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    How Badly Do You Want It?

    We have all heard people say, “I want…” but they never take action. So the question is do you have merely a fleeting thought or a particular recurring one that will not leave you alone?

    After having interviewed highly successful others, they all had the following in common:

    – Continually focused on and envisioned their …

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    Sales Techniques Develop Career Opportunity

    “The shortest distance between two points is a diagonal line.” How would you like to find your diagonal in securing your desired job?

    Using sales techniques, it’s possible. “Prospecting” to “Fill the sales funnel” increases the possibilities and decreases the time to secure your desired job. Here are proven sales techniques:

    1. Practice speaking in …

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    Feeling Lucky Wins the Game

    The moment friends asked us to play a particular card game, I knew I was going to win. Understand, the game is half strategy and half luck. There was no doubt in my mind I would win and I did. And this relates directly to my favorite sales strategy – knowing that you are skilled …

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    Hard Business Lessons Teach Success

    “It was a horrible experience! I may not be cut out for this – should I quit?”

    Especially in the early years of getting business up and running, we instead feel more like simply running. But upon careful examination much may be learned. It is those who are willing to admit their errors and examine …

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    3 Qualities to Drive Your Success

    Upon watching a recent episode of the television show, Perception, I recognized the writers hit the nail on the head on how to reach success for anything your heart desires. My perception is of how these three qualities affect business. And all three are driving forces that enable success.

    1. Ambition

    It will be difficult …

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    Entrepreneurial Habits to Embrace Moving from Stuck to Success

    A family member proudly sent a favorite recipe. Sautéing and blending were required, but, there were no instructions on how to serve. It was liquid, so I cleverly poured “The Sauce” over pasta. We found it to be delicious. Conveying to our relative how much we enjoyed the sauce on the pasta, I heard loud …

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    Transitioning From Roadblock To Success

    While in conversation with ‘Ron’, as he relayed his #1 stumbling block as a beginning entrepreneur, the expression, “misery loves company” came to mind. Ron used to believe his perfect prospective clientele was X, but he found that X was either lacking the money to invest in sales training or was simply not interested. Despite …

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    Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs

    Entrepreneurs are known for their creativity and thinking differently from everyone else. I was relieved to learn in a class that “conventional wisdom” need not apply!

    Believe in yourself

    According to conventional wisdom, we are told the first step to building our business is to write out a detailed business plan. But most of us …

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    Are You Ready to be Committed?

    The play on words, “to be committed”, describes the life of an entrepreneur. We face so many requirements of commitment in order to find success, that frequently we find the same commitments produce a sense of overwhelm too.

    Time, monetary investment, education, introspective thought, associations, partnerships and clientele all bring a type of required commitment …

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    Sell the Advanced Age Advantage on Interviews

    Have no fear, but faith, that your age IS an advantage!

    The news caught my attention that some companies are comfortable having four generations in the office. They finally recognize that the older group can and do willingly mentor the younger ones. Being a mentor does not necessarily bring with it a higher salary but …

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