Sales Quote of the Day:

“He that thinketh he leadeth, yet hath no one following, is only taking a walk”. “Leadership is influence, nothing more, nothing less.”

John Maxwell

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Between the lines…

“How to become a Successful Manager”

You are a manager, right? In today’s world there are many obstacles to being a successful manager as in anything you want to do. The beginning of knowing “How to Successful in Managing” is what I want to discuss with you today.Managing means you have people who are reporting to you. The best managers are also good leaders, the better you lead the better they perform, and the easier it is for you and your company to succeed.  You need to determine if you want to be in management and a leader.1. You either want to do something or you don’t, make up your mind and determine if you want the responsibility of leading.2. You either have the skill or you don’t. If you do go to point # 3, if you don’t, then determine what you need in order to do what you want to accomplish, that simple (It’s all in applying yourself).3. Begin right now in believing you’re a winner and successful in this goal. You know; Winner or Whiner? All whiners stop reading and go someplace else, this isn’t for you!

“Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal”

Earl Nightingale

4. The successful from the unsuccessful. It doesn’t matter if you feel you have been successful in the past or not, because you have progressed reading this far means you’re not a whiner and that means you are already successful.Now what?If dreams were enough, then everyone would be a successful in many things. But success is like going for a walk, In order to go for a walk it is necessary to open the door to your house and go outside. Then you start walking and return home. But until you open that door you are going nowhere.

So, First things First:

1. Start with Yourself:

If you’ve ever exercised you know the instructor test you to determine how fit you are by testing how much weights you can lift what is your endurance, how much body fat, what is your weight and what do you want from the exercise program. “Know thyself” and get the knowledge though books, online seminars or outside courses as examples.

2. Be Prepared:

In order to reach your goal, you need to be prepared to go the distance, to do what it takes to succeed in your mission. Learn from the best through reading, watching the best do what they do, and always be asking for questions. Start thinking out of the box; try different approaches from others to understand if these approaches will work for you.

“Every morning in Africa a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle – when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.”
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3. Start now and start early every day:

I can’t overstate how much procrastination will hurt you. You gain from starting now and starting early.A baby bird born in the spring knows only what its Mother and Father teach. The little bird is grown to full size in a matter of weeks and is on its own. When fall arrives the little bird prepares by storing food. When spring arrives the little bird knows to build a nest for its future family! It has no Mother or Father to guide him, yet it stores its provisions for the winter and builds a nest in spring for its family. So, whether you feel totally prepared or not, Do it!The activity of any individual bird seems to have little impact. After all, it can only carry one seed or leaf or twig. Regardless of how it looks from the outside, the impact is happening, and something is developing. Whether you are trying to build a business, lose weight, raise a child, resolve a depression or build a house of bricks it is done the same way: one brick at a time and learning. The earlier you begin the more bricks or twigs you can accumulate.

4. Have Patience:

We would all love to see the entire path from where we are to the top instantly. But it doesn’t work that way. Just like our going for a long walk, most of us only see the small portion of the path ahead.

5. Visualize The End:

You can never reach a goal unless you know the Goal. John Wooden, an American basketball coach, was known for his focus on preparation. Every practice kept the goal – the next game – in view. Why? “It’s too late to prepare when opportunity arrives.” First, go after your dream/goal. A dream is a goal that gives you a feeling of passion, gives you energy. Then plan your journey, it will give you direction. The beginning of the journey to the unknown, is the like starting with a map. You plan your beginning, you may not always know the entire route, but your planning should always point in the direction of your destination.

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”

Lao Tzu

6. The Best Advice:

No one wants to hear, “I’ll start tomorrow.” We promise that tomorrow,. But until we actually begin, a dream remains a dream. It is true when you hear the saying “Every journey begins with the first step”, but it is as true as dawn in the morning. Successful people don’t wait for everything to be perfect to move forward. They don’t wait for all the blockages to be dissolved. They don’t wait until there is no fear. They take initiative.   We invite comments and stories you have experienced related to the quotes that we present daily. The mission of this daily activity is to help you, the business / sales professional to improve your sales.

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