I had a wonderful weekend, with great friends and my husband. I have to admit I LOVE birthdays. My own AND other peoples!
So here are my top 5 inside sales leadership tips in honor of my 50th birthday… because let’s face it no one would read 50 🙂
In no particular order:
#1 – the only thing we can control is our attitude and how we spend our time.
I’m a firm believer in the Attitude by Charles Swindoll. Plus I believe we get to choose ours (granted some people and days make it harder than others).
Plus time is a finite resource. Don’t let it get away from you, control how you spend it.
#2 – Sometimes you have to tell the little voice in your head to SHUT UP, and go for it!
I am a planner, a list maker, a thoughtful considerer (if that is even a word). There are times when you need to stop planning and start doing! Otherwise, nothing is ever accomplished.
Make sure there isn’t a little voice in your head that we could call “the doubter” who is stopping you from taking action.
#3 – NEVER, ever put more effort into someone’s success than they are willing to put in to put into themselves.
Once upon a time, I thought that if I believed in someone enough to put effort into their success, they would wake up and believe in themselves.
Now I realize I can share my belief, yet can’t MAKE anyone believe anything or do anything. Only put effort into the people who are putting effort into themselves.
#4 – Ignoring success doesn’t breed more success. Celebrate & make it repeatable!
My own, my teams, my clients – I look for the little moments of success to CELEBRATE.
Catch people doing the right thing, look for all the moments that add up to HUGE success. Celebrate them all.
#5 – The only things that require courage are those that scare you.
When I was little my Dad told me that courage isn’t the absence of fear, rather it is what makes you keep going when you’re terrified.
Be brave, take courage, do the things you know will move you forward – but scare the bejesus out of you.
I hope you enjoy your year (and your birthday) as much as I intend to enjoy mine!