When to Go All-In with Gwen Jimmere

Gwen Jimmere survived domestic abuse, a grueling divorce, and losing her main sources of income all while raising a child. She not only survived, she thrived. Her amazing story of resilience is one that everyone needs to hear but especially anyone that is making that critical decision between their side hustle and their main gig.

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InterviewsJeff Bajorek
Monday Musing: Gratitude

That feeling when your heart is full, your eyes well up a bit and your stomach feels funny, that feeling of gratitude. It can hit you at any moment. Last week it hit Jeff at a golf outing with his friends in beautiful Bandon Dunes, Oregon. Gratitude is a feeling that is intricately and inexorably linked to our mental, emotional and business health. Having gratitude is important but recognizing moments where you are experiencing gratitude and sharing that with others is essential. 

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Monday Musing: Overtalking

Why do we overtalk ourselves out of relationships, networking opportunities and ultimately sales. It's easy to blame our own selfishness or narcissism, a focus on ourselves, but oftentimes (maybe even a majority of the time) we overtalk because we're too focused on helping our prospect or customer. But the biggest problem with overtalking is not why we do it or how often we do it but that sometimes we don't realize that we're even doing it.

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Monday Musing: The Myth of Downshifting

There are several schools of thought on how to achieve a better work/life balance. Some of those schools ask us to actively slow down, downshift and keep working at a lower level focus while spending time with those we love. These always-on theories of work come with all sorts of unintended consequences.

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Going For No with Andrea Waltz

Andrea Waltz loves to hear people tell her, "No." She believes that getting a no from a prospect or customer can be a first, middle or last step to a sale if you're paying attention. Today she'll share what different kinds of "no's" mean, how to recognize them and convert them into a "yes." Plus she gives a "why" that absolutely stuns Jeff and Christie.

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Monday Musing: Managing Key Accounts

Managing multiple key accounts presents a multitude of challenges and often requires strategic thinking from everyone involved. Christie took a role in January managing several global accounts along with a team of people within her organization. Today she's sharing trends she's observed in key accounts that will help you quickly determine the health of each. She'll also give you the common factors of successful key accounts in her organization.

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Monday Musing: Your People

The great Jim Rohn once said, "You are the average of the five people you hang out with most." Who are your five? Who are your people? Being conscious about the environment you make for yourself extends beyond the feng shui of your desk. The people you surround yourself often affect what you do with your time and what you do with your time often influences how productive, creative and ultimately how successful you are. 

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The Philosophy of Account Planning

Are you developing a plan to make your next 10 sales? Have you developed a strategy to improve your prospecting? Is there a difference in those two things and if so, which should come first? The debate is ON today on The Why and The Buy! Christie and Jeff debate the merits, differences, and semantics around developing a sales execution plan. 

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InterviewsJeff Bajorek
Monday Musing: Out of Office

Summer is here and vacation is on Christie's mind. Are you able to disconnect and unplug from your world even for just a few days? It's very difficult and we're pressured from all angles to always be available to our customers and our prospects. But how is that extended pressure affecting our ability to be present and focused day to day?

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