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Referral Roulette: Your Bank Can’t Afford to Play!

The Shef April 4th, 2013 1 Comment

Referral Roulette Your Bank Can’t Afford to Play! Every bank gambles. The bank bets that the customer will repay their loans on time, they bet that their investments will create a respectable return, they bet that their customers will instinctively send solid referrals to them.  2 out of 3 ain’t bad. Referrals are extremely profitable for […]

Focus On the Fantastic, not On Your Weaknesses

The Shef January 17th, 2013 No Comments

A few days ago, I was invited to speak to the Young Presidents Organization at the Four Seasons Resort in Scottsdale, AZ.  The Phoenix/Scottsdale area was experiencing record low temperatures, and most businesses are not set up to handle chilly weather like they are in other parts of the country. The staff at the Four […]

Motivated Customers and Golfing Success

The Shef August 24th, 2012 No Comments

Golfing and business seem to go hand in hand, but the successful and motivated salesperson realizes that the true magic to both games is the short game. It is the little things that make a huge difference in customer relationships, buying decisions, and overall success in business. There is nothing more valuable than a motivated […]

Million Dollar Running Shoes

The Shef July 11th, 2012 1 Comment

Acquiring new customers is one of the most expensive tasks for any business. Unfortunately, most businesses are working far too hard at this task by doing everything themselves. One simple strategy that is simple and very cost effective is strategic partnerships. One of the greatest examples brilliant partnerships is New Balance  and Westin Hotels. Maintaining […]

Waiting to be Knighted

The Shef June 22nd, 2012 No Comments

 One of the most consistent comments I hear people mention is that they are not qualified to give advice to others, especially if the recipient of that advice has achieved notable success. While there are professions which require licensing those offering advice (financial planning, insurance, medical, etc.), most areas of life require no such licensing or […]

3 Strategies for Business Awesomeness

The Shef May 11th, 2012 1 Comment

Awesomeness- The overwhelming desire to perform above and beyond expectation (even when no one is looking) and creating a culture which draws the best employees and customers to your business Your business is awesome. You have a positive mantra written on the wall of the break room, your 21 irrefutable laws of customer satisfaction manual is readily available […]

Giving Away 1000 Books NOW!!!

The Shef May 1st, 2012 1 Comment

One of my mentors and fellow speakers/authors, Brendon Burchard is at it again. He’s GIVING AWAY hardcover copies of his new book RIGHT NOW! His new book is called “The Charge: Activating the 10 Human Drives that Make You Feel Alive“. Claim Yours NOW Before They’re All Gone!  Give yourself the gift of personal growth…for FREE! (Just pay postage). […]

Hiring the Right Applicant, and Stevie Wonder’s Driving Skills

The Shef April 27th, 2012 No Comments

Every human resource person and entrepreneur has asked themselves, “Why did I hire this person?” Some people are simply great interviewers, but when they are actually put to work, they don’t really perform. This got me thinking about Stevie Wonder working as a chauffeur.  Is Stevie Wonder a very talented man? Absolutely. Is he a […]

Networking vs. Not Working

The Shef March 9th, 2012 1 Comment

Success in any kind of endeavor relies upon the quality of the relationships which you feed. Whether you are part of an organized networking group like BNI, participate in conversations with others at social networking sites like Mashable, or regularly attend Chamber of Commerce events; the principals of networking remain true. Today we will be […]

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