Easier said than done.
I was painting a room in my house and the colour was somewhere between mustard and green pea baby food.
It had looked ok on the 2" paint chip, but was not looking so good on the wall.
However...given the 2 hours of labour already invested and the investment in the paint, I convinced myself that it looked ok.
My wife in a moment of pity also agreed that it looked ok and so I invested 5 more hours in painting the entire room.
Posted on Dec 3, 2012 by Wardell Admin
Outstanding sales people become trusted allies
When your interests as a sales person are aligned with your prospects you’re looking out for their best interests. Creating a sense of trust and mutual interest is built on a foundation of respect. Successful sales people demonstrate this respect by being highly intuitive in communicating and empathizing with prospect needs. In the next two blog posts we will look at four habits that increase your effectiveness at engaging prospects and building trust:
Be aware of Cultural Context
Speak with the right language
Tailoring your speech to compliment your prospect’s level of education, literacy and understanding of technical jargon will create a sense of respect and competency
Posted on Nov 22, 2012 by Wardell Admin
When a business is in trouble and needs to cut costs, careful consideration is important. Often times, good managers use short term thinking that can cut a budget's nose but spite a business’s face. Many business owners get the cutting knife and do more of a hack job then applying a sense of purpose and goals based strategy to the cuts.
There is no one magic solution to easily reducing costs and if that were the case, it would have been obvious and performed already.
Here are some practical tips for cost cutting without creating massive disruption in your business:
Posted on Nov 21, 2012 by Wardell Admin