Stress, Mental Health, and Sales with Jeff Riseley of Sales Health Alliance
Why is "Mental Health" still so taboo?
Especially in sales?
Sales is incredibly stressful. It's unpredictable. You face rejection every day.
To be 'good' means you're failing 70% of the time.
The pressure is always there. We are rarely allowed/able to 'unplug'
Vacation time is often frowned upon or hard to justify taking.
You're every moved is measured, judged, scored, put on a dashboard, and called out.
Yet when it comes to mental health, mindfulness, stress reduction, there is so little being done.
In fact, in a lot of ways it's almost frowned upon.
"You knew what you were getting into when you got into sales, either your cut out for it or you're not"
I don't think it should be that way, and neither does Jeff Riseley.
I had the pleasure of interviewing him on the Live Better. Sell Better. podcast and he did not disappoint.
This is a topic that needs to be openly talked about, and more companies and leaders need to try and o more here.
Remember, there is a 'person' in salesperson.
We can't forget to take care of that too.
Give it a listen!