There was some good news today in that the Feds released their plans for States to get back to work in a three phase operation. Seems each State will have different time lines depending if they meet the conditions that were set forth today. New Jersey is on lock down until the 15th of May. Could we see some of the restrictions lifted soon? I'm thinking no since we're one of those nanny states.
This may be one of my shorter blogs and the reason for that is because I spent 5 of my eight hours in meetings. Three and half with training, half an hour with NJ branch meeting and then a one hour meeting with a client at the end of the day.
That one hour meeting was to put the final touches on the 35K order that I'm working on. Thinking I'll have an answer tomorrow or Monday. One of my other potential orders is now dragging a bit. The revenue was about $12K. However I still may have shot to get it in by the 23rd (out month end).
I was only able to do 10 calls today along with 7 emails, not a great day by any means. However if you factor in the two appointments then that makes the effort pretty darn good. One of those appointments could be worth about $30k.
I didn't do anything creative today except for having some fun in one of our TEAMS meeting. I set the background to show the beach, I then donned my Aruba hat, grabbed some shades, a tropical shirt and stoked up a cigar for the meeting. I saw some smiles and a few laughs and that's what it was intended to do. There was me with the virtual beach background and imagining I was far away from Covid.
After 23 days I've got this remote working from home down to a science now. I guess no matter where you're working it's all about the effort you put in on a day to day basis. Yes, it would be easy to take a couple hour break, and pretty easy watch a movie. But who the heck wants easy? If I wanted easy I would have retired already. As much as I say I want easy I really don't. I love when there's a challenge, and yes this entire episode with Covid is a challenge. This is the attitude to take, it;s that mental toughness that makes us great!
Can I succeed, can I write the same numbers pre-Covid, can I break the monthly quota? Yes, we can do all of that if we have those three D's of selling.
Desire, Dedication and Determination
PS Don't forget to catch the Greg & Art show which starts at NOON tomorrow. It's my working lunch!