Paul Shearstone

Paul Shearstone aka The ‘Pragmatic Persuasionist’ is one of North America’s foremost experts on Sales and Persuasion. He is also founder and President of The CFIDS Foundation of Cda Inc [A registered Charity]. As an International Keynote Speaker, Author, Writer, Motivation, Corporate Ethics, / Time & Stress Management, Recruiting Specialist, Paul enlightens and challenges audiences as he informs, motivates and entertains. To comment on this article or to book the Pragmatic Persuasionist for your next successful event we invite to contact Paul Shearstone directly @ 416-728-5556 or 1-866-855-4590

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The ‘Stand-Out’ Principle

Think for a moment about all the people you know that Stand Out from their peers.

Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky and Tiger Woods may come to mind. Singers like Madonna, Paul McCartney, Pavarotti, Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald. Actors like Tom Cruise, Betty Davis, Merrill Streep: so many names – so many standouts.

The question then becomes, How is it or what is it about people like these, that make them stand out?

Go Ahead… Toss the Starfish!

There is an old story that tells of a man walking along a beach when up ahead in the distance, he catches sight of another man acting strangely. As he gets closer, he notices the man is picking things up from the sand and throwing them into the water...

Mention the word sales or salesman and two out of three people get a little clammy under the skin. “I hate sales people and I could never do what they do!” is what many say at the mere thought of having to sell something. How wrong they are.

Here is the cold hard fact: From the time you are born to the time you die, you – regardless of your profession or what you do – are in sales!

Lego Laws for Life

Just about everybody owns or has owned a bucket of Legos in their time. There’s no denying the fun they provide for a child or even for an adult, which is why, many Lego collections are passed down from one generation to the next. These brightly colored blocks of joy serve to challenge our creativity and our imaginations. They act as an empowering influence on our lives in that they almost beckon us to transform them into anything we want or can imagine...

I Care … But not that much!

In a world where today, stress and pressure are systemic, people have a life-sustaining obligation to better understand how and what circumstances serve to denigrate their health and wellbeing. They owe it to themselves to learn the benefits of  techniques like Behavioral Triggering. The best way might be to Care… But not that much!
The success of our health and happiness lies in the strength and quality of our Resilience Factor!

2006... Got Goals?

Ask anybody on January 2nd 2006 if they have New Years Resolutions or goals and nine out of ten will say, "Yes!" ...Ask the same people about their resolutions three months later and they'll look at you like a small goat discovering a new fence for the first time...

Most people live day-to-day worrying about all their problems when in reality; their biggest problem is… they think they ‘really have’ all those problems!

Chronic Fatigue and Chronic Depression are absolutely systemic in our society today. Recent studies purport 1 in 4 people in North America are suffering from some form of chronic fatigue or depression and it’s expected 8 out of 10 of us will experience similar afflictions in our lifetime...
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