The hardest part of a salesperson’s day can be keeping an eye on the prize or staying focused. We all have a time during the day where the distractions keep us from getting our work done. What can we do to minimize distractions and stay focused?
Here are a few tips:
- Organization. Put together a daily task list and keep track of what gets done and what can be carried forward to tomorrow.
- Email. Email is a huge distraction for me. When making sales calls, I turn my email off for 30 minute time frames.
- Cell phone. Turn off your personal phone. It is amazing how fast we lose our concentration with the beeps from our cell phone.
- Breaks. Plan breaks or rest time. Work for 4-5 hours and then take a lunch break. Everyone needs time away from work.
- Exercise. Since sales is not a physical job and most of us are sitting at a desk for 8 hours a day, schedule work-outs. These can be walks or some sort of exercise that helps reduce stress and clear the mind.
Staying focused is a daily challenge for most but in the sales world it can be tougher since some aspects of selling are not “fun” for example cold calling.
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