Sometimes, we have setbacks. We miss our numbers, or our goals. We have a family illness. We may be fighting an illness ourselves.
It is really easy to get distracted and disillusioned. So much of selling is in being present and also in connecting with people to help them see hope for the future. It’s hard to be in that frame of mind when something personal is draggine one down.
What to do? Take a break. Spend the holidays focused on where you need to be focused, and then get back engaged. Strangely, this can often give you a new perspective, or new energy.
My dad fell in his house and got several compression fractures this past week – all of a sudden, the focus went away from wrapping up for the holidays and into dealing with a loved one being hurt. I’ll have some upcoming posts about hospital customer service, because I’ve seen quite a bit of it (and sometimes a lack of it) this week.
When all else fails – keep a list of the priorities tha tmust be accomplished, and just push the other stuff off to the side until you can regroup. I’m taking my own advice here – and that means that some things will be delayed, but I will stay on course.
Wishing a wonderful holiday to everyone reading this blog. Regardless of what you believe, now IS a great time for family and friends. There is really nothing more important.