Most salespeople would vehemently scream “NO!” to that question. However, I am finding that many salespeople are riveted with fear because of their intake of mental junk food.
Wes Hopper from www.dailygratitude.com sent the following email today. Please read it. I guarantee you — that your performance is in large degree measured by your mental diet.
“If we paid as much attention to what we put into our mind as we do to what we put into our mouth we would change the world.” Wes Hopper
I was prompted to come up with today’s quote after talking to a very perceptive friend who told me that so many of the people who contact her for coaching these days are almost completely paralyzed with fear!
They have let the daily news and its predictions of financial doom and gloom fill their minds until they are so fearful that they can’t move.
Now if you ate three big meals a day of junk food, like a giant burger, colossal size french fries, and a large milk shake, would you be surprised if you got fat?
Then why do so many people not see the connection between what they allow in their mind, and how they feel?
Today the news is played for shock value by both the left and right. It’s designed to get you upset. That’s the goal.
When you add the 24 hour internet and cable news, the growing stream of questionable emails telling horror stories, and all your friends with the latest “ain’t it awful” tale to tell, it’s really hard to stay positive.
But what you don’t get on the news are the stories of the many people like yourselves who are building a business, raising families, following their dreams, and making a difference in the world.
There’s no shock value in those stories. But there are lots of them, quietly behind the scenes, doing very well.
So focus on them. You have to cut out the mental junk food!
You only need to know enough of the news to guide your business decisions. The thing to keep in mind is that there are people making money, making a difference, building a dream right
now and you’re going to be one of them.
Make a strong resolve to do that. Don’t let the dream stealers take your hope away.
Pur yourself on a mental diet of positive, encouraging, constructive thoughts.
And you’ll be grateful you did!