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Have a great weekend everyone….
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!
Some sales reps are harder to fire than others! Check out this short video to see why…
The “push to 400 is on”….
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Make it a tremendous weekend!
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…
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
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