Today’s plan is simple: Donald is sharing his number one productivity strategy for sales. What is it? Find out on today’s episode of The Sales Evangelist.
Focus on one thing at a time. (Earth-shattering, I know.)
- This idea might not be crazy, but the results that come of it sure can be.
- Only 2.5% of people are able to multitask successfully. (That’s a very slim number of people.)
- That means you probably can’t respond to clients, check your email, and prospect on LinkedIn while maintaining the standards you would for just one thing.
- But even if you can, no matter how productive you are, it isn’t as efficient as focusing on one singular task at hand.
How does this affect our productivity?
- You get an email. You leave your current task to check your email. That email leads you to check your availability for a get-together. You check Facebook for information about the get-together. You start to watch videos while on Facebook. Before you know it, an hour has gone by, and you still haven’t finished the task at hand. Sound familiar?
- Donald’s advice? Close the tabs and remove the distractions that aren’t conducive to the task at hand.
- Even you’re one of the 2.5% who can actually multitask, do what you can to ensure you’re giving your best to the task at hand, and only do one thing if you find yourself slacking or not performing your best.
- Create the proposal or update the CRM. But close ESPN, Facebook, and those 15 different google docs.
- Remember, the more productive you are throughout your day, the more tasks you’re able to check off.
Do you have a productivity hack? Share it in Donald’s Facebook group, The Sales Evangelizers! (But don’t do it while working on something. We’ll be here when you’re done.)
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