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Six Steps To Successful Selling – Step 1

Step 1 of the key to successful salesWhen we think of successful selling, many think of making a sale of an item or service “at all costs”, but the word “sell” originates from a Norwegian word that actually means to “SERVE”. With this being the case, it’s more about service than selling. There are six main steps to selling successfully and each has its place and the sequence should really be adhered to so as to complete the process.

In this post I will talk about step 1, which is based on rapport. Rapport is Continue reading

What About Tomorrow? Do It Today!

Don't even think of what about tomorrow?If you’re prone to procrastination as I have been known to in the past, it’s all too easy to say “what about tomorrow?”

Tomorrow is a nightmare because it’s always ahead of us. The best way to deal with anything “tomorrow” is to ask yourself “what can I do TODAY?” Then, make sure you go do it!

It may be that you like to schedule your tasks, but there are times when you should forget about tomorrow and make sure you focus on it in the moment – being right NOW! It may be that you have no leads or enquiries for sales, but complaining about it doesn’t help. The thing to do is Continue reading

Is It Wise To Convince And Sell?

is it best to convince and sellNone of us like selling, but so many of us have to. The question that is on my mind for this post is one that is relevant for most circumstances. Is it really wise to “convince and sell” or is it better to just sell to people who truly WANT what you have to offer rather than trying to convince them they want it?

This “convincing” is fed by desperation. How often do you see or hear “buy my stuff” or “join this fantastic money maker” or “you NEED this”? So many are DESPERATE for a sale. Too many people have the message you NEED this or that shiny object and this is where to get it. Why is this? Because they have not Continue reading

Repetition Is Both Good And Bad.

being repetitive is good and badPart 8 of the series based on the 10 main principles of Albert Einstein. In this post I will discuss repetition and why it can be both good and bad. Good is great, but bad is something to beware of and so easy a trap to fall into.

Einstein had a philosophy around this and thought it as:

“Insanity – doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

Of course, this is based around the “bad” side of repetition and this should be avoided. Of course, it’s a very easy trap to get caught in and can lead to frustration and Continue reading

Persist With Perseverance And You Will Make It!

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Bold statement, but something I believe in.

Welcome to part two of ten lessons the great Albert Einstein lived his life by. On this subject of perseverance he said: “It’s not that I’m so smart; it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”

When this was discussed and shared in the mentoring group I am a member of, the statement made was that “perseverance is priceless”, which it absolutely is. When you are looking to make improvements in your life and business, you need to persevere towards your goals, but if you can add persistence in taking the right actions Continue reading

Stop Complaining And Take Full Responsibility.

Stop complaining, be fully responsibleDon’t take offense please. This is just as much a note to myself as much as anything else to take full responsibility for what I do and stop complaining about things that don’t work because I haven’t taken the right action to achieve my goals.

It’s amazing how easy it is to get into a mindset of “you told me this would work” and then go off and not DO enough. NOTHING, I repeat, NOTHING comes to us without doing some work. All the hype about the “get rich quick” business has led to many people assuming that it’s easy and all they have to do Continue reading

Why Is Selling High Ticket Products So Scary?

selling top tier itemsThe thing is, it shouldn’t be!

Think of it this way…

High ticket items are just the same as any other product out there, except for the price! They need the same things and basically the same thing:

  • A warm and hungry market who are looking for the product
  • A way to reach and communicate to that marketplace
  • A solid and effective sales funnel
  • A quality product

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How Can We Overcome Rejection? NEXT!

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How To Overcome Rejection.

It doesn’t really matter what business you’re in, whether it’s sales or a business such as network marketing where you need to recruit people, many of us have to face up to and deal with how to overcome rejection. Rejection, or what appears to be rejection, is something we have to cope with and getting past the “no” is the difficult part for many people. Why? Because they believe it’s somehow THEM that are the problem, when it’s the person they speak to just saying the product, service or opportunity is not for them at the time of asking. Continue reading

What Are Your Team Building Objectives?

team building objectivesThere is one thing that every leader in business has to deal with is the best team building objectives. Building a team that is effective and helps to bring in more business is vital to any business success. This is becoming more apparent in the home business industry. Without an effective team of people who are not only independent business owners, but business people who also recognize the importance of team work to their own business too. Without a good team of other business people who join you in your opportunity, the business is a lot harder to be successful in. Continue reading

Posting On Purpose Is The Key To Success.

posting on purposeDo you make a point of posting on purpose?

If you have a business website or blog, then one of the key things that you need to take into consideration is that you make sure you’re posting on purpose. Your posts and pages need to have a specific purpose in mind so that you can do one of three important things, to post for leads, post for sales or post to build your reputation and brand. Continue reading