The Mackerel Trawler

With the New Year approaching and goal setting becoming vogue again, it's time to consider our comfort zones that we've found and maybe pushing the boat out for greater riches. Let me tell you how a mackerel fishing adventure with a twist can help you re-consider about your comfort zones. All summer Lewis and Euan kept badgering me to take them mackerel fishing.  There seemed something adventurous and mysterious about heading out to the open sea in a real fishing trawler to catch mackerel and bring them home for breakfast.…

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Making your product appear scarce

What's your favourite Sunday roast joint?  Beef, chicken, lamb?  We asked our three children at the beginning of the year which they preferred and unanimously they said pork.  The salesman in me made me ask a few questions as to why and immediately they all replied "we love the crackling, the meat's just OK" And when I asked them which meat they preferred they admitted they weren't really keen on pork as a meat, they actually preferred chicken but they'd choose pork every time as they adored the crackling. Now…

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Tainted Words

Are you a fan of 80's music?  I am, but not the hairstyles. The other night I was watching some 1980's videos on VH1, I came across one of my favourite bands - Soft Cell and their number one hit "Tainted Love" originally released in 1981. And it got me thinking about other tainted things.  Tainted words came to mind and I came up with four tainted words to banish. Tainted...contaminated...stained...infected. These are some words that you really want to stop using in your sales and coaching language but they…

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