The ONE Secret That Richard Branson, Warren Buffett, and 16 Others Want You to Know

The ONE Secret That Richard Branson, Warren Buffett, and 16 Others Want You to Know

“Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.” – Steve Jobs

If you like complex stuff which I doubt you do, but if you do, then you probably shouldn’t buy my upcoming book, The Salesperson Paradox: A Strikingly Simple Way to Provide Solutions Your Customers Can’t Say No To. Or read the rest of this article. Well, maybe you should. Then, you might want to buy it.

I believe simplicity is the secret. It’s the secret to reproducibility, engagement, performance, and potentially happiness. It’s the secret for the most “successful” companies in the world, people in the world, for you, and for me. That's why I will always strive for simplicity. I won’t always obtain it, but I’ll try.

Below are 18 examples of simplicity from people who also think it's pretty important. 

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September 2017 Reading List

September 2017 Reading List

It's worth mentioning this month I had no distinct #1 favorite.  In fact, the order is mostly separated by slight preferences in style.  Which, as we know, is completely subjective.

However, from an impact standpoint, I'd highly recommend book #2 on the list.  An instantly implementable system for anyone managing others.  Plus, it's a short read...and we're all in a hurry!

Okay, here's my September 2017 Reading List...

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August 2017 Reading List

August 2017 Reading List

What's up everyone?  I can't believe it's already September.  It's freaking crazy, but I guess we could have worse problems.  If you need a book heading into labor day weekend, then I can help you out.

August was a 5 book month: 2 psychology/human behavior, 1 self-help, 1 business, and 1 astrophysics.  I know that last one is kind of a curveball, but it kept looking at me every time I was in the airport.  I had to pick it up! 

Okay, here's my August 2017 Reading List... 

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July 2017 Reading List

July 2017 Reading List

Summer's in mid-swing and 2017 is racing.  Absolutely crazy I know, but there's a silver lining. August gives you a great opportunity to perform a self-audit - personally and professionally.  It leaves you with enough time remaining to redirect the ship or double down on what's been working.

Before we move on with the reading list.  I want to give you TWO updates I have in the works for the back half of 2017...

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May 2017 Reading List

May 2017 Reading List

I've decided to switch things up a bit.  Until further notice, I am going to be cancelling the DV Weekend Pickup - wah, wah, wah - but I am going to replace it with a monthly reading list.  

You can expect an edition on the last day of each month.  I will be ranking every book I read that month from most preferred to least preferred.  I think this new format will work two fold...

  1. It will benefit you by having a basis of comparison

  2. It will force me to be more subjective

Plus, I just really like lists.  Below is my first iteration...

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3 Ways Salespeople Kill Their Own Deals

3 Ways Salespeople Kill Their Own Deals

You know those days where you feel like the whole world is corroborating against you in order to sabotage your deal.  There are a slew of things we can't control that unfortunately dictate the way a deal shakes out. Quite honestly, it sucks, I'm with you.

Interestingly though if we truly internalize our sales processes along the way we can probably conclude many times we killed our own deal.

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CASE Model: 4 Steps to Ignite Your Sales Process

CASE Model: 4 Steps to Ignite Your Sales Process

Unpredictable lead flow?  

Erratic sales volume?  

Sales plateaued?

It’s quite possible you have what I call a sluggish sales process.  We’ve all been there at one point or another.  It’s a tough spot to be, stuck.  Stuck on what to do next, where to turn, and who to go to for help.  And the pressure associated is the WORST.

Below is an outline of the CASE Model specifically designed to ignite your sales process.

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