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13 ways prospects frustrate you and 13 ways to get a grip

Pay-off: how to get a grip and remain productive when people frustrate you in sales Investment: 1.5 minutes In sales or BD, you’re going to discover a sometimes surprising uglier side to people: Some prospects won’t treat you well. Some will lie to you and lead you along. Some will ignore you and disappear instead …

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Improve sales performance by learning ‘the one thing’

Pay-off: Learn what to focus on doing, and what to focus on learning to improve your sales performance efficiently Investment: 4 minutes Strengths or weaknesses? Which of these should you focus on in order to improve your sales performance most efficiently? your strengths your weaknesses The easiest (laziest?) most common answer is, “focus on your …

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The only way to completely eliminate sales (or any) procrastination

Pay-off: overcome procrastination, make work more rewarding and get home on time Investment: 4 minutes You procrastinate don’t you? Even though people have told you to “break things into small parts” and “just do it!”, you still procrastinate. Why? Because these two pieces of common advice don’t address the root cause of the problem. And …

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A realistic way to improve at anything each day

Pay-off: improve more easily, steadily and realistically Investment: 1.5 minutes There’s a costly and simple mistake many of us make when trying to improve or develop new habits, behaviours or levels of activity. If you’re finding it hard and frustrating to improve at anything in particular in your work or life, it could be down …

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The easiest way to increase your sales long term

Pay-off: immediately and easily actionable way to maximise future sales Investment: < 2 mins Reaching out to new people, creating new conversations and building mutual trusted relationships effectively and consistently is hard. Uncomfortable. Scary even. I know this because the nice, professional, polished, intelligent people I work with each day tell me this. Well, they …

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