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Date: Jan 28, 2015
Category: Drives Work Engagement 

by Cie Murray

 I'm feeling good from my head to my shoes

Know where I'm going and I know what to do

I tied up my point of view

I got a new attitude

(Lyrics from Patti LaBelle's song "New Attitude")

When a new year begins, we often make declarations that we're going to change certain behaviors.  However, most of us return to the following year with the same old behaviors.  Perhaps it's because we failed to change our attitudes toward our behaviors.  Last year's attitudes will simply lead us to continue to re-enact last year's behaviors.  Behaviors we said we would change. 

Date: Aug 26, 2014
Category: Drives Sales Motivation 

by Cie Murray

I have had a competitive streak in me since childhood.  You see, I was the youngest of nine kids and I felt the need to keep up with my older siblings, especially my sister Brenda.  She was six years older, which in both of our minds qualified her to be an expert on life.  As I got older, I came to realize she didn't know much more than I did.  I resisted the pressure to compete with her and began to step into my own identity. 

Date: Sep 27, 2013
Category: Drives Sales Motivation 

by Cie Murray

As I was walking out the door to make sales calls, my district sales manager at Del Monte would shout out to me, “Give ’em steel, Cie. Give ’em steel.” At first, I wasn’t sure what he meant. Later, I learned he was telling me to “pound hard” to bring in business. But I didn’t need that kind of push from him to drive sales—I was intense in my sales efforts all by myself. I worked excessively—nonstop, all day, every day. I was like the Energizer Bunny, getting up early, going to bed late. By the end of that first year with the company, my region went from the worst in the country to #1. I got a promotion and was moved to a different region with a larger account responsibility. And while it was exhilarating, what I didn’t know was that I was headed toward burnout.

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