Worry About What You Can Control & Control What You Worry About
You can’t control when the phone will ring.
You can’t control the markets.
You can’t change the weather.
You can’t manage your prospect’s calendar.
You can’t control changes to your compensation plan.
I could go on for hours, but I am sure you are starting to get the point. We have so much to worry about already, why exacerbate this by wasting energy on things that are outside of your control?
Going In Blind
In the past couple of weeks, I was simultaneously flattered and floored on two separate occasions. These were both glaring examples of why going in blind in sales is bad. And I was compelled to share.
Both of these events occurred within the realm of LinkedIn, but they could have happened anywhere. It seems that my LinkedIn Profile had attracted some fine folks who felt I had a need for their products and services. Looking at their bios and websites, I was flattered that these successful folks took an interest in me, whether they were trying to sell me or not.