Written By: Nancy Bleeke
Maximize your sales success potential by making your minutes matter.
A minute isn’t a lot of time…just 60 seconds.
What you do with those minutes can make a difference in your day, week, month, year and life. In each non-leap year we have 525,600 minutes to spend (ever hear the song Seasons of Love from the play Rent?).
What you decide to do with each minute is what matters.
It seems we are all on overload and our schedules are overcrowded. I often wonder how successful people have the time to do the things that matter to them.
Success doesn’t have to relate to business— success in relationships, health, fitness, discipline, work or sports are all important.
How do successful people find the time?
As I observe the most successful sales professionals in my training workshops, I see that they make the most out of each minute in their day!
What can we do with a few minutes that will lead to future success?
Keep documents you want to read available in your car, briefcase, or near your computer (ever have to wait for a download or update?).
What can you learn? Reading not only provides knowledge and expands your understanding of various subjects but also enhances your vocabulary and critical thinking skills.
By keeping reading materials easily accessible, you can make the most of those idle moments and continuously enrich your mind with new ideas and perspectives.
Stop. Listen to the sounds and people around you. What do you hear?
Engaging in active listening allows you to connect with your environment on a deeper level.
Paying attention to the sounds and conversations around you can improve your communication skills and empathy.
It enables you to pick up valuable information, understand different perspectives, and strengthen your relationships by truly hearing and acknowledging others.
Send a note or leave a voice message to someone you haven’t made contact with in a while.
Imagine how your message might make that person’s day. What will it do for yours?
Reaching out to old friends or colleagues not only brings joy to their lives but also fosters a sense of connection and support for yourself.
It can lead to meaningful conversations, rekindle relationships, and create opportunities for collaboration or personal growth.
Taking the time to reconnect and show someone you care can uplift your own spirits and strengthen your social network.
Walk a flight of stairs. Do leg lifts. Stretch! How does that feel?
Engaging in a brief exercise routine, even for just 60 seconds, can invigorate your body and mind.
Walking up a flight of stairs increases your heart rate and boosts blood circulation, providing an instant energy boost.
Leg lifts and stretching help relieve muscle tension, improve flexibility, and enhance your overall physical well-being.
Embracing these quick exercises leaves you feeling more alert, refreshed, and ready to tackle the tasks ahead.
Take action on one “To Do” item and cross it off your list. Make small progress often and know that it will be completed in no time.
What does that do to the size of your list and your stress level? By actively tackling one task on your to-do list, you create a sense of accomplishment and momentum.
Completing even a small task not only reduces the size of your list but also boosts your confidence and motivation.
It instills a positive mindset, reducing stress and increasing your productivity as you move closer to achieving your overall goals.
Take a deep breath. Fill your lungs to capacity and slowly exhale.
Concentrate on your breathing and quiet your mind for a short while. What can you discover?
Taking a moment to quiet your mind through deep breathing exercises or meditation allows you to create inner calmness and clarity. It helps you release stress, increase self-awareness, and gain a fresh perspective on your thoughts and emotions.
In these moments of stillness, you may discover insights, solutions to problems, or simply find a sense of tranquility and rejuvenation.
Pick up those items that aren’t where they belong…put them in their place, throw them away, or give them to someone.
How much energy is gained by not having to again look at those out-of-place or unnecessary items?
Clearing clutter and organizing your surroundings can have a profound impact on your productivity and mental well-being.
Putting items in their proper place or getting rid of unnecessary belongings creates a more organized and visually appealing environment.
This simple act of purging frees up mental energy, reduces distractions, and promotes a sense of calm and order in your space, leading to increased focus and efficiency.
It’s amazing what can happen to our energy and peace of mind when we make the most out of these little pieces of time.
When you find yourself with minutes available…seize the moment to make them matter.
Working towards being more successful in your day to day life doesn’t have to require a significant time investment. That’s why we have lots of micro-bite courses on Sales Gravy University that you can take in five minutes or less any time, any where, and on any device to level up your sales game.
Sales expert Nancy Bleeke helps companies and individuals increase sales 5 to 25 percent…
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