In the book, David shares his wisdom and sales secrets, tells humorous and inspiring stories, and asks introspective questions to guide you on the path of success. No more layoffs, tyrannical bosses, or the 9 to 5 grind. Freedom awaits you and it begins by saying “Yes” to sales and getting real with Coach David Stern. In ARE YOU FOR REAL?! you will learn how to:
Get real about your excuses and put them behind you
Find perpetual job security through sales
Sell yourself to sell your product
Cultivate effective communication skills
Turn “No’s” into “Yes’s’ through persistence
Develop essential negotiation and decision-making skills
Set realistic short-term goals while focused on the big picture
Plan for success and prepare for the unexpected
Create a work/life balance through proper time management
Driven by a conviction that the business of selling creates freedom, David brings an exceptional 40-year career as a salesperson, speaker, coach and author of Are you for real?! (Aviva, 2015), an inspiring sales-career survival guide. He empowers all types of individuals to new heights, thanks to his time-tested methodologies, an ability to motivate others beyond their expectations, and his genuine joy in seeing others succeed.
David’s entrepreneurial spirit was ignited early in life from parents who owned an Oriental rug company. At 15, he launched a business brokering the sale of used appliances, earning the princely sum of $200 per month in the 1970s. Upon graduating high school, he secured an entry level job at a bank and quickly rose to managerial roles, becoming vice president six years later. David’s warmth, sincerity and passion for person-to- person business would become an asset throughout his sales career, spanning many industries.
Yes, this article has to do with sales. BUT, most people are not in sales. Does that mean you shouldn't be goal oriented? Absolutely, you should, most everyone has dreams and goals. Well in order to get it out of your head and into possible reality, you should write them down where you can see them every day. This is just the beginning...
Are You for Real?!
If you’re goal-oriented, no rain, sleet, snow, or storm is going to be in your way. Since we know some salespeople won’t go out during bad weather, if you really want to get better, go out when nobody else does. People are going to love to talk to you. On sunny days, too many people come into the office, knocking on doors, but on days with nasty weather and less salespeople, the owners and managers will be more likely to want to hear what you have to say. Take advantage of that. Know where you’re going and what you need to do.