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I was recently asked how I'm so productive. It has something to do with having a baby on the way, and something to do with intention.
It’s our nature to seek simple explanations. I prefer to find causal connections between just two things, but most everything is exponentially more complicated. We live in a complicated world, so simplicity is welcome. But oversimplification could have a terrible impact on a business. In the earliest days of
I just got back from a 2.5-week vacation to Italy. It was amazing. I’ll spare you the burden of hundreds of photos, so you’ll just have to take my word for it. Our time in Italy began when we arrived at the airport in Rome. We were
On this week’s Modern Sales podcast episode, I talk all about anchoring and how you can apply it to your sales. Check out the episode to learn: How anchoring worksThe personality types most susceptible to anchoringHow anchoring applies to pricingHow your value conversations can set an anchor against your
When Tesla kickstarted the hype machine for the release of their Model 3, it was fueled by a simple and attractive promise. Namely, that they’d finally mass-produce a car, and it would be $30k. All of that Tesla tech, over-the-air software updates, insane mode, and the social status to
This weekend my wife and I stayed at a bed and breakfast for our anniversary. (NOTE: I highly recommend you check out Old Parkdale Inn if you like small towns and hiking, it’s amazing. Say hi to Mary and Steve for me.) When we arrived, we got the whole
How you sell isn’t as relevant as the compelling story you tell while you do it. One of the biggest problems I see with selling services is we tend to be too “me” focused. “Here’s why I’m the best…” “We solved that exact problem for a client
When it comes to selling, it’s vital that you give your client what they need, not what they want. I know, I know, it can be a little uncomfortable to do that for two reasons: 1) your client is ready to say yes to something, and 2) you don’
Budget – it’s one of those key things you and your client both need to know before you progress too far in the sale. If you’re too far apart on your client’s expectations, there’s no need to keep talking. So it’s essential to figure out – at