Friday, May 31, 2013

Brett Siler's Five Minutes Complaining

If you spend five minutes complaining, you have just wasted five minutes. If you continue complaining, it won't be long before they haul you out to a financial desert and there let you choke on the dust of your own regret.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Brett Siler's The Average Person

An average person with average talent, ambition and education, can outstrip the most brilliant genius in our society, if that person has clear, focused goals. 

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Brett Siler's Three Things To Leave Behind

There are three things to leave behind: your photographs, your library, and your personal journals. These things are certainly going to be more valuable to future generations than your furniture!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Brett Siler's Learning Is The Beginning

Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Brett Siler's Questions to ask yourself

You must constantly ask yourself these questions: Who am I around? What are they doing to me? What have they got me reading? What have they got me saying? Where do they have me going? What do they have me thinking? And most important, what do they have me becoming? Then ask yourself the big question: Is that okay?

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Brett Siler's Influence of Success

If you could find out what the most successful people did in any area and then you did the same thing over and over, you'd eventually get the same results they do.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Brett Siler's Good Communication

You cannot speak that which you do not know. You cannot share that which you do not feel. You cannot translate that which you do not have. And you cannot give that which you do not possess. To give it and to share it, and for it to be effective you first need to have it. Good communication starts with good preparation.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Brett Siler's Work On Your Goals

If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Brett Siler's Knowledge

The great breakthrough in your life comes when you realize that you can learn anything you need to learn to accomplish any goal that you set for yourself. This means there are no limits on what you can be, have or do.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Brett Siler's The Best Motivation

The best motivation is self-motivation. The guy says, "I wish someone would come by and turn me on." What if they don't show up? You've got to have a better plan for your life.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Brett Siler's Leadership Quotes

In leadership we teach: Don't send your ducks to eagle school because it wont help. Duck finishes eagle school, sees his first rabbit, makes him a friend.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Brett Siler's Possibility Thinking

Make a game of finding something positive in every situation. Ninety-five percent of your emotions are determined by how you interpret events to yourself.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Brett Siler's Leadership Motivation

The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude. Be kind, but not weak. Be bold, but not a bully. Be thoughtful, but not lazy. Be humble, but not timid. Be proud, but not arrogant. Have humor, but without folly.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Brett Siler's Leadership Quotes

Integrity is the most valuable and respected quality of leadership. Always keep your word. 

Leadership is the ability to get extraordinary achievement from ordinary people. 

Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily, even if you had no title or position.

Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.

Respect is the key determinant of high performance leadership. How much people respect you determines how well they perform. 

The three "C's" of leadership are Consideration, Caring, and Courtesy. Be polite to everyone. 

Thursday, May 9, 2013


1.    Don't criticize, condemn or complain. Never be rude or insulting.
2.    Give honest, sincere appreciation.
3.    Arouse in the other person an eager want. Remember to keep in touch with friends, and family, it will be appreciated.
4.    Become genuinely interested in other people.
5.    Smile when you see people you recognize. As you walk through the office, down the hallway, etc., you may realize that it's a natural reaction to look at something else or do something with your hands rather than acknowledge a new acquaintance. Try your best to look in their direction and give them a warm smile to let them know you care.
6.    Be a good listener. Encourage others to talk about themselves.
7.    Talk in terms of the other person's interest.
8.    Make the other person feel important - and do so sincerely.
9.    The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Brett Siler's What Is Networking

A network provides a path, a way of getting from point A to point B in the shortest possible time over the least distance. It's finding whom you need to get what you need in any given situation and then helping others do the same. Networking is about connecting points A to Z without having to go through C, D, E...W, X Y. In a network, the interconnecting links can be lateral, vertical, or diagonal. Each link is no more or no less important than another. The structure is designed to minimize the distance between any one point and another. Each part will reinforce the other. You need to be open-minded and closed-minded in order to reap the benefits of building a geodesic network.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Brett Siler's Benefits Based Selling

What Is Benefits Based Selling And Why Is It Necessary?
Communicating how your product or service will improve your customer's business or life. Always results in higher closing percentage. 

Common Mistakes 

  • Assuming the benefit is obvious and doesn't need to be spelled out for the prospect 
  • Selling the WHAT or HOW (facts), not the WHY (benefits)
Two Keys To Success
  1. Ask yourself "What difference could this benefit make for this customer?" 
  2. Show WHY the solution benefits what's most important to them

Monday, May 6, 2013

Brett Siler's Needs Analysis

What Is Needs Analysis?
The process of using questions until you know exactly why a future customer will buy.

Why Is It Necessary?

  • To qualify a future customer
  • To understand the business reason they will buy from you
Common Mistakes
  • Asking too many 1st level questions
  • Skipping question levels
  • Closing too soon
Three Keys To Success
  1. Use all three types of questions to build the hot button
  2. Keep 1st level questions short
  3. Use open-ended questions to find needs; close-ended questions to confirm needs
How Do You Handle The Needs Analysis?
  • Familiarize (1st level)
  • Find Needs (open-ended)
  • Confirm Needs (close-ended) 

Friday, May 3, 2013

Brett Siler's Staying Motivated

How do you stay motivated?

Don't quit when things get hard. Use the hard times as motivation for you to keep trying. The only time you should quit is when things are good, not when things are bad. Seeing results will not ever happen right away, these things always take time. When you are about to give up just remember it can always get worse and revert back to training or a fellow coworker for advice. You have to commit to what it is that you want 100%. If you don't commit to things in life you will never be successful and advance in the work that you do. 

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Brett Siler's Positive Attitude

What Is A Positive Attitude?
The belief that one can increase achievement through optimistic thought processes

Why Is A Positive Attitude Necessary?
  • You transfer emotion to others 
  • Makes the job way more fun
  • Positive people are more successful
Common Mistakes
  • Negative self-talk
  • Bad habits
  • Acting on negative feelings
Three Keys To Success
  1. Choose positive self-talk daily
  2. Replace bad habits with a good habit 
  3. Change your physiology
How Do You Cultivate A Positive Attitude Every Day?

Choose Positive Self-Talk
  • Every no gets me closer to a yes
  • It's like me to hit my goals
  • I finish strong 
  • I will act now
  • If it's going to be, it's up to me!
Replace Bad Habits
  • I will follow-up with every referral 
  • I will ask for referrals on every call
  • I will take great notes!
Change Your Physiology
  • Laugh out loud for no reason 
  • Smile every hour on the hour
  • Rub your hands together fast
  • Take three deep breaths 
  • Shout an exuberant "Yes!"

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Brett Siler's Creating A New Habit

In life and in business we all have a certain routine that create habits. Especially in a work environment  having everyday habits and routines are vital to the way we operate a successful business. However, sometimes those habits create a change in the way we work. Daily habits are good to have as long as they are not taking you away from the main focus of your overall goal. You have to have personal discipline when it comes to breaking those habits, it's all part of professional discipline. Do not be afraid to take advice and try something new because sometimes a little change to your normal work routine can be the difference between having a successful or unsuccessful day. Remember short term change will always equal short term results. If you change something for a few days you can not expect it to continuously work unless you keep it up everyday. In business,  it takes 21 days to see the success in a new habit, so before you give up make sure you go the distance to see if the habit is worth the change.