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Does Growing Your Sales Mean Losing Your Life?

By Charlie Hauck on Dec 5, 2019 1:13:43 PM

How many times have you seen a highly successful salesperson get to the point of total frustration over not having any personal time? Nothing is sadder than someone making lots of money but never having a day off to enjoy the things they can now afford. From the outside it seems as though their success has created a new world of problems; stress, feeling like they can’t stop, endless calls from customers and a sense that being highly successful has a very high price. It doesn’t have to be that way.

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Podcast: Outlook and Willpower

By Monday Morning Manager on Aug 25, 2019 9:58:32 PM

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Lauren hated watching the network news or seeing the latest news flashing on her phone. It seemed like the "Big Story" everywhere was another mass shooting, a political meltdown, a plane crash or other sad story. The positive outlook Lauren typically brought to each day had always kept her going no matter what she encountered in her business development activities. But now, so many people she spoke with apparently felt like there was so little certainty left in the world, and some of them wanted her to join in their negativity. Looking at how hard she was working just to maintain some positive momentum, Lauren began to have some doubts of her own about the future.

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Lessons, Mistakes and Failure

By Sarah Waple on Jun 13, 2019 12:12:00 PM

Lessons, mistakes and failure are three experiences most everyone has gone through at different parts of their lives. Recently, at Growth Dynamics we have been hearing the word “failure” more and more from individuals we are working with.

Topics: Soft skills fear
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If it isn't scheduled, it isn't real

By Monday Morning Manager on Jun 10, 2019 5:00:00 AM

It is easy to get caught up with all of the items you need to complete. Donna was no exception, yet she wasn't sure how to prioritize her tasks and stay on top of all she needs to. Listen to this week's podcast to figure out one small hack to make staying on top of your tasks very easy. 

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Podcast: Name Your Days

By Monday Morning Manager on May 13, 2019 11:40:53 AM

Are you shocked when you get to the end of the day and you can't really put a finger on what you did all day? Give this week's podcast a listen and see if naming your days might be able to get you back on track. 

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Fear: False Evidence Appearing Real

By Charlie Hauck on Apr 26, 2019 11:00:00 AM

I can’t claim the original thought on this powerful acronym, but I admit I use it quite often in Growth Dynamics’ sales training programs. There is never a shortage of conversations that lead to a client/student that hears a sales tactic that makes him or her uncomfortable and blurts out a sentence that begins with these two words; what if…

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Weekly Podcast: 2-11-19

By Sarah Waple on Feb 11, 2019 4:41:10 PM

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The Definition of a True Partner

By Charlie Hauck on Nov 29, 2018 11:48:26 AM

As I look back over 2018, I find myself thinking of the people I’ve met and done business with this year. All in all, the experience shakes out a very positive. Since it involved people, I can’t say it was perfect, but I will do my best to make 2019 more of the same. Those that have engaged Growth Dynamics to help them grow or at least change brought as much to me as I believe I brought to them. And as a result of that exchange we are all better for the time spent with each other.

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Is Your Sales Process Curious Enough?

By Charlie Hauck on Nov 1, 2018 9:51:00 AM

My work with my clients is constantly connecting me to their upstream and downstream market partners both directly and indirectly. As I review and replay the conversations I have with the people I support and coach, one idea keeps popping up; the idea of curiosity. Are we all curious enough to be as effective as we can and should be in our business and sales processes?

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Stop Trying to Sell to Everyone

By Charlie Hauck on Aug 30, 2018 10:41:54 AM

In the world of high performance sales the reality is that not every opportunity is a good opportunity. Too often salespeople look at every lead or inbound inquiry as a sale half won before they even talk to the other person. That “got to get a yes” mentality is often more problem than positive attribute.  The sad truth is most sales people will not get the order in more than 50% of the opportunities they pursue no matter how they go about trying to close the deal. If that is the case, the real work must be done to disqualify opportunities rather than looking for reasons to qualify them. Nothing is more expensive than time wasted on trying to convince someone to buy your product or service that has no money, no interest, no need or no compelling reason to change what they are currently doing. The real skill is in getting the NO before you expend your valuable resources of time and energy chasing something that can or should never be caught. Don’t let a prospect’s interest fool you into thinking they always have the intention to make a decision or fall in love with all your features and benefits. If you are going to get a no, get it early and keep moving on to the next opportunity. Make a prospect qualify for you.

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