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Sell From Strength #36
"Destiny is not a matter of chance - it is a matter of choice"
Some salespeople blame their company, their catalog, their pricing, or their
marketplace for their lack of success.
But deep in your inner heart, you know that no outside forces are to
blame for your success or lack of it in the sales business. Success
doesn't come from the alignment of the planets or the stars.
In selling, we make the choices every week - starting Sunday
evenings, and ending late Friday afternoon. We control our DESTINY!
Here's a quick test of your choices. Print this email, and then test
yourself. Put a check mark next to any of the following areas
where you are not in control. Then indicate what % your annual sales
would increase if that area was under control. See if you feel comfortable
with your internal attitude towards your career, and your weekly behaviors:
* On Sunday evenings, I choose not to preview my week's behavior and put
myself in control before I even approach the starting gate. True____
* I choose to omit some prospecting behavior from my
plan and my actions - relying on the comfort of chasing old prospects and
servicing clients who don't really need it. True____ False____ %____
* I choose to react to emails before I even start selling work on
Mondays, rather than begin with my planned behavior. True____ False____ %
* I choose to bail out on sales calls, and leave before being thrown
out. Don't take that literally, but recognize that sometimes, you need to
make a strong (not hard) close. True____ False____ %____
* I don't bother to count. I don't count prospecting behavior (dials,
conversations, meetings), I don't count my wasted time, don't know my
closing ratios, or anything. I don't count anything other than gross sales.
True____ False____ % ____
* I choose not to review my week on Friday afternoons in search of
mistakes I made and lessons I could have learned to improve my
efficiency in selling. True____ False____ %____
I could go on, but we've reached the "sixty second read" max I self impose
on these. Just ask yourself this: "If just these six things were in control,
what would they total in annual sales revenue increase?" What are you going
to DO about it?
Don't blame "Destiny" for your results in the wide open field of selling.
Review your choices, and choose wisely.
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From the court room to the lodge room,
gavels are traditionally used - both symbolically and literally - to control
and maintain order. UPBEAT NEWS knows about a certain Worshipful Master
(Lodge President) Glenn Latshaw of USS New Jersey Lodge in South Jersey
who has had his share of
bad luck with his gavel, snapping the head off of not less than 3 during his
term of office.
This prompted a long-time friend and brother Mason to solve the problem by
presenting the Worshipful Master with a Fisher-Price toy gavel belonging to
the friend's 2-year-old son, Zachary, at a recent open Installation of Officers as a
practical joke, The multi-colored toy was very sturdy, plus it gave a playful squeak with every use.
Well, after everyone had their laughs,
and the festivities were winding-down, the Master dutifully presented the
toy gavel instead of the actual one to his District Deputy RW William J.
as part of the
honors given to such a person which allows the Lodge to be closed in an
The quick-thinking Deputy ceremoniously received it and then, after his
closing remarks, summoned Zack to join him at the podium to
retrieve his toy, but not without giving him the opportunity to grasp the
handle with the Deputy to help close his Daddy's lodge with a final official
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