When-You-Hang-Up

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Space for sales professionals to describe, share, absorb, and listen with a heavy focus on mental health.
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Discussion Post: Week of 5/26/20

Hi Ya'll!


Would love to start a weekly discussion post where we can discuss our weekly wins and struggles.


I'll start it off!


Today started out well after a rough weekend. I was able to get a 15 minute meditation in since I was slacking on the weekend. I felt a lot of intesnsity around my self esteem. I went into an anger and shame spiral but managed to pull m...

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Patrick Downs
Sales Enablement & Training at PandaDoc
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Stephen Chase
Sales Operations Lead at Operatix
The rut has been REAL the last week or so... Stressing about quota, pressure from up at the tippy-top. Trying to figure out where to pivot to, but as someone that's considered an outlier... I'm having a hard time figuring out where to pivot TO.

But on the flip-side, the wifey and I have started getting our diet back in check, just waiting for the gy...
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Michael Maiorano
Growth Consultant at GrandpaMind
Ryan Zadrazil  thanks for sharing bro

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Ryan Zadrazil commented on
Annoyed with people telling you to change your Mindset? Here is how it works and Why you should listen.

If you go looking for reasons to believe you are a failure in sales you will find it.


Just like if you go looking for reasons to believe you are growing in sales you will also find it.


This is because our Mindset = a collection of beliefs, attitudes and opinions TOWARDS ourselves and our environment...


Shapes and influences our Perception = a collection of beli...

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Jeff Riseley
Founder at Sales Health Alliance
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Ryan Zadrazil
SDR at OneMarket Sales
A glass half full mentality goes a long way. We are in control of our mindset and output. Don't let a bad call or day stop you from approaching things with a positive attitude.
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Ryan Zadrazil commented on
Your sales pipeline is missing the most important part...

Stumbled across this amazing research done by Jeff Kahn and his team at Rise Science that found:


More sleep = More sales.


They did an 8 month controlled trial with a global sales force at a Fortune 500 company to find:


- Sellers using Rise to improve their sleep increased monthly revenue 14% over peers not using Rise.

- Sellers who improved their sleep debt (th...

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Jeff Riseley
Founder at Sales Health Alliance
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Ryan Zadrazil
SDR at OneMarket Sales
When I'm not sleeping or sleeping poorly I know something is wrong. It is one of my key indicators to identify if I'm going into a manic state.
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Michael Maiorano
Growth Consultant at GrandpaMind
Patrick Downs  thanks for sharing this. It takes a lot of courage. Unfortunately, most men find it difficult to be truly vulnerable. "The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain".  It's clear that you are using your pain to help others, and to me that's why we are here! Bless you bro. 
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#When-You-Hang-Up Intro video
I am so excited to be part of this group! I hope to help you all out in any way I can and I expect to receive a lot of help from you guys as well as I navigate the challenges of my professional world
Jonathan Mahan
Account Executive at Bombbomb
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Ryan Zadrazil
SDR at OneMarket Sales
Great intro video Jonathan! I'd love to chat sometime about how I can leverage video geared towards mental health awareness. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your insights in this group and on other platforms.
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Patrick Downs commented on
rejection - pattys take

rejection is the #1 thing impacting mental health in sales. if we took it away, a lot of the suffering would be gone.


but we can't take it away.


in almost every other facet of life a 1% success rate is terrible. horrible.


in sales, depending on your role, this could put you at the top of the pile. you could be a god with that success rate.


culturally, we are ...

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Patrick Downs
Sales Enablement & Training at PandaDoc
Bravo
Nick Rundlett
Sales Team Lead at Toggl
It can be hard to feel that when you get hung up on. Faster we internalize this on an emotional level, the better off we are. Great post!
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Ryan Zadrazil commented on
Weekly Sales Mental Health Huddle?

Would you be interested in joining a weekly 1 hour sales mental health huddle?


It would be a set time every week and be a space to talk openly about Mental Heath, support each other and share best practices.


If you're interested in having me set this up, drop a comment or send me an email: jeff@saleshealthalliance.com

Are you interested in a weekly Mental Health huddle?
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Jeff Riseley
Founder at Sales Health Alliance
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Ryan Zadrazil
SDR at OneMarket Sales
Interested!
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To all the new sales reps struggling with rejection...

The Resiliency Paradox is important for new salespeople to understand:


We must suffer in order to thrive.


That doesn't sound very fun... so what do I mean?


One of the primary ways our brain remains resilient when it encounters a stressful event is by drawing on past experiences.


When we first get rejected - this can be a very scary event that makes us feel unsaf...

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Jeff Riseley
Founder at Sales Health Alliance
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Patrick Downs
Sales Enablement & Training at PandaDoc
how do you begin to build this? everything in us is programmed to run or fight at a "danger signal" but in sales these things being flagged actually can't really hurt us. in fact, responding to them the way we are programmed will hurt us.

curious to hear how you personally dealt with it. 
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