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Archive for May, 2013

May
30

Habits of successful rainmakers

What is a rainmaker? A pretty simple, but accurate definition is that a rainmaker is someone who is very successful, especially in business. A rainmaker is an individual you not only want, but need in your organization. They are able to help your organization in multiple different ways through their diverse set of skills. Rainmakers tend to be excellent in the field of sales, have large networks, are very well organized, and strive to improve on their past performance. Rainmakers live by the mantra, “Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in

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May
28

Handling financial stress

How do you go about handling Financial Stress? It’s something my wife and I are able to talk to each other on a regular basis, without getting upset. Sure, it’s uncomfortable to talk about money and budgets sometimes with your family and significant other, but it’s something you need to do on a regular basis. Additionally, it doesn’t make a difference how much money you have or don’t have their will always be financial tension and stress win households. Think of it like running a business, things are great when the business is growing, but if you’re scraping by in

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May
26

The Advantage by Patrick Lencioni

The Advantage by Patrick Lencioni was a really good book, I enjoyed reading it and learned a lot from it. It had a lot of good information about organizational health and strategy. One of the things that’s stressed throughout the book is the health of the organization is what makes it go in the right direction, not better sales, not a better website, not about a better leadership team, and not better operations. It’s more about communication, if everyone is on the same page and aligns their duties with the goals of the organization. He talks about the four strategies,

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May
24

Seven reasons why top salespeople are highly paid

When I started my career I took a job as a project coordinator and knew the company would groom me to become a project manager. At the time, it was a higher paying job than many of my friends started out with right out of college but I questioned if it was what I really wanted. Down deep, I knew it wasn’t for me and I only lasted about a year before I quit. My father was always a VP or CEO of different companies while I was growing up and I often saw him stressed out, probably because he

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May
22

Don’t misrepresent yourself in business

No matter what field you’re in, don’t misrepresent yourself in business. It’s common for people to try to say they have done something they haven’t on resumes, profiles, websites, etc. A good rule of thumb is to always be honest because you’re representing yourself, and others will look at you in poor light if they find you to be dishonest. If you go to work for a company (as an employee or freelancer), and say you will help them out with a project or discipline because you possess a certain set of skills, when you actually don’t possess those skills,

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