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The Decision Institute – Coach Manny Nowak

Sales and Leadership Development

Do you stop selling before you even get started?

Do you spend a sizable percentage of time and effort finding leads?

Then, do you put in even more effort to get them to answer the phone or schedule a meeting?

 So much time and energy.

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And all that just to hear –

            I am not interested.

 

            Can you send me some information?

 

            We are already working with someone else.

 

            I don’t have a need.

 

How do you respond? Do you then to answer, OK, Thank YOU – click.

 

What are you doing?

Taking orders or selling?

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Good sales people use these responses as ques to keep the conversation going, not as signals it needs to end.

Remember, it is your job to sell.

You do not take orders – you sell.

 

So today, I want to further discuss the four responses leads can give and explore answers you can use to knock them out.

 

Statement:     I am not interested.

 

Answer:          Can you tell me why?

                       

What has been your experience with this product/service in the past?

                       

I know – that’s why I am calling.

                       

Your not – well I bet I can get you interested.

 

Come on now – you can probably think of dozens of more responses to this rejection.

Why don’t you?

Why aren’t all these rebuttals in your bag of tricks?

Is it only because you haven’t taken time to practice and prepare?

 

 

Statement:     Can you send me some information?

 

Answer:          No, but if you are really interested I can drop something off.

 

I can do even better than that.  Are you at your computer?  Let me send you a link to download and then we can walk through the process

 

                        I could but so much stuff gets lost in the email black hole – how about…?

 

Not really, but if you go to our website, I can walk you through the process over the phone, right now.  Our site is CoachManny.com

 

I know how much stuff I use to mail out – it cost me thousands.

I know you can now do it via email – but does anyone ever look at it?

It really is the same problem as before, except now the trashcan is electronic.

 

 

Statement:     We are working with someone else already.

 

Answer:          You are?  What is the best thing they are doing for you?

 

                        What do you like most about them? I am always looking for opportunities to improve.

 

                        Are they doing what they promised?

 

                        Are you excited about working with them?

 

                        Do they still treat you as a prospect?

 

That last question might be a little strange, but the problem with most of us is we treat prospects like gold and won customers like silver.  Continue to treat them like you did before you had their business, and you will be amazed by the results.  Make them that important and they will remain customers for life.

 

 

Statement:     We don’t have a need!

 

Answer:          I understand but neither did 5 of the last 10 people I sold when we started talking.

 

                        Have you seen our new stuff?

 

                        What if I could show you something that might just interest you?

Remember, as Albert E. N. Gray says, “needs are logical while wants and desires are sentimental and emotional.”

 

They might not have a need, but they might just have a want.

 

 

 

Push back against these four rejecting phrases, and watch what happens to your business.

 

I can guarantee that if you commit to questioning and responding to these 4 types of rejection instead of accepting them, you will increase business.

 

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10 Things that Successful Sales People Do That Failures Won’t

 

“The secret of success lies in forming the habit of doing things that failures don’t like to do.”     Albert E. N. Gray

 

Today I want to share some great words of wisdom on sales that form the base of my business and also will lead you into what our new sales group is doing.

 

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Each of these is meant to help you strengthen your sales process.

 

1/      Make the calls you are suppose to make today.

            No matter what else is going on.

            There are no excuses.

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2/      Do what you said you where going to do when you said you were going to do it.

In other words, schedule everything, and then execute your schedule.

Plan out tomorrow in detail, what you are going to do and when you are going to do it.  Then execute your plan and don’t let other people drive your day. 

 

3/      Stay focused on the sales

            As a sales person your job in to close business.

            There are so many distractions all around you.

            Ignore them.

 

Your job is to bring in business; everything else around you is secondary.  Successful sales people sell, and they sell big.  It really is that simple.

 

 

4/      Have a Positive Attitude and Take Positive Action

Successful people never let you know they are not on top of the situation.  They smile, they laugh they make your feel good.  They make you feel like everything is great.

 

            That is the attitude that closes business. 

            But don’t just have the attitude; instead turn the attitude into action.

It is one thing to have the attitude; it is another to do it in everything you do.

 

 

5/      If your company won’t buy it for you, buy it yourself.

            You are a sales person.

            You make money selling.

            If you have a problem because you lack a certain tool, go buy it.

            You get paid a commission.

            You have unlimited earning potential.

            If you really need it, it should be a no brainer.

 

 

6/      Prospect Everyday

            EVERYDAY!

            It doesn’t matter what else you have to do.

            Set aside 1 hour or more everyday and prospect.

            Period.

            If you fill the funnel, then overflow it, then make it run all over the place.

 

 

7/      Practice every day

            Know the script.

            Know the product.

            Know it inside, outside and around.

            Practice, practice, practice.

            Then do it again.

 

           

8/      Know the questions your prospect is going to ask.

            Research.

            Understand.

            Know what they are going to ask.

            Give them the answer in easy terms they understand.

            They should never ask a question you don’t have the answer to.

            They should never get an answer they don’t understand.

 

 

9/      Get to “Yes” or get to “No”

            It is easier to hang out in the middle.

            If the customer doesn’t say no, then they are still a prospect.

            Wrong.

            Go through you list.

            Ask yourself, and then ask them.

            Get to yes or get to no.

            Then get on with it.

 

           

10/    Your Day is not finished until the work is done.

            Sales people have unlimited income potential.

            That also means they have to work until the work is done.

            This is not 9-5.

            Successful sales people are always working.

They might be working in the islands in the South Caribbean but they are working.

            Don’t stop till you are done.

            The reward for great sales is unlimited.

            Stay and finish.

 

 

 

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“Extraordinary results are directly determined by how narrow you can make your focus.”

From the book:  “The One Thing” by Gary Keller

 

Are you a multi-tasker and proud of it?

Are you the guy/girl chasing two rabbits at the same time and wondering why you are not catching either one?

Are you looking at your market as 1 inch thick and 100 miles wide – instead of focused on 1 inch wide and 100 miles deep?

 

In other words are you trying to do so much that all you end up doing is  “average?”  You know that nasty word that makes you like everyone else in your business?

 

Is your company “average?”

Doing OK!

Just strolling along?

 

Is that really where you want to be?  Or do you want to be a superstar?

If you want to play with the big boys and girls, then -

Stop.

 

Get focused.

Focus what you are doing.

And be amazed at what can happen to you and your organization.

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Today I want to share with you three keys to help you narrow your marketing focus.  Three things which will help you grow your business.

No, these are not all there is, but if you do these three, you will be amazed at the results – so give it a try.

 

1/       Select one industry/vertical market.

           

Pick a single vertical to start with.

Preferably a market that you know.

            One that you are already good at and working in.

 

            Or one you have great passion for and are ready to put all into.

 

            Then go out and put all of your time, energy and resources into that market. Become the expert in one thing!

Yes, you can still do work for everyone.

            But unless you are Pepsi or Microsoft, you cannot afford to marketing to all of them.

 

 

2/        Geography

            Pick a physical targeted area to sell into.

            Yes, I am a national speaker/coach.

            But I market in the Northeast.

            Because I am not “Apple” and I cannot afford to market everywhere.

 

            I can still do work for people from anywhere who call me but I do not market to them.

 

            Remember, you are not some major organization with unlimited funds.

 

            Your target might be just a 5-mile radius from where you are located.

            Or a city, a county, a state or even multiple states.

            Whatever area, get to know it and work it as your area.

 

 

3/        Size of the prospect – either dollars or number of employees

 

            Again, everyone cannot be your market.

            If you are a B to B company.

                        Then define your market by company size or number of employees.

            In almost all business, marketing to different size organizations takes different practices.

 

            If you are in B to C market:

                        Then income level might be your method to find and define your audience.  Again, it makes a difference.

 

When you single focus, you will be astonished by what will happen to your sales and marketing process and at how much more effective it will become.

 

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We always hear people talking about, “the problem” instead of spending their time, energy and focus trying to find the solution. 

 

Today, I want to help you to move from a problem focused environment to a solution focused environment.

 

This simple little process, which I call the key to the solution, will help you get to that environment.  The process simply moves you from the problem to figuring out the solution.  I know it sounds so simple, yet so often people get stuck in the problem and never move forward.  Hesitation is the arch nemesis of success.

 

Step 1:

Define the problem – Use 30 words or less. No need to be too detailed. State what the problem is and then leave it for now. 

 

Step 2:

Define Solutions – Based on the problem, move your focus to the solution.  Brainstorm, or if you are alone, mindstorm the problem.  Don’t judge, simple come up with solutions.  For the simple problems, 3-5 potential solutions will usually cover it.

For everything else, I suggest defining 20 solutions that could help you solve the problem.  Don’t stop short. 

 

Step 3:

Select a solution – Go through the 20, cross out all those that do not really work.  Combine all you can.  Keep eliminating and combining until only one solution remains.

 

Step 4:

Develop the solution – Write out, in as much detail as you need, the plan and how you will make it happen.  Including a time table, help needed, costs and all other important details.

 

Step 5:

Implement the solution – Do it.  Don’t think about it, don’t keep going around in circles about why you can’t.  You should have done all that while thinking in the selection process.  Now, simply implement and go for the gold.

 

So, your first question is likely, “Manny, is it really that easy?”

Yes, in fact, if you can make a decision, it is even easier.

 

Can anyone do it?

Yes.

 

What is the key?

Now you’ve hit the most critical piece.  You see, in each step and in the process as a whole, you must know how to make a decision.  I know that sounds simple, but so many of us struggle to pull the trigger.

 

If you cannot make a decision, you will continue thinking about what to do, while your competition has already done it.

 

As one of my great mentors taught me many years ago, “make a decision will you please, if you make a wrong decision, then you can simply make another one to correct it.  At least you are moving.  If you don’t make a decision, you will continue to stand still.”

 

Every day, problems come and go for all of us.  Those that are successful understand this and take action.  The rest get passed by.

 

Sometimes this can be done is a few moments.

Sometimes it takes much longer.

But the process is the process.

 

So, this week I want you to try these steps and see how they work for you.  Remember through, if you cannot make a decision, they will not work.  So commit to that first.

 

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To error is human—to forgive, canine.—Moksha McClure

Patience, persistence, and consistency – all traits of dogs.

 

They love you even when you are not feeling it; they wait for you when everyone else has gone. They know you will share with them if they hang around long enough and if not, they will go on and wait for next time.

Amazing: What can we learn from dogs when it comes to taking our sales game to the next level?  A full big punch. Today I want to share three simple things but know there are many more;

1.   They know you will do business with them eventually.

They believe you will take them out for a walk, that is why they sit there with a smile on their face or bring you the leash. 

Their tongue was hanging out, tail wagging and waiting on you and they wait.  They know they can out wait for you, and what happens is that eventually, you do give in to them.

Wow!

Do you do that when it comes to your prospects?  Customers?

Do you know they will do business with you eventually?

Do you believe it?

Are you patient enough?

Do you keep doing the little things to let them know you are there?

What if you did?

 

 

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When you come home, they greet you wagging their tail.  Even if you left mad at them.

When you are not feeling happy, they comfort you.

When you are mad, they try and cheer you up.

When you are mean to them, they still love you.

When you don’t have the time for them, they come back again later.

Now, what if?

What if you were more consistent with your prospects/customers?

Kept pushing forward believing they will be doing business with you and never giving up or getting angry.

Would you be closing a bunch more sales?

You may ignore your dog, but they bring a toy to you anyway.  You may have forgotten about them, then they rollover – can you rub my belly.  You are not interested, but they say, “come on just a minute with their eyes.”

What if you were always there for your customers?

Letting them know you want to do business with them, not that you would like to but that you want their business?

 

3.  They get excited when they get you to move.

Do you get excited when you close new business?

It doesn’t matter to your dog if it is just a pet on the head.

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How excited did you get the last time you closed a deal?

When you got a little piece of the business, a crack in the door, an appointment that you have been trying for a long time to get.

Wow!  What if you got excited?

Would the customer/prospect see that?

Would it make a difference in getting business?

Dogs are great friends who can teach us a great deal about selling if we listen. Take a few minutes and see what you can learn about selling this week from your dog.

You might just take your sales to a whole new level. Want to learn more about taking your business to the next level of success. Please connect with me and schedule a 15-minute call you might just be amazed.

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In today’s world of automation, how hard is it to say in the front of your prospect’s mind?

 

In the past, it was hard, manual, and subject to so many mistakes that most people gave up.Photo on 6-17-17 at 2.58 PM

 

But today, you can automate so much of the process that the only thing you need to do is set the prospect up in your marketing system, pay attention to what that system tells you to do, and then do it.

 

What should happen when you meet a potential buyer of what you sell?

You try to get a meeting with them.

Perhaps you get that meeting, but they are so ingrained with their current vendor that they are not in a position to change at the moment.  In fact, they might even be happy with where they are, but always looking to improve.

Perhaps they just do not want to meet.

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Perhaps all you know is that they could benefit from what you sell.

 

What do you do with them going forward?

To many people simply put them to the side and forget about them.  We will get back with them in the future, no need to worry about them right now.  They are not going to buy.

 

That is a mistake.

 

Instead, when you find someone who could buy your product, you need to do the following.

 

 

1/        Add them to your CRM system.

            Capture all the information on them that you can.

            Record everything that has happened with them such far.

 

2/        Start them on an automated campaign that keeps your name at the front of their mind for the next 12 months or longer.

            This campaign should be based on who they are.

            You should have not only general campaigns, but also campaigns built for certain vertical markets and certain types of customers.

            These campaigns should not sell, but instead educate and keep your name in front of the prospect.

            They should give information to help them do their job better.

            They should contain some calls to action, but they should be soft.  If a prospect does act on a call to action, then you should be notified and take appropriate action.

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3/        Pay attention to any notices the system gives you about their behavior and/or action based on what you have sent them.

            Let the system do its job.

 

            All this should be set up and going on in the background.  The only time you need to get involved is if they take the right action.

 

If you do these 3 things, the prospect will look to you when they are ready to make a move, and that is when you can close the deal.  You are educating and staying in front of them.  This is the piece of selling so many people forget.

 

Let the system do the work, pay attention, and keep on rolling.

It doesn’t matter what industry you are in, what you sell, or how things have been done in the past.  Educate and stay on the mind of clients and they will connect back with you when they are ready to buy.  It works.

 

Meanwhile, keep on prospecting and adding to the list.  The system has no real limit on how much it can handle—that is one of the beauties of marketing automation.

 

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Steve Jobs was a great visionary, innovator and driver.

But above all else, he was the best sales person Apple had.

 

What are you doing to keep your sales team sharp, productive and successful?  No matter what size organization you have, sales is still the key driver of success and should be the number one priority of the CEO.  You cannot grow an organization by cutting costs.

 

Whether it is just you, a team of one, or a team of 10, 100, or anything in between, sales teams have to be led to be great.

They have to be trained and motivated to be effective.

They have to be accountable to be successful.

 

Today I want to look at these 3 points to consider what we can learn to make our sales teams better and increase our top line.

 

 

1/        The sales team has to be led.

Led by you, the CEO.

Yes, your sales leadership team has to do the job you put them there to do, but so do you.

You have to get the message out from the top of the organization.

Companies grow by increasing sales.

Cutting costs does nothing to grow the company.

 

The single most important key in any company is sales growth.

And sales growth doesn’t just happen.

When sales are up, the rest follows suit.

As the CEO, that is the message you must spread.

Send the message out to the sales team – the CEO’s top priority is increasing business.  Don’t just use words, use action.

 

 

2/        The sales team has to be trained and motivated.

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Why do large corporations spend so much time, effort and money training and motivating their sales teams?

Because they know it works.

Because it helps them become better, stronger and more successful.

Because it fires them up.

Even if you are your only sales person, you still need to go to a couple of conferences a year and learn and get fired up.

Hang out and get pumped.

Again, as the CEO, get out there with the sales team sometimes.  Show them how important you believe their efforts and energy are.  Show them you understand what they do and respect it.

A CEO with sales vision, inspiration, and motivation can create unbelievable sales numbers from the team.

 

 

3/        The sales team has to be accountable.

They must be held to the numbers.

As I always preach, sales are a numbers game.

Math is simple.

Either you are doing it or you are not.

The numbers do not lie.

And not just the final numbers, but all those numbers in between.

Making calls.

Prospecting every day.

Doing follow up.

Closing business.

Networking.

 

You must have metrics and use them to hold your sales teams accountable.

You have to make the tough decisions.

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Again, as CEO, you live and breathe this every day.

You support it.

There is no doubt at all – the CEO expects the numbers, period.

 

Great sales teams are led by sales driven CEO’s.

Inspired and driven.

 

Want to grow your organization?

 

Then put on the sales hat.

It is a big part of your job.

 

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So often, we waste too much time trying to sell to those who are not going to buy.

 

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To be successful in sales today, you must get to either “no” or “yes.”

You can spend your life on “someday” and “maybe,” but you will not make money.

 

Today I share 10 strategies for reaching “NO” faster and moving on to prospects who will say “YES.”

 

Stop spending time with people who cannot, will not, or are not interested in buying, and start going after those who will.

Take your sales to new levels of success.

 

1/        Ask: “Do you have a budget for this product/service?”

“What is it?”

“Do you have the money to make this purchase?”

 

            If they don’t have the money, why are you there?

            Do you have a way to finance it – make it happen?

 

 

2/        Stop providing them a way to avoid making a decision, even if that makes them more comfortable.

Make it easy and simple for them to say “no.”

            But move them to make a decision.

 

            Ask tough questions.

            Don’t ease up by saying, “I will get back with you.”

            Or “Let me call next week.”

            Or “Do you want to think about it?”

 

            Looks like we have all the pieces in place, should I get the contract ready for you to sign?

 

            Based on our conversation today, I can’t see anything else holding up you moving forward, shall we get the contract ready?

 

 

3/        Ask for the order, clearly.

            “Let me get the paperwork started.”

            “Are you ready to commit?”

            “When would you like to start?”

 

            Close the deal.

 

 

4/        Shut up and let them make the next move.

            Say nothing.

            Be quiet.

 

            Let them make the move.

            Many times they will buy themselves.

            Using silence to make the sale is one of the greatest skills of successful sales people.

 

Closing Sales –

 

 

5/        Ask if they can make the decision or if others have to get involved.

            Figure this out as early in the process as possible, before you waste time selling to someone who doesn’t have the authority to buy.

 

 

            If they cannot make the decision, then get to the person who can.

            Don’t spend all your time, money and effort selling the wrong person and then having to do it all over again.

            If the decision must go before the board, ask to be there.

 

 

6/        Ask, “when can we expect a decision?”

            If not today, when?

            Tomorrow morning?

            Next Wednesday after lunch.

            3 Months from now.

 

            If they cannot narrow it down, they might not be a buyer.

 

Closing Sales –

 

7/        Ask if they are ready to sign, now.

            “Can we get this contract signed right now?”

            “This looks like a go, when can we get this signed off?”

            “So you are in. Let’s sign.”

 

 

8/        Ask: “if we meet your requirements today, will you sign?”

            “If we can make that change, will you sign immediately?”

            “Can we get this signed right now?”

           

 

9/        Ask what’s stopping them from signing right now.

            “You seem to be hesitating, what is holding you back?”

            “Have we not met your needs?”

            “Is there something else we need to do before you sign?”

            “What is stopping you from signing right now?”

 

10/     Make the “NO” decision for them.

            “I assume that is “no” and so let me pack up?”

            “I see you are not ready to buy, thank you.”

            “I appreciate your time, but I don’t think you are ready to buy.”

 

 

The faster you move on, the more business you will do. 

It amazes me how much time we spend selling to people who we know are not going to buy – just move on.

 

Relationship building is not being put off forever.

 

But remember, a “no” today does not mean you will not do business together in the future.

It simply means “not now.”

So gather your stuff and move on.

Find your next sale.

 

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Do you remember the Cowardly Lion in the story of the Wizard of Oz?  The lion went out in search of courage. 

 

What was it he learned? 

 

The story ends when the lion learns the simple fact that courage is not something that is found externally, but you have to find within yourself.  Courage means going forward without doubt.  If you believe you have courage, you have courage.  The lion found courage within himself.

So can you.

 

Today it is a simple fact that we lack so much courage in the business world.  As leaders we have to ask,  “where is the courage”?   As leaders, we should be setting the example for the people who work with and for us.  Where is the courage that we are suppose to be exhibiting to our teams and to ourselves?

 

How can we expect the people who work for us and with us to have courage, when we don’t have it?

 

Instead of courage today, what we exhibit is conformity. 

 

As Howard Hendricks says, “The opposite of courage isn’t cowardliness, it is conformity.  A belief is something you will argue about.  A conviction is something you will die for.  You cannot really live unless there are things in your life for which you are willing die”. 

 

Yes, Howard does take it to an extreme, but the bottom line is as Winston Churchill says,

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak”. 

Courage is also what is takes to sit down and listen.”

How to create real success in all you do

How to create real success in all you do

 

 

If you are a student of Churchill you remember one of the great lines he said when he was in battle,

“Bullets are not worthy considering… I do not believe the gods would create so potent of a being as myself for so prosaic an ending”.

 

Wow!

 

Where has that courage that Churchill and other great leaders exhibited gone? 

 

Where has it gone? 

What has happened in today’s world that we don’t exhibit that courage.

 

We are not cowards. 

No one is calling us cowards, but they might be calling us conformists?

 

Why don’t have the courage to take on the things we need to do make the changes we know are needed.

 

That is one of the reason’s we have lost our leadership in the world.

 

We no longer have the courage.

 

We no longer teach courage, but instead we teach conformity.

 

Yet people in the rising countries throughout the world are teaching courage.

They are teaching, “you can do anything you want” and “YOU can lead the world”.

 

So is it time we took some courage lessons?  Isn’t it time we set the pace and exhibited the courage we know we have.

 

If you have had enough of not reaching those goals.

 

If you have had enough of just conforming to things.

 

Then it is time you as leaders put up the courage to do something.  To make something happen in your business, life, career, health and family.

 

It doesn’t have to be some super extraordinary thing.

 

You can exhibit courage simply by standing up for what is right.

 

You can exhibit courage by simply making the decisions that will take you down the right path.

 

You can exhibit courage by showing your team consistency of how you operate.

 

You can exhibit courage to your team by being there for them and supporting them, backing them, teaching them and helping them.

 

I urge you this week to make a new commitment to courage in your business, life, career, family and health.

 

Help them as you move forward.  Look inside as the Cowardly Lion did.  You have all the courage you need inside yourself. 

 

Go out and make it happen.

 

 

Be more Persistent, Consistent and Self-Disciplined.

Be more Persistent, Consistent and Self-Disciplined.

 

 

“A good company must ‘impute’ – it must convey its values  and importance in everything it does, from packaging to marketing.”  Mike Markkula

Everything we do.

Everything we are.

Consistency makes it happen.

 

I teach it in sales by saying that each day you have to prospect.

Not 10 hours of prospecting today and then nothing for weeks.

Not once in a while when you have time.

Daily – every day.  Consistently.

 

Those who do great things accomplish them because they have a consistent routine that takes them there.

 

My mom was a widow since I was 2 years old – but she accomplished so much.  Because as she always said, “I have a system and that makes me do it consistently.”

 

Use to drive me crazy, but it produced continuous results.

 

How about you?

Wondering why things are not happening the way you want them to?

Take a look at how consistent you are in doing the work that is going to make it happen for you.

 

Today I share on acrostic on the word, “consistent.”

 

C          -           Commit.

                         Commit to do this. 

                         Accept nothing less.

                         Commit means you tell yourself and everyone else that will listen that you are going to do this.

                        Say to all, “I will make one hour of calls every day, period.”

 

O         -           Outline.

                        Build an outline of your process. 

                        What do you have to do?

                        When?

                        How much?

                        Each day you have to make cold calls.

                        I do this at 10AM.

                        For one hour.

                        I have a list, a phone and a note pad.

 

N         -           Never.

                        Never let excuses get in the way.

                        People say stuff like; well I was just too busy to prospect yesterday.

                        That is an excuse.

                        Dump the excuse and figure out how to do it instead.

                        Just picture the bunny with its ears covered, it cannot hear you, so stop talking and just do it.  Take some action.

 

S          -           Stretch

                        As much as you can and then even more.

                        To be consistent you have to forget the excuses.

                        Do what you have to do in order to make it happen.

                        Leave something that you did not commit to behind.

                        (This is why it is important to watch what you commit to)

                        Push yourself, a bit more.

 

I           -           Ignore.

                         Ignore what everyone else is doing.

                         Especially ignore what those are doing who are not where you want to be.

                         Don’t get sucked into, “that’s to hard.”

                         Or, ”that don’t work.”

                        You cannot get sucks into stuff that takes you off plan.

                        You cannot even look over there.

                        The best way to ignore distractions is to stay focused on your commitment.

 

S          -           Stand

                         Stand hard on your principles

                        It is what makes you different.

                        I committed to do this, and you just have to accept that.

                        When you consistently do what you said you would when you said you would, how you said you would – people take notice.

           

T         -           Take.

                        Take the hard stuff in stride.

                        Yes, you are going to hit the wall sometimes.

                        You look up and it is 9PM and you are still going.

                        Well, remember what I said, be careful what you commit to, but once you commit, you have to do it.

                        You can do it.

 

E          -           Enjoy.

                         Enjoy the journey.

                        You know it will produce the results you want.

                         Remember what someone once said, “A trip of 1000 miles starts with a single step.”  In consistency, each day is a step on the journey.

 

N         -           Not.

                         Not doing it is unacceptable.

                        Doing it or not doing it is a mindset.

                        You know there are things in your life that you just don’t accept.

                        Not being consistent at what you commit to has to become one of them.

 

T         -           Train others.

                        Once you can do it, you need to help others to do it.

                        Consistency creates success.

                        Share your hard roads and what helped you get down them.

                        Show others they too can make it happen.

 

Hope this helps you in your journey to be more consistent.

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