I believe attitude is everything! When I’m not administering sales tips and time management techniques, my clients know I’m good for some straight up attitude adjustments. This is a complete list of all my motivational blog posts.
Here you’ll read about ways to overcome gossip, write powerful affirmations, and have a winning attitude in all areas of your life.
You’re #1—but do you still have a scarcity mindset?
In The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey describes two opposing views: the scarcity mindset, ruled by a fear of limited resources (you should get your piece of the pie before someone else gets it), and the abundance mindset, in which you believe there’s always enough to go around.
I’ll let you guess which mindset is most common in highly effective people! (Spoiler alert! It’s the abundance mindset.)
Top sales performers usually think they’re living in an abundant mindset. They know they’ll never run out of clients. They know that there’s plenty of money in the world, and the success of another salesperson on their team isn’t a threat, but something to be celebrated. They’ve figured out how to use the abundance mentality in sales.
However, after years of working as a sales coach with top producers, I’ve discovered a few areas where scarcity creeps into a salesperson’s mentality—even when they’re the most successful producers on a team. One of the most common symptoms I see: a salesperson who can’t stop answering their phone. I know you’re thinking, “but Dew, you wrote a post about sales rock stars answering their phone,” but hear me out on this one.
Great salespeople stand out and rise above the rest. If you’re not doing these five things, you’ll be lost in the crowd!
Imagine this scenario: You’re shopping around for a service and meet a few sales reps. The prices are all reasonable, and the products are similar—but after you try getting back in touch with them, you get wildly different results.
One of them doesn’t return your voicemail, one person sounded too busy to deal with you, and another salesperson didn’t even seem to exist when you tried to look up their contact info!
The fourth salesperson, however, seemed like she was always on. No wonder she seemed to have a good reputation—she answered the phone every time you called and followed up with information when she said she would.
Obviously, she’s the one who gets your business. She stood head and shoulders above the competition. With these tips, you can too!
You know what you want. Start reaching, and stop resisting!
Salespeople, like all people, love staying in their comfort zone. It’s comfortable, after all.
Of course, staying comfortable means staying in place. If you want to make a big move, get to a higher level, build new relationships, and crush your sales goals, you’re going to need to “step outside your comfort zone.” Right?
Well, there’s something that works even better than stepping outside your comfort zone!
Want positive change? Change the way you talk to yourself.
You talk to yourself more than you talk to anyone else. You’re probably even talking to yourself right now by wondering, “Do I really talk to myself?”
We often take this inner dialog for granted. But we’re always listening to what we tell ourselves—and this self-talk can work its way into the conversations we have with other people. Over the years, I’ve met salespeople who don’t realize how negative their self-talk is—and how much it’s affecting their business.