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Being Decisive

Posted in Leadership Coaching, Motivational, Sales Coaching, Sales Tips, Southwestern Consulting with tags , , , , on June 7, 2016 by Dustin Hillis

What do people like Richard Branson, Elon Musk, Mark Cuban and Mark Zuckerberg have in common? Other than being billionaires, they all are decisive. They know what they want. They understand their priorities. They make decisions. You’d probably never hear any of them say, “let me think about it”. Billionaires don’t have time to “think about it”; it’s either a “yes” or it’s a “no”. Opportunities are lost every day from not making a decision.

What is there to think about? Most of the time if we have to think about something, it’s because we don’t have a clear vision for what we really want. People are so focused on the day-to-day minutiae of life, that they cannot set their sights down the road on the bigger prize. It’s interesting to ask people the question “what do you want?” Most people respond with something generic like “happiness”, “make a lot of money”, “world peace”, etc. If someone asked you “what do you want?”, could you answer the question? Knowing what you want is the first step in being a decisive decision maker.

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Considering your priorities and reorganizing priorities based on what is going to get you another step closer to your goal every day is a skill. We are all busy being busy. Nobody on the planet thinks they aren’t “busy”.

Why do so few people exceed their goals in life? They have their priorities out of order. If your priority is to become the number one producer, become financially independent and build wealth, then why are you spending so much time checking email, reading up on current events and chit-chatting with your co-workers by the coffee machine? You should spend 90-95% of your time doing things that only you can do with your unique skills and talents. Understanding your priorities will help you to stay focused on the things that only you can do.

All that is left now that you know what you want and you’ve got your priorities reorganized daily is to take action. Stop thinking. Pick up the phone. Book the trip. Ask the girl of your dreams out on a date.

Stop thinking and start doing. Make decisions. Be decisive. If 90% of your decisions are right, then the 10% that are wrong will be made up from making more positive decisions.

Modify: Entertainer (Pt. 2)

Posted in Closing, dustin hillis, Sales Coaching, Sales Tips, Selling Techniques, Southwestern Consulting with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 15, 2014 by Dustin Hillis

Today I am wrapping up my Modify series. This week, I’ll finish with how to present and close with an Entertainer. Catch up on last week, how to present to an Entertainer, here (Modify: Entertainer Pt. 1).

Did you miss the rest of the Modify series? You can catch up here:

Modify: Fighter Part 1

Modify: Fighter Part 2

Modify: Fighter Part 3 

Modify: Detective Part 1

Modify: Detective Part 2

Modify: Detective Part 3

Modify: Counselor Part 1

Modify: Counselor Part 2

Modify: Entertainer – Presentation and Close

When it comes to modifying your natural approach, presentation and close with an Entertainer’s natural buying behavior style, it is important to remember that Entertainers are the kind of people who are energetic, enthusiastic, inspired by affirmation and their biggest fear is rejection.

Knowing all of those things, we really have to be careful with how we approach, how we present and how we close because they can be the most emotional when they are buying. They can also be really great advocates and referral partners, but only if we do it the right way.

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Modify: Counselor (Pt. 2)

Posted in dustin hillis, Sales Coaching, Sales Tips with tags , , , , , , , , on November 24, 2014 by Dustin Hillis
Presentation and Close with a Counselor Natural Buying Style

Presentation and Close with a Counselor Natural Buying Style

Did you miss it? Last week was Modify: Counselor Part One. Catch up here.

When it comes to modifying our natural sales approach to adapt to a Counselor’s buying behavior style, it’s important to remember that a Counselor is a team player.

They are active listeners.  They are the people who are family-oriented.  They are the slowest of all the decision makers; they are more meticulous and they buy through consensus.

If you’re working with a Counselor, you’ll need to hone in and get to the core of what they are motivated by and, if you’re selling to a Counselor, what their biggest fears are.

So what is their biggest fear?

Their biggest fear is change.

One of our clients is DIRECTV.  For DIRECTV, it can be a challenge selling to a Counselor because almost every single one of their clients is changing from one product to another—from Comcast to DIRECTV.  When a Counselor is dealing with fundamentally having to change something, it is a fear of theirs.  We need to help them get over that fear and feel confident that this is the right decision for their team and their family.  We need to help them move forward despite that fear.

When presenting to a Counselor (also true for the approach), what we really want to make sure we are doing is to slow it down. Click here to continue reading.

Modify: Counselor (Pt. 1)

Posted in Sales Coaching, Sales Tips, Selling Techniques with tags , , , , , , on November 17, 2014 by Dustin Hillis
Modify to a Counselor's Natural Buying Style

Modify to a Counselor’s Natural Buying Style

When it comes to modifying our natural sales approach to adapt to a Counselor’s buying behavior style, it’s important to remember that a Counselor is a team player.

They are active listeners.  They are the people who are family-oriented.  They are the slowest of all the decision makers; they are more meticulous and they buy through consensus.

If you’re working with a Counselor, you’ll need to hone in and get to the core of what they are motivated by and, if you’re selling to a Counselor, what their biggest fears are.

So what is their biggest fear? Click here to continue reading.

Modify: Detective (Pt. 3)

Posted in dustin hillis, Sales Coaching, Sales Tips, Selling Techniques, Southwestern Consulting with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 27, 2014 by Dustin Hillis
How to Modify your Approach to a Detective's Natural Buying Style

How to Modify your Approach to a Detective’s Natural Buying Style

Today I’m wrapping up my Modify: Detective series by discussing how to close with a Detective. If you missed parts one and two, you can catch up here: Modify: Detective Part 1 | Modify: Detective Part 2

A few weeks back, I shared a similar mini series called Modify: Fighter. Did you miss it? You can catch up here: Modify: Fighter Part 1 | Modify: Fighter Part 2 | Modify: Fighter Part 3 

When it comes to modifying our natural selling style to that of a Detective, what we need to remember is that Detectives are detail-oriented and analytical.  They are the CPAs, accountants and engineers in your life.  When you’re talking to an analytical type of decision maker, think about the things that motivate them and also what fears they have. –> Click here to continue reading…

 

Modify: Detective (Pt. 2)

Posted in Closing, dustin hillis, Sales Coaching, Sales Tips, Selling Techniques, Southwestern Consulting with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 20, 2014 by Dustin Hillis
How to Modify your Approach to a Detective's Natural Buying Style

How to Modify your Approach to a Detective’s Natural Buying Style

Today I’m sharing part 2 of my Modify: Detective series. In this blog, I’ll discuss how to present to a Detective. If you missed part one, you can catch up here.

A few weeks back, I shared a similar mini series called Modify: Fighter. Did you miss it? You can catch up here: Modify: Fighter Part 1 | Modify: Fighter Part 2 | Modify: Fighter Part 3 

When it comes to modifying our natural selling style to that of a Detective, what we need to remember is that Detectives are detail-oriented and analytical.  They are the CPAs, accountants and engineers in your life.  When you’re talking to an analytical type of decision maker, think about the things that motivate them and also what fears they have.  –> Click here to continue reading…

 

Modify: Detective (Pt. 1)

Posted in Closing, dustin hillis, Sales Coaching, Sales Tips, Selling Techniques, Southwestern Consulting with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 13, 2014 by Dustin Hillis
How to Modify your Approach to a Detective's Natural Buying Style

How to Modify your Approach to a Detective’s Natural Buying Style

Today, I am excited to share with you part one of my Modify: Detective mini series by covering how to conduct your approach with a Detective.

Last week I wrapped up my Modify: Fighter mini series. Did you miss it? You can catch up here: Modify: Fighter Part 1 | Modify: Fighter Part 2 | Modify: Fighter Part 3 

When it comes to modifying our natural selling style to that of a Detective, what we need to remember is that Detectives are detail-oriented and analytical.  They are the CPAs, accountants and engineers in your life.  When you’re talking to an analytical type of decision maker, think about the things that motivate them and also what fears they have. –> Click here to continue reading…