Irons In The Fire

There are many who don’t have the stomach for selling, and I can appreciate that.  After all, there’s the uncertainty of income, the occasional nasty customer with an occasional nasty comment, and of course, the rejection that goes along with selling.  Salespeople...

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Embracing Repetition

A few months ago, my wife and I went to a concert of one of our favorite performers. (The name has been left out to protect our favorite performer.)  He sang a few older songs, and a few newer songs, but there was one song in particular we were waiting for.  This was...

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Conquering Doubt

I’m a quirky guy, and as a distance runner, I had a few rather unusual tendencies to prepare for a race. Some might even say these tendencies were neurotic. One month before every race: I would not take a sip of alcohol until after the race. I would not eat foods that...

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The Ultimate Indicator Of Success

Recently on a podcast, I was asked a common, but complicated, question.  The question was this: “What do you look for in a salesman?”  There were three of us on the panel, and we each had three very different answers.  The first answer came from a product specialist,...

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Don’t Get Too Comfortable

When you think about it, for most of us, the pursuit of comfort is almost an obsession.  We search for comfortable shoes, comfortable clothes, a comfortable house, a comfortable chair, and the list goes on and on.  But strangely enough, not everything is supposed to...

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Championship Rounds

I grew up playing and watching just about any sport, but strangely enough, the sport I enjoyed watching the most was one that I never participated in. I’m referring to “the sweet science" also known as boxing.  I marveled at the skill of Muhammad Ali, the speed of...

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The Polite Prospect Syndrome

For people who sell, there are many difficult objections that they need to prepare for; cost, trust, and urgency, to mention a few.  One of the leading objections, however, is often misread.  As a matter of fact, if you aren’t paying close attention, you’ll never see...

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