How about an early energy boost to get your day going each sales day? The following video featuring the Cactus Cuties singing our National Anthem is inspiring to say the least. While you are caught up in the gripping lyrics being sung a capella, notice how the concerns of your day slowly fade to the distance as you are presented with great talent and inspiration.
Another boost might come from the fact that there is actually a market for anything if you are bold enough and see the potential in ordinary things. Two sisters discovered a large corn flake in their cereal bowl that had an uncanny resemblance to the state of Illinois. Sure enough, they photographed it, put it on Ebay and sold it for over $1300, enough to pay for their coming vacation.
A consistent flow of sales energy is so critically important to your selling success. Actual physical energy is important to make it through the day while mental clarity and focus are necessary to provide both you and your customers conversational skills to thoroughly understand opportunities and provide effective solutions. This same energy must extend through the entire week, emphasizing the need for proper diet, quality sleep and recreational activities to renew your strengths each day. As the old adage, with adjustments, says: "All work and no play makes one a worn out, ineffective, incompetent salesperson."
Many effective salespeople will begin their sales day with energizing prayer or meditation followed by light exercise, a refreshing shower and a proper breakfast. We know that these are worthwhile uses of our time that pay huge dividends both throughout the day and in the long run. Shortcutting only cheats you. There are no shortcuts to success.
A full calendar is another motivator! There is something debilitating about lots of white space on a business calendar. Proper goal-setting, planning and lead follow-up will ensure that your calendar is full of appointments that will open the doors to opportunity. Now that's energizing!
There is no magic or mystery to starting your day in an energized manner that will ensure your success. Plan for success. Look for it. Expect it. Lay your success groundwork daily and reap the rewards.