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Welcome Back!

Are you inspired by your group of friends?

You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. The challenge is most of us don’t have a great peer group around to keep us growing into the best versions of ourselves.

I’m not saying unfriend anyone in your life. I am saying if you want to become more and achieve a goal you must consciously create a peer group that will raise your game.

You must consciously choose the people you spend time with when it comes to getting to the next level. Here’s what will happen when you do:

They will make you stretch and grow.

They will hold you accountable to what you say you will do.

They will be brutally and lovingly honest with you .

They will support you and encourage you when everyone else is holding you back.

So let’s choose an area of life you want to improve and consciously decide on 5 people you will spend time with when working on that area of life.

This week, we discuss how to build a world class peer group to take you and your friends to the next level!

To your success!

Naeem Mahmood

Do you ever wonder why some people seem to get what they want and others don’t?  The reason why some people seem to always get their way is because they are very good at the skill of influence and persuasion.  The mainstream term people use and most have a bad association with is sales.  We are all in sales whether we like the stigma that comes with it or not.  People just use different labels for it most of the time.  As Peter Thiel, billionaire investor and co founder of Paypal, says in his book “Zero to One”

“….almost everyone whose job involves distribution— whether they’re in sales, marketing, or advertising— has a job title that has nothing to do with those things. People who sell advertising are called “account executives.” People who sell customers work in “business development.” People who sell companies are “investment bankers.” And people who sell themselves are called “politicians.” 

and

“Whatever the career, sales ability distinguishes superstars from also-rans. On Wall Street, a new hire starts as an “analyst” wielding technical expertise, but his goal is to become a dealmaker. A lawyer prides himself on professional credentials, but law firms are led by the rainmakers who bring in big clients. Even university professors, who claim authority from scholarly achievement, are envious of the self-promoters who define their fields. Academic ideas about history or English don’t just sell themselves on their intellectual merits. Even the agenda of fundamental physics and the future path of cancer research are results of persuasion. The most fundamental reason that even businesspeople underestimate the importance of sales is the systematic effort to hide it at every level of every field in a world secretly driven by it.”

We are always influencing and persuading.  The trick is to become aware of what we are doing so we can achieve our outcomes and the other people we are communicating with.

So here are two questions to make you more heart centered and caring about not just your own outcomes during the interaction.

Will this person’s life be better off?

Will the world be better off by the person taking action?

The reason you want to be more caring about the other person is because sales is about service and meeting the other person’s needs.  And in turn you won’t be that pushy aggressive sales person. You will be a person who cares deeply for others and as a result your success will also follow.  Life supports more of that which supports life.

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