Inside sales is a competitive field where professionals need to bring an incredible work ethic to the job each day. Unfortunately, some find that their habits can hurt their sales productivity and their careers.
Here are the first 5 bad habits that every sales professional should focus on eliminating. Look for the next 5 in Part 2 of this blog post.
Having a cluttered workspace
When people have a disorganized workspace, it is easy to become overwhelmed by the clutter, which then leads to distraction. Having a clear and organized workspace can help clear the thoughts and remain focused on the tasks at hand.
Eating while working
It can be tempting to avoid breaks, particularly when in the middle of a sales streak. The habit of eating at the desk, however, can make it difficult to clear the mind and rejuvenate. Taking a little time away from the computer screen to enjoy a lunch or snack can result in more focus in the afternoon.
Not getting enough exercise
According to Harvard Men’s Health Watch, one of the best ways to fight ‘’brain fog’ and forgetfulness is to exercise. Exercise helps to lift people’s moods while lowering their stress and anxiety, which can lead to consistently higher productivity in sales.
Not getting enough sleep
Not getting enough sleep can impact professionals on several levels. It can hinder the ability to learn and remember information while also influencing judgment and mood, negatively impacting sales goals.
Not remaining up-to-date and learning about the industry
Every industry changes at an ever-increasing rate. As an inside sales rep. it is your own responsibility for staying educated and informed. With the amazing abundance of news and data sources there simply is no excuse for knowing what’s going on.