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Brandon Fluharty on The Sales Evangelist Podcast

Many salespeople dream of reaching the illustrious seven-figure earners club. But how can you achieve this goal? In today’s episode of The Sales Evangelist, Donald is joined by Brandon Fluharty to discuss his seven-step framework for making seven figures in enterprise SaaS sales

There are core truths to seven-figure selling: 

  • You’re likely selling to large enterprise companies. While you can do it with small and medium-sized companies, it is challenging.
  • You have experience (and confidence) selling to large clients. 
  • You need the patience to endure incredibly long sales cycles.

Get in the right environment.

  • Find your “Goldilocks” situation concerning your ideal workplace, whatever that may be.
  • What kind of internal infrastructure do you need to feel comfortable and successful?

Build a transformation mindset

  • Seven-figure earners sell a transformation that doesn’t just solve an issue; it prevents the problem from happening again. 
  • In SaaS, you want to be the player touching multiple parts of the business. And that takes a transformational mindset.

Be strategic about your target account list.

  • Sell to clients that give you purpose. Identify the reasons you like you prefer your ideal client, and search for more that fit those criteria. 
  • Doing so keeps you motivated during dishearteningly long sales cycles that enterprise companies have.

Create a standard no one else delivers.

  • The Diamond Standard – Picture a coal field in your competitive scenario, and be the diamond for your clients. 
  • It is easier to perform to this standard when working with the clients you are interested in and passionate about.

Breakthrough personal limitations

  • The higher you climb, the more imposter syndrome you’ll feel. For example, Brandon initially thought his introversion limited his success. 
  • But, as he climbed the ranks, Brandon realized he could listen more than talk. And that weakness turned into a strength.
  • Write down traits you feel hold you back. Then, how can you repurpose those and turn them into strengths?

Rally others inside your organization

  • Nothing great is achieved alone. And when you’re talking about seven and eight-figure deals, you’ll need help. 
  • Be a generalist with your skillset, but be a specialist with your outcome.
  • Be confident that you’re engaged and can make an impact. Don’t dictate; collaborate.

Develop a personal operating system

  • Move out of hustle culture and work more intelligently.
  • DFC: Discipline, flexibility, and curiosity. Anything with a start, middle, and end should utilize these components.
  • PREP: Plan, Rest, Effort, Performance. 
  • Balance these two frameworks to operate and live life instead of hustling around the clock. (It’s a much more humanistic approach.)

Follow Brandon on LinkedIn for more content, information, and insights. Subscribe to his bi-weekly email newsletter Be Focused, Live Great for a discounted copy of his e-book upon its release! 

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