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Vision, Persistence, and Triumph

On July 1st 1976, the new National Air and Space Museum building opened its doors to visitors in downtown D.C.

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Top Rules for Successful Networking

Webster’s II New College Dictionary defines networking as, “An informal system whereby persons having common interests assist each other.”

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Practice Management

7 Secrets to Improve Your Listening Skills

Whether you are a salesperson, manager, boss, co-worker, parent, or friend; at one time or another you’ll need to persuade someone to do something.

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Coaching: The Goal. The Vision. The Results.

When Insurance Agent Kate Green initially contacted me in regard to a coaching session, she had no idea what to expect from our connection or what a coaching session actually entailed.

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Practice Management

Designing Environments to Support Growth and Change

Do you want to give yourself an edge when attempting to grow or change?

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Time and Organization

No More Excuses for Getting It Done!

It’s All In the Follow Through

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Sales Management

Want to Sell More? Stop Selling! Start Listening!

Consumers today are more sophisticated than ever before.

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Centers of Influence

What sales and management wisdom could the Beatles possibly impart to us?

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Practice Management

Thoughts on Leadership

The topic of leadership has fascinated me for most of my professional career.

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Leadership Starts with Yourself

To lead others, one must first learn how to lead oneself. This is reality. There is no getting around that.

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Time and Organization

Help! I Need to Get Organized Once and For All

Perhaps one of the most frequent questions I receive in my coaching practice is, "Can you help me get organized once and for all?"

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Time and Organization

Conquering Your Time and Organization Management

"Nothing is as fatiguing as the continued hanging on of an uncompleted task." William James

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Time and Organization

It's Not Too Late to Achieve Your Goals

But, it's only February you say! You're exactly correct.

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Forget About Making Those New Year's Resolutions

It has been my experience that most people who make New Year's resolutions don't achieve the vast majority of them.

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Book Report: Outwitting the Devil by Napoleon Hill

This book was written in 1938, during the Great Depression. That makes this book especially important today as we struggle with our current economic problems.

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Practice Management

The Power of Groups

Have you ever wondered how a good business professional becomes a great leader?

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New Beginnings

"I set my goals every year, yet I never truly achieve them. I know that I am falling short of my potential."

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Secrets

Is there any truth to the notion that once someone has accomplished something big and gains notoriety (positive or negative) for that accomplishment that they somehow just are in the know, and we should listen to what they have to say?

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Believe It or Not, Your Results will Follow

Belief plays a significant role in our success and achievement or our lack of success and achievement.

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The Top Ten Attributes of Resilient People

People who are resilient have the best chances of succeeding in life, by staying positive and focused on achieving their goals, and fulfilling their dreams and aspirations.

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What's Holding You Back?

What is holding you back from achieving all of the success that you are capable of achieving?

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5 Secrets to Sales Success

Over the years I have been very fortunate to work with many wonderful clients both in my individual and group sales coaching practices.

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7 Lessons Learned

They say that experience is the best teacher. I agree, but would add that it's only the best teacher if we learn from the experiences we have.

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14 Things Your Clients Wished You Knew

I like you and benefit from doing business with you…. but …it really is all about me…. always was …. always will be.

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21 Timeless Truisms

Sometimes these one-liners are inspirational.

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A Short Course in Self-Development

There is an old Chinese saying that speaks to the here and now issue of the need for life-long learning and continuous self-improvement.

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The Extraordinary Power of Resilience

Our ability to bounce back from disappointments is perhaps one of the most important skills we can posses if we are to achieve our goals and become all that we a capable of becoming.

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Are You in a Success Rut™?

The initial phone conversation starts the same way. "I'm doing ok, but I know I could do much better.

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Are You Your Own Worst Enemy?

Every now and then you have the opportunity to meet someone whose philosophy resonates with yours.

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Become Unstoppable

So when does that "click" come for you?

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Being in the Zone

Your business practice has two components to it.

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Change-The Essential Survival Skill

Doing the same things in the same way yields the same results.

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Dealing with Rejection

You are not alone – all salespeople face disappointment from time to time.

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How Can Your GPS System Help You To Achieve Your Goals?

The GPS system needs only 2 coordinates to give you directions to your destination: Where you are. Where you are going.

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How to Stay Positive and Motivated When You Feel Like Quitting

One of my clients recently described his experience with his business practice. He said that everyday felt like he was pushing a boulder uphill.

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Living Your Life On Purpose

Sounds like a "no-brainer" doesn't it? Of course I'm living my life on purpose.

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Mastery of Self

The heart of the book consists of the 15 Sales Success Factors that extensive research has shown make the difference between those who excel in their sales career and those who do not.

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Recipe for Success

I am constantly amazed to see how often articles appear on the subject of success and how you can achieve it.

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Reflect on the Past to have a Bright Future

When we plan and execute our personal and business goals for the future remember to REFLECT on the past.

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Report to Training Camp

Gear Up Now for a Strong Finish to the Year!

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Scorecard For Your Goals

If you are serious about achieving more of the goals you set for yourself, answer the following 20 questions.

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Seven Secrets of Peak Performers

What is it about Peak Performers that captivates our attention?

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Success and Achievement Drive

The number one factor that influences our ability to achieve our goals is having a strong desire to do so.

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Seven Success Principles

Years ago I read an article in Selling Power Magazine that gave great advice from Carly Fiorina. She boils down the secret of her success to seven principles.

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Success on Purpose

Wishing for success won't bring it about.

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The Courage to Succeed

You’ve read all the books, listened to the tapes, and attended the seminars.

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The Power of Focus and Concentration

It all begins with focus and concentration. It all ends with focus and concentration.

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The Unstoppable Mindset

The purpose of this article is to help you develop what I call “The Unstoppable Mindset,” within the context of selling life insurance.

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Tips to End the Year Strong

Time is of the essence. Will you finish the year strong? Are you on track with your annual goals?

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A Short Course in Effective Time Management

“There can be change without progress, but not progress without change.”

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Discipline of Gratitude

This is the time of year we often reflect on all that we have in our lives.

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5 Keys to Setting Goals That Actually Get Done

We are almost through the first quarter the year. How is it going?

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How to Get More Done in a Day

One of the most consistent and relentless problems that I hear from my clients is that there is too much to do and not enough time in the day to get it done.

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5 Hard Earned Lessons From Highly Successful Salepeople

I love being a sales coach, and I have had the privilege to work with many different types of salespeople over the years.

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No Business Plan?

I’d like you to imagine the following scenario: you’re taking a business trip from San Francisco to London.

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The Power of Your Decisions

One of the most transformative shifts that we can make is a firm decision to change a something in our lives.

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5 Tips for Becoming a Better Networker

In today's sales environment one of the most effective ways to connect with prospects is by first developing a relationship with them.

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Activity vs. Results - which do you focus on?

There are a number of traits that all successful salespeople have in common. One of the most important behaviors that they all possess is:

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An Important Key to Sales Success

There are a number of traits that all successful salespeople have in common. One of the most important behaviors that they all possess is:

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5 Tips to Achieving Your Goals Now

It is part of living an intentional life. It is a way to create the impact you want in the world.

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Tired of dealing with sales rejection? Here are some useful tips.

We make professional sales presentations to well qualified prospects and then face rejection and disappointment.

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Sales Management

5 Secrets to Sustainable Sales Success

The most successful people in business have some things in common. They have mastered and maintained excellent habits and attitudes.

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7 Steps To Achieve Your Business Goals For This Year

Reflect on this: Way back in January, what were the business goals you set for the year?

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Time and Organization

10 Ways to Conquer Your Procrastination NOW

According to Edward Young, “procrastination is the thief of time.”

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Time and Organization

Get More Done. Scrap the To Do List.

That system may have worked before we all became very busy and over-worked and our lists got longer and longer.

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Practice Management

Is Your Business Running You or Are You Running Your Business?

If you are like most people you probably experienced a healthy amount of both fear and excitement.

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Time and Organization

If not now, then when?

Do you have dreams and goals that you want to achieve but have been putting them off?

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Working Smarter Not Harder - lessons from the Eisenhower Matrix

Dwight Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States, serving two terms. He was a 5-star General during World War II.

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7 Lessons Learned from 15 Years of Coaching

I have been a sales and executive coach for many years. I talk to both new and seasoned sales professionals and business owners all the time.

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Struggling to meet your business goals? Try this.

Before you know it, the year will be half over! Are you on track to achieve your business and personal goals?

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An Open Letter To My Grandchildren: 10 Things I Want Them To Know

Our grandson recently asked my husband and me “Will we always be together?”

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