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Who is your Mentor?

MentorshipFinding someone within your industry that has been successful and is willing to share and teach you their knowledge and skills is invaluable. We can all read and study what skills it takes to be successful but a mentor is someone that journeys with you and shares insights, skills, tips and knowledge from a hands on working perspective. In the construction industry tradespeople can go to school and study principles and concepts but a mentor is able to help them adapt their knowledge with real life hand on experience. If you have not found a mentor I would strongly encourage it.  Mentors can talk with you about challenges you are facing and offer practical advice. I have always enjoyed the mentorship of much older people than myself as they have provided me many insights into my career and offered me real life advice that I have really benefited from.  If you have a mentor who are they and what do you value most about your relationship with them? And if you don’t what steps could you take to reach out and find a mentor?

Focus!: Drop the Law of Attraction. Slay Your Goals with David Essel

via C 18-10 Focus!: Drop the Law of Attraction. Slay Your Goals with David Essel.

I recently discovered Self discovery radio with Sara Troy, she brings really soulful interviews and thoughts. This podcast with David Essel is really inspiring. Some really great ideas for slaying your goals.

Check out Sara at https://selfdiscoveryradio.com

The power of vision

VisionWhen I was in my early 20’s a young mom of two kids working full time I first heard the idea of a vision board. I sat down one evening after the kids were in bed and took out magazines and began clipping out pictures of everything I needed and wanted to achieve. There were practical items such as new towels and dishcloths, new boots for the kids but there were also some really big goals. A black SUV a blue house and many more. The vision board was hung up in my hallway as a gentle reminder of why I needed to keep pushing daily. Probably a year later we moved and the vision board got tucked away somewhere. It was not till about 10 years later I found my vision board a bit tattered and faded. I sat there stunned there it was my life. I was sitting in my blue house my black SUV was parked in the driveway, I could not believe it. Everything I had placed on the vision board I had achieved. Was it a random coincidence? When I made the vision board some of the goals seemed almost out of reach as at the time I was living in a small basement suite driving an old car that needed new tires and a muffler.
The day I found that vision board my mindset radically shifted, the vision board was not just an idea or a dream but a powerful tool. Of course, I had to work to achieve the dreams but by placing my intention down, focusing on it and believing I was able to achieve not just one goal but everything.
What is your vision for your life? Have you named it and claimed it?
The power of vision can dramatically change your perspective and life, I want to hear about your vision and goals.
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Conviction

Conviction.Billy Graham undoubtedly lived his life with unwavering conviction. I have always been taken with Billy Graham’s faith and life. I remember growing up I would see him on TV and watch him my heart was always moved. I am amazed at the millions of lives that were changed and affected by his life. He leaves an amazing legacy. He was humble and genuine and lived his life with the utmost conviction. My heart is saddened as we say goodbye to such a wonderful man. He was such an inspiration and light to the world. Some call him a mentor, a hero and a friend. I admire his conviction and the passion he shared with the world. Being firmly grounded in your faith and unwavering in your beliefs is of the utmost importance in your life. Life will throw you curve balls but the ability to stand, unmoved, unchanged and unshakeable in your faith is key. I personally am thankful for Billy Grahams life and the example he set for the world. May his legacy leave you inspired and ignite a fire deep inside your soul.

Conviction.

 

Humor

Using Humor!Humor
Having a sense of humor is so important in sales. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve walked into a boardroom and the tension in the room is like a smog. Then all of a sudden someone cracks a joke and the whole feel of the room changes, everyone laughs and smiles. Have you ever been to a wedding where everything is going perfect, the bride is hoping everything will go off perfectly its almost as if everyone is holding their breath and then all of a sudden, the cute little ring bearer or flower girl starts clowning around and everyone starts smiling and giggling and relaxes. The same goes for sales meetings we all strive for perfection to ask the right questions, to have the right body language all of which is important but what about lightening up the mood when it just seems necessary or fits the situation. You need to be able to read the setting to make sure what you say is appropriate but using humor to your presentations and interactions can put people at easy and make them feel comfortable with you.
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Empathy

Empathy Is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. An important part of sales is the ability to show empathy to our customers needs, challenges and failures. Its very important that you empathize with what your customer is going through. If your care and concern is not genuine they will pick up on it. Being able to put yourself in their shoes and see it from their perspective is an important skill. Many times, people want to jump into what they are selling or try to fix the customers problems, but being able to just sit and listen is so important. Perhaps you can’t offer any solution but you can offer a listening ear. The time you were able to just sit and listen and to share in their struggle might be more important than the product or service you are trying to sell. Building long lasting relationships takes a lot of work but can pay off in big dividends. Would you say you are empathetic or just find yourself being annoyed by having to sit and listen to a sob story? Evaluate if this is a strength for you or do you need to practice empathy?

Grit Video Link

I found a video that I wanted to share, Angela Lee Duckworth a wonderful teacher shares really interesting insights on the power of grit that she learned while teaching. I really enjoyed this Ted Talk as it demonstrates having grit can make all the difference for you in your career. Please enjoy and have a wonderful week.

Video Link
http://ow.ly/bEqg30iCudF

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Paying it Forward

I am very excited to share with you, Honor Sales is a proud supporter of Compassion Canada.
Compassion is an amazing organization that is one of the world’s leading child development organizations. Compassion partners with local churches in 25 countries to help end poverty in the lives of children and their families. Honor Sales is committed to learning and a firm believer in paying it forward. A portion of all sales will be directed towards building a learning center often children in extreme poverty lack access to education to change their situation. We are helping build a learning centre where children will have access to a computer lab and a library, along with vocational skills training. Personally I am so honored and proud to do my one small part.