The latest issue of A Chip off the Block is The Garden Edition and talks about The Top 10 Things Sales Taught Me About Gardening here is my TeleSales Twist on Point #9.
Someone else to ooooh & ahhhh over your efforts makes you feel good
Maybe it is the extrovert in most salespeople that makes this true, but when we win (little OR big… doesn’t seem to matter) it is important for people to notice. Sure the commission check is great – what is better is the money PLUS a supportive team telling you how wonderful you are.
Make sure you have those people in your life that will ooooh & ahhhhh over how wonderful your garden looks (even if you have to take pictures and share them on facebook).
Too often I think that salespeople (or maybe people in general) discount the rush of other people telling them how good a job they are doing.
I’m not discounting the importance of celebrating your own successes – rather, telling you to accept… no REJOICE in other people’s admiration. Stop that self-depricating “oh it was nothing” and do your happy dance.
If you done it, it ain’t bragging. ~ Walt Whitman
Telesales is a career full of difficult days; from voicemail jail through lost deals…. which is even MORE reason to Celebrate Success and Accept Complements!