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The Wolf of Wall Street = Career Karma

Karma is the root cause of success and failure in every aspect of life. ~Zhi Gang Sha I recently watched “The Wolf of Wall Street”.  I recommend that you see this movie if:  You want to laugh for the better … Continue reading

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Sell your way out of it!

I’m currently consulting for a fairly large insurance agency. While conducting a one-on-one coaching session with one of their sales representatives, I offered some advice that many salespeople–or anyone–might be able to benefit from. Get out of your way! This … Continue reading

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Coffee is for Closers!

If you’re in sales and you haven’t heard the popular phrase “coffee’s for closers”, then you might want to schedule a movie night for yourself or your sales force. The famous line is from the classic motion picture Glengarry Glen … Continue reading

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Pants on Fire! Lies will only burn you

To kill some time while on a flight to Houston, I tuned into a show on the Bravo Network that featured some high-profile realtors. I don’t usually watch very much TV, but this show caught my interest because it was … Continue reading

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What’s UP? The Way to Success! Part 1

Show UP Woody Allen said: “80% of success is showing up.” While he has a great point, I think when and how you show up can have a major effect on your success. Let’s look at another famous quote, from Benjamin … Continue reading

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Lost and Clowned: How to Succeed in Sales and Business

I took my parents to see the Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey Dragons show. After all these years, the clowns still have a major role in the performance. They’re still a main attraction. After some minor research, I found … Continue reading

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The Titanic – How to Avoid or Improve Upon Failure

If you aren’t familiar with the tragic story of the Titanic, the movie came back to theaters in 3-D on April 4, 2012. The famous ship that was guided by an experienced crew hit an iceberg and sunk. This teaches … Continue reading

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Happy Valentines Day! Oh, Am I Late?

A few weeks ago people everywhere celebrated Valentines Day. Did you happen to notice the following phenomenon? The night before this day of love, and even on the very day itself, we see droves of people scurrying to get flowers, … Continue reading

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Communication Breakdown

Can you picture this exchange between two people during a conversation? Adam: “Are you saying what I think you’re saying?” Eve: “Yes, you know exactly what I’m saying.” Adam: “Okay, that’s what I thought.” Now that might sound okay on … Continue reading

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Groundhog’s Day! Sales the Ned Ryerson Way

It’s that time of year, so if you haven’t seen the movie Groundhog Day, rent it! Not only is it funny with a good moral lesson, but it has a pretty famous insurance salesperson as a reoccurring character, his name … Continue reading

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