Posts Tagged ‘Raise the Bar’

Triathletes and Artists

March 1, 2011

Running triathlons doesn’t make you a triathlete, and painting canvases doesn’t make you an artist.

The separation between good and great is wide, and being good at what you do for some number of years doesn’t mean you’ll ever be great.  To be great, you must do 3 things:

  • You must be willing to do what others will not.
  • You must commit to continuous self improvement, constantly raising the bar.
  • You must provide your own fuel.  Other people will never be able to provide the necessary motivation for you.

I’m not saying you have to be great…that’s a personal choice.  I’m only saying that if that’s really what you want, more of the same is probably not enough to get you there.


Time To Raise the Bar

February 25, 2011

You may have already heard about the video that Johnny McEntee, quarterback for the UCONN Huskies, produced to showcase his talents in an unorthodox way.  You may not know of Alex Tanney, who just last week released his own video raising the bar that McEntee set.  I’ve included both videos below, and I’m sure you’ll enjoy watching them.

How is this relevant in the sales world?  Simply this:  They’ve separated themselves from everyone else in their field by doing something interesting and inventive.  And you’re more than likely not.  Time for you to raise the bar.

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