Curiosity Category

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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“Can I succeed even if I hate sales?”

“What if I hate sales, can I still be good at it,” is a question I’m often asked. The short answer: Yes… You don’t categorically hate sales, you hate what you’re not good at because in those instances, your weaknesses are exposed.  You hate: Asking for the sale and bracing for the No. Asking for the […]

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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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No wagon, no band

People can’t jump on your band wagon because it’s parked in the garage.” ~ Sam Horn There are so many things that you want to DO: Mentor, speak, teach children how to read, help the elderly, raise awareness, sell homes, cars, and insurance, write a book, start a cooking show, teach how to apply makeup, […]

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Get off your points & (back) into your ranges

In episode 535 we talked about making better decisions by listing a range of potential outcomes. Often the decision we made didn’t work out simply because we didn’t consider other potential possibilities. We moved forward on what we thought would happen not what could happen…and could won out, because you only factored in one point. […]

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Work like an MVP, don’t act like one.

Ram Fishkin, author of the book, Lost and Founder, writes about MVP: Minimum Viable Product meaning a MVP for Nike will be way different than a MVP for a startup Johnny’s Hoodies. Because Nike’s customer base is in the millions, they’ve got to consider more before shoving a product out into the world. If it’s […]

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The line starts at “why” not “what.”

If you really want to make someone stammer, after they tell you what they do…ask them why do they do it? People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it & what you do simply proves what you believe.” ~ Simon Sinek You can’t skip the line & go straight to what without […]

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