Wednesday, January 7, 2009

"Happiness is..." - Not Watching the News!

Ever since the '08 election ended, I haven't been watching the news. And guess what? I could not be happier!

Not only did I end my sales year stronger than ever, my 4th quarter performance was my best of the year. I can attribute this to many things, but among them are the fact I quit watching the negative cycles on the cable news channels.

Should you vote? Yes. Should you care about the direction of the country and the world? Yes. Should you write your elected officials about areas of concern? Yes. Should you sit around obsessing about what you can't control? No!!!

Sure - its great to vote, have an opinion, and write a politician when you have a major area of concern. But constantly obsessing and getting mad about what is going on in government will get you nowhere. It's also a complete waste of time. The only other way you can bring about change is by running for political office yourself.

Will you miss out on anything by not listening or watching the news? It's not likely. If a major scandal or event erupts, somebody will let you know.

Make a pledge for '09 to turn the TV off and turn inward for your own sales development. Not only will you sell more, you will also have a much better attitude and perspective in your pursuit of sales success.

4 comments:

Ian Brodie | Sales Blogger said...

And, of course, by not watching TV (including sitcoms, sports and other stuff) you'll be saving yourself loads of time too.

Ian

From the Author: Will Fultz said...

Ian,

I agree with you to a point, its ok to have fun by watching your favorite sports team or show. But just like Grandma said, everything in "moderation". As a matter of fact, Grandma's advice seems to get better every year I get older.

Thanks,

Will

Shaun said...

Bruce Springsteen said it best: "57 channels and nothing on". That was back in 1992, and guess what?: Today there are probably 57 million channels and still nothing on!

From the Author: Will Fultz said...

Agree completely, unless the Colts are getting bounced in the first round of the playoffs again!

Will Fultz