It is amazing, and also a little scary, how often other people’s ideas seem to become our own. Many times we are told how we should be, who we should be, and how we should do it without it even being very obvious that it’s happening. But there are choices you can make, and perspectives that you can have, that can help you break away from what is “normal” and help you create your own values in your business and life.
Working long hours with ever-changing schedules and to-do lists can make it seem impossible to find time to get our sweat on – not because we don’t want to but because it just doesn’t feel that urgent. Unfortunately, when we fall into a pattern of neglecting our bodies, we notice a decline in our physical fitness, strength and wellbeing, which often adversely affects how we feel about ourselves, our creativity and even our business productivity. It’s all connected.
I’ve never had a particular interest in or fondness for sales. It felt forced, aggressive, and at times, cheesy. The word “salesperson” would conjure images of tawdry used cars salesmen and bumptious, overly perfumed cosmetics associates. Prior to starting my company, it didn’t really hit me that we are all in sales, in a sense. We’re constantly pitching, influencing, negotiating, marketing. I had to change my attitude towards selling, in order to give my company a chance.