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About cvheady007

I am a Christian, Husband, Dad, workaholic and author. Biography Carson Vincent Heady was born in Cape Girardeau, MO, graduated from Southeast Missouri State University and moved to St. Louis in 2001. He has served in sales and leadership across Microsoft, AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile. Carson is best-selling author of the Birth of a Salesman series, the first book of which was published by World Audience Inc. in 2010. He released The Salesman Against the World in 2014, A Salesman Forever in 2016 and Salesman on Fire in 2020. He is also featured in Scott Ingram’s B2B Sales Mentors: 20 Stories from 20 Top 1% Sales Professionals. Carson is a 7-time CEO/President’s Club winner across 5 roles at AT&T and Microsoft and National Verizon Rockstar winner. He has been recognized as a top social seller at Microsoft and is consistently ranked in the top 25 sales gurus in the world on Rise Global. He is included among the Top 50 sales authors on LinkedIn. With over 330K social followers, Carson has also been interviewed on over 30 sales and leadership podcasts, by such luminaries as Jeffrey & Jennifer Gitomer, Jeb Blount, Brandon Bornancin, Sam Dunning, Larry Levine, Darrell Amy, Scott Ingram, Thierry van Herwijnen, Jim Brown, Sam Jacobs, Luigi Prestinenzi, Donald Kelly, Marylou Tyler, George Leith, Pat Helmer, Eric Nelson, Ron Tunick, Jeff Arthur, Mary Ann Samedi, Jean Oursler, Andre Harrell, Marlene Chism, Bill Crespo, Matt Tanguay, Josh Wheeler and Chad Bostick. He has also co-hosted the Smart Biz Show on EG Marketing Radio. His articles have appeared in several noteworthy publications such as SalesGravy, Smash! Sales, Salesopedia and the Baylor Sports Department S3 Report. Carson lives in St. Louis, MO, with his wife Amy and daughters Madison, Sidonia and Charlotte.

Battling Burnout in Challenging Times

In challenging times, it’s more common for sales leaders – or any professional – to burn out. The doers and drivers tend to work even harder to try to find a path to success. How can we address and alleviate … Continue reading

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The Greatest Fears in Sales

Recently, I ran a poll for my 300,000 followers asking “What is the most profound fear in sales?” 51% cited bad performance while 30% called out losing a job. While those fears never go away, both have happened to me … Continue reading

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Assume the Position

Assume the position. The best way to get the role you want is to show the people in the hiring process that you’re the obvious choice, and when there is an opening you sign up for everything the role entails. … Continue reading

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How Do You React and Respond to “The No-Win Scenario?”

How do you react and respond in the face of the “no win” scenario? Once upon a time… One of my team members was given what our leadership eventually admitted was a statistically impossible quota. Because of this grossly out … Continue reading

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If You Fight for Your Limitations, You Get to Keep Them

“If you fight for your limitations, you get to keep them.” – amazing quote from The Internship. What limiting beliefs are you allowing to keep you operating in comfortable ways of mediocrity or failing? We can spend time and effort … Continue reading

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The Greatest Successes Come After Failure or Impasse

The greatest successes come after failure or after the point where most people would have given up. The path to success is not a straight line; often we have to find our way through, over or around. My marriage: We … Continue reading

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SERVE. Impact = Value You Bring Others

Serve. Impact = value you bring to others. Your life and career will exponentially transform when you explore how you can deliver wins from your unique gifts and superpowers. Don’t worry about what everybody else is doing – know and … Continue reading

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Coaching Vs. Managing

Coaching vs. Managing: Drive positive change for an engaging team culture. Great leaders know how to direct the strategy, while understanding and investing in people to empower optimum results. Check out Spinify’s CEO and Founder Matt Bullock and Microsoft’s Carson … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of a 9-Figure Social Selling Deal

Here it is: How we closed a 9-figure deal that started on and prominently featured #LinkedIn and #SalesNavigator – perhaps the largest #socialselling win in history. A unique treat, as Tom Burton – author of “The Revenue Zone” – interviews me on my own show, Salesman on Fire to unpack … Continue reading

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Why Doesn’t Everyone Seek the Next Level? – Robert Washington & Carson Heady on Infinite Mindset

Not everyone makes the decision to transform and take the steps to get to “the next level”. Why? What sets people who choose to have it all and operate with infinite mindset apart? Microsoft‘s Robert Washington joins Carson V. Heady on Salesman on Fire to talk … Continue reading

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