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    Sell Your Value Gain Respect


    Are you obtaining your worth in fees and services provided?


    In order to reach your ultimate vision, it is necessary to know where your strengths and weaknesses reside.   The painful piece is to focus on strengthening those weak areas.  And it may require further education in terms of self-study or hiring someone to mentor …

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    “No” leads to “Yes!”


    Most professional salespeople freeze when they hear the word, “no”, let alone those seeking to advance their career or trying to build their entrepreneurship.  The next time you unexpectedly hear the word “no”, heed this age-old wisdom: “Stop, look, and listen” and then re-negotiate.


    Quickly gain composure and strive to comprehend what was just said. …

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    Buddha Philosophy Creates Strategic Plan


    Admittedly, I have not studied Buddha but have heard words of wisdom expressed over the years that allude to the philosophy. To begin and appropriately so, patience and open-mindedness are indeed the key to strategic planning.

    It’s the holiday season proclaiming joy and happiness to all. But joy and happiness just like stress and close-mindedness …

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    3 Variables to Implement and Succeed


    Upon hearing the question, how quickly will someone make money after experiencing your programs I was stunned. How could that possibly be quantifiable regardless of whose service it might be?

    Numerous possibilities play into the final answer. The following insights are worthy of serious consideration for anyone wanting to make their mark in business world.…

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    Trial and Error Leads to Improved Path 


    We are now closing in on year-end and fast approaching the New Year.  Take time to seriously ponder and discover the best lessons learned over the past year.

    Questions for consideration: Which lessons have you learned this year that have made a significant change in your business? Which strategies proved most successful that you might …

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    Plan B Including a Facelift Produces Improved Business

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    Two particular types of personalities exist when it comes to solving problems that are 180 degrees apart. The first examines all angles of a topic to be as close to 100% certain the “something” will work correctly the first time around. The second type of personality learns by trial and error requiring risk and flexibility.  Their …

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    Drudge Work Necessary to Prevail

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    There is always “something” in everyone’s have-to-do list that resembles dreaded drudge work. We drag our feet knowing it needs to be done, but it just isn’t the type of work we prefer to do and so we push it off for yet another time.

    The better route is to master taking care of whatever …

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    Open Communication Converts Prospects to Clients

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    Have you ever had to sit and wonder whether someone will be contacting you, paying you, coming through on promises… and did it cause additional stress in your life?  

    The following topics, regarding open communication, will set you apart in all of your endeavors for the better. A key factor to recognize is that …

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    Embracing Limits Increases Productivity

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    The above title may sound a bit contradictory. However, the recognition of what your maximum capacity is will prevent you from over-committing to unanticipated requests. Given the goals we have set for ourselves, along with the must-do task list, the frequently arriving requests could well put one into overwhelm if not dealt with properly

    Your process …

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    Asking Creates Unlimited Opportunity

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    The shy or demure person, who may be as equally talented as the more outgoing, will not be as likely to get as far ahead in business. That’s why a “friendly ask” is the best tool for business, and it is one strategy that most everyone is capable of initiating.

    Ask Questions to build the relationship

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