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This sort of person is going places

I’m often asked by clients which of their current employees should be selling or engaging customers. There are numerous traits that suggest someone could ‘sell’, or be a strong leader (because the two roles are similar). But I’ve boiled down my top three: 1. They have strong ‘belief in cause’ 2. They’re credible in front …

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Don’t make stuff up

People make stuff up. Then get upset by what they made up. Tip: Don’t do that. Fixed.

Undoing nonsense

Someone you care about believes something that you know is nonsense, and you can see it’s harming them, or other people, and maybe even harming you. Because you care, you wish there was a way to help them out of it. Consider this: You Cannot Reason People Out of Something They Were Not Reasoned Into …

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True value and true cost

True value In my work helping businesses to sell, I define true value as “the precise optimal mix of services or products that your entire business can provide your customers business, such that they’d be better off than they would be by keeping their investment.” It’s an ideal to aim for, and it involves the …

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How to play your cards right

You can’t help the hand you’re dealt. But you can help how you play those cards. And here’s what most people miss: you don’t have to play the cards you’ve got! People overlook this, using only what thinking or options come naturally to mind. But you now know that you can always pickup from the …

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You are responsible.

You are responsible. Whether you like it or not. And whether you accept it or not. Not for what you were born into, or your upbringing, or for some of what life puts on you. But you are responsible for your: And these, combined with execution, time, timing, and circumstances create outcomes. Which could be …

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You’re not what they say

When my son was little he came in crying because his sister called him an idiot. I said “well, are you?” He said “no!” I said “well, you haven’t got anything to worry about then.” He stopped crying. Chimp brain out the way, I added “and if you’re not, then that also makes her wrong. …

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Quickly cut through fear

Quickly cut through fear

Pay-off: Eliminate fear, and do the right thingsInvestment: 2.5 mins Sign up to monthly posts here What are you scared of? It’s an interesting thing, fear. We deal with it first. To attempt to survive. The amygdala in your brain takes on that job. And what a job! Quite the responsibility. Since it leads your …

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