The Sales Evangelist

Paul Reilly on The Sales Evangelist Podcast

On today’s episode of The Sales Evangelist, Donald speaks with professional speaker, author, and sales trainer, Paul Reilly. They discuss Paul’s book “Selling Through Tough Times”, how to thrive through a downturn, and 6 steps to staying mentally strong. 

A “Tough Timer” mindset

  • A tough-timer mindset is about finding the opportunity in a struggle, being steadfast, and staying humble. 
  • During tough times, progress is more important than performance. When you are facing tough times you need to continue to progress toward your goal, this will help you to stay motivated. 

Daily mental flex

Paul has developed six steps to help you stay mentally strong. 

  1. Gratitude
  2. Continuous improvement
  3. Self-discipline
  4. Positive reframing
  5. Pruning negativity and planting positivity
  6. Make success easier tomorrow by taking action today

Anyone can utilize these six steps no matter how much experience you have as a seller. 

What do buyers think during tough times?

  • Customers buy differently during tough times and you need to understand how your customers define value during difficult moments.
  • People are often fearful during uncertain times and often hit the pause button in order to conserve cash.

How can you position yourself for success during tough times? 

  • Focus your time, energy, and effort on the most viable sales opportunities. Detail what business you are trying to avoid so that you can limit wasted time. 
  • Shift your customers’ attention to the future and help them remember their goals. 

Episode Resources

  • Go to Toughtimer.com and submit your email address for a free chapter of “Selling Through Tough Times” about crafting your customer message. 
  • Connect with Paul on LinkedIn

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