The 6 Lessons I Learned From Gary Vaynerchuk

Posted May 31, 2011

A little over a year ago, I was listening to the free CD that comes with Success Magazine and was completely blown away by someone Darren Hardy was interviewing. The guys name was Gary Vaynerchuk (still is I believe) and that interview was the beginning of 6 lessons that fast forwarded my progress! 1)    Don’t … continue reading »

Your Summer Bucket List!

Posted May 30, 2011

  I was sitting with my sons the other night when my son Paul shared something rather cool with us. He put together a list of things he wanted to do before the end of the summer and decided to call it his “Summer Bucket List” It sort of brought me back to when I … continue reading »

BBQ’s, Beers & Remembrance

Posted May 27, 2011

Every now and again, life has a way of delivering powerful messages via left hook.  At least that’s how it played out for me one day in a Memphis airport. My flight had been delayed so I moved to Plan B . . . my I-Pod so I could tune out all the pissed off … continue reading »

Are Your Policies Customer Friendly?

Posted May 26, 2011

I needed to slow down the other day and was able to slip away from the world headquarters of Castain Training Systems to have lunch with my wife. We decided on a Greek place a bit out of the way, but a great place nonetheless. As usual, the food and the service were fantastic, I … continue reading »

Your “FOMO” and You!

Posted May 24, 2011

According to the Urban Dictionary, “FOMO” is the Fear Of Missing Out as in a party, event, etc. Sounds innocent enough and maybe even something that you can easily dismiss as something that has little to do with your world. Think again dude . . . its actually a rather serious obsession that is infecting … continue reading »

It Takes Less Than 10,000 Hours To Be Perceived An Expert

Posted May 24, 2011

According to Malcolm Gladwell, in his book Outliers (affiliate link) it takes approximately 10,000 hours of practicing a particular skill set for us to achieve expert status. I believe it takes far less time to perceived an expert. I remember when I first started on my Castain 2.0 journey, there was this dude all over … continue reading »

Slowing Down Is Good Checking Out Isn't

Posted May 23, 2011

It’s the official start of summer here in the states and I’m always ready for that. I love this time of year! It’s also a very dangerous time of year for your success because you might lie to yourself. Lies like . . . “I won’t reach prospects because they’re off on vacation” “Everybody mentally … continue reading »

Do You Ever "Humble Brag"?

Posted May 22, 2011

There was a really cool article in the Wall Street Journal on a new twist to an old faux pas . . . The “Humble Brag”! The “Humble Brag” is a brag that is disguised as an ordinary statement to help posture the person making the statement. Harris Wittels (a stand up comedian and one … continue reading »

From The Heart At The Kitchen Table

Posted May 19, 2011

Too many times we take great pains to make sure our social mask is perfectly in place. Perhaps we find ourselves not just thinking about our words . . . we get caught up in over thinking them! And in our quest to be perfect and polished, we cast aside our true self. Kind of … continue reading »

The Sales Playbook Facebook Contest Starts Today!

Posted May 18, 2011

We’re going to be announcing a rather cool contest (where I believe everyone will win) later today on our Facebook Fan Page. Please stop by for details around 3:00 EST today. Meanwhile, get your tail over there and “like” us so you don’t miss the details! Here’s the link . . . http://www.facebook.com/PaulCastainsSalesPlaybook Good luck … continue reading »

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