46 Steve Nudelberg is On Fire for Sales and Life

This week’s guest is Steve Nudelberg, author of Confessions of a Serial Salesman: 27 rules for influencers and leaders that will change your life and business.

Steve Nudelberg’s attitude has kept him at the top of his game in sales and life. It’s evident in his writing, speaking and sales training. Today we discuss how he achieved that attitude, how the world of sales is changing and what he thinks you should be doing right now to take advantage and beat your competition.

Check out Steve’s website nudelberg.com and follow him on twitter @Nudelberg

1:49 – How Steve manages to stay on fire and how that’s propelled all of his success.

5:50 – Why did Steve decide on 27 rules?

14:30 – “If you spend all your time trying to sell something, that feels like a very shallow existence.”

18:30 – Steve’s “At-Bat” principle of sales

33:30 – Steve’s killer reading recommendations

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19 How to be an SDR Superstar with Morgan J Ingram

Morgan J Ingram joins us on this week’s episode of The Why and The Buy.  Morgan started recording his journey as a new sales development rep a year ago on a YouTube channel called The SDR Chronicles.  If you have ever expressed concern about millennials in the workplace, if you are responsible for hiring a workforce that includes millennials, or if you are a millennial trying to make a difference in the workplace – you MUST listen to this episode.

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14 Servant Leadership with Alejandro Tornato

Servant leadership is a very popular topic in management training these days. Robert Greenleaf coined the term 35 years ago, but the concept is still vital and empowering. Granted, “servant” doesn’t sound nearly as powerful as “boss,” but it has the potential to deliver far more of what most of us are really after: influence.  The reason is simple. When you have a servant mentality, it’s not about you.

Removing self-interest and personal glory from your motivation on the job is the single most important thing you can do to inspire trust.

When you focus first on the success of your organization and your team, it comes through clearly. Alejandro Tornato talks with us about what you need to do be a Servant Leader.  It’s simple really:

  • Ask more questions
  • Listen more carefully
  • Actively value others’ needs and contributions

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“There are far too many people in this world who claim the title of leader and do not display the elements of true leadership”

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“A servant leader is someone who is putting all of his or her creativity and capability into helping others grow”

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05 YES! Attitude – Lessons Learned from the Teachings of Jeffrey Gitomer, Seth Godin, and Dr Seuss

In this episode, we discuss the secret to a YES! attitude.  Attitude is the single most important element of success in our business, social and spiritual lives, yet we spend virtually NO time studying attitude formally.

“Positive attitude is defined as the way you dedicate yourself to the way you think.  The definition for a negative attitude is exactly the same.” – Jeffrey Gitomer

We spend a LOT of time thinking, teaching, and working on the subject of attitude.  Working with Jeffrey Gitomer and some of the other Gitomer Certified Advisors has been pivotal to our success because of the team’s focus on getting and maintaining a YES! attitude.  So how can you get your YES! attitude?  In this episode, we will discuss techniques such as:

  • Visualizing your YES! moments
  • Maintaining the proper perspective
  • Focus on those things within your control
  • Controlling what goes into your mind

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Attitude is the most important factor in success in our careers, family lives, social lives, and spiritual lives.  Yet we spend no time in formal education on attitude – Christie

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A positive attitude is a muscle that needs to be flexed or it will waste away – Jeff

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Some people are walking around with full use of their bodies and they’re more paralyzed than I am – Christopher Reeve

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Focus on what you can control and what you can do about it rather than what you can’t – Jeff

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You don’t grow in the easy times.  You will fail.  Don’t waste that failure. – Christie

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