Let me tell you, the highs, the lows, the ups and the downs can downright kill you in this business.
Today was a planned day for the office to prospect and move stuff forward. Today, was also the day that I was to get my old twenty pound notebook replaced with one of those lightweight varieties. Needless to say I was looking forward to getting to office.
On the way to the office I made three stops at net new businesses that were on the way. All three stops did not have any thing to offer for immediate relief of my revenue quote for the month. Two may be 2018 prospects and the third company was so rude that they can keep on doing business with whatever vendor. Would never want them as a client.
Eventually, I made it to the office, but sue to technical difficulties I was not able to access my twenty pounder notebook nor the new notebook. I was presented with my new notebook just around lunch time. I immediately got to work to make sure I had access to DropBox, loaded up my Snag-It software and I was ready to roll.
I managed about 15 calls, 7 emails, 2 in-mails and probably answered another 15 incoming emails. Not a productive day.
My goal of seven appointments for the day didn't pan out. All I was able to get was ONE. Arrggh, but I also had to prep for my 10AM appointment tomorrow that has a revenue gauge of about $44k. Prepping means that I not only go with all of the data that I need, but I've also prepared the closing docs. One set of docs already filled out with highlighted areas for signatures and one blank set of documents in case there's a change. I'm going in assuming the order and will keep moving forward unless the client stops me.
While driving home, I received a call from my 10AM, he can' meet tomorrow, but can meet on Friday AM. Which is fine by me since Friday was kinda open anyway. In addition, I have a $48K revenue opp on Thursday AM of this week. The extra time in the AM will get me to prep for Thursday AM.
Funny, sometimes you can just tell how things are going to go, it's that sales intuition that you acquire after many years of doing this. Never would I have guessed that I would be doing these to appointments on back to back days.