71 Learning is limitless, learning is life with Bronkar Lee

Our thought leader this month is Bronkar Lee, speaker, author, creative and amazing talent who’s here to help us work through our theme for the month, preparation. How prepared do you need to be to learn a new skill? What kinds of strategies can you employ to master new skills as quickly as possible?

Bronkar has always been fascinated by learning, as both an enthusiastic student and insightful teacher. He has learned musical instruments and languages, crafted beatboxing techniques, and mastered numerous physical skills — even to the point of breaking world records. He applies these skills (as well as his interpersonal expertise in human connection) as a performer, coach, and educator, to  inspire countless audiences and individuals. A sampling of credits includes touring Europe as ringmaster to a world-renowned circus, teaching at-risk youth to develop the confidence to overcome abuse and addiction, and appearing with Jay Leno on the Tonight Show.

On this episode he shares his insights on learning, preparedness, purpose and changing what isn’t working to achieve different results.

On today’s podcast

2:31 – Bronkar’s unique preparation process

3:48 – The importance of lifelong learning in sales leadership

9:22 – How clown school and joining the circus changed Bronkar’s life

14:06 – “The Mindset of the Serial Learner”

17:36 – How knowing yourself can unlock the keys to mastering skills quickly

21:06 – Bronkar’s mathematical forumla to learning a skill

27:53 – The multiple definitions of “mastery”

35:00 – How being a child-like scientist can guide and accelerate learning

44:52 – More keys to develop new skills and become the best version of you

Sign up for our book club!

Don’t forget to subscribe rate and review our podcast. It only takes a second and helps us make more podcasts for you.

Want more from Jeff and Christie? We have a newsletter!

Discussed in This Episode

Significant Quotes

69 Monday Musing: Do your job

This week’s Monday Musing goes right along with our theme for the month of February, preparation. A sales gameplan means very little if you don’t go out and execute. Let Jeff pump you up for the week ahead and help you do…your…job.

Sign up for our book club!

Don’t forget to subscribe rate and review our podcast. It only takes a second and helps us make more podcasts for you.

Want more from Jeff and Christie? We have a newsletter!

Significant Quotes

68 Preparing like a serial killer with Antony Rhine

We’re beginning our discussion of preparation with one of the fiercest and most dedicated planners that we know. Antony Rhine is a Senior Strategic Account Executive at Octiv, an automated document generation company. His position in sales leadership requires him to both balance the needs of his accounts and also manage his department. He’s adapted to this by developing a planning system that lives inside his “serial killer” notebook and is the envy of Jeff and Christie.

This is a fascinating deep dive into the why and how of planning PLUS he shares some of his philosophies on purpose and change that will leave you thinking…and planning your next moves.

Learn more about Octiv here.

On today’s show…

1:30 – Learn more about Jeff Bajorek’s “Office Hours” program

5:00 – How Antony uses a “serial killer” notebook to juggle account sales AND management level responsibilities

7:15 – Why Antony developed his planning system

8:50 – Is there a negative perception of “the planner” around the office?

11:40 – Can your “why” change?

15:29 – Embracing the messy world and adapting a growth mindset

22:50 – How far out does Antony plan in detail and how rigid is his plan?

29:15 – What’s missing from most people’s planning process?

Sign up for our book club!

Don’t forget to subscribe rate and review our podcast. It only takes a second and helps us make more podcasts for you.

Want more from Jeff and Christie? We have a newsletter!

Discussed in This Episode

Significant Quotes

66 February’s Theme: Preparation

Jeff and Christie recap an amazing January where the focus of their Monday Musings and amazing guest interviews were on “purpose.”

This month we shift gears to discuss “preparation.” How do you prepare yourself? How do you learn? How do you prepare for objections? Is there such a thing as preparing too much?

You can’t just knock on the door of the CEO’s office and expect to win. Preparation is core to the sales process and we can’t wait to introduce you to guests and concepts that will help you to prepare to make your next sale and your next thousand sales.

Sign up for our book club!

Don’t forget to subscribe rate and review our podcast. It only takes a second and helps us make more podcasts for you.

Want more from Jeff and Christie? We have a newsletter!

Discussed in This Episode

Significant Quotes

65 Understanding the Millennial Workforce Challenge with Jane Gentry

Our guest this week is Jane Gentry. Jane is a sales and leadership consultant and a dynamic speaker whose presentations help to engage employees, increase sales and drive business results. She’s worked with some of the most successful companies in the world including Assurant, The Home Depot, Milliken, Philips and Coca-Cola.

She’s here today to talk about authenticity, purpose, surviving in small and large organizations and that hottest of topics…millennials. Her views on how to engage and coach millennial salespeople is as fascinating as it is challenging. This is a must listen for managers, entrepreneurs and those young in sales.

You can find out more about Jane here.

On today’s show!

2:43 – Jane learns a valuable lesson from her early acting career

5:35 – In defense of small companies

8:30 – How Jane uses data-driven sales diagnostics to help grow sales

14:19 – The number one mistake that company leaders are making today

17:19 – The keys to working with and understanding your millennial workforce

30:22 – What you can and can’t teach millennials

64 Monday Musing: Your hustle is overrated

Hustle. It’s the magic missing piece in your sales puzzle. The prescription for what ails your sales, right? Wrong. It’s a buzzword and it’s overrated. Listen to find out how constantly focusing on hustle can be a danger to your health, your priorities and ultimately your sales.

Significant Quotes

63 The bias against salespeople and how to overcome it with Paul Watts

Our guest today is Paul Watts, host of the Sales Reinvented podcast and his purpose is to change the way people think about selling, salespeople and; ultimately, make sales a profession people can be proud of.

We discuss his podcast, how he found his purpose and what salespeople can do right now to be more approachable and more trustworthy (spoiler: it’s not ‘Always Be Closing’)

On today’s show…

4:30 – Why did Paul start his podcast?

6:00 – Where does the negative image of salespeople come from?

10:55 – How sales and engineering are actually very similar.

16:26 – How your business title is driving your behavior

19:26 – Paul describes a revolutionary sales incentive program

26:23 – Paul describes how his organization found its vision and purpose

Find out more about Paul Watts…

Website – www.salesreinvented.com

Twitter – www.twitter.com/salesreinvented

Facebook – www.facebook.com/sales.reinvented

LinkedIn – www.linkedin.com/company/sales-reinvented

Sign up for our book club!

Don’t forget to subscribe rate and review our podcast. It only takes a second and helps us make more podcasts for you.

Want more from Jeff and Christie? We have a newsletter!

Discussed in This Episode

Significant Quotes

61 Defining, deciding and creating common purpose with Marilyn Carpenter and Joe Schum

Today we release the first in our new monthly series of thought leader interviews. We’re bringing in top thinkers from around the sales and marketing world to help discuss and analyze our monthly theme. January is all about purpose.

This week we have Marilyn Carpenter and Joe Schum from Network Orchestrators in to help us define, decide on and create common purpose that will ultimately lead to the thing that we all want, more and better business.

On today’s show…

3:50 – Bringing the human back into sales and marketing.

15:10 – Common Language vs. Common Understanding

22:50 – How do people use purpose to accelerate their business?

39:58 – Why do people choose human-centric businesses?

50:15 – The difference between “helping” and “serving.”

Sign up for our book club!

Don’t forget to subscribe rate and review our podcast. It only takes a second and helps us make more podcasts for you.

Want more from Jeff and Christie? We have a newsletter!

Significant Quotes

55 The 2017 Year End Roundup

Can you believe that we’ve been podcasting for an entire year?! What a year it has been. We reflect on our growth, our why and our plans for next year. Spoiler: we plan on doing even MORE to help you in 2018

On today’s show:

10:15 – Stop trying to be perfect and start being real

13:30 – Our favorite guests of 2017

19:00 – The (HUGE) plans for The Why and The Buy podcast in 2018

SHOW LINKS

Sign up for the Sales Success Summit: top1.fm/whybuy2

Discussed in This Episode

Significant Quotes

54 Carl Gould Helps us Get Our Heads Out of Our Assets

Our guest this week is Carl Gould, a best-selling author, award winning coach and serial entrepreneur. He’s the author of a new book, Quit and Get Rich, Fix It In 5.

Carl helps people start and grow powerful businesses with his writing, speaking and coaching. In this interview he shares wisdom that will help you in every part of the sales and business development process and wherever you are in your career.

Visit Carl’s website and type in the word COACHING in the contact form to get a free coaching session: http://www.carlgould.com

Reserve your copy of the book: http://www.gteamradio.com/fix-it-in-5

On today’s show…

2:55 – How did Carl come up with the idea for Fix it in Five?

5:09 – Do you have the wrong business partner?

11:00 – How to manage your company’s growth the RIGHT way

16:30 – “One of the top skills of a CEO is how quickly can they get a task off their plate.”

19:00 – Carl Gould breaks down the two parts to a sales transaction

Discussed in This Episode

Significant Quotes