New Years is the day when thousands of Americans resolve to improve their lives in some way. Many people vow to exercise more frequently, get more sleep, and eat cleaner. If you’re in sales, however, there are three resolutions you should make to yourself in order to accelerate your sales game. Below we’ve featured the 5 New Year’s Resolutions you Should Adopt Right Now to kick your sales game into high gear:
1. Get More Sleep
This is a resolution you should share with the civilians. Sleep is essential to healthy brain function. So if you want quicker thoughts, increased mental ability, and a more positive outlook, you should try to get at least 7 hours of sleep.
2. Exercise More Often
Getting more exercise is another resolution that sales representatives should adopt. Anybody who exercises on a consistent basis will say that working out gives them more confidence, more energy, and a more positive outlook. What sales rep wouldn’t benefit from that?
3. Set Measurable Goals
When sales reps set themselves up for goals that are unrealistic, they set themselves up for major disappointment. No one can be Superman all the time. Make a promise to yourself that this year you’ll set goals that are attainable.
4. Admit You Don’t Know Everything
Many people in sales hate to admit that they don’t have the answer to their prospect’s question because they’re afraid that the prospect will lose trust in them. However, making up an answer or giving a shallow answer can damage your professional image even more. When you’re confronted with a problem to which you don’t know an answer, resolve this year to be honest with your prospect and tell them that you don’t have the answer off the top of your head, but this is what you do know, and you’ll be sure to look more into their question.
5. Surround Yourself with Likeminded People
Social loafing is the idea that people are less likely to be productive when they’re in a group. It only makes sense, then, that if you want to be productive you should surround yourself with people who share your desire for productivity. Surround yourself with people who inspire you to improve your sales skills every day.