Monday, April 30, 2007

Monday Sales Tip or Life Application?

Thanks John Pyke for this tidbit.

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This week I would like to take a little bit of a different angle for the sales tip.  The inspiration for this came to me last Thursday from an outstanding Mindset call by Debbie Lantz entitled, "Avoiding the Snares of Success."

 

According to research, the number one reason why senior executives derail is ego.   I submit to you that we all significantly limit our success if pride enters the picture.  One definition of ego is, "an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others." 

 

What does Scripture say?

 

James 4:6  "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble."

Prov 16:5  "The Lord detests all the proud of heart.  Be sure of this, they will not go unpunished."

Prov 18:12  "Before his downfall a man's heart is proud but humility comes before honor."

I Cor 13:4  " Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud."

I Pet 5:5  "Clothe yourselves with humility toward one another because God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble."

 

I ask you, where is your focus?  Your wants, your needs or on others?   Zig Ziglar is famous for saying, "When you help enough people get what they want, you will always have what you want."

 

This week as you abide in Him, may your confidence come from Him.  May your humility and your sincerity to help others shine brightly.  May people be refreshed and awakened by your presence. 

 

Ask great questions, listen carefully to what they say and enthusiastically apply how AC can make a difference in realizing their goals.

 

Make a difference today!

 

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In Service,
Eric Standlee

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