Good days, we all love them!
Well, don't we? Would it not be amazing if every day was YOUR day!? Coming off the weekend, as I was driving into work this morning I had time to reflect on how great the weekend was! The weather was great, I was surrounded by family and friends and not to mention Boston sports did well. Overall, I had a good weekend.
In these tough times, we are constantly hearing about the 'bad' and not so much about the 'good.' The 'bad' finds its way into our personal lives and of course, our place of employment.
I work in the lovely world of sales. I assist sales people in advancing their careers with top opportunities while providing clients with top sales professionals to help build their team. Let's face it, in sales, it is the simple formula of what you put into it, is what you will get out of it. I like to consider myself a hard worker and I will do what it takes to make it happen. I am a hunter and consistently on the move to close business. I "pound" the phone, I meet with potential clients, and I am always trying to move the deals along to close. I do all of this because I love the thrill of the challenge, I am motivated by accomplishing something difficult, and I am satisfied by my line of work.
But, there are days, that no matter how hard I work, things do not go my way. We all have days like these. It may seem like 'the bad' happens more than I would like. A client filled their role on their own, their department budget just got pulled, the client went on a hiring freeze, the candidate decided to go in a different direction. Whatever 'bad' is happening that day, I always turn to the most important things that I have learned in sales; be consistent and always work with a sense of urgency. Even though you are driving 100%, you may not see instant results, but continue to work hard because a payoff is always coming.
Closing that deal, giving someone a new start, helping a client to fill an open slot – these are the difficult accomplishments that I works so hard for. In order to get there, I have to stay positive, consistently, and no matter what, I have to do what it takes to be successful.
I am a strong believer that good things happen to good people! A few months ago there was a great candidate in one of my accounts who unfortunately did not get an offer from a particular company. About 2 weeks later, I received a call from that same company asking if that candidate would be available and if he could start within the week! "Did I just hear that correctly?" GREAT! I worked hard to get this candidate's foot in the door, he, in turn, worked hard in the interview, and all that hard work eventually paid off.
See, the good days happen, you just have to believe in yourself, work hard and keep a positive attitude through the bad days…another good day is on its way.