Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Chet Holmes

This week I started reading Chet Holmes book The Ultimate Sales Machine again. I read this a few years ago and then picked it back up again today. I found this video online and thought it was worth sharing.

Friday, October 26, 2012

6 Tips for Staying Supercharged

Grant Cardone has written a great article at Entrepreneur.com. The article is entitled 6 Tips for Staying Supercharged. The basis of the article in what we need to be doing to keep ourselves mentally, physically and emotionally in a good place.

Grant starts off with "get a good night's sleep" which is key to being in the right mental place. For the past couple of weeks I have been sleeping real well and it has helped me in many ways. I get up on time which starts my day off on the right foot. It also gives me more energy throughout the day which means less coffee and a clearer mind.

"Surround yourself with supportive people" is another of the tips. When we are surrounded with the right people we stay in a better place. If I am around negative people or people who see the worst in every situation it is easy to fall into that mindset. I have to guard against this when I listen to the radio or watch t.v. because there is so much of the wrong influence.

This article has four more tips that are worth reading. Enjoy.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Jungle Jack Hanna

Everyone from Columbus knows who Jungle Jack Hanna is and we appreciate what he has done for our city and for our zoo. If you want to grow your brand and be successful this short video is worth watching. Be yourself, work hard and be true to what you believe.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Break Through Fear & Doubt

Grant Cardone wrote an interesting article on the Entrepreneur magazine website. It covers five keys to breaking through fear and doubt. In sales and in management it is easy to let fear and doubt influence actions and decisions. In my fifteen years of sales I can remember many times when a salesperson put off calling a customer with a problem because of all the fears and doubts in his or her mind. It is so easy to imagine all the negative reactions that are possible. This is a common problem but it is also a weak excuse for not wanting to take action.
Grant says to "don't forget that it's normal" meaning everyone feels the same fear and doubt. If others can feel this and still move forward, so can you. Many times people see the successful and and just assume they don't have doubts or fears but this just isn't true. The successful have just learned how to deal with and work through the wrong emotions.
Grant also says to "fill your calendar" meaning stay busy. The idle mind is the mind that has time to think up all the problems that can happen. A busy mind is experiencing more success and therefore fewer doubts. Stay busy and do more than is expected.
These are just two of Grant's points. Click the link above and take some time to read what Grant has to say. Then push through the fear and the doubt and take big action to achieve big results.