6 Legit Sales Statistics (And Techniques That Work)

6 Legit Sales Statistics and Techniques That Work

For about the past 4 years I’ve had a printout of cold calling sales statistics on the wall of my office… It’s from the “National Sales Executive Association”. You’ve probably seen these before… These sales statistics are a good motivator because they remind me that while cold calling is hard, I should push through the pain because there’s a light at the end of the tunnel if I persevere. The bad news about these stats is that apparently the “National Sales Executive Association” doesn’t exist… So the stats are made…

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Seth + Tim = Better Than Seth or Tim

The recent podcast interview between Tim Ferriss and Seth Godin demonstrates once again that healthy collisions can supercharge performance. I love both of these individuals for the work that they do. However, in this case, Seth + Tim = a better result than just Seth or Tim separately. Classic 1+1=3. Of course, the ideas in this podcast interview are not necessarily new… Seth has been providing this advice in different ways for years. Indeed, Tim references blog posts from Seths Blog from back in 2010. However, the conversation between them…

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Thinking Makes It So

The Waking Up Course is a great way to practice meditation. The course features over a month of guided meditations by Sam Harris… Each day the host of the Waking Up Podcast offers insight into the practice of vipassana, or “insight meditation”. Day 20 of The Waking Up Course contains a powerful lesson or concept… It gave me a new perspective on the experience of meditation. The lesson I learned in Day 20 is that every thing (such as a thought or sensation) experienced in consciousness is experienced in the…

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A Whole Different Animal…

Sam Harris’s “Waking Up Course” may give you a fresh perspective on how you think. I’m only on Day 12… But one of the things I’ve noticed consistently is that after each session I feel like I have a healthier relationship with my mind and my own thoughts. Since the quality of your entire life is determined by the quality of your mind, it would seem that this course may be priceless in terms of its potential value if it improves my mind even a little. Even though I had…

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How to Search Within a Website Using Google

How to easily Search Within any Website Using Google

For many years Google offered “Google Site Search”, a premium service that allowed you and your customers to search within your own website using Google. Google officially retired its “Google Site Search” service in 2018… This means if you want to search within a website using Google today, you have to use a special “search operator” on Google.com. This can be done easily and works well to search any website that is indexed by Google. How to Search Within a Website Using Google If you need to search within a…

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With Cyber Insurance “I Didn’t Know” Is Not An Excuse

cyber insurance I didnt know is no excuse

Read about a cyber attack recently? Of course you have… So, there’s no excuse for not having cyber insurance for your business. The interesting thing is that it’s actually a good time to buy cyber insurance because three things are going on: 1) Insurance companies don’t really know how to price it. 2) A lot of competition exists in the insurance marketplace for solving cyber risks using artificial intelligence and software. 3) Only about 25% of the businesses in the US have any cyber coverage… These three situations converge to…

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Which is Better? GoDaddy vs. Bluehost Email

If you’ve created a blog or custom website for yourself, Bluehost email offers a simple way to set up a free email at a custom domain… You can also set up forwarding for your custom email to forward to a Gmail account. Whether you have the domain registered with Bluehost or not, you can set up an email with it. For example, if you own “spiffyshark.com” and you want to have a custom email address (i.e. hello@spiffyshark.com) you can create this for free using Bluehost. You can also set up…

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Personal Reinvention All Over Again…

If we expect to retire comfortably, we need to prepare. 10, 20 or 30 years from now retirement will look entirely different than it looks today (or how it looked 10 years ago). In the future we will need to reinvent ourselves in retirement… No longer will we simply “go out to pasture”… Hoping that we’ll be cared for by a benevolent state or a company pension. Indeed, 1 in 3 American’s have less than $25,000 saved for retirement… And 79% of workers today expect to keep working after age…

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Sucky Internet Copywriting Insight…

I first learned about Laura Belgray through the Sidehustle Nation podcast. Laura is an expert at copywriting who advises businesses on how to write like they would talk in real life… Natural, conversational speaking that has clarity, personality and resonance. The problem with most writing online is that people speak as if they are afraid they’re offending someone… Indeed, fear is a huge part of most people’s days so they probably are afraid! The result is that they tone their message and language down… They repeat just. the. facts. ma’am.…

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