Want to become a high performing sales leader, then nurture your emotional intelligence!

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Emotional Intelligence is central to what enables you to become a ultra high performing sales LEADER

When you think you are not ready or not worthy of becoming a great leader, stop and ask yourself, if not you then who?

Each of has the same opportunity to accept the responsibility to join the ranks of successful LEADERS.

Find excerpt from article below:

When emotional intelligence first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70% of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into what many people had always assumed was the sole source of success—IQ. Decades of research now point to emotional intelligence as the critical factor that sets star performers apart from the rest of the pack.

Emotional intelligence is the “something” in each of us that is a bit intangible. It affects how we manage behavior, navigate social complexities, and make personal decisions that achieve positive results. Emotional intelligence is made up of four core skills that pair up under two primary competencies: personal competence and social competence.

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Will you accept the responsibility to become a LEADER?

Follow link below to article authored by: Dr. Travis Bradberry

Why Salespeople need to nurture their emotional intelligence

Marketing to Millennials

Millennial Businesswoman

When marketing to millennials:

The same old marketing techniques simply don’t cut it with tech-savvy millennial audience (Defined as those between the ages of 18 and 34 in 2015).

Online Marketing to Millennials

Challenge Yourself!

Challenge Yourself!
If it doesn’t challenge you it doesn’t change you!

The Power of Big Data & Psychographics – Buyer Persona Development

The technology showcased in this video is a bit scary. I mean the fact that there is a system of computers, algorithms loaded with massive amounts of data on the habits, beliefs and temperament of each of us is intimidating. I imagine one way to look at the technology is to seek to understand it so we can understand how to make our own informed political decisions. The flip side is to understand how to call our ideal prospects to take action on the products, services we offer.

The CEO of Cambridge Analytica presents how his technology enabled Ted Cruz to make a compelling run for POTUS.

This video is important because each of us has the same opportunity to understand our ideal customers in detail.  I suggest you listen well because if you do not your competitors are and in that case you ignore the message shared by CEO Nix at your company’s peril.

 

 

Want to market your product, then do it with boldness

When you are in the business of promoting your brand and you do not, do the work to, provide an amazing user experience, shame on you.

 

There was a time not many years ago, when simply knowing which one or offline channel to promote your product on was enough. Today everyone is using those same channels and making lots of noise. So what is a brand to do?

 

HOW we advertise, market, promote and sell anything means everything.  Do your best to assure you entertain your ideal prospects sufficiently for them to remember how it made them feel, and they will come back for more.

#BrandStorytelling

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Believing In Yourself!

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
—John F. Kennedy

Lifestyle Lab of the Future

Rest inspires creativity and innovation
Beautiful picture depicting how each time we seize the opportunity to relax we prepare ourselves to rise to every challenge.

This post is an exploration of how in a world that moves at the frictionless speed of the internet going SLOW is not just good for us yet an important ingredient to fueling what we need most, a deep well of creativity and innovative thinking.

Yesterday I sat in my easy chair with the Sunday edition of the New York Times to read for a while. For me reading articles written by interesting people with thought provoking ideas is relaxing and in the end, I feel somewhat smarter 😉

While turning the pages i came upon a click bait sort of title “The Rest of your Life”. Yes, I was captivated by the title and dove into reading. The author, Arianna Huffington says that when we REST you get more done. She suggests that we are so busy seeking to participate in the next disruption or running fast in order to not be disrupted or extinguished by digital darwinism.

The article echoes those bygone days when returning home from a day at work was to return to your oasis of tranquility, calm where you could get good sleep to awake the next morning rested. What happened to those 40 hour work week days? Today we live in an always on world of multitasking. A world where we celebrate how little we sleep. We live in a world where being stressed and overworked at work are badges of honor. Oh, how times have changed.

The ancients knew, REST is central to our wellness. The ancients wrote “Work provided the means to live, while rest gave meaning to life.” Modern science now validates what the ancients knew. Science tells us when we are serious and disciplined about rest we are more creative. When we look at the great artist that documented how they found the muse that inspired their work almost all of them attribute being thoroughly rested as a key to accessing the muse.

The video that follows provides us with a snapshot of a venture being crowdsourced in Sweden. Mette Helbæk and Flemming Hansen ran a magical restaurant but  sold everything to create a back to nature experience for themselves and the people they serve. Why, because they believe the way to live a good life in the future is for each of us to find our piece of Walden pond. To connect with the wild, with nature, with the quiet woods and the roar of the waterfall or ocean wave. To find those places in nature where rest falls upon us because we fall in lie with the rhythm of nature as the thump thump thump of the multitasking world of work falls away. We rest and return refreshed bringing ourselves more aligned with nature and learning how to harmonize with our natural surrounding in order to fuel our creative  and innovative flow states.

So you want to be more creative and innovative, go into the wild and rest for a while.

 

 

“Great achievement is born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.” Napoleon Hill

Is great achievement born of great sacrifice?

For the answer: Watch Casey Neistat’s final VLOG linked below.

caseyneistatCasey Neistat started a VLOG in March 2015.  Today he decided to stop daily uploads of his amazingly engaging video stories (VLOG). Casey amassed nearly 6,000,000 subscribers from the beginning through today,  that’s 18 months of uploading a thoughtful, often funny yet always compelling video each day. Within hours of each upload, his videos would garner 100’s of thousands of views, which is simply amazing. How much money did Casey earn from his VLOG, suffice it to say the answer is LOTS.

So why would one of the planet’s most successful VLOGgers decide to kill the goose that consistently laid golden eggs, every day? Well, here is what Casey said on today’s final VLOG episode, I paraphrase:

“With each success comes a bigger more audacious goal”

Casey’s VLOG had become too easy to produce. He began the VLOG in order to ignite and inspire his creative talents each day. In order to rise to the occasion to create something awesome everyday, he created a system that made conceiving, creating, editing and uploading great content everyday. In the end nearly eighteen months after the VLOG began Casey decided the thrill was gone. The thrill of facing the daily deadline, the daily creative challenge, the challenge of discovering something about his life that would be worth sharing with millions of his followers everyday, the thrill was gone.

Casey decided to kill his golden goose in order to rise above the success of his VLOG, to strive to continue to achieve more, be more to find a new muse a new inspiration.

So what’s next?

Surely Casey will find what he is looking for and continue to create, innovate and amaze us all!

Remember, what Casey knows, great achievement is born of great sacrifice!

So what’s the lesson learned from Casey Neistat is embodied in this question:

“What are you willing to sacrifice in order to become better at delivering what you offer the people you serve?”

 

It’s time to prepare your marketing plan for the new year?

This is a great article. The author does not beat you over the head with his knowledge he makes you laugh at yourself because yes, at some point in time we all have resembled the persons being called out in the article.  Yes, we’ve all been there and made these mistakes we just hope you did these things a long long time ago in a distant past. Enjoy the quick read and good luck in all things in the New Year!

 Things Not to do in 2017

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