Archive for the ‘Time-Management and Productivity’ Category

Is Lack of Consistency the Reason You Fall Short?

Since the title of the “Most Interesting Man in the World” is already taken, I have a personal goal to be the “Most Consistent Man in the World.” Now, the natural objection that we all have is: wouldn’t that be boring, monotonous, or predictable? No way!  I mean consistent in the areas that really matter: Spiritual peace Present and engaged […]

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A Conversation about Productivity: Dave Brown on the Mark Struczewski Podcast

I was recently featured as a guest on the Mark Struczewski Podcast where he talked about his ideas on productivity. Mark is a self-proclaimed Productivity Problem Solver. This podcast launched on July 7, 2017 with a single mission: to help you to become a more productive you. Whether Mark is doing the podcast solo or interviewing a guest, the mission […]

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How to Maximize Your Sales Recruiting Results (Part 3 of 4)

To elevate your energy level during your prospecting phone calls, STAND UP! I have done both a standard sitting desk and then also one that stands, and the difference in energy levels is astronomical. Today is my third out of four tips for maximizing your golden hours. If you’re a sales manager and you are making recruiting calls, and you […]

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How to Maximize Your Sales Recruiting Results (Part 2 of 4)

Spend a quick 15 minutes in the evening or first thing in the morning to build your top 20 prospects list. This will make your “Golden Hour” of recruiting more productive. I’m bringing to you my second of four tips for getting the most out of your recruiting golden hours. This is for my sales managers and sales leaders out […]

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How to Maximize Your Sales Recruiting Results (Part 1 of 4)

I want to dig into this concept of having scheduled, blocked-off, focused time on your calendar for making your recruiting calls to new potential team members. At Southwestern Consulting we call these our “Golden Hours.” I am talking about the most important hours of your day. I’m excited to launch a little mini-series for my sales leaders who were actively […]

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What is this New York Real Estate Pro’s #1 Key to Success?

“The good news I have for everybody today is that creating more time is possible and I have been able to do that over the past few months by doing specific things.” -Susan Reische, Douglas Elliman Real Estate I am thrilled to bring to my video series a coaching client, Susan Reische a real estate salesperson with Douglas Elliman Real […]

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The Ninth Income Producing Activity of Sales Leaders (Part 9 of 12)

Are you running specific contests for your team with incentives attached to them on a regular basis? As a sales manager, we always get what we promote. When you’re creating a contest, you want to think about what sort of activity or behavior do you want to promote? At Southwestern Consulting we teach our clients to structure contests around things […]

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The Seventh Income Producing Activity of Sales Leaders (Part 7 of 12)

When you are running your weekly meetings do you used a WEEKLY LEADERBOARD to highlight your team’s successes as you recognize team members? In the weekly leaderboard include these tracking categories: Phone calls Conversations Referrals Presentations Additional CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS Today, I want to share with you what a huge difference a weekly leaderboard email with the entire cumulative results […]

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The Sixth Income Producing Activity of Sales Leaders (Part 6 of 12)

I want to share with you one of the fastest ways that you can motivate your team. In my sixth income-producing activity of sales managers, I want you to explore the use of a DAILY LEADERBOARD. It is NOT to shame or publicly humiliate the team members that did not have a great day the day before but to recognize […]

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The Fifth Income Producing Activity of Sales Leaders (Part 5 of 12)

Do you run weekly sales meetings? Do you give recognition and share the good news? And in these meetings, are you taking the time to do additional training? Today’s fifth income-producing activity is to do training in your weekly meetings that go beyond product education and production numbers. I want to ask you to do something in your sales meetings.  […]

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The Fourth Income Producing Activity of Sales Leaders (Part 4 of 12)

Do you run a weekly team meeting where you recognize people? If you do this type of TEAM meeting consistently, you will get: More Effort Better Results I’m doing a series on the 12 different things that you as a sales leader, the sales manager should be focusing your time on that make you money. Today in the fourth, it’s […]

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The Third Income Producing Activity for Sales Leaders (Part 3 of 12)

If you are a sales manager carrying a quota, you MUST continue to sell yourself as much as possible. Today is my third installment of income producing activity for sales leaders. Last week I talked about time management based on compensation, and this is similar. This is a gut check for sales leaders to remember not to lose contact with […]

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How Should you be Focusing your Time as a Sales Leader

As a SALES LEADER, what should you be focusing time on and tracking to create revenue? I’m going to be sharing with you the 12 things you can do that make you money. Many of the things you’re doing right now are not things that make you money. Over the next 12 videos, I will be focusing on sales leaders […]

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How to Set Up your Schedule for Success as a Sales Leader

Is your calendar structured in a way so that your time spent matches how you are getting paid? Sales leaders have all sorts of different commission structures. You may have some base salary and then possibly paid a percentage of your production if you are a producing sales manager. Also, you are probably paid a percentage of your team’s production. […]

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How Sales Leaders Can Cut Interruptions In Half (Part 2)

Let’s talk about my second tip in cutting interruptions in half. It is about adding a SPEED BUMP in front of team member interruptions in your day. REQUIRING them to send a TEXT with what the challenge or issue is can teach CRITICAL THINKING and develop PROBLEM-SOLVING in your team. This can help prevent interruptions and prevent a drop in […]

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How Sales Leaders Can Cut Interruptions in Half (Part 1)

Charge a price for ADMISSION into your office! Every time a team member walks through your door require that they have at least two viable ideas to solve the challenge in front of them. It will help to train your team members to be future leaders. In my first installment of this series targeted toward sales leaders, I talked about […]

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My Number One Time Management Tip For Sales Leaders

I want to share with you probably the most impactful thing you can do to get more time back in your day and to empower your people. If you’re a leader with an open-door policy, start scheduling regular one on ones with each of your team members. At Southwestern Consulting, we call these “personal conferences”. They are scheduled regular one […]

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How to Identify Your High Payoff Activities

It is difficult to identify worthwhile time investments. You find yourself second-guessing your choices and then kicking yourself for investing your time in something that didn’t pay off. Sales requires a lot of time, and time is money. You can waste it, invest it poorly, or knock it out of the park. That’s a lot of options- with only one that […]

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Attention Pays with Neen James- Episode 238 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Neen James is the author of Folding Time™ and Attention Pays™. In 2017, she was named one of the top 30 Leadership Speakers by Global Guru because of her work with companies like Viacom, Comcast, and Abbot Pharmaceuticals among others. Neen has boundless energy, is quick-witted and always offers powerful strategies for paying attention to what matters so you can […]

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Deep Work with Cal Newport – Episode 237 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Cal Newport is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University, who specializes in the theory of distributed algorithms. He previously earned his Ph.D. from MIT in 2009 and graduated from Dartmouth College in 2004. In addition to studying the theoretical foundations of our digital age as a professor, Newport also writes about the impact of these technologies on the world […]

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The World’s Greatest Misconception about Time

There is no such thing as Time Management. You cannot manage time. You can’t stop time. You can’t fast forward time. You can’t rewind time. Time continues on moment by moment whether we like it or not. So there is no such thing as time management. There is only Self Management. We can manage ourselves. We can govern ourselves. We […]

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