Is there a  connection between Golf Mastery and Sales Excellence?

Absolutely!  Top competitive athletes generally make very good sales people. What are some of the common traits that great golfers and great sales people have in common? Among the common traits that are the critical success elements shared by top professionals are:

  • Discipline
  • Perseverence
  • Focus
  • Personal accountability and
  • Self awareness

 

I have been a golfer for over 30 years, taking up the game for my customers who loved the game. After my initial embarassment  playing at our regional golf outings,  I have come to understand and have fallen in love with the game. To me there is no better elixir than to walk up the dew laden fairway on a summer morning, listening to the birds singing and seeing the sun burst through and then over the tree line.  It is here that I reconnect with all that I cherish.

I am passionate about both golf and sales and  have endeavored to reflect on the connecton between the two..  The result… “Keep it in the Fairway, “ 18 principles to improve your sales handicap:  a short book  highlighting 18 lessons in golf and sales.

Walk the fairway with me and gain key insights in ways to improve your sales results.

Enjoy the Walk… It is an honorable game

Get the Book here

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5 Reasons Your Team Can’t Hit Sales Goals

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Where Do You Fall: How to Assess and Benchmark Sales Numbers?

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Are Your Top Performers Masking Management Shortcomings?

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Tee it up for Sales success!

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5 Signs You Need to Bring in an Outside Sales Coach

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Aren’t Hitting Your Sales Goals? This Could Be Why

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Is your sales team fully staffed, but failing to reach the goals you expect of them? Have multiple attempts to address the problem failed to pay off in increasing numbers – or left your team still short of its goals? If so, it may be time to dig deeper. Falling short of your sales goals… Read more »

New Sales Leader? How to Thrive in Your Role

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Many companies appoint a new sales executive in an attempt to solve a problem. They want the new leader to address missed sales quotas, reduce turnover or fix other issues on the team. As a result, a new leader often feels “under pressure” to deliver results. Here’s how to take concrete steps to improve your… Read more »