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The Little Things

Are you searching for that huge change? Searching for it in life, in business, in your current role, in your leadership roles, in everything you are doing? Life is okay; you’ve had a few jobs that you really enjoy. The thing is, there is always this empty feeling. Maybe you are asking yourself: “Is this me? Is this all I […]

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Easy Ways to Make Your Meetings More Fun

Your meetings are boring. They are. It’s not that you are boring. It’s that people get sick of hearing from the same person. People get sick of hearing me if I am the only one talking too. (Just ask my team; they will tell you.) After a while, we can all sound a little bit like Charlie Brown’s teacher: “Wah […]

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Do You Believe in Coincidences?

I don’t! On a recent Sunday night, I was unpacking boxes in my new garage. I came across a lot of my race bibs from over the years and thought I’d hang them up on the wall for memories. The first number I pulled out was from a triathlon in Hawaii, on April 4, 2005. It was the very first […]

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How to Leave Out Negative Words in Prospecting

Think of a time you were on the phone with your prospect, and you could tell that a negative response was coming in hot. You’ve done those calls enough that you can feel it, and the pain of waiting just takes over. The time has come for you to step in. Take charge, and interrupt that negative response! When you hear it coming, […]

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How to Make Use of Testimonials

Many times the best stories you could ever tell someone are from the experiences from your own client base. We must be effectively planting and harvesting testimonials to handle every type of objection that could ever come up in our selling career. So many of us get caught up in…us. Whenever we are trying to talk someone through an objection, we talk about our experiences. How “I’ve […]

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How to Sell Simply with Story: An Interview with April Sunshine

If you are in sales, you’re probably doing it wrong. I know. I was there—FOR YEARS. You go to the trainings, study all of the flyers, pamphlets, and brochures, and you know every feature of your product or service. You are a professional, you know your stuff, and you are ready to step in and be the hero! Before you […]

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Delegation, Humility, and Wisdom

Have you ever thought about the correlation between delegation, humility, and wisdom? To make sure we are on the same page, here are a few quick definitions of each: Delegation: the granting, passing, or transferring of authority and associated responsibilities. Humility: a modest view on your own importance; freedom of pride and arrogance. Wisdom: the ability to discern between what […]

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Seemingly Impossible to Possible

Have you reached a certain level of success and then found a lid that you couldn’t lift to reach the next level? These clients share their stories; sound familiar? Accountability is why Deborah Johnson signed up for Top Producer’s Edge. She had been a successful headhunter for 15 years, making good money and sort of floating along. She found that […]

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Goals

Goals. Why do we need to have them? I’ve done roughly 250+ workshops all across the country. Each and every time, I ask how many people in that room have their goals written down. Note that these are mostly salespeople. I would say when I ask that question, there’s truly about 25% of the room that actually writes them down. […]

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Coaching to Skill or Will

One of the hardest parts of being a leader is confronting an underperformer. It is difficult because it is uncomfortable. Sometimes it is difficult because you just don’t know what to do to help that person. When someone is not reaching their potential, it is always a matter either of skill or of will. Our job as leaders is to identify […]

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How to Live Your Own Wow Now: An Interview with Michelle Miller

It started when she found a random ad on Facebook. Remote Year. Michelle signed up to do ten countries and twelve locations in one year. What I love most about her adventure is there were no concessions made. “I didn’t want to go on this journey thinking or having people say, ‘You didn’t succeed, but at least you had a […]

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