"Thanks For The Rejection!"

Written by Dr. Gary S. Goodman, President Customersatisfaction.com

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When you read these things, they instantly seem foolish, donít they?

For instance, on what authority, we have to ask ourselves, do we KNOW that if X rejected us, Y & Z will follow suit? We fear that will berepparttar case, and we may suspect it will be so. But by no means is it conclusive, until we make it that way by failing to keep trying. Likewise, on what basis can we assert that todayís rejection will recur tomorrow? When I was a salesperson, working my way through college, I contacted a fellow who LOUDLY rejected my offer, to sayrepparttar 149201 least. Actually, he got unhinged and declared, ďNever contact me, again!Ē I remember this episode vividly, because it was so exceptional. Anyway,repparttar 149202 very next day, by mistake, I phoned him. (Apparently, I forgot to strike his name from my list.) My error only became apparent to me after I got him onrepparttar 149203 line and asked him how he was. At that second, I thought, ďOops!Ē To my surprise, he replied, ďIím fine.Ē I had no choice but to continue with my sales spiel, fully expecting him to reject me, even more loudly and emphatically, at any moment. Imagine how shocked I was to ask him for his order and to hear him cheerfully respond with, ďOkay!Ē

He bought from me,repparttar 149204 very day after telling me to never contact him again!

Please believe me when I tell you it was a mistake that I had called him back. Given how poorlyrepparttar 149205 first call went, I was in no mood for a repeat performance. But by erring in this way, I accidentally provedrepparttar 149206 point that rejection isnít necessarily permanent. Todayís no can even be a precursor, and a necessary one, to tomorrowís yes, if we only get our minds aroundrepparttar 149207 concept. This story also demonstrates that rejection isnít necessarily personal. The day before, when this guy bit my head off, he was probably overwhelmed by something that had nothing to do with me. Yet, when many of us are being spurned, our impulse is to blame ourselves and to feel sullied byrepparttar 149208 overall experience. We feel awful, and beat ourselves down beforerepparttar 149209 next person can do it to us. So, what can we do to conquer rejection and to actually learn to invite it?

Four things:

(1)Tell yourself it is isolated; (2)Tell yourself it is temporary; and (3)Tell yourself it doesnít pertain to you, personally. In other words they may be rejecting your idea or offer, but they arenít rejecting YOU. (4)Prove these truths by actively seeking more rejections. If you hope to publish that novel or to get that screenplay intorepparttar 149210 right hands, send them out more widely. Give more peoplerepparttar 149211 chance to say no!

This is one ofrepparttar 149212 great secrets ofrepparttar 149213 Law of Large Numbers. Do more of anything, and youíll make success inevitable!

Dr. Gary S. Goodman is a popular keynote speaker, consultant, and seminar leader andrepparttar 149214 best-selling author of 12 books. He isrepparttar 149215 author ofrepparttar 149216 Nightingale-Conant audio program, The Law Of Large Numbers: How To Make Success Inevitable. Gary teaches Entrepreneurship and Consulting at UCLA Extension, and he is President of Customersatisfaction.com and The Goodman Organization. When he isnít being rejected, he can usually be found in Glendale, California, where he makes his home. He can be reached at gary@customersatisfaction.com.

Best-selling author of 12 books, Dr. Gary S. Goodman is a top-rated seminar leader at UCLA and 40 universities. He specializes in customer service, sales, and communication consulting. He can be reached at: gary@customersatisfaction.com.

The 7 Deaths of a Salesman

Written by Mike Nacke

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Running Your Day Without a Plan

If thereís anything on this list that probably kills more sales people that any other, itís trying to function without a daily plan. Studyrepparttar life of any successful sales person throughout history and youíll quickly see that planning is a common thread that runs through all of their careers.

The worst thing Iíve seen that happens to dozens of sales people is that they manage their day according to how they feel. When this happens, you can work for an entire day without ever accomplishing anything significant. Donít let this happen to you, make a plan and follow it every day.

Some ofrepparttar 149118 things you should plan into each and every day are new prospect development activities, follow up activities, research, and planning. Everything that moves a sale from beginning to end should be planned into every day.

Long Term Marketing During Work Hours

This one may not hit home if youíre not responsible forrepparttar 149119 branding and marketing of your product on a more national or long term basis. But for those of you that are selling for a small business, or own a business, this one is just for you.

Long term marketing includes writing articles or books, working on your web site, putting together marketing material, and any other similar activity during business hours. If youíre inrepparttar 149120 very first steps of developing your business model then this material has to be created before you can really selling, but for those of you that just arenít convinced that your marketing material is top quality, or your brand positioning needs a little work, youíve got a constant temptation to do this during work hours and it will kill your sales if you give in to it.

Youíve got to strike whilerepparttar 149121 ironís hot and that mean selling during normal business hours and working on long term projects after or before business hours. If you think that sounds too difficult for you, guess what, youíre inrepparttar 149122 wrong profession. When you decided to go into sales, you agreed to a whole different lifestyle than your computer programmer friends. Non-Business Work During Business Hours

This isrepparttar 149123 catch-all for all those other things that you do at work that donít make yourself or your company any profits. This includes paying bills, reviewing your 401K, balancing your checkbook, writing poems to your girlfriend, playing video games, watching movies, and so on. All of these things have a time and a place in life, but itís not atrepparttar 149124 office when you need to be selling. If you find yourself gravitating to these activities every day, I recommend getting some professional help. A great way to start would be to sign up for my Nacke Gazette where youíll find encouragement and success tips in your inbox every couple of weeks.

Overcoming non-productive activities in sales is probably something youíll struggle with your entire career. By being mindful of what youíre doing and fighting against distraction, youíll see greater and greater success throughoutrepparttar 149125 years.

Mike Nacke is a speaker, author, and consultant to business owners, managers, and recruiters. He has helped companies make millions of dollars by developing unique hiring processes that turn hiring into a measurable science. He is also the publisher of The Nacke Gazette. Visit www.mikenacke.com for more information on reducing labor costs and increasing workforce productivity.

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