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    Do You Embrace Change?

    It was astonishing to learn that a previously successful speaker could not easily transition to the newer way of doing business. Ironically, the newer way includes being social online, and we all know that is no longer new. You can guess he is rapidly moving backward and doesn’t know what to do.

    “Recognizing a problem …

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    What FWP Are You Trying to Solve?

    Where FWP means First World Problem.

    If you aren’t solving a FWP you might be wasting your time.

    Sure, there are inventors and innovators out there making things you never knew you needed.

    Think iPod (and before that the Sony Walkman).

    But, for most people that are willing to spend their hard earned money they …

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    How Would You Rate the Boundaries You Set?

    Throughout our childhood, we are taught boundaries for what is acceptable and what is not. We learn to accept the rules set by others, but it is an unknown as to why we are afraid to speak up when our boundaries are over-stepped. The give and take of adhering to rules and procedures apply to …

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    Do You Honestly Convey Limits Upfront?

    Reputation management and personal brand development begin with good first impressions. But an overlooked fact is that most try so hard to please, they are not honest about what they can and cannot do. The improved approach is to convey limits upfront in terms of capabilities. The scope may refer to both time allotment and …

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    Take A Timeout to Rethink Strategy

    Small children are given a time-out to rethink what they just did, and athletes take a time-out to regroup and restrategize. The rest of us can also benefit by rethinking what is currently in play.

    Make it a habit to frequently leave the computer behind and to take the time to exercise or enjoy nature …

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    Opinions Matter and Are to Be Welcomed

    We have all been a party to sensitive discussions both personal and in the corporate environment. We know that if we do say what’s on our mind, the other person will take offense. So, although we have the urge to blurt out our opinions we tend to hold back. Most of us are taught that …

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    Are Clients Excited to Meet or Quickly Depart?

    Do your prospective clients sound excited to learn more in meetings, or is pain felt on both sides of the table?

    We are all aware of salespeople who brag about their prowess. While they may be well-informed about what they sell, their ego plays too big a part for them to be successful. No one …

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    Posted in entrepreneurship, Success Strategies

    What Will You Do Next?

    Very frequently we find ourselves at a ‘fork in the road’ that has us pausing to consider what to do next. Unfortunately, most people do not think out their next steps ahead of time before making pronouncements that prove to be premature.

    How many times have you heard someone say, “I’m going to…” but that …

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    Posted in entrepreneurship, Success Strategies

    3 Drivers Supercharge Success

    It’s a known fact that most businesses fade away within the first year. Reasons vary from not realizing upfront that being in business feels overwhelming and includes negative self-talk along with negative feedback from others. Overall, it is an ordeal to cope with the hassle of being in business.

    On the other hand, employment is …

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    The Pipeline Model Experience

    The sales pipeline model dictates that not everything works out as we hope. Some people can manage where they are, while others seek out a new direction. Remaining in place or moving to the next opportunity does not necessarily indicate that one path is better than the other. However, it is the attitude toward the …

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