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5 Ways Busy Leaders Can Boost Employee Performance and Morale!

How many times have you said the word “busy” in the last week? This four letter word has become a leadership barrier in companies across America. “I care about my people. I just don’t have time to develop their skills or listen to their concerns. I’m barely meeting my deadlines. I’m just too busy!” The primary goal of a company leader is to maximize the potential and effectiveness of their people. In the Digital Era where constant change, innovation, and shortened lead times have transformed the economic landscape, leaders are struggling to keep up with work demands, let alone develop the talent of their people. “I’d like to spend more time building my team, but I’m constantly taking calls, putting out fires, fixing internal mistakes, and finishing tasks that must be completed by days end.” These leaders are loyal, hard-working, dedicated professionals. Yet, as one manager put it, “We are…

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3 Actions You MUST Take To Create Amazing Breakthroughs!

  To create momentum and breakthroughs when it comes to achieving your personal and professional goals, you MUST do these 3 actions before anything else! Upgrade your beliefs if fear is holding you back Train your brain for success instead of fighting yourself (ie, procrastinating, not staying focused) Develop an unstoppable mindset that keeps you feeling hopeful, inspired and resilient! Fearful beliefs and unconscious blind spots hold people back more than any other factor! Once you’ve developed the self-belief and attitude necessary for overcoming obstacles, identifying the intended destination and the path for getting their will become easier. For tips on HOW to train your brain and develop an unstoppable mindset, grab a complimentary copy of my popular Mind-Mastery Ebook here: The Cure For Self Sabotage  

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How Smiling Can Increase Sales By 30%!

You can begin increasing your sales just by smiling more and making eye-contact with those around you. When you look someone in the eye and smile, it sends a subconscious message to their brain that YOU are a nice person and likely someone who can be TRUSTED to do business with. People tend to think they are too busy or too import to be bothered by acknowledging those around them, which is a BIG mistake and a HUGE opportunity for you! When you make the time to validate those around you by saying hello, smiling and making eye-contact with them for a second or two, or offering a compliment, their opinion of you skyrockets! When you don’t, it plummets! I remember going to a very important interview to share my professional development programs with a committee. While people were gathering inside the conference room, I was out in the hallway…

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5 Unique Stress Busters For Busy Professionals!

Everyone’s busy, and it may feel like there’s “no time” to apply the common advice given for reducing stress. You might think, “Sure, I’d love to sit back and journal or take a long walk in nature and reflect. Yet, I’m buried with To-Do lists, emails and customer demands!” The following five stress-relieving tools meet all three requirements for busy business professionals. They are fast, effective and require very little time. Applying these unique strategies during challenging situations will not only make you feel better, but it will also improve your productivity and performance! #1 – Control Your Breathing. Control Your Life! Under stress, people hold their breath or breathe shallowly through their mouth. Mouth breathing triggers the fight-or-flight response, which leads to muscular tension and an elevated heartbeat. To counteract this, breathe in through your nose to the count of four. Then slowly exhale to the count of eight….

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Maximizing Your Influence by Discovering Outcomes – Step 1

One powerful way to increase YOUR influence is by understanding how to best serve the needs of those around you. In business, you need to identify the problems your customers are wanting to solve. Yet, an even more powerful strategy is to identify the ultimate outcomes your customers are desiring and then help them attain those outcomes! This will put you leaps and bounds ahead of the competition because most only focus on solving the specific complaint the customer shows up with, which means the customer will miss out on a lot of untapped opportunities and you will leave a boatload of money on the table that should be going into your pocket! In order to do this, you must first understand what their actual outcome is, not just what they are asking you for help with. Sometimes people aren’t clear on what they really need. Or they are asking…

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Taking The Road Less Traveled…

For years, we’ve talked about the importance of constant and never-ending self-improvement. Because you live your life in your head, developing greater self-awareness, expanding your perspective, and discovering how to use the power of your mind to create your life by design is crucial if you want to feel happy, fulfilled, and successful. If you’re unsure what I mean by “living life in your head,” it’s relating to the fact that you are not responding to outside events, but rather, to your subjective interpretation of those events. It’s your beliefs that cause you to react or respond, to freak out or remain calm, to get depressed or to become more driven in any given situation. It’s not what happens in life, yet how you interpret what’s happening, that matters more than anything else. If something doesn’t go the way you want it to, you can learn from it and become…

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4 Steps To Quickly Increase Happiness and Prosperity

A friend recently emailed me and asked what I’ve been doing that’s different since I seemed to be so much busier and happier. As I typed out a response, I thought what I’m doing might help YOU as well. My reply is below… Over the last few months, I’ve been working hard on clarifying what I want to do with my time, rather than being a slave to my schedule. Through this, I’ve realized the following:  To feel fulfilled at work or home, you need to…  1) Spend MOST of your time doing what you love.2) Develop a mission or purpose in life that includes bringing more VALUE into the lives of those around you. I was not doing so well on the first item (doing what you love) because I believed the stuff “I had to get done” was taking up ALL my time. Life seems busier than ever and it…

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How To Quickly Overcome A Setback!

How do you handle setbacks? Do you get angry? Scared? More determined? How you think about setbacks (things that don’t go the way you want them to) reveals a lot about your attitude. There isn’t one successful person who hasn’t had setbacks. They are a part of life. Sometimes, no matter what you do or how well you perform, things will just not go your way. I used to get really upset about deals falling through, clients not showing up, or another home appliance going on the fritz. Yet, the more I worked on myself, the more unattached I got to outcomes. All you can do is deliver your best effort. That’s it. If it doesn’t work out, try again. The secret to quickly overcoming setbacks is to focus on the value you are bringing and not on the outcome you get back! For example, if you are working with…

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What’s Holding You Back?

We have all felt blocked, stuck, or overwhelmed at times. The trick is to learn how to shift out of that limited mental state and quickly get back on track. Otherwise it can waste hours, days, and sometimes years, of your life. In this video, you’ll learn why we get stuck, what you can do to get your shift together, and where to find more resources to help you become a Shurr Success. Put these dates in your calendar. May 5-7, 2017. It’s my live 3-Day “Design Your Destiny Ultra-Success Weekend!” This is my signature training event. It’s been over a year since I’ve been able to offer this program again. I’ll be in Chicago all weekend, so I’ll get you the details when upon my return. Thanks for reading! Now watch the video. 🙂 Tim

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To create momentum and breakthroughs when it comes to achieving your personal and professional goals, you MUST do these 3 actions before anything else!

  1. Upgrade your beliefs if fear is holding you back
  2. Train your brain for success instead of fighting yourself (ie, procrastinating, not staying focused)
  3. Develop an unstoppable mindset that keeps you feeling hopeful, inspired and resilient!

Fearful beliefs and unconscious blind spots hold people back more than any other factor! Once you’ve developed the self-belief and attitude necessary for overcoming obstacles, identifying the intended destination and the path for getting their will become easier.

For tips on HOW to train your brain and develop an unstoppable mindset, grab a complimentary copy of my popular Mind-Mastery Ebook here: The Cure For Self Sabotage

 

How Smiling Can Increase Sales By 30%!

You can begin increasing your sales just by smiling more and making eye-contact with those around you. When you look someone in the eye and smile, it sends a subconscious message to their brain that YOU are a nice person and likely someone who can be TRUSTED to do business with.

People tend to think they are too busy or too import to be bothered by acknowledging those around them, which is a BIG mistake and a HUGE opportunity for you! When you make the time to validate those around you by saying hello, smiling and making eye-contact with them for a second or two, or offering a compliment, their opinion of you skyrockets! When you don’t, it plummets!

I remember going to a very important interview to share my professional development programs with a committee. While people were gathering inside the conference room, I was out in the hallway looking over my notes. I noticed a gentleman standing by himself and he looked troubled. So I walked over and said, “Hey friend, you seem like you’ve got a lot on your mind. You ok? I said this while smiling and looking him in the eye.

He looked up at me and said, “Yeah, we’ve got a lot going on here and we’re upgrading some of our software.” I said, “That’s a big deal and it will be challenging at times, yet when it’s complete, the new software should hopefully make things much better, right?” He smiled and said, “That’s the plan.”

I offered my hand and introduced myself. He did the same and my heart jumped a bit when I realized he was the President of the company! When he recognized that I did not know who he was when I approached him, and that I noticed his frustration and approached him out of kindness, it sealed the deal in him mind that I walked my talk. Needless to say, I got the gig!

Today, purposefully make eye-contact with others and SMILE more. Do this at work and at home. If you do telephone sales, smile while talking on the phone and imagine making eye-contact with this customer in your mind. It will unconsciously improve your delivery through the warmth and compassion that will come through the tone, speed and volume of your voice.

Customers will like you more and your sales WILL improve!

Make today a Shurr ! Success

Tim

 

PS, Leave a comment below about a time when you smiled or made eye-contact and it made ALL the difference!

5 Unique Stress Busters For Busy Professionals!


Everyone’s busy, and it may feel like there’s “no time” to apply the common advice given for reducing stress. You might think, “Sure, I’d love to sit back and journal or take a long walk in nature and reflect. Yet, I’m buried with To-Do lists, emails and customer demands!”

The following five stress-relieving tools meet all three requirements for busy business professionals. They are fast, effective and require very little time. Applying these unique strategies during challenging situations will not only make you feel better, but it will also improve your productivity and performance!

#1 – Control Your Breathing. Control Your Life!

Under stress, people hold their breath or breathe shallowly through their mouth. Mouth breathing triggers the fight-or-flight response, which leads to muscular tension and an elevated heartbeat. To counteract this, breathe in through your nose to the count of four. Then slowly exhale to the count of eight. Breathe down to the bottom of your lungs, so your belly expands rather than your chest. Doing so will stimulate your body’s Relaxation Response. You’re breathing anyway. Might as well put it to work for you!

#2 – Look Up for 30 Seconds and SLOW Down

This one requires that you sit still for half a minute, yet it can save you countless hours of aggravation from being stressed out! Take the next 30-seconds to just stare up at the ceiling. Doing so quiets your mind and allows your heart to slow down. Most anxiety comes from saying scary or upsetting things to yourself in your head. Looking up tends to silence your inner voice, which produces a very calming effect. The only time you should avoid using this tool is while driving.

#3 – Bounce…

It’s not what happens in life, but how you interpret the situation that ultimately determines how you feel in the moment. When already stressed, your view of other challenging conditions will appear worse than they typically are. Instead of trying to “be positive,” which can be difficult in those moments, reclaim your peace of mind by bouncing around or stretching as wide as you can. Tense body = tight mind. Loosening the body through movement will ease both physical and mental tension. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it!

#4 – Create Your “S&HIT Kit”

Laughter is another fast way to loosen up. Create your Sanity & Health Inventory Toolbox that includes a collection of hilarious 1-minute videos (there’s an endless supply online) you can view to break the tension. You can also sign up for the Joke of The Day online or keep your favorite song handy for instant inspiration! Sing along with your favorite music on the way to or from work to lift your spirits or use scented candles, air fresheners, or small vials of Aromatherapy oils to stimulate calmer feelings. Your specific collection of sights, sounds, and smells will quickly improve your mood, and if “it” suddenly hits the fan, you’ll have your S&HIT ready!

#5 – Pat The Blues Away

In a sitting position, start bouncing your knees slowly up and down by pushing upward with the balls of your feet. Take turns lifting one knee, then the other as though you are a drummer whose hitting his bass drum to the count of 1 and 2 and 3 and 4. Now keep this rhythm while gently patting your hands on your thighs, rotating from left to right as you pat one leg and then the other, just like you’re doing with your feet. It doesn’t matter if your hands and feet are moving together or not.

Do this for 30-seconds and then think about what’s been upsetting you as you pat for another 15-seconds. Even though you can conjure up the situation in your mind, you’ll emotionally disconnect from uncomfortable feelings. It’s like resetting your brain. Go ahead. Attempt to get upset while making this move. The harder you try, the more you WON’T be able to.


In Review

Stress is inevitable, but suffering is optional! You have tremendous power locked in your brain, and now you have several “on the go” tools for feeling calmer and at ease. A clear mind produces higher productivity, fewer mistakes, and a better attitude at the end of the day. We should all make time for that!

 

Tim Shurr is an award-winning speaker and author of Get Out of Your Way! Claim your complimentary copy of his latest E-book, The Cure For Self-Sabotage at CureForSelfSabotage.com

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Maximizing Your Influence by Discovering Outcomes – Step 1

maximizing your influence tim shurrOne powerful way to increase YOUR influence is by understanding how to best serve the needs of those around you. In business, you need to identify the problems your customers are wanting to solve. Yet, an even more powerful strategy is to identify the ultimate outcomes your customers are desiring and then help them attain those outcomes! This will put you leaps and bounds ahead of the competition because most only focus on solving the specific complaint the customer shows up with, which means the customer will miss out on a lot of untapped opportunities and you will leave a boatload of money on the table that should be going into your pocket!

In order to do this, you must first understand what their actual outcome is, not just what they are asking you for help with. Sometimes people aren’t clear on what they really need. Or they are asking for the wrong thing. For example, my private practice clients often asked for help in curing a symptom like insomnia, procrastination, or emotional eating. Yet, their actual goal was to feel more refreshed, become passionate about achieving a specific goal, or to discover new ways of experiencing connection or variety.

If we only focused on solving that particular symptom, it might improve for a period of time, but then it would return–often becoming much worse. Instead, we’d focus on identifying and clarifying what the most desirable outcome would be and then take steps towards achieving that outcome. This might sound like the same thing as solving a problem, yet it is NOT.

To solve the problem of insomnia, you can grab any pop-culture magazine and discover 5 new ways to get some zzz’s. Establish a bedtime routine, make the room dark, drink a glass of warm milk before bed, etc. Yet, this doesn’t address the fact that insomnia is often a thinking pattern that begins in the morning, not at bedtime!

To improve your sleep, you must improve the way you direct your thoughts throughout the day. Otherwise, you’ll accumulate stressful energy from entertaining and then suppressing anxiety-ridden scenarios that suddenly bombard your conscious mind the moment you lay down and close your eyes.

The solution is to apply mind-empowering strategies that diffuse stress and stimulate the release of calming neurotransmitters throughout the day, so when you lay down to sleep, you actually feel safe enough to slip into dreamland.

Here’s a completely different example. Perhaps you work at a hardware store and someone comes in to purchase a drill. Your goal is to understand WHY your customer wants that drill. Typically, it’s not because they want a drill, but because they want holes. What do they want holes for? It may turn out that your customer is working on a project that would be best served by using wall fasteners rather than drilling holes. If you discover what your customer’s ultimate outcome is, you can satisfy that outcome and you’ll end up creating a customer for life!

This doesn’t just work well in business. It works in ALL other areas of your life. If your spouse is upset about something, your goal is to discover what the belief is that’s causing the hurt or anger. Remember, we do not react to the event itself, but to our interpretation of what this event means to us. In other words, we react to our own reaction, and not necessarily to the event itself because that particular event could likely be interpreted in twenty different ways.

I have learned that when my wife is upset, for example, her outcome is to feel LUV from me (Listened to, Understood, Validated). Her outcome is not for me to offer practical solutions that will solve her dilemma so we can move on to other subjects. That is what I wanted. Yet, if I only focused on the outcome I wanted, it would dramatically undermine the influence I have with my wife. Instead, I focus on the ultimate outcome she desires and work to best serve her needs. This makes her much happier and way more attracted to me, which is awesome!

Therefore, the question you should be asking every person you wish to influence is, “What is your ultimate outcome here?” Or, “What is the actual goal you are attempting to reach?” This often starts an engaging conversation, especially if the person your asking isn’t quite sure of the answer. Your influence will skyrocket just by helping this person gain more clarity. The fact that you care enough to even ask the question will also magnify your personal magnetism.

In my next article, I’ll share another powerful question that will maximize your influence.

Watch for that in the next 2 days.

Until then, make today a Shurr ! Success

Tim Shurr

Taking The Road Less Traveled…

For years, we’ve talked about the importance of constant and never-ending self-improvement. Because you live your life in your head, developing greater self-awareness, expanding your perspective, and discovering how to use the power of your mind to create your life by design is crucial if you want to feel happy, fulfilled, and successful.
If you’re unsure what I mean by “living life in your head,” it’s relating to the fact that you are not responding to outside events, but rather, to your subjective interpretation of those events. It’s your beliefs that cause you to react or respond, to freak out or remain calm, to get depressed or to become more driven in any given situation.
It’s not what happens in life, yet how you interpret what’s happening, that matters more than anything else. If something doesn’t go the way you want it to, you can learn from it and become stronger or you can be critical and throw yourself a pity party.
I’m not judging because I’ve done both. Some of my past pity parties were epic! That’s why I’ve worked so hard on myself over the years. Anger, insecurity, and fear do NOTHING but suck the life out of you. However, when you truly discover your inner worth and you actively work to bring more VALUE into the lives of others and yourself, it creates unlimited possibilities for joy, inner peace, and gratitude.
AND this is why I’m retiring…well not really retiring. More like making a very exciting and much needed change! I believe one of the things that has made my life incredible is the willingness to leave my comfort zone time and time again. When people ask what the secret to success is, my response is often, “The more uncertainty you can handle, the more successful you WILL become!” Your DREAMS must become more important than your desire to feel safe.
I spent the first 35 years of my life trying desperately to feel safe. Yet, I still continued to take dozens of risks. God also gave me an amazing wife who was willing to push the boundaries even farther than I was and I still give her the credit for me going into business for myself. It was Stacey’s idea for me to turn a small room in our first apartment into an office, which over many years, transformed into one of the most successful hypnosis practices in the world! I’m definitely going to give her another BIG, grateful hug once I’m done writing this newsletter… 🙂

So, after 22 years of running multiple hypnosis offices, with the current one being, Indy Hypnosis Center, I’m stepping away for awhile. Thus, if you need an appointment, you’ve got until the end of May.

It’s been a fantastic experience working with so many wonderful people and I’ve learned a tremendous amount from facilitating well over 10,000 hypnosis sessions in the last ten years. Yet, in order for me to make a larger difference in the world, I need to step away from seeing one person at a time and continue my journey as a leadership consultant and speaker. I‘m helping entire companies become more empowered, which is also improving marriages, families, and communities. 
HERE’S THE GOOD NEWS FOR YOU!
Stepping away from my practice will give me more time to provide YOU will all the cutting-edge human performance strategies I’ve been acquiring over the last 3 decades. You’re going to get more webinars, videos, articles, and training materials that will help you take your health, wealth, and happiness to extraordinary levels! 
I’m really looking forward to serving you MORE over the next few months. In the meantime, thank you very much for being a part of my Shurr ! Success family and we’ll talk soon…
Tim

4 Steps To Quickly Increase Happiness and Prosperity

A friend recently emailed me and asked what I’ve been doing that’s different since I seemed to be so much busier and happier. As I typed out a response, I thought what I’m doing might help YOU as well. My reply is below…

Over the last few months, I’ve been working hard on clarifying what I want to do with my time, rather than being a slave to my schedule. Through this, I’ve realized the following: 

To feel fulfilled at work or home, you need to… 


1) Spend MOST of your time doing what you love.

2) Develop a mission or purpose in life that includes bringing more VALUE into the lives of those around you.

I was not doing so well on the first item (doing what you love) because I believed the stuff “I had to get done” was taking up ALL my time. Life seems busier than ever and it can feel like you’re drowning in a never-ending pile of stuff that needs completing.

Yet, there is also an unconscious habit that many success-driven people experience and that is to take on MORE activities than you should in hopes that something will eventually make you so much money that you don’t have to do anything else, except what brings you joy. Turns out, THIS IS A TRAP!

 
First, if you are spread too thin, you won’t be able to excel in one area that you can become known for. If you are a jack of all trades and a master of none, it will also hurt your brand because people won’t have a clear understanding of what you do, or how you can help them.

Second, working on several projects at once won’t give you more free time. Instead, it eats it all up. Every project you take on creates an entire list of sub-projects that you were not anticipating, which means you won’t end up with MORE free time. You’ll end up with even less!

Third, you only have so much bandwidth. I just turned 47 and I’ve noticed that I don’t have the energy to pull 80-hour work weeks like I used to. Plus, my laptop and smartphone were hurting my marriage because my family started feeling like my work was more important than they were. Thus, I put boundaries on my work so when I come home, the computer and phone go into my home office and stay there until the next morning. This has greatly improved my marriage, yet it also means I now have even less time to get things accomplished.

Sometimes life moves SO FAST, it can feel incredibly difficult to slow down enough to actually plan out a desirable outcome. This is a common theme for companies I work with and it happens in my own company as well.


If it’s happening in yours, try these 4 steps…

1. Take an hour (or a 1/2 day) and write down everything you spend your time on.

2. Then write down what you want to spend your time on. (What do you love doing the most? What would bring about the largest economic growth for your business?

3. Look at where you can start “clearing your plate.” What two activities are most important to you? These activities should bring you the greatest chance of success, while also cultivating the greatest amount of joy. If they are in conflict, go with what brings you joy.

4. Start prioritizing your day and make sure every task is related to the “two chosen activities” you’ve selected. It’s OK to say NO, to turn down money-making opportunities, and to protect your schedule in order to stay laser-focused only on your two main objectives.

Case study:

I’ve spent my whole life growing a coaching practice, so I have a lot of security and pride wrapped up in it. This makes letting it go feel quite unsettling. My mind thinks, “What if the speaking thing doesn’t work out? What if I sell my practice and I can’t get it back if I need to? What if I can’t pay my bills and I end up living in a van down by the river?”

Fear (False Evidence Appearing Real) will suggest that it’s merely trying to keep you safe. Yet, why tip-toe through life so you can safely arrive at death? I joke with my wife that I came into this world naked and yelling and that’s how I intend to leave it! I’d rather wear out than rust out, so I’m going to take a chance on pursuing my next dream.

I can always open another practice, but my BIGGER dreams aren’t going to wait forever. It’s either now or never, so I’m going for it. I’ve shifted my fear so it’s actually scarier to play it safe than it is to track down my dream, and that’s what gave me the green light to take charge of my schedule. I’ve also created urgency, so I take action quickly rather than allowing the process to drag out.

Thus, I’ve now cut way back on the number of clients I coach each week and I’m devoting 80% of my time to consulting with companies because I can make a larger difference in this way. How will it all turn out? I’ll keep you posted on that. Yet, I have a strong feeling that it’s going to turn out even better than I expected it too!

What I want to know is how it will turn out for you?
I hope you seize the opportunity to find out.


Thanks for reading,

Tim Shurr, MA
President, Shurr Success, Inc.

“The ONLY thing that separates you from your goal is a belief. The faster you
recognize and shift your limiting beliefs, the greater success you’ll achieve.” -TS

“You start to live when you give!” -Dave Lindsey

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   Maximizing Your Influence Podcast with Tim Shurr
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This podcast uncovers unconscious beliefs and habits that lead to extraordinary success in business and life. Tim chose to focus not on the icons of industry, but on regular people who’ve accomplished incredible results and have a strong message to share with you.

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How To Quickly Overcome A Setback!

How do you handle setbacks? Do you get angry? Scared? More determined? How you think about setbacks (things that don’t go the way you want them to) reveals a lot about your attitude.

There isn’t one successful person who hasn’t had setbacks. They are a part of life. Sometimes, no matter what you do or how well you perform, things will just not go your way. I used to get really upset about deals falling through, clients not showing up, or another home appliance going on the fritz.

Yet, the more I worked on myself, the more unattached I got to outcomes. All you can do is deliver your best effort. That’s it. If it doesn’t work out, try again. The secret to quickly overcoming setbacks is to focus on the value you are bringing and not on the outcome you get back!

For example, if you are working with a customer and you’ve provided all the value you can, you’ve done your job. If the customer doesn’t buy, it’s because s/he wasn’t ready or it wasn’t a good fit. You can’t force or manipulate that customer into a sale or you’ll end up with a larger problem down the road. Be happy that you now know it’s time to move on and focus your attention on the next customer who will buy from you.

Too many get stuck on why that customer didn’t buy or why things aren’t going well instead of directing their attention towards what they can do to improve the situation. Wherever your attention goes, your energy flows. If you only think about what isn’t working, you’ll end up with more things that aren’t working because that’s what you’re fixated on.

If, instead of ruminating over a lost sale, you thought, “Next!” and focused on bringing value to another person, you’ll soon have a new customer because that’s where you are placing your concerted energy. Of course, if you continue getting unfavorable outcomes, it’s smart to investigate your approach in case you need to modify it. Even the best sales professionals can find areas where they’d like to improve. They never think they already know it all and they don’t put limits on their potential.

I took my son to a Karate tournament over the weekend and watched as this courageous wheelchair-bound athlete completed his weapons kata. I found him after the competition, patted him on the shoulder, and told him what a great job he did. The young man just stared at me. We made eye contact for a few minutes, I smiled, and turned away. He didn’t say anything, yet he never broke eye contact, which is rare for a younger teenager. I wanted him to feel validated. I don’t know if it worked, yet I put it out there because that’s all I can do.

This young man could have let that wheelchair rob him of his opportunity to practice karate. Instead, not only did he take on the challenge, he also joined the Karate Competition Team. He might not of won all his matches, but he did his best and that’s all he needed to do.

Willie Jolley, a well-known motivational speaker and radio host once told me that a setback is a setup for a comeback and the singer, Billy Ocean, once said, “When the going get’s tough, the tough get going!” I’ve embraced both concepts and I encourage you to do the same.

Tim Shurr
President, Shurr Success, Inc.

 

How To Skyrocket Your Business on a Shoestring Budget

This webinar was hosted by Michael Watson for the International Association of Medical and Dental Hypnotherapists on April 11, 2017. All rights reserved…

What’s Holding You Back?

We have all felt blocked, stuck, or overwhelmed at times. The trick is to learn how to shift out of that limited mental state and quickly get back on track. Otherwise it can waste hours, days, and sometimes years, of your life. In this video, you’ll learn why we get stuck, what you can do to get your shift together, and where to find more resources to help you become a Shurr Success.

Put these dates in your calendar. May 5-7, 2017. It’s my live 3-Day “Design Your Destiny Ultra-Success Weekend!” This is my signature training event. It’s been over a year since I’ve been able to offer this program again. I’ll be in Chicago all weekend, so I’ll get you the details when upon my return.

Thanks for reading! Now watch the video. 🙂

Tim

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