Steve Stauning’s 100% Biased Gift List for Christmas 2020
2020 has been a strange year (to say the least). Though despite the on again/off again restrictions, your family, friends, and coworkers still expect a gift from you this holiday season.
Instead of the clothes they’ll never wear or the ever-impersonal gift card, why not give them something that will change their life… for the better?
If you’re looking for my advice – and who isn’t, really? – I’ve cobbled together this 100% biased list of the best gifts for nearly everyone on your list:
The Best Gift for Millennials and Gen Zs:
Not to overgeneralize here, but the majority of Millennials and Gen Zs I’ve met don’t appreciate the value of personal responsibility and hard work. No offense, but it’s true. That’s why I recommend getting them an easy-to-read, hilarious book loaded with pictures and 83 real-life lessons: Sh*t Sandwich.
Sh*t Sandwich was written for those who haven’t yet grasped the concepts that life’s not fair and that no one owes them a living. Why not help them understand these axioms without starting a fight at the holiday gatherings this year?
The Best Gift for Coworkers
Looking for something your coworkers, boss, or even that annoying parent or grandparent will love and cherish forever? Well, then buy them a Rolex or a Mercedes! However, if you want to keep the total under twenty bucks, then consider The 30,000-Pound Gorilla in the Room.
The 30,000-Pound Gorilla in the Room is 400+ hilarious pages detailing the 212 most-annoying phrases used in business. Containing everything from the classic “Think Outside the Box” to the more recent “Optics,” this book was written to help those who overuse clichés and hackneyed terms understand just how annoying they are to the rest of us!
The Best Gift for Car Salespeople
Want to really help your car salesperson son, daughter, husband, or wife bring home the bacon? Buy them the one book that will help them sell more vehicles for more money to today’s connected customers: Assumptive Selling.
Assumptive Selling is packed with lots of words and few pictures, so they may not seem super-thrilled Christmas morning, but once they start reading and employing the lessons from Assumptive Selling, they’ll thank you for helping them double or even triple their commissions!
The Best Gift for Sales Managers
Got a sales manager on your gift list this year? Well, if they’re like most sales managers I know, they probably don’t want to read a 400-page book like Assumptive Selling. Don’t fear, there’s a book written just for them!
Ridiculously Simple Sales Management is a ridiculously quick read containing 24 ridiculously short chapters that will help them quickly build and maintain a high-performing sales team. Each chapter concludes with ridiculously simple Key Learnings and Chapter Exercises, allowing them to put these ridiculously important lessons to work quickly.
Perhaps, even ridiculously quickly.