If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” – Dr Wayne Dyer
It is easy to get down on yourself in the world of sales if you have had a bad month, quarter, or even a down year. But if you hold onto those negative thoughts about your sales performance, it will not help you to achieve your sales goals.
As simplistic as this may sound, if you are a negative person, sales will always feel like a struggle. As a positive person, sales becomes much more enjoyable and can be very fulfilling. You will also produce far greater results with a positive mind-set in sales.
Being a positive person has been a significant part of my own success and below are some of the key practices I have followed to be a positive person in the world of sales:
- Believe that anything is possible and that you can form a partnership with any company in the world.
- Be aware of your inner critic. That voice that says, “You can’t call that CEO.” Notice the limiting thought, and then decide on the right action to take.
- Be thankful for the strengths and gifts you already possess.
- Smile more and laugh more.
- Exercise and eat healthy.
- Clarify your values and honor them.
- Don’t be afraid to fail. Look at mistakes as learning lessons.
- Surround yourself with positive and uplifting people.
- Be grateful for the opportunities you have, not what you don’t have.
- Ignore all people who say, “You can’t do that.”