*This post contains religious overtones – if you’re offended or bothered by religious and spiritual themes, please skip reading.
Life is a beautiful experience of growth, progression and expansion. Or at least it can be.
Most people, especially business professionals, wish for better results in all aspects of life. We want extreme business and financial success. We want optimum health and relationships with our loved ones that bring joy, happiness and fulfillment. All wonderful and worthy goals.
The truth is growth and progression for a better life and a better “you” can be difficult and painful, because it usually means sacrifice. Giving something up to get something bigger and better.
When I was 19 years old I wanted to change my life. I was stuck in low level living and I was staring at a future full of mediocrity. While I wanted a beautiful and bright future I was stuck in the mud and it seemed extremely hard to change who I was to get better results in life. Although I tried many times, I always turned back to the person I was. “That’s just the person I am.”
Finally, I had an epiphany.
To truly change and achieve better results out of life, a part of me would have to die so that I could be reborn.
A part of me had to die.
For me personally, I had to walk away from my best friends. I had to banish drugs and alcohol from my life because I have an addictive personality so I had to create a zero tolerance policy.
That part of my life literally had to die so that I could be reborn.
Once the vacuum was created, reborn I was and the success I have achieved in my life up to this point was made possible from the rebirth.
If you have a patch of ugly weeds in your beautiful flower garden you can’t change the weeds to become better, you must kill them, pull them out before you can replace them with gorgeous flowers.
Still today I understand that if I want to achieve better results, have more in my life in any area, something probably has to die. A bad habit has to be killed, a mode of thinking must be banished, an unhealthy something needs to put to rest. And by so doing, something more positive can grow in it’s place.
In sales if I want to achieve greatness, I must sacrifice something or let go of some aspect of life that is holding me back.
I’ve found the more drastic the change, the bigger and better the change.
A spring cleaning is needed to renew our lives.
As millions across the Earth reflect on Good Friday and what it represents, let us all understand that the wonderful gift Jesus Christ gave to us at a chance of rebirth, something had to die. He had to die. He had to die so that he could live again…and so that we could live again.
True sales success takes guts, massive courage and a willingness to stare the sales killer in the eyes and overcome it. The sales killer is fear.
While most sales reps (and people in general) play it safe and walk along the paved roads of life, fewer venture off on the dirt roads, there is a fraction of the elite achievers that dare the adventure and challenge of taking the mountain trail all the way to the top of the peak. This is the path less travelled so to speak.
The mountain trail is full of twists and turns and massive challenges. But at the top is glory, success and ultimate achievement and fulfillment. No regrets.
If you choose to be the top 1% of your industry and achieve your true potential you must be fully committed. It’s not easy, you will see things on the mountain path that will shake you to the core.
You see, on your path to the top, as its getting dark and strange noises make you look over your shoulder, appearing before you will be a big, black, snarling and hungry wolf who wants to eat you for dinner. What will you do at this moment of truth? Most will turn back running for their lives.
If you’re fully committed, no matter what happens you’re going to reach the peak and the only way to do that now is you will have to slay the wolf. You will have to be willing to sacrifice yourself and dig deep to find the courage to take the wolf on and slay it.
The wolf is fear. To overcome what’s holding you back from sales greatness, you must confront the fear head on and wipe it out.
To kill fear you must do that which scares you. If you’re afraid, embrace the fear and do it anyway. The best way I know how to kill fear is to learn how to love it. Yes, love fear, bring it in, let it motivate you and excite you and then instead of holding you back, it motivates you! Rather than being the sales killer it becomes the sales motivator. Move toward fear instead of running away from it.
I know you have what it takes to be the top in your industry. I invite you to make that commitment and do what it takes to reach your full potential. Do not let fear or hesitation hold you back. Your destiny awaits.
We’re here to help you on your journey to the top. We’ve been there and know what it takes. For help getting to the top 1# and reaching the mountain peak, reach out to us below.