mindset

How to sell without being pushy

Pay-off: do this and you’ll get lots more yeses Investment: 4 minutes Sign up to weekly posts here No one likes pushy. Pushy pushes people away. Systems scientist, Peter Senge said, “The harder you push, the harder the system pushes back.” So, at the risk of stating the obvious, if you’re receiving push back, you must be …

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How to join the top 10% of fast learners

Pay-off: take charge of your learning and learn faster Investment: 3.5 minutes Sign up to weekly posts here How to make learning actually work There’s one thing above all others that sets fast learners apart from everyone else. Some of those in the top 10% of fast learners discovered that one thing naturally, or they …

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To anyone who is uncomfortable selling themselves

Pay-off: become more comfortable selling Investment: 40 seconds Sign up to weekly posts here To anyone who is uncomfortable selling themselves: You’re smart You’re not pushy You’re good at your job You want to help You’re a problem solver You’re a good person You’re professional You’re reliable You’re organised You’re trustworthy You’re honest You care And you’re glad you’re …

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Optimise your day, make maximum impact, and get home early

Pay-off: quickly increase your effectiveness and efficiency (+ free cheat sheet) Investment: 4 minutes Sign up to weekly posts here Everyone seems too busy these days. But most people, I’d argue, are too busy being ineffective. “I won’t be able to help you this afternoon, I’ve blocked two hours out of my schedule to bang my …

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How to write a follow up email after getting no response from your client

Pay-off: how to master the sales follow up and turn ‘no response’ into business Investment: 10 minutes Sign up to weekly posts here So, you’re feeling ignored, and you want to know how to write a follow up email after getting no response from your client? And presumably, it’s not just any follow up email you want. No, …

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The worst advice your mum gave you

Pay-off: flip this on its head and you’ll help and earn co-operation from others from now on Investment: 2 minutes Sign up to weekly posts here “Treat others how you would like to be treated”, your mother once told you. You liked that idea. It made perfect sense. So as best you could, you did it. Which …

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Two actions that will accelerate your performance

Pay-off: you’ll learn faster if you maximise these two things Investment: 3 minutes Sign up to weekly posts here You might find this video amuses you like it did me: It’s amusing, but what’s more important, is that it’s analogous to how we get ahead and succeed at anything. I don’t mean that the cyclist reduced …

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Why learning how to sell is not the challenge you think it is

Payoff: the shortcut to learning how to sell Investment: 1 minute Sign up to weekly posts here Let’s nail this right now. When learning how to sell, you only ever have to be ‘good enough’. Good enough to win. Good enough to get the ball over the line. Good enough to beat the competition. That’s all. Phew! …

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How to fight your way out of your comfort zone (and win)

Pay-off: a chance to re-direct your energy and abilities Investment: 3 minutes Sign up to weekly posts here This one’s about the fight you’re having. The important fight, with major lifelong consequences. Whoever you are, and whatever stage of your career and your level of success, in some area of your work or life… You’re having one …

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