Motivation & Mindset

How I AM Using Native LinkedIn Video

So, I am one of the first with native LinkedIn video. If you want to get valuable motivational and inspirational videos, thoughts and interactions with me then join me here Gavin Ingham LinkedIn. Serendipity is a funny thing; it sometimes sends you off down avenues that you have previously ignored… Recently, I was having a conversation with a friend. We were talking about social media, blogging and content marketing. I have actually been blogging, writing newsletters and producing content since well before virtually all ... Read more

It’s Not About You… What Are You Going To Do About It?

I was on LinkedIn one day this week and I saw a question that one of my connections had commented on. Let me share it with you... If a candidate is rejected in the interview, should we tell them directly that he/she has been rejected or should we try to manage a candidate saying he/she is on hold??? Sometimes I really feel very bad and hesitate to tell a candidate that he/she is a reject. I feel that , our negative feedback may ... Read more

Just Do It, Stop Procrastinating & Take Action

Sometimes you just have to just do it. Whatever it is. Stop prevaricating, stop procrastinating, stop dreaming about it and take action. Most people are really good at procrastinating. We all have our excuses... "It is not important. I have other priorities. I do not have the time. I am a perfectionist so cannot put out substandard work." etc etc. I am sure that you can add your own reasons and excuses for procrastination to this list. I write many articles for people. ... Read more

Are You Sleepwalking Through Your Life?

It is hot today. Really hot. But not as hot as this tip - this is serious; deadly serious... Question: Are you sleepwalking through your life or are you living by design? If you look around, you will see that many people just sleepwalk through their lives. They sleepwalk to work. They sleepwalk with their clients. They sleepwalk in their relationships. They sleepwalk with their kids. They sleepwalk with their fitness. They sleepwalk with their finances. And, after a while, your daily behaviours become ... Read more

The Difference Between Good & Great Is Knowing Your Purpose

This article is about the importance of knowing your purpose, about how it links to motivation and why it is critical for everything you do - often making the difference between good and great. I hope that you are all having a great day and that business and life is fabulous. Today, I wanted to share with you something that happened a few years ago... The CEO that I am coaching with and I have just reached a great place for a comfort ... Read more

Expert Interview: Gavin Ingham, Sales & Mental Toughness

Gavin Ingham is Europe's leading speaker on sales and mental toughness. He helps people to "be more, do more, and have more" in their business and their lives. Gavin recently sat down with us to explain his concept of mental toughness and how he communicates that message to salespeople and business executives. Briefly tell us about your background. Why did you decide to become a motivational speaker and coach? My first big challenge in life came when my father died in a car ... Read more

One Thing That Will Differentiate Your Business

Here are some thoughts on how to differentiate your business... Some people make me laugh... specifically... people teaching selling who cannot sell, people teaching communication who cannot communicate, people teaching leadership who have never led, people teaching how to build a coaching business who never built one themselves, people teaching how to make money on social media who have none, people teaching motivation who are just not motivated, people teaching how to have presence who do not... And that’s just the ... Read more

Pricing For Sales – It’s Not About Fair

After receiving an email informing me that I had a couple of recommendations on LinkedIn, I logged on to have a read and approve them. As I did, I noticed a question in my news stream-it was from someone I did not know and it was asking about pricing for sales. Maybe it was the way it was worded, or maybe it was because pricing and beliefs about money cut to the core of what I talk about, I decided to ... Read more

How To Sell High Value Products & Services

"Gavin, we have a great product, clients like it, people want to buy it, but it's too expensive. Our competition are cheaper and, although they're not as good, provide better value for money. Because of this, the prices that we been asked to sell at are just not realistic.” I had just finished my talk at his sales conference and I looked at the salesperson in front of me. He looked earnestly back, awaiting my answer. Sometimes, I think that people want me to ... Read more
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