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The Myth of Self-Discipline

Would you consider yourself a disciplined person? Why? Why not? I’ve found that most people believe they are either disciplined or they’re not. They think they were somehow born a disciplined person or are that way because it is ingrained in them, something that was passed down from their ancestors and is fully out of their control. Do you feel […]

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Referrals and Red Carpet Relationships with Ron Alford – Episode 222 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Ron Alford, Senior Partner of Southwestern Consulting, is a certified Top Producer Consultant Sales and Leadership Coach. He specializes in teaching ethical sales techniques and strategies that individuals and teams can use to immediately grow their sales. He is the former Regional Sales Director for The Southwestern Company, recruiting, training, mentoring and managing over 600 salespeople over 19 years. Ron is […]

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Be A Light In The World

There are two types of people (and two classic energy forces fueling us) in this world. There’s darkness – that’s despair, hopelessness, desperation, and of course, our challenges, frustrations and obstacles. Then, there’s light. It’s good, not evil. It’s love, not hatred. It’s power, not weakness. Whether you’re selling, leading, recruiting or building a family – regardless of who you […]

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The Little/Much Principle

“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.” –Luke 16:10 This is known as the Little/Much Principle. No matter where your spiritual beliefs lie, we can all see how this principle is applicable in our everyday lives with businesses, families, relationships, and […]

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Habits of High Performance with NBA Skills Trainer Alan Stein – Episode 221 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Alan Stein serves as the Director of Performance for Pure Sweat Basketball and is an internationally renowned expert on improving basketball-specific athleticism. He served as the Head Performance Coach for the DeMatha Catholic High School basketball program for 6 years (after a 7-year stint at Montrose Christian). He has over 15 years of experience working with elite high school, college and NBA players […]

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Your Family Fuels Your Success

“My family will never be the reason why I can’t succeed. Rather, they’re the reason I must succeed.” Wow, what a powerful idea and a powerful thought, courtesy of Tracy Christman, one of our Southwestern Consulting clients, and one of the multipliers profiled in Procrastinate on Purpose. I’m back home, after traveling, and was thinking about what Tracy shared. We’ve […]

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How to Live With No Regrets

A reporter recently asked me a question that made me think about regret… “Tell me about the time when you lost the World Championship of Public Speaking,” he said. “Oh, yeah, it’s one of my favorite things to talk about!” I said half jokingly. The reporter said, “You came in second out of 25,000 contestants in the world and it […]

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What Should You Do on Your First Day in Sales – or Recruiting?

This is an important question: What should you do on your very first day in sales? It’s a question we hear at Southwestern Consulting a lot, because we’re growing very fast. Every single day, we’re bringing on new sales and leadership clients who’ve hired new salespeople. And they’re all asking this question.
 
Let’s just pretend for a second you’ve started […]

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Creating a High-Performance Culture with Chuck Runyon – Episode 220 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Chuck Runyon is the CEO at Self Esteem Brands: Anytime Fitness & Waxing The City. With more than 20 years of experience managing, owning and franchising health clubs, Chuck Runyon has distinguished himself as a leading authority in the field of fitness. Runyon revolutionized the fitness industry when he and Dave Mortensen co-founded Anytime Fitness – an alternative to big-box […]

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The Quality of Life is determined by the Quality of Our Relationships

We all want happiness. We want that secure feeling of real, sustainable joy. All of us – me, our family and friends, our coaching clients – are trying to find happiness. And we all ask, “Where do you find happiness? Where does it come from?” When you look online, you see memes with quotes like, “Don’t worry, be happy” or […]

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Our Struggle is Our Strength

Struggles, struggles, struggles – that’s what life is all about, right? We all experience pain, setbacks and hard times. We all have goals we want to achieve, but haven’t yet. We have big dreams we hope will become real, but aren’t sure if they will. Sometimes, you have to ask, “Why do we struggle?” Right? We all ask these questions: […]

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Entrepreneur on Fire Podcast Interview with Dustin Hillis

Checkout this podcast interview with John Lee Dumas the host of Entrepreneur on Fire and Dustin Hillis Co-founder of Southwestern Consulting. 3 Key Points: You cannot teach what you don’t know, and you cannot lead where you won’t go. Selling is the transference of emotions and expectations. Keep your principles. Stay focused on your principles. Enjoy! (Click here to listen […]

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How to Recruit and Scale a Sales Team with Dustin Hillis – Episode 219 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

  On a recent episode of The Action Catalyst Podcast, I was interviewed on the topic of “How to Recruit and Scale a Sales Team”. This is an action-packed episode that you will want to listen to discover principles of scaling a sales team. Highlights: When scaling, duplicate your best practices. @dhillis It is the proven systems that are scalable. […]

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Unconditional Confidence

Do you believe confidence is something you are born with or not? At Southwestern Consulting, we found that confidence can be developed and strengthened through awareness and training. There are 3 Types of Confidence. We all have experienced all 3 types in some form or fashion in various ways. Our goal is to progress through the 3 types of confidence […]

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How to Recruit and Scale a Sales Team with Dustin Hillis – Episode 219 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Dustin Hillis is an entrepreneur and the Co-Founder of Southwestern Consulting. He has a degree in Psychology and is the author of the book Navigate: Selling The Way People Like To Buy and Co-author of newly released Navigate 2.0. He is the co-creator of the sales training curriculum Top Producer’s Edge & Manager’s Edge, which has been fully integrated by more than 5,000 sales professionals worldwide. More than just […]

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Confidence Doesn’t Attack

Highlights: A person who is confident in who they are is never compelled to attack other people. Those who are confident and secure are not concerned with fighting others. We only attack when we are trying to feel better about ourselves. If you are angry at someone, maybe it has more to do with you then them. Extend grace to […]

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The Missing Ingredient to Every Success Formula

Highlights: There is one essential, universal ingredient to any success formula. No matter what the formula is, it always requires discipline. Take any formula and just add discipline. Take pride in taking the stairs. Do you have the discipline? What does it take to be disciplined? Every success formula must have the addition of discipline. Do the things you know […]

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How Navy Seals Create an Unbeatable Mind with Mark Divine – Episode 218 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Mark Divine is a highly sought after speaker, coach, author and makes frequent media appearances to discuss Seal way of life.  He is a U.S. Navy SEAL. BUD/S Class 170 Honorman, author and entrepreneur. He is the founder of Unbeatable Mind, Seal Fit & navySEALS.com . Mark is a highly sought after speaker for corporations where his Unbeatable Mind program is helping to […]

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The 2 best strategies for Turning Anything Around

Sometimes when things go wrong it’s our fault and other times it has nothing to do with us. What do we do when we realize things are going wrong? How do you respond to tragedy and setbacks? Prayer is acknowledging we don’t have control over everything. Work is a demonstration of responsibility, accountability and control. Often when things break down […]

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