5 Steps to Prioritizing Your Mental Health in Sales
Sales can be a high-pressure job, with constant quotas and customer demands. As a salesperson, it’s easy to get caught up in the daily grind and forget to take care of yourself. In this episode, Clayton and John discuss the importance of mental health in sales and share tips on how to prioritize your well-being. Here are five steps to help you prioritize your mental health as a salesperson:
- Acknowledge the pressure you’re under: Sales can be a stressful job, and it’s important to recognize the pressure you’re under. Take time to reflect on how your job is impacting your mental health and identify any triggers that may be causing you stress.
- Create a support system: It’s essential to have a support system in place, whether it’s colleagues, friends, or family. Make time to connect with people who can offer emotional support and guidance when you need it.
- Practice self-care: Self-care is essential to maintaining good mental health. Make time for activities that bring you joy, such as exercise, meditation, or reading. Prioritize your sleep and nutrition, and avoid unhealthy coping mechanisms like alcohol or drugs.
- Set boundaries: It’s important to set boundaries to protect your mental health. Learn to say no to requests that are outside of your capacity, and prioritize your workload to avoid burnout.
- Seek professional help if needed: If you’re struggling with your mental health, don’t hesitate to seek professional help. There’s no shame in asking for support, and therapy can be a powerful tool for managing stress and anxiety.
Remember, your mental health is just as important as your physical health. By prioritizing your well-being, you’ll be better equipped to handle the pressures of sales and perform at your best.
John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.