It’s good to have help

I’m loving the sunny weather we are having and am spending as much time as possible in the garden.  I’ve perfected the art of viewing my laptop in sunlight.

I’m lucky to have a useful assistant:-

He’s not much help in truth!   Made me think that we all need help sometimes.   For help in boosting your sales email me Deborah@anewcolour.co.uk or phone 07976 359069

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A spirit of adventure and discovery

I help people discover their inner sales person, my personal belief being that we are all in sales.
I’m often surprised though many people are not as interested in continuous development as me. When do you decide that you know ‘enough’ and don’t need to know any more?
Contact me Deborah@anewcolour.co.uk for input on your sales

Nine to five

Who invented the concept that we work Monday to Friday, nine to five? Answers on a postcard………..
The rise of contract workers is increasing because we no longer wish to work this way. Businesses increasingly want to source help when they need it, which may be long or short term. Workers who want to get the job done quickly and efficiently, without having to suffer presenteeism (I’m here, but I’m not doing anything) love this way of working.
Get in touch if you need short term help with your sales process, including training and coaching. Deborah@anewcolour.co.uk

Best day of the year

Happy

I’ve just finished reading How to Do Everything and Be Happy. One of the concepts of the book was you think about your happiest day of the year and replicate it once a month. The author liked Boxing Day, while I like my birthday. I am planning on having a birthday once a month (without getting any older, obviously).

The idea is, find what you love and do more of it.

If you want to buy the book, follow the link http://tinyurl.com/h5pgj3u and it’s £6.37 with free postage in the UK.

From another viewpoint

ADP riots

I visited the ADP riot exhibit earlier this week – part of Banksy’s  Dismaland.

It was a trailer filled with a miniature disaster scene that you viewed through a series of peepholes.  This meant that every view was different.

I’d been talking to my mentor earlier about removing yourself from a situation and how it gives you a different perspective, so it seemed a bit of a coincidence.

The brain

9781783350810[1]         I’m reading The Idiot Brain by Dean Burnett.  It’s a fascinating and amusing read on how the brain works; to quote Dean “it’s messy, fallible and disorganised”.

As a keen student of human nature, I’m loving it, thought it’s hard to believe that a book that is essentially scientific can be such a page turner.  It’s intriguing how the brain is so haphazard and has a tendency to look for the bad rather than the good as a throwback to caveman times when danger (and a dinosaur) lurked around every corner.

Thoroughly recommended!

Introvert versus extrovert

Extroverts are party animals and introverts like being on their own? Yes? Well no, actually.
It’s a question of where you draw your energy. Extroverts draw energy from being with people whereas introverts need lone time to recharge the batteries.
So, you will find an introvert who works alone all week becoming a complete party animal at the weekend, to balance the books, so to speak. Whereas an extrovert who spends much of their time dealing with people may long to spend their Saturday night with a good book.
It’s all a question of balance. cat reading book

What motivates you?

The three major motivators have been identified by psychologist David McClelland as affiliation, achievement and influence.

We all need all three of these concepts to be validated, but each of us has a hierarchy of what is most important to us.

Affiliators value people; they put others at the centre of their universe and consider personal contact to be the most important thing in their lives.

Achievers value results; they get things done.   They are the people that climb Everest ‘because it’s there’.

Influencers value power; they want to know exactly what is going on and what effect they can manage, maybe by a little wheeling and dealing!

 

Sales Without Selling your Soul Masterclass

In collaboration with http://www.zokit.co.uk I am running a six month sales masterclass programme. It’s a monthly meeting and coaching support, please get in touch with me for more details Deborah@anewcolour.co.uk
http://zokit.co.uk/sales-without-selling-your-soul-mastermind-group/

If you always do…………

…………what you’ve always done, you always get what you’ve always got. Sounds obvious, but it’s amazing how many of us think that if we keep bashing away at something we’ll get results. Step back, try something different, maybe walk away for good. Tenacity is one thing, but never ending pointless persistence is, well, pointless.