Talent vs Hard Work

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Talent vs Hard Work - Which is better?

Often debated and disagreed upon, the dispute is ongoing on whether talent

is the determining factor in achieving success in your chosen field.

The debate is used to fuel excuses such as 'I am not talented enough to succeed'

or 'I am so talented I do not have to do much' neither of which can be substantiated.

 

In success, most individuals seem to credit hard work as the key ingredient

even though it looks to us as a display of talent.

Hard workers however, many people will dispute, is no substitute for talent.

It is conceivable that the same results can be achieved through hard work can

be achieved by talent, given significantly more time, but that is difficult to prove.

 

Sadly, the reality is that there are many people that never achieve any

kind of success even though they possess talent that leaves us in awe.

Due to the fact that all of us know someone like this, it is unreasonable to suggest

that even extreme talent can be a guarantee of success.

 

Talent vs Hard Work - It is not that simple

Unfortunately, even a situation of rear talent occurring in someone with the passion

and drive to pursue it does not necessarily lead to success either.

Claiming that combination of hard work and talent guarantees success is oversimplifying

the difficulties and complexities of having a winning combination of traits.

 

Consistency is the key ingredient that allows hard work to produce results.

Short term hard work means very little but  consistent hard work can produce results

that are simply too large to achieve without a significant amount of time.

 

Perseverance is what many talented quitters lacked, as discouragement along your journey

is all but guaranteed (almost as a right of passage) on the road to success.

Even someone with every other positive trait can fall victim to a deficit of self confidence

or determination due to a lack of support or conviction.

 

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Marketing tricks

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It has always been my opinion that the best salesmen

in the world must be from the insurance industry.

Not only are they tasked with selling a product that is largely intangible

but that you will not likely use in the short term.

This is opinion based on the observation of my silver tongued father

and hearing recounts of his experiences.

 

I once was told that it was a regular even to have a client sneak out

of the building when he arrived for a meeting (that they agreed to).

By no means am I implying that it is easy or that you can read one

article and become an expert because experience is a factor.

 

The goal is to stand out in a crowd of your piers.

The salesman who is recognized is already ahead of the on who is not.

Once he took the job as master of ceremonies at a wedding in exchange for the guest list

because he said they would feel like they knew him (not only recognize) after that.

In other words, you cannot be a wallflower in sales.

This fact is what largely fueled my disdain for sales in my teenage years.

 

Marketing tricks - Imagery

You as a salesman among your piers, your product and your company

should all use positive images to be associated with in order for people

to easily remember you even if they are not yet consumers.

This can mean what kind of car you drive, excessive family photos on your desk

or any industry specific positive image that will leave an impression.

 

Marketing tricks - Differentiation

The use of imagination is largely ignored for most marketing.

Instead of copying the entire proven template of proven methods one should

use their imagination to add (not discard) their own individuality to their marketing campaign.

The one thing that you are doing differently will be the reason that someone remembers

you and forgets all the others who did mostly the same marketing.

This can be as simple as an unusual type of music you play or the trinkets you give.

 

Marketing tricks - Mean what you say

Do not in any situation make a promise that you cannot keep.

This applies to both business and life because the backlash will be significant.

Advertising for services, products or even values that you do not hold to be true can wreck you positive image.

Even if you manage to obtain a sale through these methods, future sales will

become harder instead of easier because you be recognized negatively.

 

Marketing tricks - After sale service

Most people fail at this as they think there is no money to be gained from it.

Granted there are those who go overboard and ask for too much but generally

a few question and answer sessions with an 'old friend' attitude is all you need

to take an indifferent purchase to a great experience and a guaranteed reference.

 

 

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How committed are you?

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How committed are you?

Ask yourself this question every single time you set a goal in your life and you will

immediately know your likelihood of achieving the desired outcome!

Asking this question will help you to be honest with yourself and not waste precious

time pursuing (or acting like you are pursuing) something that means very little to you.

How committed are you?

Get a firm grasp on the reality of what you are willing to do and sacrifice.

Many people mistake a strong or even mediocre desire for commitment.

It doesn't matter how much you want a new result

if you are unwilling to throw away old habits!

Your desire to change must be greater than your desire to stay the same.

 

As always I am primarily speaking about business but apply the principles

to everything in my personal life as well.

The most widespread situation to apply this mentality to is weight.

Most of us would like to loose a few pounds or conversely gain muscle mass.

The ones that do are the ones that are willing to sacrifice:

their time and comfort to regularly work out,

their previous habits like what and when they eat,

and their desire to quit and say 'it doesn't work for me'

before the results can be seen.

How committed are you?

Ask yourself how committed you are for each of the required sacrifices

that you must make and do not hesitate to accept the truth.

There are many things that people are unwilling or unable

to sacrifice that others will easily agree to.

One example that stand out for me is sleep.

 

Many are willing to work with the bare minimum of sleep on the way to their goals

but the reality is time is what is required.

In this way one can choose to sacrifice social gatherings, family time, vacation time

or any other obligations to achieve the same goal.

What remains is that a sacrifice must be made before your desire

can be called a commitment to achieving a goal.

 

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Surviving hard times

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Surviving hard times

One of the recurring points that we must focus on is perseverance.

Though goal setting is just as important on the path to success,

the lack of perseverance is responsible for dreams being abandoned prematurely.

Though I am primarily speaking with entrepreneurship in mind,

the evidence of this exists in all success stories.

Surviving hard times 

Surviving hard times - Be prepared to fail

Failure is a steppingstone that takes you to your success.

Any success story has double the amount of failures that simply cease

to be important in light of the person's victory over them.

If you do not overcome your fear of failure you will be unable to be worthy of success.

 

It is important that you take action with the mindset that you will not

give up if your action does not bear fruit immediately.

One try is not what it takes to become an expert at something.

As a matter a fact it may not be enough for you to be considered competent.

Begin your journey knowing that failure will not be the end,

the end will be when you reach your set goal.

Surviving hard times

 

Surviving hard times-Acceptance

We must accept things that we cannot change for what they are and nothing more.

Circumstances in your life, the economy and many other factors can serve

as obstacles or assistance to your success during your journey.

Circumstances however, are only circumstances and will never be guarantee

of either success or failure in any endeavor.

 

Face your circumstances head on rather than using them as an excuse

to put in less effort than you should and securing your own failure.

Accept that hard work is required as payment for the luxury of success.

Most of all you must accept that your goal is possible and achievable

by someone exactly like you through determination.

Surviving hard times

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Customer behaviour

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In business it is necessary to adapt and change due to many external forces.

Adapting however is not limited to financial and market conditions.

Business professionals (particularly in sales) must adapt to the customers.

A sales strategy that is tailored to the wrong customer can result in a bad experience

that may not only result in a loss of sale but diminished reputation.

 

In order to consistently provide a positive customer experience,

one must become a student of human behavior.

Psychology of the consumer plays a large role in the purchasing process.

There are potential customers that have no intention of purchasing despite the greatest sales pitch,

those that have every intention of purchasing without much coaxing and everything in between.

Learning to differentiate these types will help you manage your interaction with them.

 

Understanding people means understanding yourself as well.

What drives you to your behavior can be reduced to what you need at that time.

A good starting place would be identifying the basic human needs.

Consumer Behaviour

These basic needs can be applied to our everyday lives and decisions with ease.

The issue is to identify the driving force of the individual at any particular moment.

While it is true that you cannot read minds to divine what someone is thinking

at any particular moment (assuming they even know why), they try to tell you.

If they were trying to tell you consciously it would be easy, unfortunately you

have to settle for reading the signs that they themselves are unaware of.

 

Consumer Behaviour

 

Assuming that you are not also being observed would be a mistake.

You attitude, seniority, confidence and knowledge are all being judged

unconsciously by the consumer and will likely prompt a response.

Most conflict is about misunderstood communication.

 

 

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