“The next time you find yourself pretending and putting on a face. Think about being more honest. Think about opening up, especially to your friends and hopefully even your boss if you’re fortunate enough to have that kind of relationship and talk about what’s really going on.” – Scott Ingram in today’s Tip 1657
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Scott Ingram: You’re listening to the Daily Sales Tips podcast and I’m your host, Scott Ingram. Today I want to tell you about a conversation I had earlier in the week with a very close friend. We were actually talking about my presentation at the Sales Success Summit on Getting Defunkified. He shared that he’d had a recent episode himself and as we were talking through that he said something that I thought was really important for us all to hear. He said that “pretending takes so much energy.” Meaning he’d been faking it. When people who were genuinely there for him sincerely asked how he was doing, he said he was fine, rather than opening up about his recent struggles and asking for some help, asking for some additional support.
This is a big thing for me, because I’ve found that when I’m in a funk or I’m feeling depressed, that’s the most acute point when I don’t want to talk about it, and I’m actually trying to become consciously aware of those moments because even though it’s hard, those are the moments when I most need to talk about it.
I need to reach out to my support system and let them know what’s up and that I need help before it gets worse and I start to spiral further. We’re getting into that time of year when the days are shorter, it’s getting cold, it’s dark all the time and these things have an impact on us.
So the next time you find yourself pretending and putting on a face. Think about being more honest. Think about opening up, especially to your friends and hopefully even your boss if you’re fortunate enough to have that kind of relationship and talk about what’s really going on. It takes way less energy and with any luck, you’ll get that little boost you need to break out of your own funk.
Hope that helps. Thanks so much for listening and be sure to come back for another great sales tip! Oh wait, one more thing. The video of my presentation on getting defunkified as well as the rest of the videos from the Summit are ready, and they’re free thanks to our sponsors. All you have to is click over to top1.fm/stuff, fill out a super short form and we’ll get you access as quickly as we can. Thanks again for listening!