Category Archives: What It Takes To Succeed

The Only 2 Questions You Need to Answer to be More Successful at Anything

Whatever you do, if you want to be more successful there are 2 important questions to ask yourself. They immediately help us focus our efforts and energy as well as encouraging us to keep on improving. The 2 questions are: … Continue reading

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27 Reasons Why Your Prospects Don’t Buy From You

Sometimes in sales things don’t go as we want them to. Having spent time and effort discussing your product/service with your prospect you can find yourself not winning their business. Spending time evaluating these situations and learning from them can … Continue reading

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From Ignorance to Performing – How to Improve Your Skills

One of the things that separates successful people from the ‘also ran not-so-successful’ people is their determination and persistence to improve their skills. The model below illustrates 4 levels of skill; ignorance, awareness, acting and performing. There is forwards progression … Continue reading

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Why Hard Work Beats Knowledge Every Time and Attitude Is Most Important Thing To Succeed

Assigning numerical values to the letters of the alphabet we get the following:   A B C D E F G H I 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   J K L M N O P … Continue reading

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Don’t Focus On The Result When You’re Looking To Be More Successful

When you’re looking to be more successful and achieve the things you want to, don’t focus on the result.  Focus instead on the actions you take because you are always in control of those.   Action produces results, and results … Continue reading

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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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