My name is Mark Steel. Today, I am a sales keynote speaker, a TEDx speaker, and sales consultant. I am also the host of the Invincible Success podcast and the founder of Peak Potential Solutions.
Prior to starting my own successful business, I spent 14 years in sales. In my first year I was so bad at sales that I almost lost my job, yet I did not give up. I developed strategies for success that helped me contribute over a billion dollars in sales during my career. I was fortunate to work with companies such as McDonalds, Abbott, United, Allstate, State Farm, Caterpillar, Northwestern Mutual, and many more. Eventually I went on to lead regional training programs for hundreds of highly skilled sales experts, which was tremendously fulfilling.
When not speaking and consulting, I’m a married father of two living outside of Chicago. I am an avid rock climber and I enjoy hiking and most anything outdoors.
I have my first book coming out on August 18th called ‘Invincible Success: Sell with Confidence, Lead with Purpose, and Speak with Impact!’
Invincible Success is for anyone looking to be more inspired in their career while also inspiring and serving others.
We all can accomplish great things in our career and personal lives. We can beat our sales goals, empower our teams, and share our message in a powerful way. All we need is relentless determination and a proven process that achieves those results.
I wrote Invincible Success to give you the process to make that happen. It outlines six principles, what I call the Invincible Principles. I developed them from what I used to be successful in my sales and leadership career as well as using insights I gained from over 90 top leaders I interviewed for the book. Invincible Success is filled with engaging stories and highly useful strategies to make certain you reach all your sales and leadership goals.
I am passionate about helping professionals feel more energized and fulfilled. That happens when we feel connected to the work that we do and to our customers, as well as knowing we are having an impact on others. That is my goal for this book. I want to make you Invincible!
For the first half of my corporate career, I struggled with Impostor Syndrome a great deal. Back then, I did not have much confidence in my abilities. I had gone to community college and did not have a degree. At Microsoft, I was surrounded by incredibly successful people. I felt like a fraud. I was ashamed and anxious much of the time. I was convinced this big secret would be found out and I would be fired. As it got worse, I started withdrawing from friends and family, which caused significant issues in my career, my marriage, and my family relationships.
In 2013, I found a blog post that introduced me to impostor syndrome for the first time. This became a turning point for me. For the first time, I discovered what I had been feeling was common and something that I could overcome.
I started being very intentional with my thoughts. I wrote out a list of my strengths and my aspirations. I started seeking out mentors, reading books that inspired me, and creating deeper connection with the people in my life, including my customers and peers. As I took control over the negative talk in my head, my marriage and relationships became stronger than ever. My career took off in ways I could not have expected.
That success gave me the confidence to leave the corporate world in 2017 to start my own business. It was a dream, come true. I now get to work directly with sales teams, leaders, and speakers to ensure they achieve their own exceptional results while feeling more engaged and fulfilled.
Many individuals and organizations are trying to figure out how to navigate their way through what is happening in today’s business landscape. I try to remind my clients that even though they may be struggling with uncertainty, so are their customers.” “This means that, their customers need them more than ever before.
With that in mind, my goal for 2020 is to enable sales team, leaders, and anyone that speaks to others to not just survive in business today, but to put themselves in a position to thrive. I cannot wait to connect with those I can best serve and understand how I can make them -Invincible.