Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Celebrate New Life

To the Christian tomorrow is Maudy Thursday, a remembrance of Jesus last Passover supper with his disciples. He gave new meaning to Passover supper. Jesus was called the lamb of God whose blood was sacrificed so all could live. Christians celebrate the Lord’s supper with bread that represents Christ’s body and wine or grape juice representing His blood. The next day Jesus would be crucified on Good Friday. The greatest good ever done in all of history was done that Friday. He was the final sacrificial lamb

"Maundy" comes from the Latin word for "command." In the context of Maundy Thursday, it refers to the commandment Jesus gave us to love one another. Greater love has no man than this,that he lay down his life for his brother.

Our society is very fast pace, there’s always something to do. Slow down and reflect on your beliefs and the significance of today.

One of the great things about being my own boss is I can kick it into slow gear for a day of celebration and reflection if I choose.

Moving forward,

Jeff Roach

Monday, April 4, 2011

Take a Walk in Their Shoes

We’ve all dealt with pushy salesmen who obviously are just interested in making a big commission by selling the most expensive item they have and adding on as many accessories as possible. Sales should not be something you do to a prospect … it is something you do for a prospect. A salesman of integrity learns about his prospects’ needs and finds the optimum solution to those needs. That type of salesman is welcomed by the prospect as a confidant and an aide in getting their business handled.

So how do you know what your customer needs? You ask a lot of questions. You spend time researching their business. You try to walk in their shoes. Sales pros are like doctors - they ask questions, listen, diagnose the problem and offer a solution. Most freight brokering deals take time. In order to get the business you must be trustworthy, offer value and have the ability to follow through on everything your promise, everything.

Personal growth precedes professional growth. Evaluate yourself. What can you do to improve yourself? Become a better person and you will become more professional.
A truly professional salesman or sales lady is 100% convinced in their product,
you have to be convinced yourself before you are convincing.

You also have to set some goals. How can you hit a target you don't have? Write down your goals or they are just dreams.

Prospecting is hard but keep at it because the more prospects you have the less pressure you’ll feel. A proven process also takes pressure off the salesperson.

Zig Ziglar says, “You can have everything in life you want - if you will just help enough other people get what they want”.

Moving forward,

Jeff Roach