Motivation is a tricky thing. Some believe that motivation is like a fire that needs to be consistently fed fuel or the fire will die out. Others view motivation as nothing more than a state of mind that is a result of an external event. Still others feel that motivation always a temporary emotion and that no one should rely on being motivated to accomplish desired tasks, since motivation is so fickle and fleeting.
And there are others who seem to have an endless supply of motivation. Often times, these individuals reveal no external signs of what many would recognize in a motivated person, yet they accomplish desired outcomes and goals time after time.
Are these people gifted or have they found a secret source of motivational energy that they need only tap into to keep their “fires” burning? The answer is much closer than you think.
TJ McCue shares some outstanding tools that you can use to keep your habit improvement efforts on track. I know I found a few of interest. Do you use any of these tools? If not, what do you use? Tell us here!
Now is the time to get rid of bad habits, especially when those bad habits are hurting your sales. Tom Searcy shares with Inc.com some common good and bad habits that have a significant impact on your results.
Read more and then share your thoughts on Tom’s suggestions or add your own!
Winning in the Trust and Value Economy is a practical how-to book for business owners, entrepreneurs, sales managers and other professionals looking to stay competitive in today’s market. It offers insights into the psychology of today’s customer, and reasons why the importance of customer engagement, experience, and personal connection has increased. It offers specific tips and techniques to guide a business through changes necessary to not only stay afloat, but to thrive in a way that is enjoyable for all involved. It’s a book written on the principle that today’s change must not be ignored, that this change is different, an economy we’ve never experienced before. Continue reading →
Even the best salespeople have the occasional “off” days. But when bad days turn into bad weeks or even months, you have a real problem. Weathering a long sales slump is tough but not impossible, if you take the time to prepare for it. And once you’re in a slump, you can take action to get out of your slump ASAP. [...]
They’re charming. They’re genuine. And they can make an entire room full of people smile.
When you meet someone, after, “What do you do?” you’re out of things to say. You suck at small talk, and those first five minutes are tough because you’re a little shy and a little insecure. But you want to make a good impression. You want people to genuinely like you.
Babette Ten Haken, the author of Do YOU Mean Business?, Book Finalist in the 2012 Top Marketing & Sales Awards, shares 5 tips for evaluating where you are today and trusting yourself about where you are going tomorrow.