3 Reasons why people fail

Canadian Rocky Mountains

1: Because they quit.  “80% of success is showing up” Woody Allen How often people fail simply because they don’t show up for their commitments, this is true across the board for everyone. I’m sure Woody said this on the set one day when some of his actors didn’t show up. But this also speaks…

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10 Qualities of a True Entrepreneur

Attitude is Everything

On your entrepreneurial journey it’s imperative that you endeavour to match the qualities that all great entrepreneurs develop on their way to success. My observations over the years working with 1000’s of entrepreneurs and business owners has allowed me to conclude the following: A true entrepreneur Loves life, challenges and creating something from nothing. Doesn’t…

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How to run a marathon a week

How do you compete? Do you do business like it’s a sprint or do you treat it like a marathon? When I went for a run this morning I was thinking about  amazing people like Matt Hill and Steff Tait who decided to run a marathon a day to inspire environmental action. What an amazing accomplishment this…

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Watch out for Bears when contemplating your 2014 Goals

Bears in the Wild

It’s time reflect on your year and begin your commitment list for 2014. December is a great time to be with family, as well as, your thoughts. If you can, I encourage you to get out into nature this time of year but be sure to watch out for Bears. They’ve just recently been spotted…

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Brand YOU – What you’re really here for…

I just recently attended a phenomenal seminar in California called Experts Academy. It was hosted by Brendon Burchard , author and founder of The Academy. One of the branding exercises during the weekend was to write down our secondary messages that we would like to share with the world. Our primary message is more obvious and…

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to sell or not to sell

That is the question, or let’s just say that is the million dollar question. My answer would be to go ahead and bite the bullet and learn to Love Selling! Why? Here’s 9 Compelling Reasons 1) You’ll be more successful. 2) 1/3 of the worlds self made millionaires are professional salespeople. 3) It’s fun because…

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5 Skills of Great Leaders

Is there such a thing as a natural born leader? In true crisis situations often the best leaders are the ones that rise to the occasion because they know exactly what needs to be done and they just  get on with it. They are not trying to score points or make sure that everyone knows…

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10 Things I Know For Sure

Dominic Kotarski Founder of Sales Success Academy

1. You can’t always get what you want. 2. Honesty is always the best policy. 3. Sometimes you have to be cruel to be kind. 4. The best advice is to follow your own. 5. Sometimes it’s good to have nothing to do. 6. Bring your emotion to the table. 7. Face everything you fear.…

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Let’s Talk about Referrals, Shall We?

Referrals set you Apart

It’s amazing to me how few salespeople ask for referrals. According to a  Dale Carnegie study 91% of customers would be happy to give referrals if only they were asked? In addition only 11% of Salespeople remember to take the time to ask?? Make sure you’re NOT one of the 89%!!    In today’s world of…

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Halloween is the Ultimate Sales Test

How many chances do you get to go out and get a bunch of high value products for free? Halloween is a phenomenal testament to the value of getting out there and hustling around your neighborhood to grab “high value” stuff for “FREE!” It’s amazing how much you can achieve in such a short span…

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