I’ve always been a big fan of “pleasure before business.” Pleasure is when, for example, you’re out on a weekend stroll and you find yourself thinking about what to bring back to work for the next day when you suddenly realize that it’s time for your morning coffee. That feeling of pleasure before business is a much-needed respite from the work pressure of daily life.
There’s a lot of research on the positive and negative effects of pleasure before business, and I personally like the idea of a “pleasure before business” strategy. The best thing about pleasure before business is that it’s not like we can’t just go out and buy a new coffee mug or go out to lunch with a new friend. The thing that really sets pleasure before business apart is that the pleasure is usually fleeting and briefer than the work stress.
In the business world, that’s a surefire way to get burned. Most business projects are long and require a lot of planning, time, and effort. The pleasure before business approach is like having a quick escape from business stress. When you’re in a relaxed state, there’s just something good about it. You feel great and you don’t have to think about the business part. I mean, there are a lot of good things about the stress of running a business.
You can get a lot of good things out of relaxing into a moment of rest and relaxation before work. I mean, I know getting away from the hustle and bustle of your day to a quiet place somewhere to relax and unwind is nice. I know it can be a good thing. But I think it’s a bit of a double-edged sword. Not only does it not actually solve the business stress, but it makes the stress worse.
A lot of business people I know are quite smart though, so it is no surprise that they would know how to relax before work. But that doesn’t mean they can’t get stressed about the business stress. There is nothing inherently bad about the stress. If you are in the business of sales and you get so busy that you don’t actually do your job well, then your sales will suffer.
Well, if you are in that business of sales and you feel stressed about your sales, don’t worry. There are a few things that can help. For example, if you are in sales and you are getting stressed about your sales, you can look at your daily sales goals and make sure that you are spending enough time doing your job well.
This is important because it shows your sales team that you know what you are doing. If you do not know what you are doing, then you cannot make sales.
Most sales people have a big list of daily sales goals. These goals are a snapshot of how much money you are making per day, which may not be realistic. For example, if you are in sales for years, you might have a big list of goals such as “I want to make $1,000,000.
So, if you’re in a sales position for years, and the list for your daily sales goals is one page, then you can probably fit in one page per week, per month, per year. But if you have a high volume of daily sales goals, then you should think about making your own goals more realistic.
Some goals are more realistic than others, and for those who aren’t making goals (or even dreaming of goals) then your numbers don’t really make that much sense. For example, my annual sales goal for 2014 was $1,400,000. But my monthly goals (for 2015) were $8,500, and my monthly sales goal (for 2016) was $14,750. These are not realistic.