The Secret to Handling Interruptions

No matter your title or industry, as human beings existing in the world, we are going to be interrupted all day long. There will always be things that crop up during your workday, competing for your attention.

Secret to Handling Interruptions

But to ensure we get done the things we absolutely need to get done each day, we have to stop and ask ourselves: Is this the best, most opportune time to do this thing? Or can it wait?

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Improving Your Self-Confidence in Sales

Why is self-confidence so important in sales? Frankly, people like being around confident people. Confidence is attractive.

Self-Confident Salesperson

The more confident you feel, the better your conversations will be when meeting with a prospect, and the better you’ll feel about how your process went. I have a few ideas on how to improve your self-confidence.

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Why You Need a Good Email Signature

We live in a technological world and we expect everything to be at our fingertips. I’m totally dumbfounded every time I have to “look for someone’s phone number” and I can’t find it.

Why you need a good email signature

I search their LinkedIn profile—it’s not there. Next, I search my inbox for a recent email from them, but I can’t find their phone number because it’s not in their signature. I wish I was joking, but I see this ALL the time. So today’s post is dedicated to the power of a good email signature.

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7 Time Management Habits of Top Salespeople

After coaching hundreds of coaching clients one-on-one, I’ve noticed something: The biggest impact coaching has on each of their lives is in the way they manage their time.

Time Management Habits of Salespeople

I love seeing the freedom they gain (and the increase in their sales) when they learn to run their day more effectively. Here are 7 time management habits that all top-producing salespeople seem to practice.

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Resilience: Handling Team Shake-Ups

Resilience is a word you hear a lot in the business world. But what does it really mean? Most people think of it as a measure of how quickly you can get back to “life as it used to be,” but that’s not quite right.

Team Shake-ups : The Storms of Life

The real meaning of “resilience” focuses, rather, on how fast you can adjust. How long does it take you to accept the new “normal”? We’ve talked about how important it is to cultivate the ability to bounce back from routine setbacks. This can be especially key when dealing with a “team shake-up”—a sudden, key personnel change in your team.

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Handling Your Customers’ Trust Objections

In every aspect of your business—and your life in general—the importance of trust cannot be overstated. Making sure everyone trusts you to do what you say you will is a cornerstone to building a successful career.

Trust Objections Handshake

Your potential client has to trust you enough to be comfortable saying “yes” before they’ll say “no.” Before they come to that place of trust, you may see a lot of “maybes.”

Figuring out why they’re saying “maybe” is the key to unlocking their true trust objection. The hesitation usually comes from one of three places.

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Making the Most of a “Bonus Week”

Earlier this month, the 4th of July fell smack-dab in the middle of the week, wreaking havoc on sales schedules everywhere. If you followed my advice, you planned for some non-standard weeks. Whether it’s a holiday, vacation, or traveling week, there will be work weeks that aren’t “normal”.

Making the Best of Bonus Week

These are the times when it’s hard to buckle down and get things done. It’s tempting to just blow off the whole week, but it’s possible to sow productivity into these weeks without sacrificing your personal time. How do you remain productive even on those weeks when it doesn’t feel like you need to?

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