Tennessee Homes Hit by Severe Storms

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Tennessee Homes Hit by Severe Storms Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tennessee Homes Hit by Severe Storms in Daily Dose, Featured, Loss Mitigation, News The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Was Subprime Lending Really to Blame for Great Recession? Next: Supreme Court Hears Opening Arguments in CFPB Case  Print This Post Subscribe About Author: Seth Welborn Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago March 3, 2020 1,057 Views Severe storms and at least one tornado have destroyed numerous homes across central Tennessee, CNN reports. According to AP News, the storms have destroyed at least 140 buildings and killed at least 22 people as of Tuesday.AP reports that much the storm tore through Nashville areas transformed by a recent building boom, including Germantown and East Nashville. There has been 16 deaths reported in Putnam County, three in Wilson County, two in Davidson County, which includes Nashville, and one in Benton County“It is heartbreaking. We have had loss of life all across the state,” said Governor Bill Lee.President Donald Trump announced plans to visit the disaster area on Friday. “We send our love and our prayers of the nation to every family that was affected,” he said. “We will get there, and we will recover, and we will rebuild, and we will help them.”Super Tuesday voting will be delayed one hour because of the storms because of the storms, CNN notes, in Davidson County, where Nashville is, and Wilson County.“Anyone that wants to vote, we want to create an opportunity for you,” Davidson County elections administrator Jeff Roberts said. Because poll workers will be navigating through a damaged city to deliver results Tuesday night, he said the tallying may take longer than anticipated.Strong to severe storms still are possible across parts of the South on Tuesday, including Texas, North Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia.Natural disasters impact investors, service providers, mortgage servicers, government agencies, legal professionals, lenders, property preservation companies, and—most importantly—homeowners.The 2020 Five Star Disaster Preparedness Symposium will include critical conversations on response, reaction, and assistance to ensure the industry is ready to lend the proper support the next time a natural disaster strikes.Register today for the Disaster Preparedness Symposium. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save 2020-03-03 Seth Welborn The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articleslast_img read more

Ireland to lose thousands of tonnes from fish quotas after EU investigation

first_imgHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – February 16, 2021 WhatsApp Twitter Ireland is to have thousands of tonnes of fish deducted from its quota after an investigation into the State’s implementation of the Common Fisheries Policy.The Irish Times reports the findings of the European Commission found the country’s system for controlling its waters “unsatisfactory”.The review came after an audit in Donegal found serious deficiencies in the Irish fishing control system.Sanctions are expected to be issued, which a plan is to be devised to solve the issues in the fishing system. Google+ Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleCabinet to debate mandatory hotel quarantine legislationNext articleBill launched to amend Northern Ireland’s abortion laws News Highland Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Ireland to lose thousands of tonnes from fish quotas after EU investigation Facebook WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ Twitter Pinterestlast_img read more

Dark Star Orchestra To Bring Hot Tuna, Rumpke Mountain Boys, & More To Jamaican Jam In The Sand

first_imgDark Star Orchestra have revealed plans for their fifth annual Jam In The Sand, returning to the all-inclusive Jewel Paradise Cove Resort in Runaway Bay, Jamaica, January 18-22, 2018. While the days are open to the beach and enjoying everything the resort has to offer, the nights are reserved under the stars with Dark Star Orchestra, along with very special guests Hot Tuna and Rumpke Mountain Boys. The Grateful Dead tribute band will perform two-set shows on each of the four consecutive nights, while the rest of the lineup will perform three shows. Expect several collaborations across the board!Packages for Jam In The Sand include four nights at the Jewel Paradise Cove Resort, which includes luxurious accommodations from guest rooms to butler-service suites; all meals and snacks at 6 restaurants; unlimited Premium Drinks at 6 bars; daily Activities and Entertainment; enhanced water sports activities center featuring sunset cruises, glass-bottom boat tours, reef snorkeling excursions; Hobie Cat and non-motorized water sports; complimentary green fees at the (18) hole championship Runaway Bay Golf Club; complimentary WIFI resort-wide; weekly; dive-in Movies; fitness center training and a myriad of classes, a Paracourse (Fit Trail®) that spans the entire property with strategically placed workout stations; airport transfers from Montego Bay Sangster International Airport, along with all the music you could possible want. All information can be found here.Returning Jam In The Sand-ers are open to Pre-Sale tickets, which begin Monday May 22 at 10AM EST right here. Public On-Sale begins on Wednesday, May 24 at 10AM EST here.[photo by Suzy Perler on Jam In The Sand website]last_img read more

Costa: ‘Conte not a top coach’

first_img Loading… Diego Costa claims Antonio Conte is not a ‘top, top manager’ and ‘would never last a season at Real Madrid’ because of his man-management. Costa won the Premier League under Conte in 2017, during the coach’s first season in charge of Chelsea. However, their rapport broke down when the Inter boss informed the striker he was no longer needed by text message. The 31-year-old maintains he has ‘no hard feelings’ towards the ex-Italy CT but is not a fan of his ‘very suspicious’ approach. “We [Conte and I] had problems off the pitch, but I think he is a really good manager. I have no hard feelings towards Conte,” he told ESPN.Advertisement “But to be a top, top manager, he needs to change the human side of his management.” Conte was tipped to take over at Real Madrid after Julen Lopetegui’s dismissal two years ago. read also:Costa: My toughest teammate at Juventus is not Ronaldo “He is very suspicious. He would never last a season.” Costa returned to Atletico Madrid in January 2018 but has been linked with Serie A moves in recent weeks. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With8 Best 1980s High Tech GadgetsWorld’s Most Delicious FoodsThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Artlast_img read more

Photos: LA Clippers beat the Los Angeles Lakers 108-92

first_imgThe LA Clippers beat the Los Angeles Lakers 108-92 at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)PreviousThe Clippers’ Willie Reed #35 dunks the ball during their game against the Lakers at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Blake Griffin #32 dunks the ball over the Lakers’ Julius Randle #30 during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsThe Lakers’ Jordan Clarkson #6 and the Clippers’ Blake Griffin #32 gp after a loose ball during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Jordan Clarkson #6 and the Clippers’ Blake Griffin #32 gp after a loose ball during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Blake Griffin #32 lays the ball up as the Lakers’ Julius Randle #30 defends during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Blake Griffin #32 drives to the hoop as the Lakers’ Larry Nance Jr. #7 defends during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers Lonzo Ball #2 before their game against the Clippers at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Brook Lopez #11 shoots during their game against the Clippers at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma #0 shoots during their game against the Clippers’ the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Jordan Clarkson #6 lays the ball up as the Clippers’ Willie Reed #35 defends during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Lonzo Ball blocks a shot by the Clippers’ Blake Griffin while Larry Nance Jr. defends during their season opener Thursday night at Staples Center. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Jordan Clarkson #6 has his shot blocked by the Clippers’ Danilo Gallinari #8 defends during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Jordan Clarkson #6 goes to the hoop as the Clippers’ Danilo Gallinari #8 defends during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Brook Lopez #11 lays the ball up as the Clippers’ Blake Griffin #32 defends during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Lonzo Ball #2 shoots as Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan #6, Patrick Beverley #12 and Blake Griffin #32 defend during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Brandon Ingram #14 shoots as Clippers’ Milos Teodosic #4 and DeAndre Jordan #6 defend during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Lonzo Ball #2 grabs a rebound during their game against the Clippers at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Blake Griffin #32 lays the ball up as the Lakers’ Tyler Ennis #10 defends during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Blake Griffin #32 lays the ball up as the Lakers’ Tyler Ennis #10 defends during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers react during their game against the lakers at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Julius Randle #30 fouls the Clippers’ Willie Reed #35 during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Lou Williams #23 shoots as the Lakers’ Julius Randle #30 defends during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Blake Griffin #32 lays the ball up as the Lakers’ Julius Randle #30 and Larry Nance Jr. #7 defend during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Blake Griffin #32 lays the ball up as the Lakers’ Julius Randle #30 defends during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Blake Griffin #32 shirts as the Lakers’ Julius Randle #30 defends during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Larry Nance Jr. #7 blocks the shot of the Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan #6 during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Willie Reed #35 dunks the ball during their game against the Lakers at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Blake Griffin #32 during their game against the Lakers at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Jordan Clarkson #6 and the Clippers’ Blake Griffin #32 gp after a loose ball during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Jordan Clarkson #6 and the Clippers’ Blake Griffin #32 gp after a loose ball during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Lonzo Ball #2 during their game against the Clippers at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Jordan Clarkson #6 has his shot blocked by the Clippers’ Danilo Gallinari #8 defends during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Laker Lonzo Ball’s shoes during their game against the Clippers at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Willie Reed #35 dunks the ball during their game against the Lakers at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 35The Clippers’ Willie Reed #35 dunks the ball during their game against the Lakers at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. 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The five biggest needs the San Francisco Giants must address this winter

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO–The Giants haven’t revealed whether they expect to seriously contend for a playoff berth next season, but regardless of how they view the short-term future, the franchise must still address several pressing roster needs.New president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi is already surveying the free agent and trade markets, but he’s expected to begin much of the heavy-lifting at Major League Baseball’s Winter Meetings, which take place next week.The Giants aren’t likely to …last_img read more

2016 Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour Final Estimates

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Corn: 14.728 billion bu.; Average yield of 170.2 bu. per acre Corn +/- 1% = 14.875 billion bu. to 14.581 billion bu.; 171.9 bu. to 168.5 bu. per acreSoybeans: 4.093 billion bu.; Average yield of 49.3 bu. per acre Soybeans +/- 2% = 4.175 billion bu. to 4.011 billion bu.; 50.3 bu. to 48.3 bu. per acreNote: These estimates are based on assumptions for normal weather through September. With a normal finish to the growing season, the soybean crop stands to benefit more from weather than corn. Rains rolled across the Corn Belt during Crop Tour. When we get our boots wet when sampling fields on Crop Tour, it’s typically a good thing for the soybean crop. Much of the corn crop is too advanced in maturity to benefit much if late-season weather is favorable. We made no adjustments to harvested corn or soybean acres.Corn Ohio: 154 bu. per acre. We didn’t find as much corn in Ohio as USDA did with its August survey work. The northwestern portion of the state showed the impacts of too much water in the spring, followed by a dry June.Indiana: 174 bu. per acre. We found the Indiana crop vastly improved from year-ago. Portions of eastern Indiana have some “problem” areas, but yield prospects are strong in the western portion of the Hoosier state.Illinois: 194 bu. per acre. Illinois has a great corn crop, but it’s not as good as 2014 when the state yielded 200 bu. per acre. This year’s crop isn’t as uniform as two years ago through the areas we sampled and southern portions of the state will pull down the statewide yield, unlike 2014.Iowa: 193 bu. per acre. The Iowa corn crop is also very good, but not quite as good as its neighbor to the east. Yields were more variable in Iowa than in Illinois. Plus, stalk quality concerns could cost some producers yield.Minnesota: 175 bu. per acre. The Minnesota corn crop was a disappointment. The crop showed impacts from the May 15 frost and three weeks of heat in late June/early July.Nebraska: 179 bu. per acre. We found irrigated corn disappointing in the Husker state. South-central and southeastern areas are dealing with a lot of lodging and green snap.South Dakota: 142. bu. per acre. Southeastern portions of the state got their crop planted late due to excessive spring precip. Once the crop was finally in the ground, conditions turned dry. Crop maturity has been pushed. Soybeans Ohio: 50 bu. per acre. While the crop has moisture to finish, pod counts were down 6.2% in our Tour samples. With the crop done flowering, what you see is what you get for pods.Indiana: 55 bu. per acre. Pod counts in Indiana were up 7.8% from year-ago. The crop has plenty of soil moisture to fill pods and finish strong.Illinois: 58.5 bu. per acre. The soybean crop in Illinois was exceptionally tall. While tall beans don’t always produce big yields, the Illinois soybean crop has plenty of pods and moisture to push above USDA’s August estimate.Iowa: 58.5 bu. per acre. Iowa has potential to have a very big soybean crop. But Sudden Death Syndrome and other diseases will be an issue for some producers in eastern Iowa. That could keep yields from creeping higher.Minnesota: 48 bu. per acre. We found a relatively consistent soybean crop in southern Minnesota. Unlike many other areas of the Corn Belt, Minnesota’s soybeans aren’t exceptionally tall, but they podded well. Nebraska: 59 bu. per acre. The soybean crop in Nebraska is really tall, but is also heavily podded. In a change from recent years, water hemp is not a major problem across the state and shouldn’t be a yield robber this year.South Dakota: 42 bu. per acre. The South Dakota soybean crop was tall and the distance between nodes was wide. That kept the crop from being heavily podded. On a positive note, the South Dakota soybean crop is free of disease or weed pressure.last_img read more

Sustainable Forestry Initiative Accused of Greenwashing

first_imgThe complaint was filed May 29 by the Washington Forest Law Center on behalf of both ForestEthics and Greenpeace. RELATED ARTICLES USGBC’s Wood-Certification KerfuffleFSC-Certified Wood Framing LumberLEED Challenged in North CarolinaFlorida Bill a ‘Backlash’ Against LEED Rules Are FSC and LEED Killing American Jobs? A West Coast forest advocacy group is renewing greenwashing claims against The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) in a new filing with the Federal Trade Commission.ForestEthics said its 22-page complaint alleges SFI has violated revised FTC “Green Guides,” which are designed to ensure manufacturers are truthful when claiming their products are green.ForestEthics says SFI is supported by the timber and paper industry, and that it permits forestry practices that harm wildlife, pollute water and allow the use of toxic herbicides and fertilizers.“The Sustainable Forestry Initiative label is the timber industry’s cynical effort to get a piece of the highly valuable green marketplace in the US, which is currently valued at $500 billion dollars annually,” Aaron Sanger of ForestEthics said in a prepared statement. “We have demonstrable proof that in many regions of the U.S. and Canada, SFI offers virtually no environmental protection beyond that already required by state and federal laws and worse, it offers cover and false marketing for companies trying to take advantage of consumers’ best intentions.” The dispute goes back to 2009ForestEthics first filed a complaint against SFI four years ago. Federal regulators took no action then, SFI said, and the new complaint amounts to “recycling” the tactic used at the time.“ForestEthics is a campaign group,” Monique Hanis, SFI’s chief operating officer and vice president for marketing and communications, said in a telephone interview. “Its purpose is to attack our organization. This is all about market share. Their object is to provide misinformation and to promote the [Forest Stewardship Council], our competition.“We have the opinion that there’s room for both and that we should all just be focused on trying to certify more forest land and continue to improve best practices for sustainable forestry.”Hanis said SFI is governed by a board that represents three sectors equally: environmental, social and economic.“SFI is committed to complying with the FTC Green Guides on environmental labeling and advertising,” she said.Hanis added that SFI is about to start a review of its standards. “We invite ForestEthics and any other organizations that have concerns about our standards or our program to participate in this.” No lawsuit for nowIn announcing its new complaint, ForestEthics said it had received a “cease and desist” letter from SFI in April, which amounted to a “threat to sue.”Hanis said a letter asking ForestEthics to “stop using misleading information and incorrect facts about our program” was sent. When asked whether SFI had plans to file suit, she said, “No, not at this time.”last_img read more

Where to Find the Best Explosion Elements

first_imgExplosion elements are a great way to create indie-budget action effects. Here are the best places to find earth-shaking explosion elements.There’s no need to blow up your backyard! These explosion elements can be dragged into any video project to create a realistic VFX sequence. Let’s take a look at a few of the best places to find explosion elements and discuss how to integrate them into your work.1. VFX CentralImage via VFX CentralVFX Central is an awesome place to find 2K, 4K, and 6K explosion elements for video. In addition to having a wicked cool collection of explosions, VFX Central has a great collection of light leaks and lens-flare templates, perfect for overlaying onto video footage. This demo from VFX Central showcases their Combust Fire Explosions pack in action. 3. Action EssentialsWhen it comes to explosion elements, there really aren’t a lot of products that can equal Video Copilot’s Action Essentials 2. The pack comes fully loaded with explosions, fire, dust, smoke, and more. These elements also come with tutorials for compositing the video elements into your scene. This clip from Video Copilot showcases how Andrew Kramer put together a thrilling action short using Action Essentials. 2. ShutterstockNot only is Shutterstock the best image and video library on the internet, but it’s also home to some of the best explosions for video editors. Shutterstock elements are typically shot at a high frame rate, so you can easily drop them into your slow-motion projects.center_img 4. Mitch MartinezIn addition to being an all-around great guy, Mitch Martinez offers free downloads of 4K stock clips to anyone who wants them. He also offers various other assets like particles, smoke, and water elements.Working on a microscopic budget? Check out our 329 Free Action Elements post to download an assortment of free explosions, fire, muzzle flashes, and more.last_img read more

Are You Practicing Excellence?

first_imgAre you approaching your work with excellence as your primary goal and outcome? If you are what you repeatedly do, as Aristotle famously said, are you practicing the habit of excellence?It’s easy to be mediocre. If you look at a bell curve, you’ve got very poor performance on one side of the curve and excellent performance on the other. Mediocrity takes up the massive bulk in the middle. It’s easy to be mediocre. It’s easy to be neither good nor bad.What is more difficult is being excellent. Being excellent takes more effort. It takes more energy. You have to try a lot harder. To be mediocre you just have to do the work. To be excellent you have to do the work with an unmistakable passion and energy. You also have to do the work with the desired outcome being excellence.What About You?You could be excellent when you’re making your prospecting calls by focusing on creating value for your dream clients—even when you’re asking them for the first commitment (their time and attention). It’s a lot harder to be excellent at prospecting and winning appointments than it is to be mediocre and face certain rejection.You could be excellent during your sales calls and interactions, giving your entire focus to your dream client and being deeply engaged. But because you’ve made a lot of sales calls before it’s easy to be mediocre.You could deliver what your client expects of you, and that might even be enough. But you could also invest the energy and passion to deliver something better than what’s expected. You could deliver excellence.Mediocrity gets lost. No one talks about mediocrity. They talk about excellence.Excellence provides meaning. It’s built on passion, and it generates even more passion from both you and your clients. Excellence defines. It differentiates. If you are going to do the work there is no reason not to go all the way and practice excellence.QuestionsHow different would your results be if you focused on excellence instead of simply doing the work?What would your dream client say to other people about you if you delivered standout, excellent performance that defined the rest of your category as mediocre?How do you deliver excellence when you are prospecting? What would you change?How do you deliver excellence during sales interactions? What would have to change?How could you change what you do to produce results that define you as excellent?last_img read more