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Old 07-30-2014
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Default Finally Finished. Whew!

I am proud of a recent personal accomplishment and wanted to share it with my friends in the Blue Bird community.

I am now a published author. Yay! The book is “5 Star Selling: From Beginning to Excellence”. The incentive for doing it began several years ago when my son, Ryan, got his first sales job and started coming to me with questions looking for answers. This was the same kid that from 15 to 25 thought he know way more than his Dad about everything, but finally decided my 30 years in Sales and Marketing might be able to help him.

I suggested he pick up a few sales oriented books, but in looking we quickly found that most were not targeted at new or inexperienced salespeople looking to learn the basics like how to make appointments, how to handle rejection, how to get organized, how to develop customer relationships, and all the other timeless skills salespeople need. Most of the books on the market covered advanced ideas that normally would be added later.

As a result, I decided to write a book to fill that gap. Unfortunately for Ryan, he got older before I got it done. In fact I think Jacque thought she’d never see it finished. But now, in the last couple of months, I have published a print version, a Kindle version, an EPub version and finally an Audiobook version. It was an exciting journey. I am having fun now trying to promote the book through sales blogs, interviews, and reviews, anything I can put together.

So, in my one and only shameless pitch, if you know anyone starting out in sales or trying to get their feet on the ground in the early stages of a sales career, you might mention this book to them. They can check out samples, reviews, book and software resources, sales tips, and other information on my new website www.5starselling.com

I don’t want this to be pressure for anyone to buy a copy, but I’m trying to get more reviews on Amazon. So, if anyone does decide to buy a copy for themselves or as a gift for anyone else over the next few months, and will put a review on Amazon, good bad or indifferent, whatever you think it deserves, (although if you put on a bad one you better use an alias ), I will donate one-third of the purchase price to charity. Our choices would be Semper Fi Fund which works with military families, or St Jude which as you knows is helping kids with cancer. Just let me know by email (below) what you bought and which charity you prefer, and we will bundle all of it up and send it on to them.

I’m pretty excited about this new venture. Retirement can sometimes get boring (except for fixing or changing things on the bus, which sometimes seems like I am working again) so it was fun to find something interesting to do that might be helpful to some folks.

And if any of you are aspiring authors out there, it’s obviously not too difficult to write a book. Randy says if I could do it, obviously anyone can. You just have to have time and a patient wife
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Hey way to go Lee! I was recently wondering what the status of the project was. I remember pre-reading your draft some time ago. Good stuff. Congrats.
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Happy for you.....and Jacque!! After reading this book we know why you were successful in sales and in life!!
Congratulations and much success!!
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Outstanding Lee! I'm sure that the book will be a success, just as you have been. It is also very generous of you to donate a portion of the proceeds to a charity, especially one that honors our military. Thanks! Best of luck in any future projects.
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Way to go Lee!
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Just ordered a copy from Amazon for my son.
He is new in real estate.
Good luck to you!
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Just ordered a copy from Amazon for my son.
He is new in real estate.
Good luck to you!
Thanks Greg,

We moved around (transferred) a lot so we bought and sold a lot of houses, and I actually have a story in the book about the best real estate person we ever dealt with. Good Luck to your son!

As I mentioend in my note, if you or your son will do an Amazon review after reading it, and then let me know (by email if that's OK) which version you go,1/3 of the purchase price will go to the charity you pick. We like both of those. That's my promotional deal. Hopefully we will end up with reasonable bundles to send on. And getting reviews on Amazon will help.

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Congratulations Lee,

I knew you could do it!

Now that you have more time on your hands, I can hardly wait for the follow-up “WOG picture posting: From Beginning to approval by Finn”
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Congratulations Lee,

I knew you could do it!

Now that you have more time on your hands, I can hardly wait for the follow-up “WOG picture posting: From Beginning to approval by Finn”
I'm getting right on that next
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Lee,

Any way we can get a signed copy? Are you going to be at the WOG this year?
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