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Grant as Santa Claus

How to Motivate a Team Through the Holidays

While the holidays are a time of joy and celebration for many, they can also be a source of stress for sales teams. Team members may find it difficult to stay motivated with all the additional demands on their time and energy (not to mention all of the holiday parties and events). We all tend to slack off sometimes when there are festivities, but this isn’t the time to slow down. Here’s how to motivate a team through the holidays:


Set achievable goals.

It can be easy to get overwhelmed during the holidays, especially if your team has a lot of work to do. To avoid feeling stressed out and unmotivated, set realistic goals that you can achieve within a reasonable timeframe.


Plan a post-holiday celebration.

What’s better than looking forward to celebrating all of your hard work than hosting a party for your team? Make it fun and let them enjoy a night to congratulate them. 


Address problems ahead of time.

If you’re aware of issues with a project (such as a tight deadline or an unrealistic workload), address them ahead of time by asking for help from other team members.


Give back.

This is a no-brainer! Your team will feel more motivated and stay engaged if they have the opportunity to give their time and skills to a worthy cause.


Reward good performance.

Recognition for a job well done is one of the best ways to keep people motivated. Suppose you have an incentive program in place. In that case, everyone must get credit when they do something worthy of recognition so that no one feels left out.


Recognize your team’s efforts.

Please make a special effort to recognize the contributions of your team members during the holidays. Let them know how much you appreciate their dedication and hard work throughout the year. It’s not too late to add something special in their holiday paychecks for working through December!


Celebrate success.

When your team meets its goals or completes a project ahead of schedule, take the time to celebrate its success. This will help keep them motivated to work even harder in the future.


Work on personal development.

Just because it’s the holidays doesn’t mean it’s time to slack off – it’s a great time to read sales books, complete extra sales training, surround yourself with positive reminders and make continued investments in yourself – because that’s the greatest gift of all.


I get it – there’s lots of fun around the office these days, but let’s keep in mind that our goals are our first priority. Don’t forget to give your sales team something to look forward to and keep them motivated so they continue to boost sales. If you want to learn about more motivation methods, check out my course at cardoneuniversity.com

Grant Cardone Work In Sales

Want To Work In Sales? Agree With Everyone

If you want to work in sales you’re going to need to do one important thing with your client–agree with them.


The world is filled with different beliefs and values that can be confusing, frustrating, and even angering. The best way to solve these problems is not through disagreement but by finding agreement. Agreement provides a common ground from which the parties involved can work together to find solutions. In sales, this means you need to try your hardest to find out what the customer needs before any talk of features, benefits, or other details takes place.


Once you have an idea about what they want, it’s much easier for them to decide because there’s no longer anything that stands between them and their goal. You also increase your odds of getting a “yes” if you agree with what they’re saying while at the same time showing that you understand their point of view. So, here are five reasons why agreement works in sales and how it will help you persuade anyone

Always agree with the customer. 


If you want an agreement, you’ve got to be agreeable with your customers. This rule should not be confused with the old saying “the customer is always right” because customers aren’t always right. Right or wrong, agree with the customer. Agree as you write the deal, don’t disagree and fight the deal. People who agree with one another move towards each other. “Opposites attract” does not happen in sales. In selling, likes attract likes and are born out of an agreement. 


It only takes one.


If there isn’t enough agreement between two parties, there’s no agreement at all. The truth is, it only takes one person to agree because once one opposing party agrees, there is no longer any disagreement. The salesperson who wants agreement must agree with the customer before achieving agreement. Just because what you think the customer says sounds ridiculous, agree with him. Agreeing is the road to more sales!


The agreement challenge


Practice this with a friend, family member, or work colleague. Try to agree with everyone you talk to for a single day. This is an essential rule of selling and needs daily practice. See, when you agree first, you can manage to direct the conversation the way you want. “Oh, this is too much money,” you say, “I agree it’s much money. Everyone who invests in this product agrees that this system is a big investment when they’re buying it. That’s why you should get it installed so it can start making you money right away.” See how good that sounds?



Soften your buyer


When you are working in sales you need to start your relationships with an agreement. Then you need to tell your prospective buyer about your product. Do it even if they only have 10 minutes to spare and you feel like you can’t present in such a short timeframe. You’ll come off as understanding, easy to deal with, and professional. Customers are more likely to respect you because you agreed with them, not because you were a rockstar at handling objections. 

The magic words


Suppose you want people to agree with your viewpoint. In that case, all you’ve got to do is agree with their position, opinions and step into their shoes. Customer service problems can be handled the same way. When you get a complaint, go ahead and agree with the complaint. “You guys screwed everything up!” the customer shouts. “I agree with you, sir,” you say. “Let me figure out how to correct it for you.” But if you tell him he’s wrong, you’re only adding gasoline to his fire of disagreements.


Agreement is the fastest route to getting your way! Do yourself a favor and practice agreeing with people. The three of the most powerful words in the English language are “you are right!” Two other powerful words in the English language are “I agree!” Agreeing with the customer means control for the salesperson, happier customers, and quicker decisions. Miracles take place out of an agreement.


Learn more powerful words and sales techniques at cardoneuniversity.com and master your sales skills.


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How to Persuade Anyone

You could argue that “persuasion” is another word for selling. It definitely is a large portion of it. To get another person to do business with you will take some level of convincing. Being uncertain of this skill will, in turn, make you uncertain of your selling ability and income. In this article, you will learn how to persuade anyone— without any underhanded tricks.

Persuade Anyone

See Things Their Way FIRST


The first thing you need to do to be able to persuade anyone, and the first rule of selling itself, is you have to agree with the other person. You can’t get other people to do what you want if you make them feel wrong about how they feel. They will become defensive and more solid in their viewpoint. 


Agreeing with the other person is the most senior rule in selling and persuading others. 


This is not the same thing as the old saying, “The customer is always right.” However, you have to agree with them before you start to shift their viewpoint. And to actually change their perspective, you have to do the next step I’m going to share with you… 

Show Them, Don’t Tell Them 


People believe what they see, not what they hear. This is true now more than ever. No one will take your word no matter how honest a person you are. You shouldn’t take this personally, but you will need to handle it if you want to persuade someone. Their distrust of you is not their problem. It’s yours. 


Third-party information is extremely valuable here. Remember, you agree with them first. Use the line, “I agree. I thought the same thing until….”, and present information that supports your price, viewpoint, etc. Doing so builds trust, credibility, and value. 


Follow these two steps, and you’ll be able to persuade anyone. No one makes it in business or in life without the support from others. You need to have the skills to present your ideas and products to the world to be successful. If you’re interested in strengthening your selling and negotiation skills go to cardoneuniversity.com.


Be Great.

Grant Cardone

Grant Cardone and Inflation

How to Outsell Inflation

Recent statistics show that American prices are surging at a higher rate than they have in the past 30 years. This is unfortunately not the first time this has happened, and it won’t be the last. But what can you do to not become a by-product of inflation or other economic problems?


You INCREASE your income. 


In this article, I am going to tell you how to outsell inflation. If you are interested in being invincible against inflation, keep reading.



Sell to Survive 


Selling is critical to survival when the economy is doing well. Unlike other careers, there is no limit to your income in sales. There is just one condition— you have to commit to becoming a pro at selling. The hairdresser has to be able to sell hair appointments. The baker has to sell cakes. No matter what you do, you have to be good at sales to be inflation-proof. Step one is to know that you are in sales and get good at it. 


Want More Rejection 


Why would you want more rejection? Because life is a numbers game. If you are going to outsell inflation, you are going to have to get in front of more people than ever. Hearing “no” more often is going to be natural as you get in front of more prospects. I want you to be so good about rejection that you want more of it. After all, every “no” gets you closer to a “yes.” 



Take Advantage of Shortages 


This doesn’t mean I want you to do something unethical like raising the cost of your product when supplies are low. What I do mean is look for ways that you can go above and beyond in the marketplace. I want you to do things other salespeople won’t do. Think about going to your prospect’s office instead of them coming to you. Meet with them outside of normal business hours. These things will make people more willing to do business with you and it will result in more sales.


This is how you get through bad times. It’s not the easiest thing to do, but it’s the only way to ensure you can survive any economy. Becoming a professional at sales will not fail you. Learn more sales tips and strategies through cardoneuniversity.com.


Be Great,

Grant Cardone