Archive for the ‘Motivational’ Category

Three Words to Eliminate in Prospecting

This is a whole new way of thinking about prospecting. Take a minute to think about how many times you use the words “I,” “me,” or “my.” How many times a day? You tell a story. You talk about something you did. They are probably some of the most commonly used words in the English language. Guess what? They sure […]

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8 Habits to Increase Joy in Your Life

The consistency of joy is an ultimate measure of personal success. Spreading joy and serving mankind is the highest expression of success, but it’s almost impossible to make others joyful if you’re not yourself. Literally any goal somehow comes back to the ability to feel joy and live a fulfilling life. With that in mind, here are eight modifications that […]

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15 Minutes to Greatness Part 1: The Math

The Math Behind 1% Per Day The authors of this manifesto believe transformative change occurs through our day to day decision making and beliefs. However, we often found ourselves frustrated with our human nature – especially with procrastination, follow through, patience, gratitude, love in our heart, etc… We found it easy to find frustration when trying to make big change […]

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From Personal Chit-Chat to the Sale

The following question was recently asked of me: “How do you move from ‘personal chit-chat’ into your sales presentation?” That’s a good question. My advice: don’t start a sales meeting with “personal chit-chat.” What? Have I lost my mind?!? This is how everyone does it! Yes, but is everyone a Top Producer? Here is how the Top Producers do it: […]

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How to Lead from Anywhere: Interview with Jim Stryker

How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. How do you win big? One small victory at a time. Jim Stryker, who is in the elite club as far as production and leadership, breaks down high achievement into a mindset and small “base hits” that add up to big results. Jim says that victory begins with the bed—it’s […]

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The Close- a Dark Cloud or Bright Light?

Let me ask you something. Have you ever had a client going along with you and seeming to enjoy your presentation, but when you get to your close, a wall suddenly goes up and you lose them without even knowing what happened? Do they even seem to be with you and even interested through the close and then you hear […]

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How to Have a Millionaire Mindset

Imagine if we all thought like millionaires. Our success and drive would be unparalleled! We would be unstoppable! Never afraid to step outside our “comfort zones.” One thing successful people do consistently is keep their self-talk positive. Sixty to eighty percent of what we say to ourselves is negative or “voiced” in survival mode. Negative things such as: “This is too […]

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How to Sell from a Boat: An Interview with Lauren LaForge

Why aren’t you living the life you want? What’s holding you back? Have you ever been binary in your thinking (meaning you have to choose A or B)? I have. I can’t do this AND that. I can’t be a good parent AND a top producer. I can’t work hard AND travel. I can do this OR I can do […]

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The Future You Will Thank the Past You for These 6 Reasons

Have you ever thought about the things you are thankful for from the past? From learning experiences to victory over struggles, the present you should be thankful for the past you and the future you should be grateful for both the past and present you. After all, you are what you were. I know. That was a little confusing. Let’s […]

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Mr. Mediocrity and the Mean Sales Coach

Okay, so you’ve hired yourself a sales coach.  Did you think you hired a sales coach or a magic wand? Let me explain… When I was a personal trainer, people would hire me to help them lose say 30 pounds.  At our first evaluation, they were excited!  They were ready to go!  They said they would do whatever it took to […]

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Stop Chasing…Be a Magnet: An Interview with Chelsea Fournier

Many have been there before. Working a job that is absolutely soul-sucking. Chelsea Fournier was a young, jet-setting, up-and-coming attorney of business law. She excelled. She crushed it. And…she absolutely hated what she was doing. Her life was characterized by success, money, insomnia, and stress. “I realized that a physical change was needed,” she said. That’s just what she did. […]

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Are You Guilty of “Drive-by Management?”

After we had been coaching together for a few months, Ted (a managing director in the insurance business) told me: “Before working together, I was guilty of drive-by management.” Ted, like so many managers, would do his rounds in the morning. He would pop his head in the door and ask: “How are you? Anything I can help with?” That was […]

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What Makes for a Successful Life? Volume 1

I was thoughtfully asked what makes for a successful life by a friend while kayaking. I wasn’t really prepared for the question and my answer was, well, lame. For the rest of the day, I paddled with some regret because I felt I should’ve had something better to say – even if off the cuff. With my book, 12 Jars: […]

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Impossible…Really?

How do you respond when people tell you that something you want to do is impossible? What if the whole world believed what you wanted to achieve was humanly impossible? Not just impossible, but what if they said reaching your goal could put you in danger and maybe even lead to death? Would you stop and find a new dream? What […]

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Climb Your Mountain

Pretend it’s January 1st. You’re exploding with excitement for the new year, but you still sit staring at your handwritten goals for the year. “There is no way I’m going to let last year happen again,” you think. Fast-forward to exactly one year from now. You might be stuck feeling the same disappointment. What has happened? Is it that you set your goals too […]

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Are You a Manager or a Great Leader?

One of my favorite pieces of leadership advice when running a 1,000+ team was: “You can’t do for one what you can’t do for 100.” Think about that. Think about your business and what you are doing for your team members today. Write out that list and now put on your thinking cap. What can you do to systematize this […]

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Stop Doing it For Them!

Often, we as leaders, feel that we get our value from doing everything for our team members. Oh! I’ll go to that meeting and close that sale for you. Oh! Ask me any question you have about how to do something and I’ll answer it right away. I know how it is. We feel that this is the reason we […]

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Fear Is Learned

What is your relationship with fear? Do you face fears or let fears decide for you? How does fear impact you in your daily life? Do you creatively avoid things that you may be fearing only to put it off for later, then later have it never happen? Maybe it’s fear of rejection. Or is it fear of the unknown? […]

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