The Confidence Factor – Your USP for Life

Confidence is one of the things in life that is absolutely necessary to achieve great things and can be an even greater liability if misused or misunderstood.

In sales, the acronym U.S.P stands for Unique Selling Proposition and is usually applied to the thing that differentiates the company, salesperson, and offer from their competitors.  Continue reading “The Confidence Factor – Your USP for Life”

Patience – My New Secret Weapon

Learn about my personal journey and the discovery of a secret weapon – patience.

When I was a teenager I didn’t give a lot of thought to my future, I graduated high school not knowing what I wanted to do with my life.

Once I entered the workforce I found the Commercial Heavy Vehicle Parts Industry. This industry is perfect for me, it allows me to work in a blue collar industry while holding positions in Management and Sales. After 12 years in the industry, I left to start my own business which I successfully bootstrapped with a $700.00 initial investment and built a 6-figure contracting business that I sold 7 years later. Now I am back in the Commercial Heavy Vehicle Parts Industry and I am loving every minute of it.

Sounds like a great story with a happy ending right?

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Success Does Not Equal Happiness (5 minute read)

Learn about the difference between being successful professionally and being genuinely happy.

Success, we all are striving to achieve it and yet it is so elusive. Each time we reach a new peak there is another even higher mountain to climb on the horizon. Even if we reach the highest peak possible then what?

If your happiness is connected to achieving some future goal I would like to tell you a cautionary tale.

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When Good Advice Goes Bad (2 minute read)

Learn about how important it is to understand the spirit of advice from others and use critical thinking to ensure a positive outcome.

We love to inspire others by giving advice in the form of an inspirational quote on our social media accounts.

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Personally, I have benefitted from these kinds of posts. Sometimes you need to hear or see something and exactly what you need pops up in your notifications bar at exactly the right time. I think this is the intended result when people post this kind of message.

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