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Playing At A Higher Level

Playing At a Higher Level_smOne of my clients definitely DIDN’T take December off.

His mission: To make connections.

The numbers: He sent out 146 emails, each tailored to the individual recipient. Took him almost two and a half full days.

The results: He’s gotten 53 responses, has followed up with many of those folks by phone, and has 21 very live leads with some very big name companies. And it’s still early in the process.

That’s just plain impressive.

This guy is very successful, and there’s no mystery why.

He’s simply playing at higher level.

Do I take credit for that? Nope. Sure, I coached him on strategy, but he grabbed the bull by the horns and he did the work.

In December … during the holidays. It’s what sets him apart from so many folks. That, and how ambitious his effort was. But it’s what he does. It’s the mindset he brings to everything he takes on.

He enjoyed three weeks of holiday in Europe, by the way, so it’s not like he suffered.

And now, he’s primed and ready to do some serious business in the first quarter of the year.

So, let’s talk about performing at a higher level.

What does it take?


Two things: The mindset of a high performer and the guidance you need to focus your efforts in exactly the right place, so you get big results.

Can I be completely open here? The truth is I can’t do a whole lot as a coach to create a high-performer mindset in folks. That’s either in people’s make up or it isn’t.

And if it isn’t, while they may very well get good results in their work, they’re not likely to get “blow-the-doors-off” results. They’re not likely to spontaneously start playing at a significantly higher level just because they have a great strategic action plan.

Knowing what to do and doing it are two different things, as are doing it and going all out with the throttle wide open.

So, are you a high-performer who just a needs some strategic planning and guidance to take it to the next level?

If so, consider scheduling a 30-minute strategy session with me to see if a Business Breakthrough Intensive or a Speaker Breakthrough Intensive Day might be right for you. We’ll do the strategic thinking and planning work together in a structured way.

We take a full day … free from distractions and competing priorities, to focus on nothing but you and your business. We can do it in person or via the Internet where we can see each other and share files.

It’s surprising how much you can accomplish when it’s all you’re thinking about. Nagging problems get solved. Questions answered. Stumbling blocks cleared away. You figure out ways to take your client base and income to a higher level. You get crystal clear on your vision, your direction, your goals, your strategies, your actions. And you come away all set to achieve a quantum leap in the results you’re getting … like my super-achiever client.

Check out the Business Breakthrough Intensive and access the application form here and the Speaker Breakthrough Intensive details and application here.

Once I review your form, I’ll contact you to schedule a 30-minute strategy session to get you started on a strategic path and help you decide if an Intensive Day is right for you

It could be the best investment you make in you and your business this year. Hey, it’s the New Year. Jump in now and you can be enjoying the kind of success my client is enjoying in no time!


Best wishes,


Meet Denise: Denise Hedges is a Business Development Coach and Speaker Coach for small business owners who want to be more comfortable, confident, and successful with their sales and marketing efforts. She specializes in helping them use speaking as a way to dramatically improve their results!