“You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.”-Author Unknown
Ever heard that? Well, that’s another myth I’d love to dispel. You’re never too old to stop learning, growing and improving. In fact, when you stop doing so it’s usually a sign you’re not living—but dying.
“Old dogs usually are the ones that get run over or put down.”-Butch Bellah
If you are going to continue to run with the “young dogs” and perform at your peak level, you have to do two very important things:
1) Understand and realize that you do NOT know everything
2) Make a commitment to try to learn everything you don’t know
Make sense? Think about it; first admit you don’t know everything and then set about trying to solve that problem. By doing so, you commit to a life-long journey of learning; an unending search for more knowledge and improvement to your skills and talents.
I’ve made no secret about the fact that I LOVE to train salespeople and help them grow. At the same time, I get almost as much enjoyment and satisfaction out of continuing to improve my own skills and learn new ideas, strategies and processes.
I’m always open to finding a better, faster, more economical way to service my customers—and you should be, too.
-continue to read good, well-written books on sales, motivation or your specific industry
-subscribe to newsletters and blogs that not only teach you something but make you think
-commit to constantly improving your skills
-ENJOY THE PROCESS
Learning and growing (to me) is extremely fun and rewarding. I truly enjoy the process. Once you start to see the results, I think you will, too.
Question: What book(s) are YOU reading? I’m currently reading two: The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone and Getting Everything You Can Out of All You’ve Got by Jay Abraham (for about the 10th time—LOVE this book!)
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