Posts Tagged ‘the sales life’

Evan Carmichael said,

“Reading doesn’t have to be your top priority, but learning should be…”

So maybe reading’s not your bag, but just because you don’t like to read doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t learn.

You’ve just got to find the way that works better for you.

I get it…

Reading may feel like a chore.

You may fall asleep after 5 minutes of reading or you just can’t seem to stay focused.

That’s cool…don’t beat yourself up because you don’t read or that you’re slow reader.

Beat yourself up because you don’t learn.

🔥Not liking to read is not a reason to not learn.

You’ve got to figure out other ways that you can learn.

I love to read, but after 10 years of voraciously reading I’ve gotten burned out-so much so that I read very little.

But it doesn’t mean that I don’t learn.

I learn through podcasts & I’ve subscribed to YouTube premium where I can listen to YouTube (w/out the screen being on.)

I think ways of learning are seasonal…

There are seasons I like to read & other seasons I prefer audiobooks, podcasts, & YouTube more.

I may stop one, but I never stop learning.

Find what works better for you to keep progressing.

Your 5th grade teacher wasn’t right.

🔥Reading’s not the only way to go, but learning’s the place to be.

Make learning a top priority & it doesn’t have to be in a book.

Have an amazing day.

~Stay in The Sales Life 💪

You know, you can measure a man up pretty quickly if you know the point where he’ll quit…

where when it gets hard, he quits & turns back.

But what about the man who just keeps showing back up? Who keeps driving? Who keeps pulling himself back up?

🔥How do you measure the “unmeasurable?”

You know, if you think about it, when someone says, “I didn’t know you had it in you!” That’s because when you walked into the hard…when you walked into the heaviness…

they tried to measure you up…

They pulled out the tape and they thought to themselves, “THIS is the point where he’s going to quit…give up & turn back.”

And when you kept going…

…and made something out of nothing

🔥that’s the point where you became unmeasurable

Be unmeasurable every day…

Where you’re willing to keep coming back,

go another round,

& lay another brick.

Where you’re willing to hang in there another minute, another hour, another damn day.

To push beyond yesterday’s “far.”

To stretch beyond yesterday’s “hard.”

To make yesterday’s “finish line” today’s starting line.

Unbothered of the obstacles…

Unmindful of how close or how far away you are from the goal…

Just unmeasurable…

~Stay in The Sales Life 💪

“I love you…but”

“I want hire you…but”

“I want to buy from you…but”

🔥The buts negate everything.

& you only hear what comes after but.

Your skin color, neighborhood, family, your past, present circumstances, nor the fact that you didn’t graduate high school nor go to college…

They’re not holding you back…

It’s your “buts.”

“I want to lose 20 lbs but I’m a single parent raising 2 kids, working 2 jobs, & have too much to do…”

“I want to sell 30 this month, but I haven’t been here long & am new to the area..”

“I want to make $100k this year, but only make $50k. There’s no way for me to double my income.”

You’re right…because your “buts” affirm your excuses.

🔥Keep your buts…

Buts can negate…but they can also give you permission.

🔥When you use the word “but” today as an excuse of why something can’t be done…

Use “but” to give you permission instead.

Use whatever time & resources you have RIGHT NOW to move forward.

🔥I want to lose 20LBS, but I have 10 minutes, & a floor where I can do pushups, planks, & burpees.

🔥I want to sell 30 this month, but I’ve got to get in front of 65-70 people.

🔥I want to earn $100k this year, but I’ve got to strengthen my knowledge, techniques, & give all my creatives away for now.

Don’t give me that but…give me that but.

Stay in The Sales Life 💪

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Whatever is considered “Best in the World” today is going to be obsolete tomorrow.

Technology is changing…

& if technology is changing so are tendencies…

& if tendencies are changing, so must your techniques.

Oh I get the fact that you’re all that and a bag of hot Funyuns…

You’ve exceeded your wildest expectations…

Making more money than you would’ve ever dreamed of…

You’re good….as of today.

🔥”Laurel” may be a good name for your dog or daughter…

🔥but it’s not a good strategy for your life.

When Kareem Abdul Jabbar broke the NBA all time scoring record, Wilt Chamberlain said, “Had I known anyone would come close to breaking the record I would’ve put it out of sight…”

Laurels…

Wilt was good…as of that “today.”

The sad thing is he knew there was more…

Even sadder is, he could’ve put it out of sight…

but didn’t.

Setting the record made him the “Best in the World….”

🔥Had he kept going…he could’ve been the best ever.

Oh you’re good…as of today.

~Stay in The Sales Life 💪

DOG PEEING

The other day one of my salesmen pulled me aside and said, “I’m sorry for snapping at you yesterday.  I was frustrated because it seemed as though everyone was selling something, except for me.”

“It’s a good thing that you’re frustrated….

… because it shows that you still care…

… & that you’re still in the game, ” I said.

You’re going to have those days where it seems like everyone’s successful, but you.

Those are the days that you weigh your self-worth…

& on those shitty days it weighs ounces.

You try to ease the pain by calling yourself a piece of shit and mentally ramble on & on as if you gambled your grandmother’s inheritance with one roll of the dice at a Vegas casino.

(Self 3rd party): “You blew it!”

(Me Self): “Maybe I’ve lost my touch….”

(Self 3rd party): “You used to be a salesman…but look at you now! If you sold it for free, you probably couldn’t convince a customer to buy.”

No magic dust, lucky pen or underwear can help you out…

Some days, it’s just your day in the barrel.

When you have those days, you have the suck out the penalty of failure.

You’re failing…but you are not a failure.

Failing is the current score…

Failure is the final one. 

You just happen to be on an 0-11 streak right now.

So here’s your fix…

#1: Being pissed off is good because it shows that you still care.

The time to be worried is not when you’re pissed off, it’s when you’re not pissed off and just “Oh well” the day.

And if you still care…then you can do something about it.

#2: Shut the hell up and get back in the game. No rehashing what just happened…no over analyzing…just shut up, knuckle up, and check back in.

You’ll win again…the fact that you’re still bothered is proof of that.

Sometimes the only thing that needs to be changed is your perspective.

Stay in The Sales Life.

~Marsh

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There are times in our lives we’d all love to take back…

…times where we turned left, when we should’ve kept straight.

When at its hottest, we said words we didn’t mean…

made poor decisions even though we knew it wasn’t right…

& let things slide that we could’ve stopped right then & there.

But we didn’t…

We spend our days replaying that familiar movie in our minds wishing we could freeze the frame at the point of regret…

But, as always, the movie keeps playing with a familiar ending…

You know how it ends because you’re the one who’s lived it.

Humble The Poet wrote,

“There are no erasers for your past, but you can add pages.”

It seems we spend so much time searching for erasers & very little time adding pages.

We spend our days wishing we could take back those days gone wrong…

& while frantically searching for an eraser we say to ourselves, “If only I had another chance, I’d do it right this time!”

You may not get a do-over, but you do get another chance…

Make it “write…”

…just add a page

Your Life is like a really good book…

It’s full of mystery, suspense, pain, sorrow, laughter, and success.

You’ve got a real page-turner going…

Keep writing…

& when you’ve filled that fuckin page up & it’s still not good…

Add another page and keep writing…

Yesterday I had someone throw my past in my face. I’d thought for a long time they’d been thinking that way and yesterday it came out…

You know what I did?

I thanked them…

For finally saying what’d they’d been feeling.

It was weird because, in the past, I would’ve blown up…but I’ve learned (the hard way) that when I lose it, I really somewhat agree with what they’ve said.

…but I’ve added pages…many pages since then.

I’m not who I once was because I stopped looking for erasers & instead added pages.

If you can’t undo yesterday then just do today…

Add pages & keep writing your story.

It’s gonna be a best seller. 😉

Stay in The Sales 💪ife!

~marsh

Charlie Munger said,

“A man who can play all instruments can write his own symphony, but a man who can play one instrument is limited to just playing his part.”

The world is full of one horned players…rare is the one who can play all instruments…

That’s the man who can write his own symphony.

Munger is the long-time co-billionaire partner to Warren Buffett.

Munger’s symphony is investing, but he doesn’t invest one way in only one field of business. He specializes in investing…broadly.

But he won’t invest in businesses until he’s learned how they play their instruments.

Munger doesn’t run with the herds of people proclaiming, “this company is hot…” “invest here…” “here’s a sleeper!”

Munger learns for himself…

He’s a learned man who reads over 600 pages per day not to just get a feeling, Munger wants a deep understanding in what the business’s culture & ethics are as well as how each one profitably operates, & what its earning potential is.

The businesses that Buffet & Munger invest in become an instrument in their symphony of investments.

A symphony is a collection of horns, flutes, drums, cymbals, xylophones, woods & brass. They’re all unique, but equally important in creating a rich, powerful sound…

A collective art…a symphony

It’s not that Munger can run every business he invests in-his symphony is not in day-to-day operations…

His symphony is investing and he has deeply learned the mechanics of what the business is, does, & where it’s heading.

Here’s where I’m going with this…

You can’t have a symphony by just knowing how to play one instrument.

And you can’t amass a symphony without knowing how each instrument is played.

What is your symphony?

For the salesperson, Sales is their symphony, but what are your instruments?

It’s not just the customer who walks through the door…

you also need the instruments of knowing how your products relate to each of one your customers.

As a salesperson, you need to know what new products/ features are being introduced & which ones are being discontinued.

You need the instruments of body language…

relationship building, asking for referrals, servicing sold customers, new business creation, phone skills, follow up, marketing through social media…

and you need instruments of empathy, persistence, grit, & resilience.

I know you know “of” these things…

but do you have such a deep understanding that you can play each one of those instruments?

If you can, then you can write your own symphony success.

20 hours…

That’s the amount of hours novices do something before giving up. The guitar gets shelved, the blog gets abandoned, & the podcast fizzles out…

about 20 hours in.

Then it’s back to the same ole way of doing things & existing in life.

Can you write your own success?

If your knowledge is so deep that you can explain it in detail…

That’s learning how to play each one of your instruments..

& writing your own symphony success.

What areas in your life are you playing only one instrument?

How many instruments are you willing to deeply learn in order to write your symphony of success?

Weight loss, financial freedom, millionaire?

Can’t achieve mastery by only playing one instrument.

Stay in The Sales Life.

~Marsh