Category Archives: What It Takes To Succeed

Stick or Twist?

Anyone who has a deck of cards has at some time or other played Twist (also known as 21).  In the game you are dealt two cards, add their totals and decide to ‘stick’ with what you’ve got or to … Continue reading

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How to Ensure ‘Beginning With The End In Mind’ Works For You, Not Against You

One of Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People is: Begin with the end in mind. In other words, do things in a way that will give you the best opportunity of achieving your desired outcome. And whilst Covey … Continue reading

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Congratulations On Spotting You Were Up Against Competition; What Took You So Long To Realise It Though?

There’s a well touted statistic that says approximately 65% of salespeople don’t differentiate their product/service from their competitors. That’s quite astonishing really when we consider that today with information so freely available, pretty much anybody can compete with you on … Continue reading

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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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