Fortune favours the brave

If you want to take this quote in a literal sense—to me, it says that you’ll get paid if you ask for the sale.

And here you were thinking it was about riding into battle on your trusty steed :)

It’s an important point though. You need to sell your Thing. And that can mean being bold or brave.

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If you call it sales, it will feel like selling

If you consider that you need to do a sales pitch or have a conversation that will end in the sell, then you might be setting yourself up to not sell much at all.

The thing with a sales pitch is you’ll go into pitch mode–you’ll start to talk differently, change your energy, perhaps feel uncomfortable (as will most likely the person you’re pitching to) and you’ll feel less like you and more like a salesperson.

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You don’t need ALL the answers RIGHT NOW

When you’re an ambitious growing business it’s natural to want everything to happen RIGHT NOW, but sometimes it’s better to have only the answers you need NEXT to make sure you’re not missing a step.

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Thing first, niche second

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Now I know a niche is as important as the next marketing/sales/business guru but there is an order to these things that may well be the difference between driving yourself mad and your sanity (and success).

For me the ‘right’ order is Thing first and Niche second.

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Listen up! 11 ways to get your Business Celebrity OUT in 2011

Here’s my Christmas and New Year gift to you! I’ve recorded an audio (MP3) for you where I’ve shared 11 ways to get your Business Celebrity out in 2011.

What I’m sharing with you are 11 ways to really get YOU into your business in 2011, 11 ways to help you stand out in your market, 11 ways you can get in your spotlight next year.

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Business Celebrity interview: Brad Burton MD of 4N networking, Author, Speaker, & Action man!

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What you see is most definitely what you get with Brad Burton MD of 4N Networking and authour of the not so subtlety titled (but actually rather good) business book ‘GOYA’ (Get off Your Arse!).

Never resting on his laurels, always out there pushing it for a bigger spotlight, or a new stage (4N is now expanding globally), Brad is a great example of how when you put your mind to shining, you stand out in your market.

MP3 recording of my interview with Brad Burton – don’t miss his success tips for getting in your spotlight!

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