Why You Should Come Out of Your Shell and Grow for It

Growth is a Choice

Were you aware that the exact same thing that causes a lobster to grow and develop is what causes you and I to grow and develop? For lobsters growth isn’t an option but for you and me personal development is simply a choice. If you want to be further ahead next year than you are right now it’s a choice worth making.

On today’s show discover:

  • … that what triggers a lobster to grow is also a trigger for your personal development.
  • … how knowing what it is and embracing it can make you more successful than you ever imagined.

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How to Make the Best of a Bad Day

It’s Like a Roller Coaster

Sales is more like a roller coaster ride than a cruise….there are good times that are REALLY good and then there are bad times that seem REALLY bad. When sales are up you give yourself credit for working hard and influencing your success but when things are bad it’s easy to feel a bit out of control.

On today’s show discover:

  • …how to adjust your thinking so a few small setbacks don’t turn into a bad day;
  • …and tips for managing your tough days and getting back on track.

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How to Grow Your Comfort Zone

The Roast Beef Story

Roast Beef StoryA mother was showing her daughter how to make pot roast. “First, we need to cut off both ends.”

The little girl looked at her mother and said “Why?”

To which her mother replied, “well that’s the way we’ve always done it but come to think of it I don’t know why either. Let’s call your grandmother and ask her.”

The girl dialed the phone. “Hi Grandma, why do we cut the ends of the pot roast ?”

Her grandmother thought and then said “Well, we’ve always done it that way, it’s how my mother taught me and how I taught your mother. Actually, I really don’t know why. Why don’t you call your great-grandmother and ask her.”

The little girl hung up and dialed her great grandmother. “Hello great granny, why do we cut the ends off the pot roast?” The great grandmother thought and replied “Well, back when I taught your grandmother how to cook the oven was too small and it wouldn’t fit otherwise.”

The point of the story? Just because you’ve always done it that way, doesn’t mean it’s the right way to do it.

On today’s show discover:

  • …why “because that’s the way we’ve always done it” isn’t always a good reason;
  • … why it’s important for your success to try new things and get a little uncomfortable;
  • … and how to get out of your comfort zone to realize greater success

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Funny Sales Quotes to Motivate and Inspire You

Funny Sales Quotes

funny quotesEveryone has sales slumps from time to time. It’s at times like this when a little chuckle may be just the motivation you need to get you through. For me, nothing works better than a funny take on serious business. I guess that’s why I like funny sales quotes so much. I hope these inspire and motivate you to have a great sales day!

  1. “The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vidal Sassoon
  2. “For Sale: Parachute. Only used once, never opened, small stain” – Unknown
  3. “The only thing worse than training employees and losing them is not training them and keeping them.” – Zig Ziglar
  4. “A meeting is an event at which the minutes are kept and the hours are lost.” – Unknown
  5. “Eagles soar, but weasels don’t get sucked into jet engines.”- Steven Wright
  6. “I think the biggest mistake that salespeople make today is that they try to pretend they’re not salespeople.” – Unknown
  7. “Timid salesmen have skinny kids.” –Zig Ziglar
  8. “Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
  9. “Customers are like teeth. Ignore them and they’ll go away.” – Jerry Flanagan
  10. “Although your customers won’t love you if you give bad service, your competitors will.” – Kate Zabriskie

Bonus

Oh what the heck….here are a couple more:

  1. “People can have it in any color – so long as it’s black.” – Henry Ford
  2. “The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph!” – Marvin Phillips
  3. “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” – Beverly Sills
  4. “Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.” – Frank Zappa

Summary

Next time you find yourself in a sales slump look through some funny sales quotes. It might just be what you need to put a smile on your face and get back on top of the leader board!

What are your favorite funny sales quotes? Leave a comment below and share them!