4 Ways Out of Quicksand to Conquer Any Slump Now

When you’re in quicksand, like a sales or even blogging slump, if you have a lot of heavy stuff strapped to you, you will not get out. Top salespeople don’t get caught in a sales slump, even in the toughest of times, because they know what to do to steer around a slump.

Likely top bloggers don’t find themselves in the idea quicksand either. They can get rid of whatever limiting thinking, lack of ideas, even self-doubt, they have strapped on themselves.

In the movie, The Replacements, Keanu Reeves plays a quarterback, Shane Falco, hired along with an entire team during a pro football strike. During a locker room scene, the coach asks the players what they fear on the field and Falco answers, quicksand.

“You’re playing, and you think everything is going fine. Then one thing goes wrong. And then another. And another. You try to fight back, but the harder you fight, the deeper you sink. Until you can’t move… you can’t breathe… because you’re in over your head. Like quicksand.”

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Like a writing idea or sales slump at times.

So what do top salespeople who rarely get caught in a sales slump do differently? What do top authors bloggers do to get out of any slump they find themselves in?  It could be a little like getting out of quicksand:

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Sales Training – Salespeople Who Lose Sales Can Bounce Back

Salespeople need to get over lost sales to avoid a sales slump. At age 45 George Foreman knocked out Michael Moorer after he was outboxed for the first nine rounds. What can salespeople learn to recover from lost sales from a comeback in boxing?

How quickly a salesperson gets over a lost sale determines how much attraction for a new customer happens on the next call. Finally, after being out boxed in the first nine rounds, in the 10th round of the World Boxing Association fight in Las Vegas, George Foreman, became boxing’s oldest heavyweight champion on November 5th 1994. So how does a comeback in boxing translate to a comeback in sales?
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Sales Training – Four Poor Sales Skills Not to Ignore!

In selling, the most analysis many salespeople consider is, “Did I make my goal?” There are mile markers along the sales road to watch and listen for that could minimize potentially costly sales mistakes.

Procrastination, like a car’s noises, is sometimes only heard on occasion for salespeople and independent professionals. Because it may be infrequent, the temptation to ignore it is big. What potential selling noises are you possibly ignoring? [Continue Reading…]