Are You Prepared?

Newspapers and cable news contain little to no positivity these days. Since mid-March, the coronavirus has taken over all the headlines.

But why? How can a tiny piece of RNA wrapped in a lipid layer cause so much damage?

There are any number of answers to this question. But there’s only one underlying cause:

The world wasn’t prepared.

If you look at the stats, you’ll recognize that the ill-prepared countries are the most affected.

But what does this have to do with you, apart from the fact that you’re encouraged to shelter-in-place or limit group activity?

Business basics are still working in the same way. But, your business is a lot more likely to fail if you’re ill-prepared.

Of all the things that you can do to grow your business, there are only two categories:

You’re either preparing or executing.

What do you think is going to happen if you attempt to execute unprepared?

You’re going to wander and lose your place. And you’d be lucky to get anything done at all.

Therein lies the problem – you don’t want to depend on luck to succeed.

There’s this inconvenient truth that everybody thinks execution is more exciting than preparation.

But that’s why you’ll have to put it aside. You’ll have to learn how to love both execution and preparation if you want to make it out there. You’ve got to love the sweat that you wipe off your face and the pain that you feel in your body when you do them.

Be aware that your hard work isn’t going to pay off every time. You might even have to make several sales calls before you get to a deal. And that’s fine! 

Learn to love and enjoy making the calls. It’s all part of that discipline again, which I talked about in the previous email. You want to get excited about making these calls yourself, rather than delegating all of them.

Through it all, you have to prepare before you execute. And you’ve got to love the preparation and the drill, in addition to the execution.

When you do, you’ll be ready for whatever the world throws at you.

Stay Strong,

Blair Singer

It’s All About Discipline

In my last post, I reemphasized my position that sales equals income.

And now is a good time to dig deeper and discuss how it’s possible to sell more in the face of the coronavirus chaos.

Believe me when I say that this IS possible.

I have clients who are absolutely making a killing out there! They’re doubling their conversions, quadrupling the reach on social media, and closing 20-30% more sales!

These clients are not looking at the pandemic as an obstacle. Instead, they’re turning it around and making the most out of it.

But of course, there are also those who don’t know how they’re going to make ends meet. They have to worry about money, on top of the fear and uncertainty.

But, what separates those who are doing well and the paralyzed? How can you also use this period to increase your conversions and deals?

There are three things that you’re going to need:

The first is the right mindset. Start with your mind and that’s going to lead to everything else.

And then the second component is the skills.

And perhaps most importantly, you’re going to need discipline! 

Without discipline, your mindset and skills may be for naught.

Much like you need the discipline to stay fit and healthy, you also need discipline to grow sales. It means that you must have the discipline to keep going, despite what’s going on around you.

Your customers haven’t disappeared, pandemic or not. They’re still there and it’s a case of whether you know how to find them or not. You won’t be able to do this if you don’t have the discipline.

What can you do if your selling skills aren’t up to snuff?

Now is a great opportunity to learn. You might as well make use of this social distancing to grow your income, right?

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.

This can be an opportune time if you know how to use it to your gain.

Don’t use the coronavirus as an excuse to slow down. Take advantage of this tough time to build your sales muscle. When things lighten up, this is going to catapult your business ahead of others.

Stay Strong,

Blair Singer