Overcome Call Reluctance Today!

Two weeks into the New Year, and are you already stressed about picking up the phone and making prospecting calls?

I learned a secret years ago that enabled me to overcome my fear of making calls, and that allowed me to make hundreds of cold calls stress-free. 

In fact, after I adopted this approach, I actually looked forward to making calls! Imagine that….

The secret is that you have to simply adjust your attitude and expectation about making calls.

Let me explain:

If you’re like most sales reps, then you hate making calls because you’re either afraid of being rejected, or you’re are afraid you’re going to mishandle a call and so lose a good lead.

Well, here is the adjustment you need to make:

First, expect that you will get objections and that most people will reject your offer. That’s just the way it’s going to go. Think about it: Not everyone you speak with is going to be a prospect or a deal, are they?

So, a better attitude is to welcome a no.

That’s right. Expect that the vast majority of people you reach out to are going to tell you no. It’s all right!

In fact, the more people who tell you no, the closer you’ll get to the people who will eventually tell you yes. That’s true, isn’t it?

Once you adopt this attitude, the fear of being told no will fade.

And regarding fumbling a good lead—my experience is that if a prospect is interested, then they’ll speak with you. And believe me, you’re not so bad that an interested buyer will be put off by you, so don’t worry!

Instead, just use a good script, remember to ask questions and truly listen to their replies. If you do this, you’ll connect with loads of wonderful people who will buy your products and services and become happy clients.

Like my first sales manager used to say: “There’s nothing to it but to do it.”

So, put a smile on your face, roll those numbers, and thank all those uninterested prospects who get out of your way with a no.

Just remind yourself that you’re that much closer to a deal.


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If your team is struggling with call reluctance and is tired of the endless rejection they face, then get instant access to our On Demand training today. We provide the exact talk tracks, templates, and proven tools your team will be motivated to apply, all structured around an award winning comprehensive inside sales approach that gives your team the confidence to succeed in every selling situation they face today.

Unlimited License: One to 100 reps can attend for one low price!

Perfect for reps dealing with the following issues:

  • Reps struggling with call reluctance
  • Getting screened out by the gatekeeper
  • Overcoming blow off objections like, “Just email me something”
  • Identifying decision makers
  • Qualifying prospects
  • Setting call back appointments that stick
  • Giving successful presentations and dealing with objections
  • Staying motivated

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ON DEMAND SALES TRAINING THAT GETS RESULTS!

If your team is struggling with call reluctance and is tired of the endless rejection they face, then get instant access to our On Demand training today. We provide the exact talk tracks, templates, and proven tools your team will be motivated to apply, all structured around an award winning comprehensive inside sales approach that gives your team the confidence to succeed in every selling situation they face today.

Unlimited License: One to 100 reps can attend for one low price!

Perfect for reps dealing with the following issues:

  • Reps struggling with call reluctance
  • Getting screened out by the gatekeeper
  • Overcoming blow off objections like, “Just email me something”
  • Identifying decision makers
  • Qualifying prospects
  • Setting call back appointments that stick
  • Giving successful presentations and dealing with objections
  • Staying motivated

A Christmas Story For You

Have you read “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens lately?

Seen the movie?

I once had a chilling reminder of the bad “Ghost of Christmas Future,” that I narrowly avoided all those years ago.

This is a cautionary tale, and I highly recommend you take a moment to read it:

One bright Monday morning, I was on my way to meet with a new client when I stopped at Starbucks for a cup of coffee.

As I stood in line, I saw a city bus stop on the corner and a bunch of people got off.  One guy—mid 40’s, tall and lanky—started walking towards the Starbucks, and there was something familiar about him.

When he entered the store, I recognized him from many years before when we were both struggling reps trying to sell investments over the phone. His name was Brad.

After I got my coffee, he came up to me and said, “You’re Mike Brooks, right?”

“Yes” I said.

“Hey, we used to work together!” he said.

“I remember,” I said. 

He asked me what I was up to these days, and I told him I was an inside sales consultant.

I asked him what he was up to, and this is when the chill hit me: he said he was starting a new sales job today, and then he rolled his eyes as if to say, “And this one will suck, too.”

We walked out of the store together and said goodbye and went our separate ways.

He went to wait at the next bus bench, and I got into my Mercedes and drove away. 

As I sipped my coffee and listened to the jazz tunes in my plush car, I thought about how different our lives had turned out, and I wondered what happened to make them so different.

As I thought about it, I knew exactly what it was. 

During our time together as struggling reps, the owners of the company brought in a sales trainer, Stan Billue, to motivate us. Stan spoke to us for an hour about what makes the difference between the top money earners in sales versus all the other sales reps. 

He said that you have a choice to either commit to learning and using proven scripts and sales techniques that would double or triple your income, or you would just keep doing what you were doing (ad-libbing), getting what you had been getting (poor results). 

Stan said: “If you are willing to do what most sales reps aren’t willing to do, then soon you’ll be able to enjoy the things that most sales reps will never be able to enjoy.”

I was sold on scripting out my presentation. Brad wasn’t. 

I invested in Stan’s training materials, and I committed to learning, practicing, and doing what he suggested.

My sales and income soared. 

Brad thought what Stan taught was just a bunch of old sales techniques that wouldn’t work for him.

Brad thought he knew better.

Brad didn’t believe in using scripts.

“I’ll sound like a telemarkerter,” he moaned. “I have to go with the flow because each prospect is different,” he persisted.

Brad didn’t believe in putting in the time, energy, or money to get better.

So, he didn’t.

Fast forward to our Starbucks encounter. Over 20 years had passed between that Stan Billue talk, and I realized, Stan’s training was the moment I made the decision to change my life.

When Brad showed up that day, he was the Ghost of Christmas Past that could have become my Ghost of Christmas Future. 

My life has changed because my commitment to investing in proven sales material, and then learning and using it diligently. I have no doubt that had I not committed to learning and using proven selling techniques, it would have been me who was taking a bus to my next, new job.

It still sends shivers down my spine just thinking about it.

The moral here is that you, too, can avoid the Ghost of Christmas Past from becoming your future. There are a lot of great sales training books, CD’s, and courses you and your team can take advantage of to get better.

One of the best (in my humble opinion) is my bestselling book of phone scripts: Power Phone Scripts.

Amazon has it on sale for just $19.15 with free prime shipping! 

If you already have my book, then consider my CD-Series or enrolling your team in my On-Demand Inside Sales Training.

Bottom line is that any investment you make in your career will pay for itself, month in and month out.

Make this best holiday season you’ve ever had. Invest in yourself!


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ON DEMAND SALES TRAINING THAT GETS RESULTS!

If your team is struggling with call reluctance and is tired of the endless rejection they face, then get instant access to our On Demand training today. We provide the exact talk tracks, templates, and proven tools your team will be motivated to apply, all structured around an award winning comprehensive inside sales approach that gives your team the confidence to succeed in every selling situation they face today.

Unlimited License: One to 100 reps can attend for one low price!

Perfect for reps dealing with the following issues:

  • Reps struggling with call reluctance
  • Getting screened out by the gatekeeper
  • Overcoming blow off objections like, “Just email me something”
  • Identifying decision makers
  • Qualifying prospects
  • Setting call back appointments that stick
  • Giving successful presentations and dealing with objections
  • Staying motivated

Best Motivational Book Recommendation for the Holidays

It’s been a challenging year with Covid, and as cases skyrocket it seems as if it could be a rough winter…

With the holidays and the end of the year just around the corner, I think it’s time to give your attitude a boost.

I want to share with you one of my all-time favorite books on how to develop the right mindset for overcoming and achieving just about anything. This is a book I picked up years ago, and I continue to read it at the end of every year as I set my new goals.

It’s made a tremendous difference in my results and my life.

It’s called, The Advanced Formula for Total Success, by Dr. Robert Anthony. If you haven’t read it—or haven’t read it lately—than this will be one of the most important books you’ll ever read. It’s packed with useful, no-nonsense examples that will really resonate.

It is out of print, but you can get used copies on Amazon.com for as little as ten dollars. Believe, me, it’ll be the best money you’ll spend this year.

Dr. Robert Anthony updated this book a few years ago and called it: “Beyond Positive Thinking.” That book is readily available, and there is an audio version of it if you prefer to listen to your books.

Either way, Dr. Robert Anthony is an awesome motivator who gives you the formula you need to set and achieve your goals—any goals.

So, while you’re contemplating that second piece of pecan pie, make sure you eat it while reading one of the most important books you’ll find in years.

Enjoy and all the best for 2021!


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ON DEMAND SALES TRAINING THAT GETS RESULTS!

If your team is struggling with call reluctance and is tired of the endless rejection they face, then get instant access to our On Demand training today. We provide the exact talk tracks, templates, and proven tools your team will be motivated to apply, all structured around an award winning comprehensive inside sales approach that gives your team the confidence to succeed in every selling situation they face today.

Unlimited License: One to 100 reps can attend for one low price!

Perfect for reps dealing with the following issues:

  • Reps struggling with call reluctance
  • Getting screened out by the gatekeeper
  • Overcoming blow off objections like, “Just email me something”
  • Identifying decision makers
  • Qualifying prospects
  • Setting call back appointments that stick
  • Giving successful presentations and dealing with objections
  • Staying motivated

Book Mike Brooks for Your 2021 Virtual Sales Event!

2021 Sales Kickoffs are going to be different this coming January. Many will be held virtually—but that doesn’t mean they can’t still be impactful and motivating.

Especially when you hire Mike Brooks, Mr. Inside Sales to kick off your sales event!

Mike can customize your keynote, breakout, or sales kickoff session and deliver a content rich, motivating message that will launch your team into action in January.

Did you know that Mike was named the 2017 + 2018 + 2019 Service Provider of the Year by the American Association of Inside Sales Professionals? (https://aa-isp.org/annual-awards)

Do you need customized keynotes or breakout sessions on subjects like:

  • Prospecting – Both B2B & B2C
  • Dealing with gatekeepers
  • Overcoming objections and Stalls
  • Virtual Presentation Skills
  • Setting follow-up appointments
  • Motivation and Attitude Adjustment
  • And much more!

Also, Mike is available for:

  • Virtual, customized inside sales training for your team
  • Creating Script Playbooks that will make everyone on your team more effective.
  • One on One coaching for sales leaders and individual producers
  • And, of course, amazing keynotes and breakout sessions!

Want an even more personalized sales conference event? Then purchase a copy of Mike’s latest book: Power Phone Scripts, for each team member, and have Mike sign and mail copies right to your office! This book will give your team even more takeaways and valuable techniques they will use all year long to make more sales!

Either call our office: (919) 267-4202 or email Mike directly: Mike@mrinsidesales.com

P.S.: Reach out now before all Mike’s speaking dates are full!

All the best for 2021!


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ON DEMAND SALES TRAINING THAT GETS RESULTS!

If your team is struggling with call reluctance and is tired of the endless rejection they face, then get instant access to our On Demand training today. We provide the exact talk tracks, templates, and proven tools your team will be motivated to apply, all structured around an award winning comprehensive inside sales approach that gives your team the confidence to succeed in every selling situation they face today.

Unlimited License: One to 100 reps can attend for one low price!

Perfect for reps dealing with the following issues:

  • Reps struggling with call reluctance
  • Getting screened out by the gatekeeper
  • Overcoming blow off objections like, “Just email me something”
  • Identifying decision makers
  • Qualifying prospects
  • Setting call back appointments that stick
  • Giving successful presentations and dealing with objections
  • Staying motivated

“If You Can’t Measure It, You Can’t Improve It.”

Peter Drucker—author of over 39 books on business—has been credited with inventing modern business management.

He’s credited with perhaps the most fundamental quote in business management, and it’s this:

“If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.”

You can credit Drucker for all the KPI’s you collect and measure, and for all the software that’s been created to measure all the stats in your sales process, i.e., calls, contacts, closing ratios, top, middle, and bottom of the funnel management, etc.

Recently, I had a concrete example of just how motivating measuring results can be when I downloaded a fitness app called Pacer. It’s a standard exercise and step counter. Very much like Fitbit, which I never used.

Pacer can track an exercise routine, such as a two or three-mile walk, and/or, it keeps track of all your steps in a day as long as you have the phone in your pocket as you walk around the office or house, etc.

To help motivate you, it has a pre-programed goal of 10,000 steps a day. If you reach that, you’re deemed to be highly active that day. It keeps a weekly total, broken down per day, that can be displayed with a bar graph or many other assorted variations.

What I immediately noticed is that as soon as I began measuring my steps for each day, I had the desire to improve it the next day.

If I reached 10,234 steps on Monday, I wanted to do at least 11,000 steps on Tuesday. And on Wednesday, I wanted to do at least 11,500 steps.

Just the act of measuring my actively level led to me searching for ways to improve it the next day. For example, during the walk I’d always take, I’d look for ways to make it longer—either take the next street, or walk all the greenway, or, finally, make two full loops instead of one!

Sure enough, simply by measuring my daily steps, I’ve improved the number I’m taking now on a daily basis.

And guess what? It’s the same with anything else. If you want to begin saving more money, even $20 or $50 a week, start measuring your savings at the end of each week and each month and each quarter. I guarantee that if you do, you’ll find ways to save an additional $5 or $10 or more each week.

And it’s the same thing with sales activity. Don’t just let your manager or company measure you, set your own sales activities goals and track them daily—or hourly.

This is a technique I still use to increase my output, which, to no surprise, always increases my sales results.

So, ask yourself: Do you have measurable goals for the areas in your life you’d like to improve? If not, then start writing down some measurable goals or activities right now. And then measure your progress each day.

And just like Peter Drucker said, within no time, you’re likely to improve in those areas that you’re measuring.


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ON DEMAND SALES TRAINING THAT GETS RESULTS!

If your team is struggling with call reluctance and is tired of the endless rejection they face, then get instant access to our On Demand training today. We provide the exact talk tracks, templates, and proven tools your team will be motivated to apply, all structured around an award winning comprehensive inside sales approach that gives your team the confidence to succeed in every selling situation they face today.

Unlimited License: One to 100 reps can attend for one low price!

Perfect for reps dealing with the following issues:

  • Reps struggling with call reluctance
  • Getting screened out by the gatekeeper
  • Overcoming blow off objections like, “Just email me something”
  • Identifying decision makers
  • Qualifying prospects
  • Setting call back appointments that stick
  • Giving successful presentations and dealing with objections
  • Staying motivated

5 Ways to Get a Jump on Fall Production

Let’s face it, 2020 has been a tough year.

First the pandemic; then being sent home to work; then finding it hard to contact people—who are also working from home…

Now that fall is almost upon us, things are still up in the air: are our kids going back to school? Are we going back into the office? Are prospects going to answer their phones?

In a sea of uncertainty, one thing is sure: we still have quotas to reach, bills to pay, and life will go on.

Here are 5 things you can do right now to prepare for a good fall, and a happy holiday season to come:

1. Don’t give up. Oh, I know, while you may not be able to see your way out of things right now, remember that things will change. More and more companies are opening up; each one of these companies have goals and quotas just like you. They want to—and need to—buy what you are selling. And they will.

So, work on adjusting your attitude and start visualizing the end of this year as much more productive than it’s been. Remember: It all starts with our attitudes.

2. Start with your existing client base. While it may be difficult to reach lots of new clients by phone, you probably do have the phone numbers of your existing clients. Call them this week; reconnect with them. And then ask for referrals.

Any referrals will do: Referrals in other departments of their company, other locations, other contacts they know. And don’t forget to get a handle on their needs this fall. Why not write a pre-order right now?

3. Re-write your email campaign. Many clients I work with are having big success by re-writing and re-organizing a drip email campaign for prospects. Question: When was the last time you rewrote your email campaign?

Start by updating your email message; for instance, change the “I hope you and your family are safe…” Way out dated. Need ideas? See here.

4. Make a production plan. And I don’t mean a “quota” production plan, I mean an activity plan. Do you have a specific goal for number of calls and emails you’re going make and send each and every day? Are you tracking it? Are you reaching it?

Someone once said that if you’re not planning, then you’re planning to fail. It doesn’t matter what your results are in the short term, what matters is your consistent activity level each and every day. If you put in the work—you’ll get results.

5. Put reinforcements in place. Make sure you devise ways of rewarding yourself when you reach your goals. Did you make your production goals today? Reward yourself. Did you reach your quota goal this month? Take yourself and your spouse/family out to a nice (socially distanced) meal.

We all need to take care of ourselves and give ourselves the motivation we need to succeed—especially in this environment. So, think about what you enjoy and reward yourself accordingly.

Practice these strategies this week, and begin looking forward to a happy and accomplished fall and holiday season this year. You deserve it.


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If your team is struggling with call reluctance and is tired of the endless rejection they face, then get instant access to our On Demand training today. We provide the exact talk tracks, templates, and proven tools your team will be motivated to apply, all structured around an award winning comprehensive inside sales approach that gives your team the confidence to succeed in every selling situation they face today.

Unlimited License: One to 100 reps can attend for one low price!

Perfect for reps dealing with the following issues:

  • Reps struggling with call reluctance
  • Getting screened out by the gatekeeper
  • Overcoming blow off objections like, “Just email me something”
  • Identifying decision makers
  • Qualifying prospects
  • Setting call back appointments that stick
  • Giving successful presentations and dealing with objections
  • Staying motivated

Change Your Attitude with These Sayings

How often do you feed yourself empowering statements?

Getting positive and staying optimistic takes constant feeding, constant reinforcement.

Consume these sayings; pass them around the office; print out your favorite ones and get in the habit of cultivating a “Can Do” mindset:

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” George Elliot

“We see things as we are, not as they are.” Leo Rosten

“The sun shines not on us, but in us.” John Muir

“Sometimes success is due less to ability than to zeal.” Charles Buxton

“Whenever a negative thought concerning your personal power comes to mind, deliberately voice a positive thought to cancel it out.” Norman Vincent Peale

“We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible.” C. Malesherbes

“They are able because they think they are able.” Virgil

“The greatest discovery is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.” William James

“There is one thing which gives radiance to everything. It is the idea of something around the corner.” C. K. Chesterton

“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” William Arthur Ward

“A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities. An optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.” Harry S. Truman

“I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.” Sir Winston Churchill

“Make optimism a way of life.” Lucille Ball

“It is often hard to distinguish between the hard knocks in life and those of opportunity.” Frederick Phillips

“When a man is willing and eager, the gods join in.” Aeschylus


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ON DEMAND SALES TRAINING THAT GETS RESULTS!

If your team is struggling with call reluctance and is tired of the endless rejection they face, then get instant access to our On Demand training today. We provide the exact talk tracks, templates, and proven tools your team will be motivated to apply, all structured around an award winning comprehensive inside sales approach that gives your team the confidence to succeed in every selling situation they face today.

Unlimited License: One to 100 reps can attend for one low price!

Perfect for reps dealing with the following issues:

  • Reps struggling with call reluctance
  • Getting screened out by the gatekeeper
  • Overcoming blow off objections like, “Just email me something”
  • Identifying decision makers
  • Qualifying prospects
  • Setting call back appointments that stick
  • Giving successful presentations and dealing with objections
  • Staying motivated

New Book on Leadership: A Great Read!

What characteristics make up leadership?

Are you born with these traits, or can you develop them?

How early in life do you know you were meant to be a leader, and how do you position yourself, throughout your career, to express and expand on this calling?

And what role does adversity play in either derailing or energizing and propelling you forward?

These are just a few of the crucial questions that Doris Kearns Goodwin answers in her new book: Leadership In Turbulent Times.

If you enjoy reading about and learning from history, then you’ll love this new book. I highly recommend it. From the back cover:

“In Leadership, presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin provides an essential and accessible roadmap for aspiring and established leaders in every field and for all of us in our everyday lives.

“Applying five decades of study, profound insights and masterful storytelling, Goodwin demonstrates how four exceptional leaders—U.S. presidents Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson—overcame adversity and transcended personal ambition to enlarge the lives of others. In today’s polarized world, these stories of authentic leadership guided by moral purpose, collaboration, compromise, and civility take on a singular urgency.”

Masterful storytelling indeed! Goodwin is a terrific writer, and I was entranced by the stories she tells of these truly great men and their trying times, and I was especially moved by their, “authentic leadership” and their ability to work for the greater good.

These lessons apply to the business world as well—especially if you’re facing major changes in your company or in your life. And who isn’t?

Also, if you’re currently a manager, director or V.P.—or if you’re a rep who aspires to be in a leadership position, then I highly recommend picking this wonderful book and learning from the lives of these truly special leaders.

Leadership In Turbulent Times is a great read!

Quick Announcement: New dates for our next Online Training have just been added to our calendar: Next course starts on Monday, February 24th at 2 p.m. EDT. Check it out here.


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Any sales reps dealing with the following issues:

  • Reps struggling with call reluctance
  • Getting screened out by the gatekeeper
  • Overcoming blow off objections like, “Just email me something”
  • Identifying decision makers
  • Qualifying prospects
  • Setting call back appointments that stick
  • Giving successful presentations and dealing with objections
  • Staying motivated

3 Secrets to Reaching Your Financial Goals in 2020

Now that December is here (by golly, half over…), it’s time for me to solidify my goals for 2020. I always balance my goals in all areas to maximize my growth both as a person and as a professional.

I have goals for health that include a targeted lifetime eating plan (vegetable based); goals for my business that emphasize professional growth; goals for creative expression that include writing and photography; goals for relaxation that include 3-day weekends and some Pickleball trips!

When it comes to setting and reaching these goals, I use a simple and proven 3 step process that has worked for over 30 years. I’m going to use a financial goal as an example but recognize that this method applies to the success of reaching ANY goal.  Here’s what to do:

Secret #1: The first step is to be absolutely precise on the desired goal. While you may have heard this before, it’s still amazing that many people I work with don’t practice this. For example, when I ask people what their financial goal is, they tell me, “Earn more money than I made last year.”

Here’s the problem with that: If you earn $1.50 more in 2020, then you will have reached your goal, won’t you?

Instead, define the exact amount. In determining that number, I always look at each month and factor in vacations, holidays, projects, etc., and then I add up each month and come up with an EXACT figure.

And then I add 20% more!

Once I have that “stretch goal,” I break it down again per month and write each month’s specific dollar goal everywhere so I’m looking at it each day of every month. I post it on my desk, in my car, in the bathroom; I know exactly what I’m going to accomplish each and every day. 

I’ve found that doing so turns each day into a magnet for that amount. If I don’t make that daily goal one day, I simply carry it over to the next day. And boy, what a day that will be!

If you haven’t done this yet, then do it before January 1, 2020. You’ll be amazed how much this will keep you motivated and into action. And you’ll love your increased production!

Secret #2: Get clear on where every dollar of that income is going to go. Ask yourself: “What am I going to do with all the money I’m going to earn this year?” How much are you going to save by the end of the year? How much debt are you going to pay off? Are you going to buy a new car? Pay for your kid’s education? How much do you have budgeted for vacation?  How about taxes? How about retirement? 

These are just some of the questions you should get in the habit of asking yourself this month here in December. Having this kind of clarity and purpose helps keep you focused and disciplined, and it has a magical effect on how the Universe helps you accomplish your specific financial goal.

Secret #3:  Once you are clear on your exact financial goal and know what you are going to get as a result of it, you can now practice one of the most important parts of any goal accomplishment: Acting as if you’ve already attained your goal. 

If you’ve ever read any book on the Law of Attraction, then you know all about the importance of accepting and believing on a subconscious level that you already have what it is you’re trying to accomplish. 

The Law is simple: The Universe responds to what you feel and believe to be true.

If you think you’re broke or that your territory is poor or that you can’t do something, then you’ll find evidence to support your belief and you’ll act (or not act!) accordingly. If you believe the opposite, then you’ll find a way to keep taking actions to accomplish what you believe is possible, and the Universe will provide you with the opportunities to confirm what you believe.

But the key is to believe it has already happened.  

By acting as if you are already the top producer at your company, or by going to sleep at night already feeling the feelings of having accomplished your goal, you’ll act like a magnet for the success you’ve already determined is yours. 

I have found that this ALWAYS works. Whether I believe I can or I can’t, I’m always right. 

I encourage you to use this month to put these secrets into your goal planning for 2020. If you do, then next year at this time you will be reaching for even more aggressive goals because you’ll have discovered the real secrets to performance in life. 

All the best for the new decade!


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