Good, mediocre , good.
Pretty much sums it up. The day started very well with 5 before 9 turning into 9 before 9 and then the resulting follow-up to battle with before lunchtime. After lunch I hit a wall of “give me sugar and caffeine”, well it was international coffee day and @Darkwoods have supplied me with the best locally roasted beans available, so it would have been rude not to.
The post caffeine/sugar rush slump took over and I found myself busy doing nothing productive ,which kind of angered me, so I needed a nudge to get me away from it. That nudge arrived when I got my sorry butt into gear and made some of my afternoon calls resulting in a fabulous end to the day.
On reflection this a typical sales day for most sales people, but I don’t fall into that category. “Typical Sales Day” mode is not something I relish in but it is occasionally something that happens to me; and it is needed from time to time, in order to remind me that this is what the less successful peers of mine are doing.
Conceited? Maybe it is a little bit, but to be the best, to be a trusted adviser and to be the “go to” person to get that straight forward, no nonsense, answer about your international language requirements; this is how you have to be.
If you don’t believe in yourself then how are others going to trust you?