I’m sitting on a chair at the edge of a beach in Redcliffe at the moment taking in the sights, smells and the great weather Brisbane has to offer leading into summer and I was wondering as I sit here, do I ever switch off from sales?
I get about 3 hours in chair just off the beach on a Sunday at the moment as one of our kids does Nippers program at the Surf Club.
This time alone I see as gold for refreshing and resetting from the week that was.
Our family is growing and there isn’t much time and I always seem to be catching up with something or trying to finish something else around the house and in other areas.
I notice when I am by myself my mind wanders back to sales and selling a lot.
I run through the week I just had and start prepping myself mentally for the coming week and also sorting out what tasks are priorities, what I have missed and need to complete in my role in sales.
Sure I have moments where I switch off as you do, but I find if I have time alone my mind drifts back into sales and selling.
I’m sure it is a healthy process to switch off for long periods of time but when you are involved in a highly competitive market where every sale counts and also anything that gives you an edge also counts, you have to be living and breathing your work to keep on top of things and make everything flows easily for your customers, your company and of course, yourself.
When you achieve this flow it can relieve a lot of day to day pressure.
I wonder if other people in sales have this happening too or maybe it depends on your job role and what processes are involved in the selling you do.
I’ll have to have a talk to a few others involved in sales that I know to see if they switch off or if sales are always in the back of their mind outside of the normal set working hours.
It will also be interesting to see if the ones that switch off completely are as successful in their careers compared to the ones that are involved 24/7.
Definitely food for thought.
I’m guessing the healthy outcome for most people would be finding a happy medium between switching on and off and also learning to switch off completely when needed for piece of mind.
If the pressure is on, do we ever really switch off from sales?