1 year ago
April 13, 2016

5 Things Successful Sales People Do Before They Get to the Office

Simply put, successful sales people use their morning time to help them be successful.

Rhys Metler

We all want to be successful and we all work hard to make that success happen.  Sometimes it feels as though there are just not enough hours in the day to bring you the success that you desire.  You need to look at your time and see where you could be doing something different.  Successful sales people know that the morning, the time that they have prior to going to the office, is a time to set in motion the accomplishments for the day.  Simply put, successful sales people use their morning time to help them be successful.

Successful sales people wake up early.

Jumping out of bed and into your clothes to rush out of the house and to the office is not a way to build your success.  Getting up early is a daily habit of most successful sales people.  There is a great deal you can do in the morning without worrying about the distraction of your cell phone or anyone bothering you.  Getting up early allows you to ease into your day without the hustle and bustle of rushing through your morning. 

Successful sales people exercise before going to the office.

With your busy lifestyle, it is sometimes difficult to find the time to exercise. During your workday, it is hard to find the time. After your workday, you are often too tired or have other activities that keep you from exercising. The morning is the perfect time to begin an exercise program. Regular exercise is important and makes you healthier in several ways.  You will feel more alert and energetic. Your body will feel more awake and you won’t have to rely on artificial stimulants, like caffeine, so you won’t have the mental crash later in the day.

Successful sales people eat a nutritious breakfast.

We’ve all heard it said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  Despite this solid advice, breakfast is the most likely meal to be skipped. Breakfast starts your day with the fuel you need to get going.   A healthy breakfast will set your metabolism to work efficiently so you won’t feel foggy or overly tired throughout your day.

Successful sales people set a daily goal.

Being successful means planning your day. Setting daily goals will help you to reach your short term and your long-term goals.  You want to plan your day and you want to make it so that you do all of your least favorite activities first.  That way your day is focused on getting the tough stuff done in the morning and easier tasks done in the afternoon. Having an easier afternoon allows you to be more flexible in your schedule because all of your pressing work is already completed.  Having flexible time is key to success in sales.

Successful sales people visualize their day.

Taking a few minutes each day to just sit and think about the day ahead helps you set the tone for your day. Thinking about what your day is going to look like will keep you focused and unlikely to be unpleasantly surprised by any challenges in your daily plan.  Taking time, even for ten minutes, for personal reflection in the morning helps you to stay calm, cool and collected throughout your day.

Being successful means setting goals and forming habits that will allow you to become successful and stay successful.  Successful sales people use their morning hours prior to going to the office to their advantage.  Getting up early to exercise, eat a healthy breakfast, focus on the day and set personal goals are habits of most truly successful sales people.

Rhys Metler

Rhys is a tenacious, top performing Senior Sales Recruiter with 11+ years of focused experience in the Digital Media, Mobile, Software, Technology and B2B verticals. He has a successful track record of headhunting top performing sales candidates for some of the most exciting brands in North America. He is a Certified Recruitment Specialist (CRS) and has expert experience in prospecting new business, client retention/renewals and managing top performing sales and recruitment teams. Rhys enjoys spending quality time with his wife, son, and two daughters, BBQing on a hot summer day, tropical vacations and cottaging.