Everything Needs to be Planned – Move Your A$$ Monday #28

This week Warren speaks about why you need a written, focused direction and plan for your life and career.

To inquire into Warren’s availability for speaking at your keynote or seminar, send him some info here: Keynotes and Seminar Speaking.


Move Your Ass Monday #28 Everything Needs to be Planned

Hi this is Warren Greshes and welcome to, “Move Your Ass Monday!”  I’m here to eliminate all the excuses, get your week started on a high note and make sure you reach your fullest potential.

If you’ve ever had, or wanted to have a house custom built, would you consider doing it without a complete set of architectural plans?  After all, if you have an experienced builder, couldn’t you just tell him what you want?  Besides, it would save a lot of time not having to wait for plans to be drawn up.  Don’t you think, after years of experience, your builder could build a house from memory?

I’ll bet it could be done, but do you think it would come out exactly the way you want it?  Plus, don’t you think the time you would have saved not drawing up a plan, would be squandered by all the time you’ll waste having to redo the mistakes; not to mention the money wasted?

Yet, isn’t that how far too many people live their lives?  We are in such a hurry to have everything now, that we consider stopping to formulate a plan something that will only slow us down.  When, in reality, the little bit of time we invest up front to create a written, focused direction and plan, ends up saving us far more time in the back end by not leading us in directions we don’t want to go: which happens when we “wing it.”

Another benefit of planning is: it helps us understand that the things we want most in life take time.  I wonder; how many people give up on their dreams because they didn’t plan; have an unrealistic idea of how long it should take to achieve; and, when it doesn’t materialize immediately, give up, convinced it can’t be done?

Formulating a plan also helps us decide what our true priorities are.  It enables us to clearly define what sacrifices need to be made in order for us to achieve what we want.  It also allows us to decide whether or not we’re willing to make those sacrifices, which, in turn, helps us decide whether what we say we want out of life is truly what we want.  Imagine how much time and frustration you can save by not chasing a dream you didn’t really want in the first place.

Whether it’s a career change; starting your own business; quitting your job to stay home with the kids; saving for retirement; picking up and moving to a new location; or, picking the right college or university; the ability to sit down, take a step back and invest some time in creating a written, focused direction and plan with pros, cons, priorities and sacrifices, can only increase your odds of success.

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Successful People Live Off-Peak. – Move Your A$$ Monday #24

You can’t be one of the crowd if you ever hope to stand out from the crowd. In this week’s video, Warren talks about what successful people do to differentiate themselves from everybody else.

To inquire into Warren’s availability for speaking at your keynote or seminar, send him some info here: Keynotes and Seminar Speaking.


The Warm-up letter – Sales Prospecting #13

Is it helpful to send an introductory letter to each person telling them you will be following up with a phone call? In this video you’ll find the answer is not as cut and dry as you might think.

If you want to learn how to get in the door and close more business, attend my webinar, “Prospecting Skills to Increase Your Sales,” on Thursday, August 18th, 2011 at 12 Noon EST..

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Success Stories From The Trenches – Increased Income 40% in 3 Years!

Welcome to our newest feature on the Success Blog:  “Success Stories From the Trenches.” I want to hear from you! Send in your personal success stories to be featured in our Tuesday Quick Tip.

I’m pleased to announce our 1st Success Story comes from Randy, a Regional Sales Manager from West Palm Beach, Florida.  Randy says:

“I have been listening to your audio programs and attending your webinars for about 3 years now. I have worked hard to apply everything that you teach. I wanted to personally thank you for the positive impact you have made on my sales career and my management style. Over those three years I have received a promotion, earned President’s Club in my company, and increased my income 40%!”

Thanks Randy.  I’m glad to accept some credit, but pretty much all the credit must go to you: You’re the one who took action.  Congratulations!


The Company You Keep – Move Your A$$ Monday #23

In this week’s video Warren speaks about the importance of surrounding ourselves with positive people of high character in order to conquer the roadblocks of negativity.

To inquire into Warren’s availability for speaking at your keynote or seminar, send him some info here:Keynotes and Seminar Speaking