“The point is don’t wait until you feel like you’re fully prepared. That day may never come. Make today the day and go out and be great.” – Camille Clemons in today’s Tip 212
Is today your day?
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Scott Ingram: You’re listening to the Daily Sales Tips podcast and I’m your host, Scott Ingram. As we kick off another week this felt like the perfect tip to share. A tip from my friend Camille Clemons who was the star of episode 36 on the Sales Success Stories podcast. Here she is:
Camille Clemons: Today is the day. Why you ask, well, why not? I’ve been telling Scott for over 200 episodes that I would send him one of my thoughts and I never quite got around to it. Why? Too Busy, lame, nothing to say. Yeah, right. I don’t have the right equipment. Please. The list could go on except today. I decided to stop the nonsense and say “Why not?” We’re all in sales. How many times have you chosen not to pick up the phone or not to press send on that email? Too often, and I’m guilty of this in my career as well, we’ve put off activities that aren’t fully prepared. We say, “Hmm, if I just had one more piece of information or one other angle on that new regulation, then I would be fully prepared.” Forget it. You’re never going to be fully prepared. What if you call and they don’t answer? What if you draft the best email in the history of emails and it bounces? Then what? I guess back into the cycle it goes, this could go on and on. You could spend your entire career, quote-unquote preparing and never really get to the big game. I’m going to pull a page from a friend of mine, Jeff Noel who says 80 in go. He says, 80% of the information is all I need. The rest will come. It will sort itself out, and if you get to 100% it’s never going to be the right 100% in the first place, or take it a step further and adapt Elon Musk’s 70% requirement. It doesn’t matter. The point is don’t wait until you feel like you’re fully prepared. That day may never come. Make today the day and go out and be great.
Scott Ingram: So what are you going to stop putting off today. You’re probably not ready, but that’s OK. What are you going to do anyway? Join the conversation at DailySales.Tips/212 that’s also where you’ll find links to my full conversation with Camille, and be sure to check out the Sales Success Stories book as well if you haven’t already where you’ll find 3 more stories from Camille.
Thanks for listening, and be sure to swing by tomorrow for another great tip from Jason Bay