Creativity Category

Your Skids or Ruts Are Due To Mismanaged Memory

In his book “The Magic of Thinking Big,” David Schwartz writes that a lack of confidence comes from mismanaged memory. When you begin to lose, what do you tend to focus on? The wins or losses? 90% of your month could’ve been wins, but that 10% of losses erases all of those good vibes and […]

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You can’t practice being taller.

After a crushing loss, a volleyball player vented to her dad, “You can’t practice being taller.” . As if the only advantage the other team to win was their height. . And that’s what we do, right? We see the giants of our industry & we point to their advantages… . But we fail to […]

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“IN” isn’t your responsibility. “Of” is.

So many people are trapped in the “IN” moments of their life. Something happened in their life from childhood to being blindsided with a divorce or termination & all they ever talk about is what happened “IN” their life. IN moments suck & may not be all your fault but you’ll never grow into the […]

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Insecurities are BS Artists

INSECURITIES are B.S. artists. Everyone & I mean everyone has insecurities..so don’t think that you’re alone Your insecurities can be an advantage for you because they call you out. When your insecurities whisper to you that you’ll always be broke, fat, & single…when insecurities sneer that you’ll never bounce back or become successful… Run at […]

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Accept. Agree. Admit. Deliver

Recently on Jeb Blount’s Sales Gravy Podcast, Improv Specialist Gina Trimarco laid down the fundamentals of Improv. One of those is to accept what the other person is saying-even if you don’t agree with them. I’ve blown many deals because I didn’t agree with the customer. How many friendships and connections have been lost, blocked, […]

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Screw the certainty, take the chance

Today Fredrik Eklund is the number 1 real estate broker in the nation, but it wasn’t that long ago (10 years in fact) that he left Sweden and came to New York as a real estate nobody. (Listen to today’s post.) After getting his real estate license he went to work for a small boutique […]

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Drop the excuses and discover the reasons why you’re underperforming in your sales career.

Most books make you read 75% of the book before they drop the main points on you, but not Mike Weinberg in his brilliant book, “New Sales. Simplified. The Essential Handbook for Prospecting and New Business Development.” Mike lets you have in in Chapter 2 titled, “The not so ‘Sweet 16’ reasons why salespeople fail […]

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Search before you scroll

Social media is reeeeeeeeal good at showing you how life is passing you by. The blue water vacations, beautiful mountains, family pics (& yours is busted up), good food, nice cars, watches, bodies, and bags… They’re quick to show you what they Are & what you’re Not. Seeing all of that can be overwhelming. I want you […]

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It’s business as “usually…”

Susan David recommends that, when it comes to your emotions, look at them as data points instead of defaults. In an effort to conserve energy your mind works in “usually’s.” Meaning that when an emotion is triggered, you react with the autopilot mechanism of “usually.” When (this) happens, I usually do (this).  Like an “out of […]

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Don’t let your “done’s” be greater than your “do’s”

Erik Weinhenmayer lost his eyesight at the age of 13 but has gone on to climb all 7 summits. When he came down the mountain a man walked up to him and said, Don’t let climbing Everest be the greatest thing you ever do. Dan Sullivan says that many people are more fixated on status than […]

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