John Lusher

Unlocking Success: How Starbucks Boosted Velocity and Customer Satisfaction

By John Lusher | September 28, 2023 |

So how can you enhance the customer experience while at the same time increasing your own Velocity? You may have read this week that Starbucks is investing billions of dollars to cut down customer wait times by 55 seconds. Their solution? The new syrup machine. With it, baristas can simply press a button to access milk and…

Surviving Slow Customer Flow: Is It Marketing or Sales That Holds the Key to Success?

By John Lusher | September 21, 2023 |

When times are tough, and the flow of customers into your business is slowing down to a drip, what’s more important: marketing or sales? I had that conversation yesterday with the CEO I was coaching. He sells very high-end custom furniture. Because of the economy, he was complaining that the flow of traffic into his…

Are You Taking Yourself Out of the Game Before It Even Starts?

By John Lusher | September 14, 2023 |

This morning, when I got up, I wanted to walk four miles. Immediately, my head started questioning if I really wanted to do it. I had a meeting in two hours, and my knees and hips were hurting. Now, you have to remember I’ve had several surgeries that fused half of my back, so if…

The Power Within: How to Create Your Own Energy and Thrive

By John Lusher | September 7, 2023 |

Imagine being 14 years old, diagnosed with a condition causing immense pain and grief. That’s what happened to me when I was 14. It was a speech impediment, preventing me from pronouncing the letter “R.” It was so painful and led to a lot of ridicule in my life. In fact, they called this impediment…

Are You in Alignment with the People You Are Trying to Influence?

By John Lusher | August 31, 2023 |

Think about alignment for a second. What is the opposite word of alignment? It is resistance. And you can easily see that if you have resistance, Velocity is affected. Let’s talk about resistance. Imagine you’re on an airplane, cruising, when suddenly you encounter strong headwinds. What happens to your velocity towards the destination? It’s impeded,…

Is There an Easy Path to Success?

By John Lusher | August 24, 2023 |

Does anything in life come easy for us? Yes and No. When we engage in activities aligned with our strengths and skills, they often come easily to us. On the other hand, tasks that we dislike or lack proficiency in can be challenging. However, that is not what I’m talking about here. Recently, I had…

The Velocity Mindset: Change Your Mindset, Rewrite Your Story

By John Lusher | August 21, 2023 |

What would the world be like if everyone acted like a leader, not a victim of circumstances? Finally, a practical guide that conquers the minds and hearts of leaders around the world! Grab your copy of The Velocity Mindset® book on Amazon: #VelocityMindset #mindset #leadership #sales

From Stale to Stellar: How to Break Your Routine Without Taking a Vacation

By John Lusher | August 17, 2023 |

How do you invigorate yourself when you are bored or deflated? The good news is you don’t have to go on vacation. But when you are bored or deflated, this is when you start to lose your edge. The key to a sustainable business is what we call “Rinse and Repeat.” Consistently doing the right…

How to Overcome an Emotional Impasse to Move Negotiations Forward

By John Lusher | August 10, 2023 |

Have you ever encountered an emotional impasse with someone, leading to a struggle in advancing the conversation and reaching an agreement? This can create a lot of drag and resistance in your velocity. When one person responds emotionally, the other party tends to reciprocate with their own emotional reaction. As a result, this emotional intensity escalates,…

Episode #122 : Fewer Deals, Better Conversations, Better Goals, Better Discipline with Ron Karr

By John Lusher | August 4, 2023 |

The wrong goal forces you to do the wrong actions. The wrong prospect clogs your pipeline and wastes your time. How can we set goals with waypoints to ensure we’re on the right track? How can we qualify whether or not a prospect is a good opportunity? This week I join @MarkHunter on #TheSalesHunterPodcast to…


What’s stopping you from doing what you really want to do?

By John Lusher / August 3, 2023 /

So what’s stopping you from doing what you really want to do? During a recent coaching call with a client, I posed the question, “Where are you in life today, and where do you see yourself in five years? What does that vision look like to you?” The person shared that he didn’t want to…

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Step into the Future: Empowering Your Brand with AI Avatar Presentations

By John Lusher / July 27, 2023 /

Everyone’s buzzing about AI, and guess what? You’re experiencing its magic firsthand through this Avatar presentation! It’s fascinating that all I had to do was write a script and upload it – and here he is, bringing my words to life. You may be asking: “So how can something like this help ME?” Let’s suppose you are…

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What is Your Goal for the Sales Call?

By John Lusher / July 20, 2023 /

So what is your goal for the communication you’re about to make? When I coach CEOs or sales executives, I ask them: “What’s your goal for the call?” Often, they have the wrong goal in mind, which leads them to wrong actions that don’t deliver the results that they want. More importantly, it strips them of…

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From Hearing to Understanding: Mastering the Art of Listening in Market Research

By John Lusher / July 19, 2023 /

In the ever-evolving landscape of business, truly understanding our market’s needs is paramount. It’s not just about hearing what they have to say, but actively listening to their voices. But what does listening really mean? Discover the true essence of listening in this video. #MarketResearch #VelocityMindset #sales #leadership

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How to Get Yourself out of a Rut and Regain Velocity

By John Lusher / July 13, 2023 /

Yesterday morning started out with me helping a client get out of a rut. He just spent 6 months working on a big deal, putting his whole life into it. And it did not go the way he wanted to. And of course, he got depressed. He got down on himself when he started doubting…

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How to gain velocity when you have a busy schedule

By John Lusher / July 7, 2023 /

So how do you gain velocity when you have too much to do? As many of you can relate, I’m in a really busy time of my life. So recently, I reached out to my marketing team and simply said that unless a task is extremely urgent, I am unable to accept any new responsibilities…

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How to Set Oneself Free!

By John Lusher / June 29, 2023 /

As we prepare for Independence Day, I have one question for you: How many of you are truly independent from the thoughts and beliefs that keep you from moving forward, creating a drag or resistance on your velocity? You see, we have two types of independence. One is the freedom and liberties that we have…

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The Winning Formula: Integrating Sales and Marketing for Unparalleled Success

By John Lusher / June 27, 2023 /

To maximize sales growth, leaders now recognize the importance of collaboration between sales and marketing teams. It’s no longer just about marketing generating leads and sales closing deals separately. Achieving success together requires a shared mindset and vision. So how do you unite your sales and marketing teams for a common goal? Discover in this video. #VelocityMindset…

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Do Your Thoughts Help You Solve Your Problems?

By John Lusher / June 22, 2023 /

Whenever you have a problem that needs a solution, the thoughts you focus on will determine your outcome. If you want to get clarity, gain Velocity and set yourself on the path to the destination you desire, ask yourself this one important question. #VelocityMindset #leadership  #ChooseYourThoughts #ProblemSolving

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The Art of the Pause: What It Is and Why it Matters

By John Lusher / June 21, 2023 /

Sometimes to gain velocity, you’ve just got to stop. Start with a clean piece of paper, literally, and don’t assume you have all the answers right away. Embrace the art of the PAUSE, taking time to envision your desired outcome. Then, assess if you’ve set achievable tasks and milestones to reach that goal. They don’t…

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