I’m calling Bull%&^#!
I’m going to keep this short, because I am in a bad mood today. I’m sick, my kids are sick, and we are getting on a plane in nine hours. I’m very excited about the destination, but not the transit.
So in a rush to try to come up with a topic this week, I am letting my emotions guide me. Here goes.
I am SICK AND TIRED of hearing people saying they don’t have time. My clients claim they don’t have the time to complete the assignments I give them. My prospects don’t have time to talk about the proposals I have presented to them. My friends don’t have time to come and visit me, even though I live 28 miles from the city.
I have had enough. I say you are full of crap.
Because the fundamental truth is, PEOPLE MAKE TIME TO DO WHAT THEY WANT TO DO.
The reason your sales are not better is that you are not willing to make the changes necessary to make it happen. You want the sales; you want the commissions and the recognition; but, you don’t want to do the work.
Admittedly, the work is hard. But glory and wealth are not going to come to you without the hard work. I don’t care if it used to be easier. Today is the day, and today is the reality. And, today, you need to find something of value to say, consistently fill your pipeline with new prospects, and work hard every day to earn the business.
So quit making excuses. Decide what you want, and make it happen. Don’t make me come over there.
Blogger, author, consultant, coach and all around evangelist for the graphic arts industry, Kelly sold digital printing for 15 years so she understands the challenges, frustrations and pitfalls of building a successful sales practice. Her mission is to help printers of all sizes sell more stuff. Kelly's areas of focus include sales and marketing coaching, enabling clients to find engagement strategies that work for them and mentoring the next generation of sales superstars.
Kelly graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Political Science and, among other notable accomplishments, co-founded the Windy City Rollers, a professional women's roller derby league. She is also the mother of two sets of twins under the age of ten, so she fears nothing.