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Monday Morning Motivation: Walk The Path!

Good Day All,

As all my Pinnacle Performance clients know, “Walk The Path” is one of my very favorite maxims. And for good reason…

There’s a big difference between knowing what to do and actually doing it.

A dramatic difference in results between those who think about it and those who do it.

A tremendous difference in performance between those who believe in PRIDE and those who actually practice it on a day-to-day basis.

To reach the pinnacle… Walk The Path!

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Steve 🙂

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Monday Morning Motivation: Why You Should Always Aim High

Monday Morning Motivation from Sir Richard Branson…

Why you should always aim high – Virgin.com.

Aim Higher

Make a Great Day!

Steve 🙂

Decide – Commit – Succeed!

A little Monday Morning Motivation to power your Pinnacle Performance week…

DECIDE – COMMIT – SUCCEED

Decide Commit Succeed

DECIDE

Decide to be better. Decide mediocre performance won’t achieve top level results. Decide you’re capable of greatness. Decide to refuse to lose.  Decide your time is NOW!

COMMIT

Commit to achieving your goals. Commit to regular exercise. Commit to eliminating negative and  accentuating the positive. Commit to progress and being better each day. 

 SUCCEED

Success has a formula but the program only works if you work the program!

Make a Great Day!

Steve 🙂

 

Are You Just Another Brick In The Wall?

If you’ve been working in sales, customer service or just about any other professional services occupation for more than a week or so then you have likely come to the realization that you’re not the only one who does what you do.

In fact, there’s a very high probability that you’re one of many, an UN-monopoly in your marketplace, with many competitors trying to capture and serve the very same customers that you are.

So what’s you plan to stand out in the crowd?

As I advise all my Pinnacle Performance clients, if you look, sound and feel like all your competitors in the eyes, ears and experience of your customers then their decision to do business with you will come down to price. If you’re looking to be the Walmart of your industry and sell high volume at the lowest price than this a fine path to travel.

On the other hand, if you’re not anticipating moving billions of dollars in goods or services, then I strongly suggest another path to prosperity; be different, be better, be worth more.

As I wrote in Would You Buy You?, YOU have a choice in the way you perceive yourself, manage yourself and, ultimately, sell yourself to others.

So take a good like at yourself and business approach. How do you look, sound and feel from the customers point-of-view?

Remember, nothing perceived as ordinary is ever valued as something special.

Don't Just Be Another Brick In The Wall

Make a Great Day!

Steve 🙂

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Steve Ferrante is the Grand PooBah & Trainer of Champions of Sale Away LLC., providing Pinnacle Performance Sales, Customer Service and Leadership training, speaking and professional development services to success-driven businesses throughout North America. For detailed information visit Sale Away. Steve can be reached directly at 866-721-6086 ext. 701 or via email at steve@saleawayllc.com

Monday Morning Motivation: Make The Days Count

Welcome to Monday morning. A clean slate. Everyone starts this week (and every other week) same amount of time:  7 days, 168 hours, 10,080 minutes, 604,800 seconds.

High-achievers don’t waste time, they take advantage of it and set out each day with a clear purpose and goal. 

Many folks count the days waiting for something good to come their way. High-achievers make the days count and work to position themselves for good things.

One thing is certain, time will pass.

What you do with it this week will determine if it was time well spent come next Sunday evening.

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Make The Days Count

Make a Great Day!

Steve 🙂

Monday Morning Motivation: It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over

Brady & Ortiz

As you certainly know if you’re from the Boston area, and really should if you’re not, Sunday October 13th was an amazing day in New England sports. And that’s saying something given all the success Boston sports teams have had in the last dozen years or so.

First there was the New England Patriots playing the undefeated New Orleans Saints.  Trailing by four points 27-23, needing to drive 70 yards with 1:13 left in the game with no timeouts, the Patriots got the ball. With all signs pointing at defeat, fans were leaving the stadium and many made it to their vehicles to get out of dodge and avoid the looming agony of defeat. But then, when all seemed lost, a champion emerged victorious.

Tom Brady went to work advancing the team down the field and, with 10 seconds left in the game, had two plays to take a shot at the end zone. He would only need one as he launched a picture-perfect pass just over the reach of New Orleans defender Jabari Greer and into the hands of New England receiver Kenbrell Thompkins for the winning touchdown with just five ticks left on the clock.

It would have been easy to throw in the towel, concede defeat, and go home. But that’s not what champions are made of. And Tom Brady is the quintessential champion.

Suddenly, it was a great day in New England! Everyone had a pep in their step, reinvigorated by the high drama and the unmistakeable vibe of victory.

Then, as soon as that game ended, the Red Sox began their 2nd playoff game against their American League Championship Series opponent, the roaring Detroit Tigers. The first game was an epic pitchers duel, favoring the Tigers as their pitching staff, led by Anibal Sanchez, nearly threw a no-hitter allowing only 1 hit in the game and ultimately winning 1-0.

Game 2 was shaping up to be more of the same as the Tigers pitching was equally amazing with Max Schezer allowing just two hits and one run through seven innings and, along with a hitting offense, carried the Tigers to a commanding 5-1 lead entering the eighth.

Facing the abyss, many fans decided to bail and headed for an exit to get out of Fenway before the walking dead. But then, when all seemed lost, one big swing of the bat changed everything.

Facing Detroit closer Joaquin Benoit, David Ortiz smashed a game-tying Grand Slam out of the park.  One inning later the Red Sox’s Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a walk-off single that gave the Sox a 6-5 victory and tied the ALCS series at one game apiece.

An unbelievable one for the ages fairy-tale day in Boston sports that won’t soon be forgotten.

How many times have people (perhaps you) been facing challenges, been seemingly down and out, and given up? One thing is for sure, you cannot win if you quit during the game. After all, it ain’t over till it’s over.

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Make a Great Day!

Steve 🙂

Monday Morning Motivation: Don’t Wish It Were Easier…

Hi All,

Another work week is upon us… As always, it will come with it’s share of challenges and struggles.

Some folks will wish it were easier. Champion ‘Pinnacle Performers’ will be stronger and succeed.

Some folks hope things will work out. Champions plan and are prepared for when they don’t.

As personal development author and master motivational speaker, Jim Rohn, said in the follow-up to his famous quote below, Don’t wish for less challenges; wish for more wisdom.”

Fact is, you have a world of wisdom at your disposal to effectively handle any challenge.

Don't Wish It Were Easier

Make a Great Day!

Steve :-)

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Persistence & Determination To Succeed

Last week Oracle’s Team USA accomplished the greatest comeback in America’s Cup history and one of the most dramatic in any sport. Trailing 8-1 to the challenger, Emirates Team New Zealand, and within one defeat of losing the Cup, Oracle pushed on and proceeded to win an unprecedented eight straight races to defend the trophy.

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After completing their amazing victory, the managing director of Team New Zealand, Grant Dalton said, “They just got better and better”.

While USA’s skipper and crew certainly deserve recognition and high praise for making the on-the-fly boat configuration adjustments that reduced the drag and created the increased speed required to pull ahead, none of this would have been possible without their persistence and determination to succeed.

Down 8-1, it certainly would have been easier to concede defeat and forfeit the title. Fortunately, as is so often the case with true champions, they did not give in but rather relentlessly pursued their goal despite the seemingly overwhelming odds against them.

This lesson applies perfectly to Pinnacle Performance. As Calvin Coolidge said in his famous quote, “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence”.

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Onward & Upward!

Steve 🙂

Monday Morning Motivation: Hilton On Success

Conrad Hilton built a hotel empire and a became a legendary tycoon by focusing on positive action and always moving forward despite setbacks.

Monday morning is the perfect time to think about your actions..

What will you do today to put yourself on pace for a successful week?

How will you move forward and be better this week than last?

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Make a great day!

Steve 🙂

P.S. Conrad Hilton’s book, Be My Guest, is still kind of a Bible for the hotel/hospitality industry.

P.S. The book, “Be My Guest,” written by Conrad Hilton, is still kind of Bible for all hotels. – See more at: http://astrumpeople.com/conrad-hilton-biography-the-history-of-hilton-hotels-corporation/#sthash.nfYJVzZB.dpuf
P.S. The book, “Be My Guest,” written by Conrad Hilton, is still kind of Bible for all hotels. – See more at: http://astrumpeople.com/conrad-hilton-biography-the-history-of-hilton-hotels-corporation/#sthash.nfYJVzZB.dpuf
P.S. The book, “Be My Guest,” written by Conrad Hilton, is still kind of Bible for all hotels. – See more at: http://astrumpeople.com/conrad-hilton-biography-the-history-of-hilton-hotels-corporation/#sthash.nfYJVzZB.dpuf

Monday Morning Motivation: Branson On Success

Sir Richard Branson is a brilliant entrepreneur and true Pinnacle Performer.

Branson’s first business venture was The Student Magazine that he launched at the age of 16. In 1970, he established a mail-order record business by way of advertising in his magazine. In 1972, he opened a chain of record stores, Virgin Records, later transforming into Virgin Megastores. Branson’s Virgin brand experienced tremendous growth during the 1980s, as he formed Virgin Atlantic Airways and expanded his Virgin Records music label.

Today, Branson is one of the richest citizens on the planet, with a net worth in excess of $4 billion.

With all he has accomplished, there is plenty aspiring Pinnacle Performers can learn about success from Sir Richard. Much of that is summed up nicely on the graphic below.

Use these success principles as a guide to greater performance…

Branson On Success

Make a Great Day!

Steve 🙂

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