John Lusher

Go Slow to Go Fast

By John Lusher | April 18, 2024 |

Do you know that sometimes you have to go slow to go fast? Recently, I installed a new productivity software program. And like many of you, I figured I knew immediately what I had to do, so I didn’t bother reading the instructions. After two painful hours of trying to get the software to work…

Three Questions You Should Ask Each Prospect To Quickly Grow Your Sales

By John Lusher | April 11, 2024 |

Everyone is always looking for that quick fix. That’s why Americans spend over $50 billion annually on vitamins and supplements. They want that quick fix. So, what’s the quick fix you need in order to increase your sales? Well, the magic bullet, in this case, comes in the form of three questions you need to…

Thinking Outside the Box: How a Shoe Store Owner Solved the Shoplifting Problem

By John Lusher | April 4, 2024 |

As we’ve all seen for the last year or two, there’s been a lot of shoplifting. A pack of thieves breaking into stores, stealing massive amounts of merchandise, and leaving before the cops come. If they’re caught, they’re back on the streets in a couple of minutes. Shoplifting has gotten to such a high degree…

Mastering Cross-Selling: Insights from Nature’s Banyan Tree

By John Lusher | March 21, 2024 |

When I think of sales success, I think of a Banyan tree. Look at this tree. It is so magnificent. But look at the integrated network of roots. It’s amazing how it grows. Now, here’s what’s special about a Banyan tree. It’s not like normal trees that have one trunk coming down, and it’s not…

Closing the 2-Minute Sale

By John Lusher | March 14, 2024 |

I want you to meet Alex. Alex is a van driver who picked me and a few of my colleagues up from the hotel in Albuquerque this weekend to take us to the airport. It was a seven-minute ride. During the ride, Alex asked us if we had traveled to many different cities and ordered…

How to become part of the inner woven fabric of your client’s organization

By John Lusher | March 7, 2024 |

If you truly want to keep your competitors out of your accounts, you must become part of the inner woven fabric of your client’s organization. Consider that loose piece of thread sticking out of the bottom of your sweater, and you start pulling it. All of a sudden, you inadvertently pull apart the entire sweater.…

How to overcome your fears and live a life beyond limits.

By John Lusher | February 29, 2024 |

A few years ago, I was taking a self-improvement course in New York City with a good friend of mine. After the program, we returned to my condo in Fort Lee, New Jersey, on the 10th floor. Now, my friend is an accomplished pilot. He flew overseas commercially for a major airline and was a…

The 4 Questions You Can’t Afford to Leave Unanswered to Close the Deal

By John Lusher | February 22, 2024 |

A few years ago, I was meeting with Steve Forbes in the Forbes building in his private library. The meeting was to discuss the presentation he was about to give to the National Speakers Association that I was president of. Rather, it was to get him to agree to give that presentation. What struck me in…

Do you leverage your strengths to win the game of life? 

By John Lusher | February 15, 2024 |

This past Sunday, we had a great Super Bowl with an overtime win—the San Francisco 49ers against the Kansas City Chiefs. Both teams had two different styles of quarterbacks. One of the reasons both teams made it to the Super Bowl was because their head coaches leveraged each quarterback’s strengths. Coach Andy Reid, with the…

How to reframe your argument to move forward

By John Lusher | February 1, 2024 |

Do you know how to reframe your argument to move forward? Reframing is a cognitive technique used both in psychology and communications to shift your viewpoint as to how you see the problem so that you can see it correctly. Hertz reframed the situation a while back when they surveyed their top renters. The biggest…

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Go Slow to Go Fast

By John Lusher / April 18, 2024 /

Do you know that sometimes you have to go slow to go fast? Recently, I installed a new productivity software program. And like many of you, I figured I knew immediately what I had to do, so I didn’t bother reading the instructions. After two painful hours of trying to get the software to work…

Read More

Three Questions You Should Ask Each Prospect To Quickly Grow Your Sales

By John Lusher / April 11, 2024 /

Everyone is always looking for that quick fix. That’s why Americans spend over $50 billion annually on vitamins and supplements. They want that quick fix. So, what’s the quick fix you need in order to increase your sales? Well, the magic bullet, in this case, comes in the form of three questions you need to…

Read More

Thinking Outside the Box: How a Shoe Store Owner Solved the Shoplifting Problem

By John Lusher / April 4, 2024 /

As we’ve all seen for the last year or two, there’s been a lot of shoplifting. A pack of thieves breaking into stores, stealing massive amounts of merchandise, and leaving before the cops come. If they’re caught, they’re back on the streets in a couple of minutes. Shoplifting has gotten to such a high degree…

Read More

Mastering Cross-Selling: Insights from Nature’s Banyan Tree

By John Lusher / March 21, 2024 /

When I think of sales success, I think of a Banyan tree. Look at this tree. It is so magnificent. But look at the integrated network of roots. It’s amazing how it grows. Now, here’s what’s special about a Banyan tree. It’s not like normal trees that have one trunk coming down, and it’s not…

Read More

Closing the 2-Minute Sale

By John Lusher / March 14, 2024 /

I want you to meet Alex. Alex is a van driver who picked me and a few of my colleagues up from the hotel in Albuquerque this weekend to take us to the airport. It was a seven-minute ride. During the ride, Alex asked us if we had traveled to many different cities and ordered…

Read More

How to become part of the inner woven fabric of your client’s organization

By John Lusher / March 7, 2024 /

If you truly want to keep your competitors out of your accounts, you must become part of the inner woven fabric of your client’s organization. Consider that loose piece of thread sticking out of the bottom of your sweater, and you start pulling it. All of a sudden, you inadvertently pull apart the entire sweater.…

Read More

How to overcome your fears and live a life beyond limits.

By John Lusher / February 29, 2024 /

A few years ago, I was taking a self-improvement course in New York City with a good friend of mine. After the program, we returned to my condo in Fort Lee, New Jersey, on the 10th floor. Now, my friend is an accomplished pilot. He flew overseas commercially for a major airline and was a…

Read More

The 4 Questions You Can’t Afford to Leave Unanswered to Close the Deal

By John Lusher / February 22, 2024 /

A few years ago, I was meeting with Steve Forbes in the Forbes building in his private library. The meeting was to discuss the presentation he was about to give to the National Speakers Association that I was president of. Rather, it was to get him to agree to give that presentation. What struck me in…

Read More

Do you leverage your strengths to win the game of life? 

By John Lusher / February 15, 2024 /

This past Sunday, we had a great Super Bowl with an overtime win—the San Francisco 49ers against the Kansas City Chiefs. Both teams had two different styles of quarterbacks. One of the reasons both teams made it to the Super Bowl was because their head coaches leveraged each quarterback’s strengths. Coach Andy Reid, with the…

Read More

How to reframe your argument to move forward

By John Lusher / February 1, 2024 /

Do you know how to reframe your argument to move forward? Reframing is a cognitive technique used both in psychology and communications to shift your viewpoint as to how you see the problem so that you can see it correctly. Hertz reframed the situation a while back when they surveyed their top renters. The biggest…

Read More