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.
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
6. Research and map out your prospects
7. Create a list of open-ended questions
8. Fine-tune your elevator pitch
9. Call and connect
10. Read a book
11. Create a playlist
12. Work out
13. Meditate, breathe deeply, and visualize what you want to create
14. Google funny videos