adams is close to the top of my list!

Here is an old classic “Run To You” from 1983!

Have a great weekend…

It Is NOT All About You!

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Recently my son decided that he did not want to play ice hockey this year. He was more interested in Tai Kwon Do and wanted to give it a try. My wife and I had several conversations with him to see if there was another underlying reason he wanted to stop playing “Canada’s National Sport”, but his passions just seemed to lie elsewhere.

Our stomachs initially felt weird thinking about missing all the great friends that we had made over the two winters while Elliot played hockey. I also felt sad about not coaching anymore because I really enjoyed being involved with the kids, and seeing them progress every time they laced about the skates.

My wife and I soon had a reality check. It is NOT about us. It is about our son and his happiness. We are going to support him 100% in whatever he chooses to do in life.

My thoughts quickly turned to the sales profession. So often people get caught up in their own agendas, goals and motivations, that they tend to forget that they are supposed to be acting in the best interests of customers and/or prospects.

  • Remember the great quote from Frank Tyger,

“Be a good listener, your ears will never get you in trouble”.

Don’t just “barf” your sales pitch on them.

Find out what they really want to buy!

I would love to hear your thoughts about a time that a sales rep acted in your best interests, or maybe a time that they did not.

How quickly from the start of an interaction did you know if it would be a good experience or not?

Thanks in advance for your contributions!

One last thing… I would love to connect on Facebook (if we are not already) at http://www.facebook.com/SellLeadSucceed

Have A Laugh Fridays – FANTASTICLY Funny Biz Quotes!

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I love this list of quotes that i compiled last year!

It looked as awesome as I remembered it when I first posted.

Enjoy this list and  have a great weekend..

ps did you love that I used the word “Fantasticly” and told the spelling editor to take a hike?

  • How many people on their deathbed wish they’d spent more time at the office? – Stephen R. Covey
  • The problem with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat. – Lilly Tomlin
  • Right now, this is a job. If I advance any higher, this would be my career. And if this were my career, I’d have to throw myself in front of a train. – Jim Halpert/The Office
  • The successful man is the one who finds out what is the matter with his business before his competitors do.  – Roy L. Smith
  • By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day. – Robert Frost
  • If you break 100, watch your golf. If you break 80, watch your business. – Joey Adams
  • The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary. – Vidal Sassoon
  • Aim low, reach your goals, and avoid disappointment. – Scott Adams/Dilbert
  • “There’s no reason to be the richest man in the cemetery. You can’t do any business from there.” – Colonel Sanders, founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken
  • “Success in almost any field depends more on energy and drive than it does on intelligence. This explains why we have so many stupid leaders.” – Sloan Wilson

Have A Laugh Friday – NOT SO FAST!!!

Quick 30 second video to kickstart your Friday!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Saturday Music Memories – A Trip Down Memory Lane!

WOW! I just stumbled across this post I did last June! I was on fire that morning. Enjoy the trip down memory lane..

I literally don’t where to start this morning. I went to the hit movie “Rock of Ages” with my wife last night, and it was an incredible experience. I tried to convince her to see it again at the late show, but no luck! We plan to see the musical when it comes to Edmonton this November, and I can’t wait.

I was a clean-cut kid who grew up in the 1980’s, but I loved rock music (and still love it do this day). Many people make fun of 1980’s rock and all the legendary characters that make it up. But do a little exercise for me this morning.

Head over to the website www.pollstar.com and search some classic bands from the 1980’s. Many of them are still touring! Some have had line-up changes, some band members have passed away, and others have gained a little weight, and/or lost a little hair. Some disappeared altogether, and then reappeared only because performing is all they know how to do (and the pay cheque does not hurt either)

But my favourite bands like Def Leppard and Bon Jovi continue to amaze me with their popularity to this day. The cool part is they never left, never conformed to popular trends, and have both been doing it their way for well over 30 years now. That is truly an accomplishment in the ultra-competitive music industry.

If you go to a concert today for one of these bands, children of the 80’s fans are going to the shows now, and a whole new generation is being introduced to the music we loved growing up.

I still remember like yesterday:

  • My first Bon Jovi show in 1989 sitting in the 2nd row on the floor just being in awe
  • The first time a friend played the entire Hysteria album by Def Leppard for me, and being hooked ever since
  • The first time I heard a note uttered by Steve Perry from Journey, and Lou Gramm from Foreigner, and knowing that I just heard two of the purest voices of our generation
  • Hearing Slash strike the first note on his guitar on Sweet Child of Mine for the first time, and knowing that song was going to mean something for many people for generations to come
  • Hearing the piano kick in for the first time on Sister Christian and literally getting shivers up my spine
  • Watching a friend perform “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” in a karaoke booth at the local festival in front of a large audience and doing very well
  • “Car singing” with my best friend countless times and actually imagining we were in those bands! I think I was Richie, and he was Jon!

I will stop there because this list could be several pages long!

The biggest take-a-way of this message is this music bridges the generations, and is still very popular today for many reasons. I think one of the biggest reasons is it takes people back to a very happy time in their lives; simpler times of going to concerts, having fun, and not having a care in the world. Whatever was going on in my life at the time (even to this day) is put on hold during a concert and I just take it all in.

Every other band sounds the same today, and the unique characters of the 1980’s still burn brightly today for the most part. Sure we could have done without Brett Michael’s “Rock of Love Bus”, but you know what I mean!

Trying to narrow it down to one memory today is a very difficult task. I have to go with listening to the 33 inch album single on my record player of  Bon Jovi’s “You Give Love a Bad Name” over and over again in 1987. The music was fun, their energy was incredible, and the song still gets the same reaction from fans to this day. There is a reason this video has nearly 32 million views!

Have a great weekend everyone.