"People always call it luck when you've acted more sensibly than they have." - Anne Tyler, Celestial Navigation
Acting sensibly – what does that actually mean? It means coming to work everyday with a positive attitude. It means accomplishing the tasks you had designated for that day. It means calling those leads rather than surfing the Internet. It means doing doing doing when others are chatting chatting chatting. It means organizing your sales methods rather than counting on serendipity. "In reality, serendipity accounts for one percent of the blessings we receive in life, work and love. The other 99 percent is due to our efforts." - Peter McWilliams
Effort is acting sensibly; it means creating goals for the day, week, and month. It means telling others of your goals so that you are accountable for your words. It means having a plan of action and breaking down those actions into tasks.
"Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Experiment with your plan of action. Go out on a limb and try something different, something new. Sometimes the shock factor is what gets you noticed, and once noticed, allows you to explain why you are the one to choose. You may stumble; you may fall, but…
"Fall seven times, stand up eight." - Japanese Proverb
In the sales world, in the real world of reality; it’s the doing that gets things done!
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