STRESS BUSTERS… one of the toughest parts of Commissioned Sales is the perpetual ups and downs in results. It’s not easy to handle rejection, negative surprises, and income fluctuations on an ongoing basis. All these things cause Personal STRESS. Sometimes it becomes overwhelming. On top of that, the experts are very clear that excessive Stress is unhealthy. Not good!
How do you currently manage your Stress? One common “Stress Buster” is to “take a break”. When the pressure builds up to an intolerable level… you need some relief. This “break” is needed for your health. Unfortunately, sometimes the “break” you take creates even more stress in the long run. For example… going on an unplanned shopping spree or taking a surprise vacation is great for the moment (instant gratification). The trouble is when it is over, you may have created additional financial pressure that makes things even worse!
Here is your ACTION STEP… keep an open mind here, have a look at the way you do things now. Maybe it’s time for a change in your approach to dealing with the Stress around you. Maybe it’s time to create an earned reward instead of the traditional Band-Aid fix. You can replace instant fix escapism with exciting planned experiences and get out of the emotional dip via a promise to yourself for the future. How to do this? The change I am suggesting comes in two parts:
Part #1. Plan something special in the foreseeable future (30, 60, 90 days, etc.). Plan a shopping trip in six weeks to an exciting city. Book a trip to a fun location 60 days from now. Post it on a calendar on the wall where you work. Post it on the refrigerator door at home. Be sure to budget the maximum you will spend.
Part #2. Create an activity plan for your business which you will follow vigorously. Have a schedule of activities, monitor your consistency & results, even set up an Accountability Partner to keep you on track.
Use Part #1 to motivate you and use Part #2 to make it happen. Doing one without the other is doing things the old way. It is the combination of both parts that makes this approach work. Together they create a very powerful Stress Buster that will change you and your results forever. If it was easy, every one would be doing it… break your mold and be different! NO Excuses.
For a different perspective on good health… my wife Gloria has opened a new YouTube Channel entitled…“Healthy Eating Tips”.