Category Archives: Success & Failure

Let’s Get Real

At some time in our lives, everyone of us has been told to “behave” a certain way, or that  our heart’s desire is not “marketable,” or that we have to change who we are deep inside to be accepted by … Continue reading

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Sticky Questions About Your Success Rates

Sooner or later, some smarty-pants type is going to hand you an objection disguised as a sticky question that goes something like this: “What kind of success rates have you had?” And if you are like many other small biz … Continue reading

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The Spider and the Fly

“Step into my parlor, said the Spider to the Fly…” (Mary Howitt, 1799 – 1888) We talk a lot about Little Voice holding us back with negative chatter. Sometimes, though, its a sweet, seductive voice… “I deserve a treat, and … Continue reading

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Being an Expert

You hear a lot of people say that if you want to be taken seriously in your industry, you have to be an expert in your field. You have to have all the right credentials and know everything there is … Continue reading

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There’s no Such Thing as Failure

Perhaps you fell just a tad short of your sales goal for the month. You can grump about it. You can let the “Little Voice” inside call you nasty names, beat yourself up, drive yourself crazy. You can drown your … Continue reading

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The Traps We Spring Upon Ourselves

Sooner or later we all face a business or personal situation in which we are so deeply invested that we cannot fathom failure. So we try again, try harder, push further, convinced we know what is true and what is … Continue reading

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Something About Them Disturbs You

There are stores you will never enter. There are specific brands you will never buy. Because something about them disturbs you. Maybe their prices are way higher than the quality of their products.  Maybe their sales associates are overbearing, pushy, … Continue reading

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