Performance

Time Management Tips Part 2

How did you do managing your time this past month? What methods did you use? I would love to hear from you, so please shoot me an email to tell me what you found. If you missed out on part one of our two-part time management series, you can find it here. Here comes the…

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Do you show appreciation?

Tomorrow is Employee Appreciation Day. I know, to some it may feel like this is just another Hallmark day to celebrate, but did you know that studies show that “recognition” was one of the main things employees wanted in order to produce great work? I mean, we all want a little appreciation now and then,…

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FIRST-Connect with Others

It’s interesting to be someplace where you can’t read or understand a single word someone else is saying. I was having lunch at a restaurant in Sweden surrounded by people from the local business community. There was a lot of chatter and I noticed how everyone seemed to be enjoying each other. I, on the…

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Treat Your People Right

I was talking to a sales friend of mine over the weekend, and a customer call came in on his personal cell phone.  Earlier that morning, a lady had called to ask the store hours, and by the time she got to the store an hour before its posted closing time, it was empty and…

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If you don’t use it, it gets weak!

I spend a lot of time on the computer typing. When I say a lot, I mean A LOT–but hey, we are a virtual company! That means lots of typing emails, notes, posting on social media, etc. It also means I am not using the muscles in my hand like I did before.  Do you…

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What I Learned from my Summer Vacation

    Countries in Europe are like states in America (size wise). I had the amazing opportunity to visit 8 countries in about 14 days! England, Holland, Sweden, Estonia, Russia, Finland, Germany, & Denmark. Every place was incredible! A world perspective is a good thing. We had the opportunity to interact with our tour guides who…

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It’s Not About You

I love working with our coaching clients and watching them grow their business. It never gets old seeing someone learn new sales techniques, or observing them develop great connections and closing more and more sales. Last week, while working with one of our amazing coaching clients, one of the salespeople asked me what marketing material…

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It Really is the Little Things

It is my habit to swing through Starbucks in the wee hours of the morning. I get up around 5:00-5:30, read my daily devotional, and then go to the gym. Some mornings I work out for about an hour and others (like today) only about 30 minutes. And then I do what I really want…

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I Learned it from You!

Do you remember that old anti-drug commercial about parents using drugs and their children following them?  TV Dad would walk into Son’s bedroom with some drug paraphernalia and say to Son, “Where did you get this?”  Son would claim innocence but Dad was having none of it and would press, “Where did you get this?…

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My Top 5 Social Media Influencers

I have to say I have one of the best jobs in the world! I get to be on social media for a large portion of my day and get paid for it! But to do that and be good at it I have to spend a lot of time learning. I’m always amazed by…

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