Success is a wonderful concept. It is self-defining and self-fulfilling. Once we get past our school years with standardized tests and regular percentage grades, we emerge into the adult world where, to a great extent, we get to determine what is important to us.
In school, the labels “achiever” or “underachiever” are determined as compared to your fellow students; however, in the real adult world, you and I get to decide what is important to us and what levels we want to achieve in our lives. Only you and I know whether we are overachieving or underachieving because we establish the rules, set the target, and create the timeframe and deadlines in our own minds. There is probably no greater factor in our own personal satisfaction in life than our own assessment of whether we are overachieving or underachieving as it relates to our own goals.
IN TODAY’S COMPETITIVE marketplace, a sales professional’s success often depends upon his or her ability to deliver a polished and persuasive presentation. Although sales people spend 80 percent of their time verbally communicating, many suffer from common shortcomings in their sales presentations that adversely affect their results. One of the most common mistakes is delivering overly informative presentations. Of course, every solid presentation requires a certain amount of “data,” but many professionals spend too much time informing rather than persuading.
“Getting your house in order and reducing the confusion gives you more control over your life. Personal organization…frees you to operate more effectively.” — Larry King, American journalist.
“Civilization is the process of reducing the infinite to the finite.” — Oliver Wendell Holms, American writer and physician.
“Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.” — Peter F. Drucker, Austrian management guru.
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