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3 Looking To Pass Blame? Check The Mirror.

I had a business encounter recently that made an impression on me. It had to do with one party in a business relationship being upset by something that was said by the other party in the relationship.

When I spoke to the first party to listen to their story, guess who was to blame? I know you see where this is going. Then, when I spoke to the second party to hear them out, guess who was to blame?

Right. Each of them told the story as if they had done absolutely nothing wrong – and each presented themselves as a completely innocent victim of the other person’s behavior. To top it all off,  both seemed very honest and sincere about their version of the events.
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The 8 Qualities of People Who Crush Their Goals

If you have ever fallen short of a goal that was important to you, I know how you feel. You feel like you made your best effort, but you still fell on your face. It’s frustrating, confusing, and a blow to your ego. I get it.

The problem is that it’s very easy to get bogged down in over-planning, procrastination, and self-doubt. These things are time and energy suckers. You can literally waste days, weeks, and months living in this world – and not realize it until it’s too late.

Good news. You could be just one or two small adjustments away from turning the corner and crushing your goals.

Here are eight qualities that exist in people who routinely do just that. Adopt these qualities and watch how your performance improves.
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4 Dropping The S-Bomb

Sales?

At the bottom of this post is a photo I came across in my iPad tonight. It makes me laugh every time I look at it. Tonight it got me thinking about how the general public views salespeople.

I’ve always found it amusing (and a little sad) how most people react to the word “sales.” Even more dramatic is their reaction to the word “salesperson.” To many people those are words that conjure up images of swarming sales associates like the guys at the car lot in the movie Cadillac Man or lying swindlers like the crew in Tin Men.

Because of movies like that – and maybe because of some bad real-life experiences with salespeople, a portion of the public has branded “sales” as a dirty word.

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