“I could do something that would be transferable from place to place but just doesn’t seem to have the creative spark that I feel I need in order to give you something worth listening to.” – Jeff Bajorek in today’s Tip 180
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Scott Ingram: You’re listening to the Daily Sales Tips podcast and I’m your host, Scott Ingram. Today Jeff Bajorek is back like he is almost every Thursday with more of a question than a tip, but as usual, it’s thought-provoking and valuable. Here he is:
Jeff Bajorek: Earlier today I was talking to a friend of mine and fellow Daily Sales Tip podcast contributor Dejuan Brown and I said, you know, I’d have a lot more sales tips if Scott didn’t make me record them all on videos. You can watch them as well as listen to them and right then it dawned on me that I had another sales tip. I need to record my ideas better. I need to have a place in a system that’s a little more consistent from day to day and from place to place so that I can put those ideas somewhere where they can incubate a little bit where I can think through them a little bit, flush them out a little bit better so that you get a good sales tip when you listen to something and not some half baked idea that may or may not hit the mark. Now for me, I love pen to paper, but the downside to that is I have a bunch of pieces of paper that look alike, that aren’t dated, that isn’t organized, that just have a bunch of random half-baked thoughts scribbled on them and need to be fleshed out. And then I don’t know how to put them all together. I could, by contrast, put this down on my phone, on my computer. I could do something that would be transferable from place to place but just doesn’t seem to have the creative spark that I feel I need in order to give you something worth listening to. So here’s my question to you. What do you do to capture your best ideas? How do you manage to flush them out? Because even if you’re not contributing to a regular podcast like this, you are thinking about your clients, you’re thinking about your prospects all the time. What do you do to let those ideas, to plant them somewhere to let them grow? I want to know, send me an email JB at JeffBajorek.com or send an email to Scott. Why don’t you comment on this post on the website? Hopefully, you’re going there to watch the videos anyway so that I’m not doing this for nothing and start the discussion there.
Scott Ingram: If you don’t want to email Jeff and I, join the conversation in the comments section at DailySales.Tips/180 and I’ll get us started with a quick thought in the context of this show. I’m a giant Evernote fan and have been for years. I’ve taken over 5,000 notes since I started using it sometime in 2011 and a perfect example of what Jeff’s talking about is a Tips note where I’ve started capturing future tip ideas that I’d like to share. In fact, that’s how I began thinking about two tips that really go together that I’ll share with you this weekend. The first will be called Into Thin Air and the other one is about The Sales Peloton. Capturing them in this way has allowed me to add thoughts to them as they’ve come to mind the last few days. I do the same thing with the agendas I have for future meetings with my clients and for 1:1’s with my boss. It’s an easy way to record those ideas in a way that I know I’ll see them again. You should see the note with all of the Ideas I’ve captured around the Sales Success Summit and one of the things I’ll be talking about during my own productivity presentation at that event is how I regularly review these notes so that I don’t lose or forget to act on some of these ideas.
How about you. What do you do? Again join the conversation at DailySales.Tips/180 and make sure you watch Jeff’s video so he can feel good about the hard work he does for each of these tips.
Thanks for listening and come back tomorrow for another great sales tip!