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Being Stuck Is Not Always Bad

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 Community Friday:  Inspiration for All Week Long Valeri Bocage CEO Powerful Women International Connections A Signal to Prepare for the Future You may one day reach a stopping point in your life.  Your job, career, or project may no longer bring you joy.  You might wake up to realize it’s time to make a small change. Or, you may realize the time is now for something entirely new. Feeling stuck promotes future growth. You have the flexibility to let go of some duties such as involvement with an organization, club, or Board meetings. Sometimes, you may feel the need to let go of multiple tracks all at the same time. Heart and Mind The next phase is to consider what yo...
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Negotiate to Win More Sales

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 Attract the Right Job or Clientele: Most people fear negotiation, but it does not need to be a fearful experience. Each time you wish to find agreement with another, the conversation entails negotiation. You each begin the discussion with different perspectives. This is especially true for client meetings and job interviews.   By approaching the process as a meeting of the minds to find a win for all, the result usually has a happy outcome. Adopting this procedure will also have you more relaxed with a smile on your face, and the stress will fade away. My Story Over time, I learned there are many baby steps to be practiced to become comfortable with the art of negotiation. The fir...
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Avoid Apologies Think Before You Speak

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 Attract the Right Job or Clientele The need to apologize gives emphasis to the fact ‘think before you speak’ was not put into statements or actions.  No matter which political party you have allegiance with, we may each learn from the political scene in motion. It’s very noticeable that Kellyanne Conway disappeared from the media, and Sean Spicer had to apologize to the media. The real apology should be made, but is unfortunately far too late, to the many millions of people who died in the gas chambers during World War II. Recovery from their errors will never be 100% and their careers are less likely to energetically move forward. Newscasters and folks on Twitter are now tal...
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Resolve Problems In A Relaxed Style

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 Attract the Right Job or Clientele You may be wondering if it’s even possible to be a problem solver by using a relaxed style. Yes, it is, and it becomes one more way to distinguish your personal brand. In fact, people will come to admire the ease of working with you to become a loyal clientele. Question, Listen, Clarify to save the day. My Story Resolving problems is very similar to making a sale. No one sale is perfectly smooth, but we can navigate the waves. Experiences this past week, prompted today’s blog. Responses to disagreement were not thought out; instead, a mean-spirited and poor language diatribe were used. There is no doubt that the verbiage on both sides damaged relation...
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Are YOU the One that You Have Been Waiting For?

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Community Friday:  Inspiration for All Week Long Valeri Bocage CEO Powerful Women International Connections   Leadership ~ Rising Up to Make a Positive Difference We are hounded and dumbfounded about news of the horrific events in our world, today. Our observations confirm much of it. The very long list includes the operation of our governments worldwide, schools and universities, and businesses collapsing, too, along with inhumane acts. We become angry with most of it. We shake our heads. Many of us are concerned while others are flat out afraid. Some just hold onto where they are and with what they have in front of them, trying with difficulty not to focus on the negatives. There...
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On Occasion, You Need This Sales Technique

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 Attract the Right Job or Clientele: When I first learned of the ‘Takeaway’ sales technique, I had to stop in my tracks to comprehend the idea. At first, I only saw the humor in it, but over time, the necessity arose to embrace the strategy. This is true for the seller, the buyer, and for job seekers, too. My Story Due to the need to travel to Los Angeles, there was no question that a rental car would be a necessity. Public transit, for the most part, is not an option, and so a car rental reservation was made. Further planning had me remove numerous items from my wallet before travel. Included, unintentionally, was the credit card used to reserve the car. And  so the fun began. Aft...
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Publishing update


Recently published Everyday Money Management (Everyday Business Skills book 3) If you never seem to have enough money or you’re thinking about starting a small business – this is a book for you. The problem with money is never the money. Money is simply a tool. The problem with money management always comes down to one thing: the money manager. In your case, if you’re having money problems, that’s you. Money management is a simple task that is easy to understand but it requires a plan and self-discipline. In Everyday Money Management, retired banker and auditor, Peter Mulraney, gives you the money management education you missed. Study the four basic principles, follow the money managem...
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Are You Asking Questions?

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 Attract the Right Job or Clientele:  Although many personality types exist, without a doubt, most everyone prefers doing business with the person who brings a consultative approach to the table. The reason is we each have knowledge unique to us that translates into multiple questions needing to be answered.   The same is true for job interviews, questions that provide needed insight are to be asked of the hiring manager.  Without the answers, it will be difficult to make a persuasive case for why you should be the one to be hired. Misunderstandings arise when questions are not presented from either side of the table. My Story For every new business relationship, I a...
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Converting Culture, One Company at a Time


  Attract the Right Job or Clientele Note:  The following guest blog represents a story regarding a badly needed service and the people who put it into action.  We met through social media, and I was surprised by how similarly we think.  Accordingly, ConvertiCulture agreed to write a blog and share their insights.   Tanya Beaudry Tanya’s Story It’s funny how, with experience, comes wisdom and passion. Wisdom teaches us to know better, and inspiration gives the power to do something about it. As the CEO of Starbucks Howard Schultz once said, “In anything we do, an endeavor, it’s not what you do; it’s why you do it”. A Win for All While sitting in Starbucks having coff...
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Use Sales Techniques to Resolve Problems


  Attract the Right Job or Clientele Sales techniques are essential when it comes to resolving problems.  Most people will complain about a problem and let it be known how badly they are affected by it. But few will step up to help resolve the issue. It’s easier to rehash the issues with others and do nothing than to figure out what you might fix. My Story The widespread sentiment, when I was young, was for women to not look for love but to marry the men with money. It did not make sense until I began my sales career. The base salary offered was an insult. The advice of a peer was risky but worthwhile. I took 100% commission figuring I would just make money on my own. And I did. Ir...
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Sometimes it is Time for a Change

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 Community Friday:  Inspiration for All Week Long Valeri Bocage CEO Powerful Women International Connections Been There Myself We often feel defeated when things are not going the way we want. Maybe you have worked a long time with some success, but then things begin to shift right before your eyes. You may make a few changes but the change isn’t enough, and you begin to question your next steps. Defeat and possibly depression may take over when things are not going right with your job, business or career. You may feel as if you have gone down a rabbit hole entering into unfamiliar territory. Yes, it may seem that way initially. The problem is that you have remained ...
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How Do You Perceive Mishaps?

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  Attract the Right Job or Clientele: The question, ‘Do you view the glass half empty or half full?’ applies to today’s circumstance. Our perspective affects future interactions. There is no failure as long as there are lessons learned. My Story Meticulous preparation went into effect beginning last week. We practiced with the new technology, and we rehearsed the dialogue between the host and myself. An hour-long event was to be recorded so that a replay would be available for attendees. The plan was to have the recorded webinar available for future projects.  Only ten minutes into the program, the recording system failed. I briefly saw the message but continued as if nothing had h...
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How Do You Select Partners or Jobs?

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  Attract the Right Job or Clientele: The idea of having a partner in business stirs much emotion. We usually view partnerships as a benefit by complementing areas of expertise. We expect these arrangements to extend our networks for greater visibility. But the problem is not all affiliations are created equal and are far from it; the same is true for the same type of position at varying companies. Qualify and match your preferred partners My Story Over the years, many experiences have become mine. Some examples included partnering with specific projects, collaborative groups, and events. Many lessons came under the categories of bad and good. Avoid: One-Sided Arrangements In the early ...
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The Impact of Sales-Specific Emotional Intelligence on Performance Can No Longer Be Ignored

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  Attract the Right Job or Clientele: Note:  Today’s Guest Post, by Jeb Blount, speaks to his new book, Sales EQ.  As a sales professional, Blount’s insights provide guidance for separating the superstars from the average performers.  The information also directly applies to those who are seeking work and have the need to interview. How Ultra High Performers Leverage Sales-Specific Emotional Intelligence to Close the Complex Deal Sales is a process. Sales is a process. I’ve heard and said these words more times that I can remember. Sales is a process is the mantra of sales trainers, the hero and main character of countless sales books, and a shape-shifting chameleon ...
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Break Through Barriers to Miracles

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   Community Friday:  Inspiration for All Week Long Valeri Bocage CEO Powerful Women International Connections Valeri’s Story We are still in the first quarter of our ‘to do list’ for 2017. It is inspiring to realize the number of people focused on their breakdowns has declined.  Instead, they are sharing their breakthroughs and welcomed good news.  Miracles do happen! The bigger our goals, the more intense our focus and the faster we move past the breakdowns. Three Tips to “Break Through Barriers to Miracles”  Commitment helps remove fear and doubt. As time moves on, the challenges become familiar and easier to move past.  Being committed helps you to stay...
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Are You Accustomed to Objections?

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  Attract the Right Job or Clientele: Most people tense up when they hear something similar to, ‘that’s not what we’re looking for.’ They don’t know how to respond in interviews or meetings as they attempt to move toward their desired conclusion. Consequently, these folks tend to shy away and leave the room as quickly as possible. The above scenario is easily fixable with the right conversational strategy. Stand up to tell your side of the story. My Story I jokingly told Jim that as a salesperson, I’m accustomed to objections. Being a sales professional himself, Jim grinned wide. In the sales arena, objections during meetings arise all the time. Usually, these are due to not fully under...
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The 1-2-3 of Having People Benefit from New Ideas

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  Attract the Right Job or Clientele: Guest Post by Simon Hasto, Honest Conversation Copywriting  As shown in the previous story about Marc Cuban, new ideas jolt people. In fact, they scare people. Remember that the next time you – as a more creative business person or employee – go to express your new “thing” (whatever it may be). A look in the mirror Don’t be let down, discouraged or upset when people react in a less than ecstatic way. Instead, recall your own reaction when you – perhaps on a less-than-stellar day – were exposed to this new hot shot person… Maybe they were younger than you, had that zest for life you clearly lacked that day, and bristled with energy. And, to...
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Are You Driven to Succeed?

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  Attract the Right Job or Clientele: Jim was shocked I called! But his message online asked that I do call along with providing several reasons for doing so. This incident explains the truth about our business environment reality and the reason why not too many succeed in sales. My Story Some factors that distinguish those able to advance their career or succeed in sales and business are:   Motivation to continually learn and improve Willingness to fail and try again Follow-up at the designated time. Wherever I go, I hear mumbling and misgivings about the need to follow-up with prospective clients or hiring managers. The problem is that when the phone connects, frequentl...
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Leadership Capabilities Build As You Serve Others


Community Friday:  Inspiration for All Week Long Valeri Bocage CEO Powerful Women International Connections Valeri’s Story So often we put our dreams and desires on the back burner. We focus on everyday tasks known as the have-to-do list. We tell ourselves that someday we will move forward with what calls to our heart. The day finally comes for our dream project to be in the spotlight. Enthusiasm rises high. But suddenly, out of left field, a life crisis occurs that stops our progress.  Without much thought, our dream project is once again on the back-burner. The Test Did you know that when you begin something new of a burning desire, everything and it’s mama will try to stop you? ...
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Are You A Risk Taker?

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  Attract the Right Job or Clientele: Most people get set in their routine and rarely venture away to try something else. Doing the usual is easy and comfortable rather than having to learn something new. The problem with this is if you wish to advance your business or career, taking chances is a necessity from time to time. If you don’t take some risk, the odds for moving forward are minimal. And if you do seize the opportunity, it may prove not to work as well as originally thought. Herein lies the problem for many. They view something not working out as a failure and quickly give up. The better approach is to analyze what led to the less than stellar results to tweak and improve...
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