There are not enough hours in your day to deal with the tactical fire-fighting that drops into your lap on a daily, if not hourly basis. How to meet revenue demands: payroll, rent, raw material purchases, project deadlines, you name it. How to sell even though you are short-staffed.
This stuff makes you short-sighted, defensive, and less-than-innovative and responsive to business development opportunities – which may be right under your nose. Except you can’t see them in your overwhelming “To Do” tactical clutter.
It seems like there’s not enough time for you to spend on continuous development of YOU. That’s where WE come in.
I’m challenging you to identify folks within sales, marketing, and business development whose blogs and insights can pluck you out of your own status quo mental mire. They will inspire you to always do your best work.
I’ll make it easy for you, as well. These are the same folks I turn to for constant insights and a way of thinking about things ever-so-slightly differently, which leads you to: “Aha!”
Everyone needs “Aha!” moments.
The Top Sales World team, led by Jonathan Farrington, just published their new list of 2013 Top Sales & Marketing Influencers. I am humbled and honored to be included in this year’s list of the folks I, myself, turn to when I need to get “unstuck.” The diversity of approaches around the common theme of selling allows you to select the folks whose perspectives align with your own business development needs.
Your needs may change throughout the year. Guess what? This team has your back, continuously.
Each member of our team always writes about topics which cause you to think about the same thing, only differently. That slight difference on how we all see the same things makes a big difference in how you meet your business issues.
Allow yourself this luxury, daily. Set aside 30 minutes first thing in the morning before you become a business firefighter. Read what our team has to say. You got yourself into your current mire. We will feed you daily lifelines to extricate yourself from “where you are today” so that you can chart tomorrow’s course.
You are not alone anymore. We have your back. We’ve been where you currently are.
What strikes me about the Top Sales World group is their sense of collaboration, for and with each other, and always with their readers. Yes, each one of us is a consultant in our own right. Yet it’s our willingness to continuously share consistently high-quality content and – some of our “secret sauce” as well – that makes the team’s overall contributions to sales, marketing and business development unique in today’s globally competitive marketplace.
While you can choose to hire these folks to help your business, you can sample what we bring to your business table on a daily blogging basis, as well as through the monthly Top Sales World publication. I don’t need to emphasize how much the world of sales and marketing has changed since the financial debacle of 2008.
Take the time to continuously re-educate yourself by sampling the content from this fascinating team. Learn from some of the top minds in the business, before you chose to hire them. Connect with them on Twitter, sign up to receive our individual blogs via RSS feeds as well as newsletters.
You owe yourself the gift of self-development. Our team gives you a place to start your own continuous sales and marketing improvement initiative.
Let me know which blogs and business perspectives strike a common chord with you.
Babette N. Ten Haken, Founder & President of Sales Aerobics for Engineers, LLC, brings entrepreneurial mojo back into small and mid-sized businesses, particularly in the manufacturing sector. She builds vibrant revenue-producing business strategies for technical start-ups seeking investors and early customers. Babette is recognized as one of the “2013 Top 50 Sales & Marketing Influencers.”