So you want to be a People Manager?

I can't recall where I've read it, but it's still clear to my often cloudy mind. That wise quote from someone: Dealing with people, will always be a mess. This became reality to me when I became an active member of a local church back in 2008. It's when I realized: just because God is... Continue Reading →

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Entitlement and the Marketplace Christian

Believers in the marketplace need to put a stop to it. All believers in sales & business have, in at least one point of their lives, fallen into this exhausting mentality. You may have fallen for this principle once or are still within the confines of it. And it's just wearing you down mentally, emotionally... Continue Reading →

The Lion’s Den

It often feels like that in sales - being in the lion's den. It doesn't matter if you chose to be in it or fate forced sales upon you, it feels the same when you face the hungry lions around you. It could be a manipulative client, a greedy business partner, a jealous colleague, a... Continue Reading →

Overwhelmed.

In the very fast pace of sales, it's easy to lose one's self. If you don't spend some time to remember who you are, you'll get dragged into places where you don't belong. You lose your principles and try to adapt to someone else's. You try to dream someone else's dreams. You strive to enjoy... Continue Reading →

Nth Sense

Aside from the hard leg work, the roller-coaster of emotions, frustrated expectations, market confusion, ever-rising quotas and messy politics inside and outside the company – sales people deal with a lot of various stresses in their lives. Sometimes, on a very bad day, all things from all sides go wrong at the same time. It... Continue Reading →

Purpose-Driven Selling

Not all sales people are driven by financial and material things. Not all are motivated by money, cars, investments, travel and properties. Not all of us are excited by trophies or pats on the back. It may be hard to grasp, but for the believer in the sales industry, our work becomes part of our... Continue Reading →

Sincerity Sells

Some of the famous selling strategies have been around for decades. The sampling method. Benefit-selling. Relationship-based selling. Money-begets-money approach. Selling using influence & popularity. The old-fashioned door-to-door, rapid-talk selling style. And more... These of course come in different shiny packages such as power-dressing, ultra self-confidence, positive-thinking, picturing the end at the beginning, the smiling mask,... Continue Reading →

The Thin Line

Corporate life is filled with thin lines and gray areas. There are too many rules that are open to individual interpretation. Often times, situations compel us to push on those thin lines to make things happen for important clients. It is during those times when the Christian salesman's reputation is at stake. We are always... Continue Reading →

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