“The better portion of all sales I have made were after people said ‘no’.” (Napoleon Hill). That’s probably true of all sales made by anyone regardless of age, gender or way of life. Have you considered the fact everyone is selling something to someone all the time? It’s true.
Who did you think of when you read that line? Like most people I thought of sales people; those who sell products or services for a living. I’m guessing you did too. But really the concept applies to anyone.
We are constantly in the business or at least the process, of selling something. It could be we want to sell the idea we must have that new car, or new appliance to our spouse. We may sell the idea it’s in our son’s or daughter’s very best interest that they get their homework done correctly and on time. How well we sell those ideas depends on how persuasive and convincing we are in describing the benefits of doing what we are trying to get them to accept.
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Success Is Ninety Per Cent Confidence What can you do if you’ve somehow lost your confidence? You have big dreams and goals but no longer have faith in yourself and your abilities to achieve. You know there’s a wealth of science behind the idea that you are completely in charge of your own success, but somehow […]Continue reading
Attitude Comes Through In Many Ways One of my favourite bloggers is Seth Godin. I just read his recent post about a sign on every entrance to La Guardia Airport in New York. The sign has much to say about the attitude of its creator, and perhaps about that of those who manage the airport […]Continue reading
Meditation Helps Access The Universal Mind I form good habits and become their slaves. That’s a mantra I’ve adapted from Og Mandino’s classic little book The Greatest Salesman In The World. In a nutshell one of the habits I cultivate is spending at least 20 minutes every day in meditation. But it’s more than meditation; […]Continue reading
Great Minds Think Alike Great minds think alike is a saying we’ve all heard and probably used. No self aggrandizement is implied when I say this. It’s just acknowledgment that sometimes we are brought up short by a comment we hear or read that pefectley echoes something we just thought or said. Like this morning. […]Continue reading
How To Control Your Emotions and Succeed at Anything If your plans include being a successful entrepreneur you’ll need many skills. One of the most important of those will be learning how to control your emotions. In fact being able to master your mind is the most powerful skill you will ever learn. Weak is […]Continue reading
How Vision and Persistence Create A Miracle This is a story of vision and the creation of a veritable miracle. It’s a perfect real world example of application of the four tiny habits that characterize all successful people. Read about these four habits in this article I posted a while ago on my Masterkey Blog. […]Continue reading
Creative Thinking and the Power of Concentration My experience this week really brought home to me the problem solving power of intention and concentration of thought.. I wrote about overcoming difficulties by applying creative thinking to solving problems on my Master Key Blog. Here I want to focus more on the power of concentration. All […]Continue reading
He Knows He Is Nature’s Greatest Miracle I’ve had the pleasure of watching The King of The Castle, otherwise known as The Little General, in my backyard for the past two or three weeks. He’s a diminutive fellow but a huge presence; he has no doubt he’s nature’s greatest miracle. He’s a male house sparrow who guards […]Continue reading
A Positive Mental Attitude Does Wonders So I posted in my Master Key Blog about a positive mental attitude and the effect of greeting each day with love in my heart. I wanted to share those thoughts here too. The love in my heart bit maybe sounds a little mushy for the old biologist turned […]Continue reading