Now what, what’s next? 14 ideas.

by | Mar 22, 2020 | Business, General, Strengths

If you feel crappy after listening to the news, don’t listen or touch that dial!! The same goes for social media; limit it if you feel yourself getting sucked in. Your friends and co-workers will keep you informed, and you’re better off happy than worried.

Here’s a list of some random ideas to engage in to stay motivated:

 

1. Connect with your customers

I’m sure many of you already have reached out to your existing customers via text, email, or phone, or a handwritten card to express support or a simple “thinking of you, is there anything I can do to help?”. Showing that you care beyond transactions will make a big difference once this is all over. Continue your call cycle even if you can’t sell, ask them how they’re doing, or just connect. They may be going stir-crazy, too, after all.

 

2. Take free assessments:

There are many “lite” assessments, like:

  • GeniusU also has a network of 1M entrepreneurs you could connect with, and now’s a great time.
  • Then there are 5 Love Languages that go beyond intimate relationships. When you know your needs and learn to recognize that in others, you’ll be even more effective with your existing customers and prospects.
  • 16 personalities add insights to your personal brand, independent of whether you’re selling or not.

 

3. Take paid assessments for more in-depth knowledge:
  • My favorite is, of course, CliftonStrengths®, which measures how you do/approach anything; it’s all about your hardwiring, the part of you that doesn’t change. Diving into your strengths is empowering and fun and provides you with many insights into how you are when you’re at your best.
  • The BP10™ assessment measures how you’re successful in business) adds a similar perspective from a business point of view. Who we are in business can be different than at home, as we step into roles that either work or not.
  • The paid GeniusU Wealth Dynamics assessment adds another angle to how you’re successful in business, and while it’s directed to entrepreneurs, I feel that it applies to what salespeople are all about

 

4. Check your plan
What actions can you take now, and how can you plan for what you need to do to hit the ground running as soon as you can resume business? What tweaks do you need to make? CLICK HERE for some ideas

 

5. Mastermind 
With some of your co-workers or friends – discuss strategies and game plans on how you can stay productive even if businesses have temporarily closed down. Zoom is a great platform to connect with people globally.

 

6. Research and map out your prospects
Check their websites, values, management team, etc., depending on what you’re selling. What problem do they have that you can solve for them?

 

7. Create a list of open-ended questions
You can ask your prospects to get them to answer what they need your help with so that you can present a solution. Remember, it’s about them first, you and your products second.

 

8. Fine-tune your elevator pitch
Review what you pitch, everything from answering the question “what you do” to product pitches. More ideas can be found in this blog: What’s your sales process?

 

9. Call and connect 
With someone every day – customers, prospects, friends, co-workers, business associates, or people you would like to partner up with, recruiters, …

 

10. Read a book 
Or listen to an audiobook that inspires you. It’s key to keep your mojo in times like this, after all.

 

11. Create a playlist 
Of your favorite songs, songs that inspire and evoke good mojo

 

12. Work out
If you don’t have a gym at home, find an online hub with workouts or go out for a run, walk, or hike, keeping your “social distancing.”

 

13. Meditate, breathe deeply, and visualize what you want to create
Or listen to one of the many free meditations online.

 

14. Google funny videos 
On YouTube – I live by a laughter a day keeps the doctor away 😀

 

Do whatever makes you happy; take one step and one day at a time. We’re all co-creating this shift, so why not make it a fun experience?