DeGeneres on Trust and Confidence


“Never follow someone else’s path… unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path then by all means you should follow that.”

–Ellen DeGeneres (1958 – )
American comedian and actor

Do your people (customers, prospects, team, colleagues) know they’re important to you? Always? Sometimes? Rarely?

Remember… It’s your occasional words and continual actions that’ll help them know best.

To be sure it’s a closer to always thing, consider implementing a personal appreciation audit each month or quarter for your most important people – remembering that actions speak louder than words (but words are important too).

Jobs on Guts and Trust

“You have to trust in something: your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”

–Steve Jobs (1955 – )
American businessman
Co-founder and CEO of Apple Inc.

There’s nothing more powerful to the salesday than enthusiasm. It excites everyone to positive action…

  • you
  • your team
  • your prospect
  • the new customer you just brought on board
  • the internal department responsible for the delivery of what you just sold
  • the receptionist who talks with your prospects and customers first

As you work with your people today (and tomorrow) your level of enthusiasm will impact all of them (one way or the other). What do you want your impact to be?

TGIS (Thank God it’s Smonday*)

Work Pictorial

This was someone’s work from one angle…

Sandwich Angle 1

then from another…

Sandwich Angle 2

and then from another…

Sandwich Angle 3

What would the pictures of your work look like?

(Don’t be a Gomo. Make good things happen for your customers and company. Start by earning people’s trust… ask the right questions and listen.)