enjoy life - healthy lifestyle word cloud on a napkin with a cup of coffeeIf you’re like most people in America, the holidays at this time of year are both exciting and stressful. Gearing up for family get-togethers, breaking out the secret recipes and shopping for gifts becomes priorities. While the holidays are indeed an opportunity to cherish quality time with our loved ones and to be thankful for all the good tidings to come, it’s also a time to remain vigilant in work.

“Why?” you may ask.

It’s easy to become consumed with plans, travel, and decorations, but it’s important not to become complacent as a professional.  Where some may fall behind or become distracted can be your gain. So how do you make the most of the holidays when it comes to sales?

Continue reading below to find out!

1. Put this year and your efforts in review

This is a great time to look over numbers, what did and didn’t work, and how you can move forward to have a great new year. Using the data you’ve collected from your clients, sales, and employer, it would behoove you to use them as a foundation for your strategy going forward. By examining what you have available to you from this year, you can get a better eye idea of what you may be able to expect next year. It never hurts to take initiative regarding the next chapter of your sales journey!

2. Get organized

It may be easier said than done if you’re not the type of person that’s vigilant about being organized (it happens to the best of us) but it’s important not to let everything snowball into an inevitable heap! Whether its the files on your computer, paperwork on your desk, emails in your inbox, or leads that you’ll need to follow up on in the new year, it’s always a good practice to sift through some things that may have been neglected or gotten lost in the shuffle of daily work-life balance.

If you’re a procrastinator, organizing your work life may seem like a chore, but you’re likely to breathe a little easier and thank yourself down the road if you take the first step! If you’re dealing with a lot of clutter in your physical working environment, it’s a good idea to start with your desk – where you probably spend a lot of time (your mileage may vary depending on the industry you serve). Once you start on organizing your surroundings, your mental clutter can be dealt with and you’ll notice that it will be easier to get started on the next order of business now that organization is off of your plate.

3. Formulate your strategies and plans for the future

Instead of coasting haphazardly into the new year without any foresight into how you’ll approach future prospects, improve sales, and reach new markets, make sure that you get with your sales team and management to prepare! By evaluating what’s worked or not this past year, brainstorming for new solutions, and putting together a blueprint on strategies and goals, you’ll not only save yourself a lot of last-minute-scrambling-for-the-answers in your first meetings after the holidays and being ready to take on your competitors, but you’ll save yourself and your team a lot of grief after the hangover of Thanksgiving Turkey and Christmas ham!

Are you ready to give this holiday season what you’ve got? Will you take the necessary steps to be a sales professional rockstar? Adding initiative to your sales skills can only help you. Take time this holiday season to get moving so you can start the next chapter of your sales career on the right foot!

Want to explore the possibility of a career with AmeriLife?

enjoy life - healthy lifestyle word cloud on a napkin with a cup of coffeeIf you’re like most people in America, the holidays at this time of year are both exciting and stressful. Gearing up for family get-togethers, breaking out the secret recipes and shopping for gifts becomes priorities. While the holidays are indeed an opportunity to cherish quality time with our loved ones and to be thankful for all the good tidings to come, it’s also a time to remain vigilant in work.

“Why?” you may ask.

It’s easy to become consumed with plans, travel, and decorations, but it’s important not to become complacent as a professional.  Where some may fall behind or become distracted can be your gain. So how do you make the most of the holidays when it comes to sales?

Continue reading below to find out!

1. Put this year and your efforts in review

This is a great time to look over numbers, what did and didn’t work, and how you can move forward to have a great new year. Using the data you’ve collected from your clients, sales, and employer, it would behoove you to use them as a foundation for your strategy going forward. By examining what you have available to you from this year, you can get a better eye idea of what you may be able to expect next year. It never hurts to take initiative regarding the next chapter of your sales journey!

2. Get organized

It may be easier said than done if you’re not the type of person that’s vigilant about being organized (it happens to the best of us) but it’s important not to let everything snowball into an inevitable heap! Whether its the files on your computer, paperwork on your desk, emails in your inbox, or leads that you’ll need to follow up on in the new year, it’s always a good practice to sift through some things that may have been neglected or gotten lost in the shuffle of daily work-life balance.

If you’re a procrastinator, organizing your work life may seem like a chore, but you’re likely to breathe a little easier and thank yourself down the road if you take the first step! If you’re dealing with a lot of clutter in your physical working environment, it’s a good idea to start with your desk – where you probably spend a lot of time (your mileage may vary depending on the industry you serve). Once you start on organizing your surroundings, your mental clutter can be dealt with and you’ll notice that it will be easier to get started on the next order of business now that organization is off of your plate.

3. Formulate your strategies and plans for the future

Instead of coasting haphazardly into the new year without any foresight into how you’ll approach future prospects, improve sales, and reach new markets, make sure that you get with your sales team and management to prepare! By evaluating what’s worked or not this past year, brainstorming for new solutions, and putting together a blueprint on strategies and goals, you’ll not only save yourself a lot of last-minute-scrambling-for-the-answers in your first meetings after the holidays and being ready to take on your competitors, but you’ll save yourself and your team a lot of grief after the hangover of Thanksgiving Turkey and Christmas ham!

Are you ready to give this holiday season what you’ve got? Will you take the necessary steps to be a sales professional rockstar? Adding initiative to your sales skills can only help you. Take time this holiday season to get moving so you can start the next chapter of your sales career on the right foot!

Want to explore the possibility of a career with AmeriLife?

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