Healthy habits for sellers include training the mind, body, and avoiding distractions during work. Why? Because even if you have the best sales skills on the planet. It won’t mean jack-sh*t if you fall ill or depressed.

Sales is and will always be a high-pressure job. You can only ensure performance when caring for your body and mind.

If you build excellent sales habits, you can do the same for your health.

I flirted many times with burnout and overwork. Therefore, I learnt a thing or two.

WORKING IN SALES DOESN’T GIVE YOU THE RIGHT TO DESTROY YOUR LIFE.

Today you’ll hear me blab about:

  • Habits to enhance work performance
  • Taking care of your mind
  • Taking care of your body
  • Common burnout signs

HEALTHY HABITS FOR SELLERS TO ENHANCE WORK PERFORMANCE

You can start taking care of yourself at work.

First of all: Coffee.

Coffee is like cigarettes; if you never tried it, you don’t need it.

Do you like your coffee in the morning? Great.

Just don’t drink 14 of them.

It will upset your stomach and sleep.

Secondly: Your phone.

Are you famous on LinkedIn and IG?

Awesome.

But keep social media out of your core working time.

It will make you anxious and take your focus away

Thirdly: Breaks when you’re tired.

Especially if you’re cold calling and talking a lot.

Your brain needs some rest time to be productive.

Science has long proven that sleep and rest are crucial for optimal performance.

There’s obviously more, but who’s got time for that?

Action: Pick one of the above and try it today 🙂

HEALTHY HABIT: TAKING CARE OF YOUR MIND

You’re not going to like the next point.

Meditation.

Just reading this word is sparking emotions.

You can’t meditate.

You tried, but it’s not for you.

It’s boring.

I can’t disagree.

However, I realised there are many types of meditation.

You can walk and meditate.

You can dance and meditate.

It’s not just sitting on your ass breathing.

I’m a big fan of Wim HoF Breathing.

I do 20 minutes each morning.

It’s irrelevant what it is.

Find your “poison” and relax your mind.

You’re going to hate this even more.

Journaling.

Writing your stressful thoughts down will help you kill them.

Start writing 3-5 things you’re grateful for.

Your mental peace will come from freeing your mind.

Once the ink hits the paper, you’ll immediately feel better.

If you’re really into it, keep a proper journal.

If you occasionally feel overwhelmed, keep an emotional diary.

Simply write down how you feel.

The last one.

You’re really going to hate this one.

Learning.

You may like podcasts or books.

Documentaries or talking to your grandparents about history.

It doesn’t matter.

Learning is good for your mind.

You don’t have to learn about sales.

Learn about something else; you will find sales inspiration there.

All the top performers are constantly learning.

I have done 10,000 + hours of cold calling in my life.

Yet a month ago, I went to a cold calling BootCamp.

AND I’m taking 1on1 coaching.

Why?

Because it feels bloody good.

Action: Pick one of the above habits and start with 15 minutes daily. Everyone can find 15 minutes per day.

HEALTHY HABIT: TAKING CARE OF YOUR BODY

You know it.

Exercise.

Your body is not meant to sit and lie down all day.

My trainer said: sitting is the new smoking.

And he’s right.

Get your ass moving.

If you don’t want to move, it’s not that:

  • You don’t have time
  • You’re not athletic
  • You don’t know how

You’re plain lazy.

A healthy body will help you perform daily.

You know this one as well.

Stop eating crap.

McDonald’s is cancer in a box.

It doesn’t taste good.

Simply you’re so used to the sugars and fats that you like it.

Stop it.

“Eat food like it’s medicine, or you’ll eat medicine like it’s food.”

Steve Jobs.

Cut the chemicals.

I don’t just mean cocaine.

There’s this idea that if you work in sales, you must do cocaine.

Bullcrap.

You just like doing it.

The same goes for alcohol.

I’m not saying become a saint.

Just control it and cut it down.

If you’re having seven beers on a Tuesday, that is probably why your week goes to hell.

Action: Pick ONE of the above and start implementing from this weekend; everyone can do at least one.

COMMON BURNOUT SIGNS

I’ll go for a simple listicle of things to keep an eye on:

  1. You start hating a job you previously loved
  2. You constantly feel tired when there’s no real cause
  3. You’re struggling to think straight on simple issues
  4. You genuinely don’t want to get out of bed
  5. You’re struggling to get along with colleagues but unsure why
  6. You’re generally feeling negative about everything

I’m no doctor; if you think something is wrong, you’re likely correct.

Start with taking a day off and do some of the above healthy activities.

You’ll probably get a much clearer mind.

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