Create the soundtrack of your sales career
2. Stay Inspired
Staying motivated is certainly important, but sometimes you just need some inspiration to keep your spirits high. This is when listening to uplifting stories, religious and spiritual verses, or inspirational quotes can help. Inspirational stories and messages give you mental discipline and can help you sort out tough business challenges by giving you a fresh perspective.
You can find many inspirational books in audio format so you can listen to them on the go, as many salespeople are these days. You can even find many “classic” inspirational sales messages in audio form from well known greats like Zig Ziglar, Tony Robbins, and Dale Carnegie. The options for inspirational messages are virtually limitless.
3. Educate Yourself Often
Would you want to send your loved one to a doctor who graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1971 but who hasn’t done any continuing education since then? Of course not! You’d want a doctor who not only went to a prestigious school, but who also stays abreast of the latest medical innovations and technologies. Your clients expect the same level of continuing education from the salespeople they work with.
But sales education doesn’t always come from a classroom. For busy salespeople, education can come from listening to “how to” type sales trainers, tuning in to business radio and podcast programs, and downloading audio books on sales and general business topics.
And when it comes to educating yourself, remember that not everything is digital. One good technique is to listen to an audio book and read the printed book at the same time. As you hear things that resonate with you, you can highlight it in the printed version and bookmark certain pages you want to reread later. The key is to never stop learning. Experience can’t always come to you; sometimes you have to go out and seek it.
Winning the Greatest Game of All
The sales profession can be stressful and challenging…but it can also be rewarding and profitable. No matter what you sell, you have to be able to respond to clients and be spontaneous. You have to be able to think outside your box and be able to add value. It’s definitely a profession that requires sharp mental agility, so that means you have to continually keep your mind in tiptop shape. When you listen to music, inspirational messages, and educational subjects on a daily basis, you’re keeping your mind well-fed and well-rounded so you can always be at the top of your game. And that’s where you’ll find the real success and profits in your sales career.
Victor Arocho is a sales development expert, sales trainer and managing partner with Potential Sales & Consulting group. He specializes in exponentially growing sales by bringing accountability to the sales process and crafting a sales culture of success. His numerous career highlights include tripling a publicly traded organization’s profits within 24 months. With his passionate and strategic style of sales, Victor has assisted others in growing their business and achieving their revenue potential. To learn morer, visit www.victorarocho.com.