“Feedback is a critical ingredient in understanding your strengths and weaknesses and you can get that feedback from so many places if you’ll just ask for it.” – Scott Ingram in today’s Tip 126
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Scott Ingram: You’re listening to the Daily Sales Tips podcast and I’m your host, Scott Ingram. One of the things that I’ve seen consistently among the top 1% performers that I interview on the Sales Success Stories podcast is their high degree of self-awareness, but I don’t think self-awareness comes solely from self. Feedback is a critical ingredient in understanding your strengths and weaknesses and you can get that feedback from so many places if you’ll just ask for it. You can ask your manager, you can ask your peers, you can ask your friends and I really hope you’ll ask those you’ve sold to. Not just those who bought from you, but also talk to people you’ve tried to sell to who didn’t buy for their feedback as well. The key is making people comfortable and letting them know that their input is really valuable in helping you improve. Now, I will often jokingly tell people that I’m in sales and because of that it’s nearly impossible to hurt my feelings. Again, you want to let them know that you’re open to whatever thoughts they have to share. It helps, if you provide some specific guidance or questions as well. Are you looking for feedback on a particular part of your process? Ask specifically about that. The more people you ask the better. Think of it as a 360 review that you’re running on yourself.
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