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Being the best at what you do....
Question: Iâ€™m fresh out of school, and I want to be the best at what I do. Beyond the specifics of the job, are there any general principles to reach that goal? Answer: What a great goal! Good for you. A post recently appeared on Paul Castainâ€™s website, www.yoursalesplaybook.com, called â€œBest Quiz Ever!â€ It was written by Mark McCarthy, and it addressed exactly this question. It prompted the reader to think of people who had influenced him, and why. It asked, â€œWhoâ€™s the best friend/teacher/boss, etc., you ever knew, and why is he/she the best?â€ When you answer those questions, you have your template for being the best. You identify the traits that make these influential folks important in your life; then you cultivate those characteristics in yourself. Youâ€™ll probably find those qualities growing just because you put some conscious effort into it. Once youâ€™ve identified the qualities, you can create a mission statement. Mark McCarthyâ€™s statement went something like this: Iâ€™ll be the best when I get better at giving unconditional support, when I can better teach how knowledge really helps you, when I get better at encouraging out of control thinking, when all my client relationships are amazing, when I care more often about others than myself and when I get more relentlessly obsessed with the customer. If youâ€™d like to see the entire article, hereâ€™s the link: http://yoursalesplaybook.com/the-best-quiz-ever/ You have a noble goal. Go for it!