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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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    Seemingly Moving Backward Has Reward

    The worst direction is not to be moving at all but instead, standing still. Avoiding action while providing excuses brings about one’s worst nightmare. Standing still provides the feeling of being in quicksand because everything around us changes so quickly. One feels as if they are drowning in a sea of uncertainty.

    The person seeking …

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    Great Things can Happen When You Realize This

    When you realize that you are …

    Just an hour of someone’s day.

    This might seem harsh. And, in a lot of senses it is.

    But, the fact is … as you are scheduling your 24 hours of your day you should be cognizant and respectful that you are just an hour in someone else’s …

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    Posted in Career Development, Reputation Management, Success Strategies

    Use Pricing as a Strategy

    Every business owner needs to weigh a new fee increase against current client loyalty, and the risk involved. Most everyone has experience with using a service for several years that suddenly requests fees well beyond what is considered reasonable.

    A steep rate hike is the point of no return for most customers. Before making such …

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    Two Keys Unlock Future Success

    When our communication reflects that our intuitive thought and beliefs are in alignment, we come across as genuine and heartfelt. Underlying all of this are our values and priorities making them the two keys to unlock future success.

    Others need to see that we are looking out for everyone’s well-being including your own. Otherwise, a …

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    Love Your Job? Put an Exit Plan in Place.

    When you hate your job, you often think about leaving it. But when you are happy with your work putting an exit plan into place seems somewhat bizarre. Nevertheless, smart employees should always be prepared to quit their job tomorrow.

    The reason is that the future is always unknowable. Just because your job satisfaction is …

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    Build Influence On High

    We may learn much from today’s political scene. Newscasters and folks on Twitter are now tallying “Pinocchio” statements for those in the news. That is, counting the lies that spew forth is now in full force in addition to becoming a game. In the business world, no one lasts long when lies are detected.

    Trust …

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    Posted in Reputation Management, Success Strategies

    3 Ways Being a Bookworm Translates to Career Success

    Reading may have traditionally been seen as one of life’s great pleasures, but in the age of smartphones, game consoles and Netflix, amusing oneself with blocks of unmoving text has become increasingly unappealing. Amongst American adults, 1 in 4 read no books at all.

    But books are important. They fire our imagination and immerse us …

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    Are You Ready to Embrace Objections?

    Objections are your friend, embrace them with all your heart!

    The opening line may seem a bit peculiar. However, there is truth to those words. Objections are the elements of the conversation that reveal the truth.

    Consider this, how often on job interviews or sales meetings do you walk away to feel as if all …

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    Do You Seriously Qualify Opportunities?

    We have all seen experiences with others ‘go south.’ Sometimes an intuitive thought will tell us not to proceed, but we ignore it. After the fact, we regret having moved forward.

    On occasion, it is simply the technology that fouls up the project. But other times, we do not appreciate the way in which others …

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