82 Monday Musing: Keep It B.R.I.E.F

Losing out on a sale, getting laid off, receiving bad news…

Disappointment and unexpected events are a part of all of our lives. Today, Christie has a strategy that you can use as motivation to help yourself transition from loss to gain, from disappointment to acceptance. You can decrease your recovery time and increase your well-being by keeping it B.R.I.E.F.

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77 Monday Musing: Your Sales Ecosystem

So many companies and sales managers have gone through the buyer persona exercise as part of a focus on prospecting? Have you?

It’s time to go beyond the buyer persona and start thinking about your sales ecosystem. Who are the subsets of people who are influenced by you directly and indirectly that can lead to future sales?

Your colleagues, partners, customers and competitors, even social influencers, there’s a message for each one of those individuals inside of your ecosystem. There’s a connection or a relationship that needs to be built with each one of those individuals. 

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74 Monday Musing: If You Cannot Differentiate, You Cannot Sell

In this week’s Monday Musing we want to know if you’re prepared to differentiate yourself from your competition.

Why do we keep talking about being different? This is where selling starts. So many salespeople have it beaten into their heads that they need to talk about why they’re better and it’s not about why you’re better. Better is in the eye of your prospect. Talk to them about why you are different.

Salespeople have been taught for the longest time that if you can get people to like you, if you can be friendly, if you can fit in, if you can find a way to relate, if you can become a part of that tribe, then you’ll win.

Even if they like you, you still have to be different. You still have to have something appreciable about what you bring to the table that is going to create an outcome for them that they cannot currently get. 

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72 Monday Musing: How do you recover?

Get ready for this Olympics edition of Monday Musing!

Christie is extremely inspired by the story of Simon Kruger, the skiathalon competitor who fell at the beginning of his race, broke his ski pole and STILL won the race!

Listen to this story of resilience and recovery and how you can apply it to your career and life.

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70 Selling like a Marine with Paul Boucherle

When you think of someone who is prepared for anything, does anyone match that description more than a military veteran?

Our guest this week is, Paul Boucherle, a Marine veteran, titan of the security sales industry and now a consultant who is devoting his life to helping companies find the right talent and veterans find good jobs. He says most veterans are equipped to be great sales leaders. 

In this fascinating interview we talk about his new venture, SalesMarines. SalesMarines provides veterans and employers an opportunity to discover the perfect fit. They align and train veterans using 50+ years of combined knowledge and experience to offer top of the line candidates.

Learn more about SalesMarines here.

Learn more about Paul here.

On today’s podcast

4:31 – How Paul is helping companies find qualified sales people and helping veterans find good jobs.

7:46 – How to identify people who are qualified for sales

11:30 – The number one concern of all senior sales management

15:00 – Matching a company and an individual using the principle of “time to productivity”

19:44 – Does the regimented life of a veteran hurt them in sales?

21:54 – How does veteran preparedness translate to sales preparedness

24:28 – How to balance objective assessments versus subjective analysis in hiring and recruiting

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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.

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67 Monday Musing: Quantity Over Quality

When you are producing or providing service, do you focus on quantity or quality? Is there a way to achieve both?

On this week’s Monday Musing, Christie reflects on the concepts of quality, quantity and the bridge between the two. Rather than focusing on one or the other, Christie is using quantity to achieve quality. Listen to find out what inspired her strategy and how you can use it to prepare yourself and achieve quality everyday.

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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.

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62 Monday Musing: Question of the week

Christie announces her new “Question of the week” initiative. A question that she will ask herself every day of a given week to help focus in on her purpose and provide accountability in a world full of distractions.

If you want Christie’s question of the week every week visit her at christiewalters.com and connect with her on social media. And we invite you to come up with your own question of the week and share it with us!