As the song goes, “Obladi, Ohblada, life goes ooooonnn!!!” Life is moving at a frantic pace and we are all currently in the moment right now. And also now. Oh, and now. See that? At least three moments have passed you by! Most people are constantly concerned about being somewhere else, they forget about being present and being in the moment. The question is what are you going to do about YOUR moments? Are you happy with your current situation? Are there some things you would like to change? Are there relationships that need attention? Understand that it takes conscious thought about who you are being in each of life’s moments to begin the process of changing your situation.
Being in sales is a tough gig. You don’t get “off-days” and you are constantly scrutinized. It is no wonder that when you get into a slump, it is so terribly difficult to get back on track. And many times, when you start feeling burned out, you begin to make excuses why you can’t sell – we have all done it. Excuses like; the economy has changed, my price point is too high, we aren’t getting quality leads, etc. So salespeople and managers begin to look for ways to drive their business with ideas on how to present their product, closing techniques, or even negotiation tactics. Many times they forget there is one simple secret to success in business – especially sales. [Read more…]
Everyone has the ability to lead in some way. Most people think they have to wait until they are in a supervisory or management position before thinking about their leadership style. Leadership is not a title – it’s who you are. And if you truly feel like you will make a good leader, start cultivating the skills necessary to get there.
What skills make a good leader? See if you have any of these:
Peter Drucker, who wrote The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership said, “The only definition of a leader is someone who has followers.”