Category Archives: Motivation

Why I Can Never Trust Someone Who Says They Are Going To Give It 110%

I can never trust someone who says they are going to give it 110%.  You can only give 100% effort, there is no more.   Saying you can betrays a task is understood to be beyond someone’s capability; it almost … Continue reading

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Muhammad Ali’s Wisdom For Salespeople and Others Seeking Greatness

Until his retirement, the king of the television chat show in the UK was Michael Parkinson.  For the best part of 4 decades ‘Parky’ interviewed sports stars, celebrities from television and film and business people.  His shows were watched by … Continue reading

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The Lightning Bolt That Turned Me Into A Muppet

I was sent on my first sales training course against my best wishes. Having had some success I took being told I should attend a course to teach me how to sell as an insult rather than an opportunity to … Continue reading

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Nobody Wears Shoes Here!

A shoe manufacturer finds itself with sales having plateaued.  Despite their best efforts there is no growth to be found in their existing markets.  So looking to kickstart growth the Sales Director decides they have to look at new markets.  … Continue reading

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You’ve Got To Put In The Miles If You Want To Win Gold

Certain stories stay with you.  One in particular for me came from an interview I heard Sebastian Coe give about his rivalry with Steve Ovett.  During the 1980’s Coe and Ovett were two of the best middle-distance runners in the … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Our Crest – The Banner We Ride Into Modern Day Selling Battles With

Ever since I was a child I have been fascinated by heraldry; castles and coats of arms have always done it for me. As such when I decided to start my own business our logo was always going to have … Continue reading

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How To Sell Your Way Through Tough Times (Part 2 of 2)

(This post continues from part 1. Please click here to read that before proceeding with this – thanks.) 4. Differentiate Your Offer. In tough times it is imperative you differentiate your offer. If you want to be seen as being … Continue reading

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