How to Make Your Thankfulness a Get-ahead Advantage

When I was little, I heard my grandparents say that “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” I don’t know how true that was or is. But I do know that a heart filled with thankfulness … or an attitude of gratitude … ups the serotonin, dopamine, and oxytocin in your brain. In simple terms, you feel better, your …

How to Sell Your Ideas Without Being “Salesy” – Part 3

Over the years in my speaking and coaching career, I’ve been asked thousands of questions by thousands of people. But there is one question that I have been asked more than others: How can I get people to do what I want them to do? In the last two issues of the Tuesday Tip, I’ve given you several strategies that …

How to Sell Your Ideas Without Being “Salesy” – Part 2

When parents are raising their children, they often dream of what their kids will become … a doctor, a lawyer, a pastor, or whatever. I suspect very few of them dream of the day their kid will become a salesperson. That would probably sound a bit sleazy to a lot of parents. But the fact is, everyone who gets ahead …

How To Sell Your Ideas Without Being “Salesy”

As organizations change, as they inevitably will, especially after the pandemic, some people are getting revised job descriptions that include some sales responsibilities. And some of the people are fighting back, saying, “I didn’t sign up for this.” But the fact is, everyone is a salesperson and that includes YOU. As the author, Robert Louis Stevenson, put it, “Everyone lives …