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Coffee, Chaos, and Closures

Derin Bilgin

Derin Bilgin

25 Sep 2023

Image of people gathered around a coffee cup and machine to learn to navigate chaos, celebrate closures, and embrace the journey to success.

Sales is similar to a rollercoaster ride, filled with thrilling highs and anxiety-inducing lows. Identical to the twists and turns of a coaster, the sales journey is full of unforeseen situations and both exhilarating and nerve-wracking moments. This rollercoaster journey called 'Coffee, Chaos, and Closures' features relatable stories and practical tips for handling the highs and lows of sales productivity.

The highs: Caffeine-powered peaks

The aroma of freshly brewed coffee - the essential item for every salesperson. At the start of each day, that first cup of coffee provides the energy required to face the day's challenges. Sales meetings, pitch calls, and client interactions are chances to exhibit your enthusiasm and charisma. Similar to the ascending part of a rollercoaster, you are now ready to conquer the challenges that come your way.

Use this energy prudently. Prioritize your tasks and begin your day with a clear plan. Use the caffeine boost to tackle the most demanding tasks early, setting the tone for a productive day.

The lows: The chaotic spiral

Hold on tight; the coaster is about to plunge. As the caffeine effect wears off, chaos may arise. Unexpected obstacles rejected proposals, and missed targets can generate doubt and frustration. It resembles when the roller coaster turns unexpectedly, leaving your stomach knots.

View chaos as a chance for growth. Adaptability is crucial. When situations go awry, pause, take a breath, and reassess. Utilize this time to enhance your skills, complete administrative tasks, or re-evaluate your strategies.

The thrills: Achievement in closing deals

Just when you think the ride might go awry, the thrill returns. Concluding a deal after overcoming challenges and objections is akin to traversing through a stunning loop. The surge of satisfaction and achievement enhances your drive to overcome more challenges.

Celebrate your victories, regardless of their size. Successes provide the motivation you need to keep going. Acknowledge your effort to achieve each sale, and let that energy propel you forward.

The plateaus: Enjoying the scenic views

After the ups and downs, there are moments of calm – these are the plateaus in the sales cycle. Use these times to rest, reflect on your progress, and prepare for the next challenge. Like a rollercoaster providing panoramic views, plateaus offer insights into your progress and opportunities for improvement.

Embrace plateaus as periods of rest and reflection essential for your personal growth. Utilize this period to analyze your accomplishments and setbacks. What were the successful tactics? What could be improved upon? Adjust, refine your approach, and establish new goals.

The journey never ends: Embracing the ride

In the sales industry, the journey always continues. The ups and downs of a rollercoaster reflect a salesperson's travel - a constantly changing cycle of successes and challenges, disorder and closures. By embracing this unpredictable and exciting travel, you'll improve your resilience and skills, essential for succeeding in the dynamic sales world.

Maintain a solid commitment to your personal growth. Consistently pursue opportunities to learn, adapt and improve yourself. Connect with other sales professionals, participate in workshops, and stay informed about industry trends.

Dear sales professional,

Remember that every climb, drop, and loop contributes to your growth and success as you navigate the rollercoaster ride of Coffee, Chaos, and Closures. Embrace the challenges, take time to celebrate successes, and enjoy the ongoing journey with a cup of coffee in hand. With each turn, you become more proficient at riding the waves of sales productivity, making you a true master of the coaster.

Remember to hold on tight and brace yourself for the ride's unpredictable nature, but remember that the thrill of the coaster is undeniable.

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