Multiply Sales Goals By 10!
Do you have a personal sales goal for 2014 in your head? There are huge benefits if you write it down on a piece of paper. According to a Harvard study and sales guru Brian Tracy, only 3% of people have written goals and these people accomplish 10 times as much.
If you want to accomplish 10 times as much this year, take 15 or 30 minutes to focus on your goals. Do you want to hit the minimum move-in number required by your retirement organization? Are you better than average? What is realistic? What is possible?
Writing down your goals is a key to accomplishing them, but what if you make it fun by animating your goals? If your goals could stand up on your desk and dance around, what would they look like? Here are a couple of ideas:
- Cut out pictures from magazines and make a collage of your goals.
- Draw a picture of your goals.
- Turn a piece of clay or silly putty into your goal.
- Write your goals with Crayola washable window markers or lipstick on your your bathroom mirror.
- Make a short power point of your goals.
Whichever method you select, keep your goals visually front and center on a daily basis. Speak them into existence and have a prosperous 2014.
Please share your successes, failures or comment below to join the conversation and interact with other senior living professionals on what is currently being effective to increase occupancy on a nationwide basis.
Diane Twohy Masson is the author of “Senior Housing Marketing – How to Increase Your Occupancy and Stay Full,” available at Amazon.com with a 5-star rating. The book is required reading at George Mason University as a part of its marketing curriculum. Within this book, the author developed a sales & marketing method with 12 keys to help senior living providers increase their occupancy. Masson developed this expertise as a marketing consultant, sought-after blogger for senior housing and a regional marketing director of continuing care retirement communities in several markets. She has also been a corporate director of sales and a mystery shopper for independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled care nursing communities in multiple states. Currently, Masson is setting move-in records as the regional marketing director of two debt-free Continuing Care Retirement Communities in Southern California – Freedom Village in Lake Forest and The Village in Hemet, California. Interestingly, this career started when she was looking for a place for her own mom and helped her loved one transition through three levels of care.
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Which type of self-image describes you or your senior living sales team members?
- “I don’t have anyone interested in moving in.”
- Sits in their office and complains about a lack of leads and has no energy.
- They feel frustrated and think all the prospects walking in the door are poor quality.
- When a senior says they are not ready yet, this senior living sales person believes them 100% and will put them at the bottom of the database.
- “I have a few people interested in moving here.”
- They have part time enthusiasm in the office.
- This person has a desire to build relationships with prospective senior residents and nurture move-ins.
- When a senior says they are not ready yet, they “kind of” believe them.
- “I have a lot of great leads, they just need to come back to our retirement community a few more times and fall in love with the residents – then they will move in.”
- Looks forward to each walk-in appointment or call in – as a possible quick move in.
- Believes in themselves and sales ability to help anyone move in.
- When a senior says they are not ready yet, they know the senior is just scared and continue nurturing the relationship to build trust.
As a manager, you can coach someone with an average self-image. A sales person with a great self-image can be coached to be a super star in sales. A senior living sales person with low self-image will not increase your occupancy. Let them go…
Please share your success, failures or comment to join the conversation and interact with other senior living professionals on what is currently being effective to increase occupancy on a nationwide basis.
Diane Twohy Masson is the author of “Senior Housing Marketing – How to Increase Your Occupancy and Stay Full,” available for sale at Amazon.com. Masson’s book will be required reading at George Mason University in the Fall as part of the marketing curriculum. She is currently consulting with two debt-free Continuing Care Retirement Communities in Southern California – Freedom Village in Lake Forest and The Village in Hemet, California. Connection and partnership opportunities: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org