Category: Motivational Monday

06 May

DJ’s Motivational Mondays | Battle Ready

Margaret Thatcher, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990, was dubbed by a Soviet journalist as the “Iron Lady” because of her uncompromising politics and leadership style.  Though not a great speaker In her early political career, she was always well-prepared and fearless with her answers to questions.  She was the

08 Apr

DJ’s Motivational Mondays | An Inspired Spirit

Many followers of this blog are aware I had a surgery in March to repair and fuse three vertebra in my neck.  The recovery has been great and my doctor is encouraged by my progress.  Leading up to and even directly after the surgery, my spirit was a little broken, and if you know me

11 Feb

DJ’s Motivational Mondays | Words at Valentines

Valentine’s Day is in a couple of days which means lots of loving words within cards and candy boxes will be given.  But do we know anything about the man, St. Valentine?  Around the year 265 AD there was an emperor named Claudias who had an edict that soldiers should not marry because they fought

05 Nov

DJ’s Motivational Mondays | Expectations

Everyone knows I am an avid golfer and wear colorful attire at times.  It was joked recently that I would show up to a hunt trip with a camo shirt and pink pants!  That could happen!   I love to get out and play golf when I travel and recently I played with Bruce Martinez,

10 Sep

DJ’s Motivational Mondays | Vitamin C – Commitment

In the last couple of months, I have encouraged readers of “Motivational Monday” on resilient sales and persistent sales with both involve one important “Vitamin C”—Commitment.  No, this is not a blog about title commitments.  It is about the state or quality of being 100% dedicated to the sale, cause, activity, or person.  Unfortunately, due

13 Aug

DJ’s Motivational Mondays | Persistent Sales

At the end of last month’s “Resilient Sales” blog, I talked about when you don’t get the sale. You need to make a plan, move on to the next deal, and then revisit the lost sale again later.  Revisiting the lost sale later will require some persistence, no matter how many times it takes.  In

09 Jul

“DJ’s Motivational Mondays | Resilient Sales

So many people think that sales is easy, and in some ways it can be.  The hardest part about sales is when you don’t get the deal.  How resilient you are determines how successful you can be.  Resilience is the ability to withstand or recover from difficult situations.  No one likes to be in a

11 Jun

DJ’s Motivational Mondays | What a Great Team!

I recently read a quote by Vala Afshar, Chief Digital Evangelist for Salesforce, addressing respect and trust within a team.  “We are not a team because we work together.  We are a team because we respect, trust and care for each other.” I have been on many teams in my lifetime, sports and in business.