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‘Best of’ Mental Health posts round up + live meditation announcement

The wisest man once said, "take care of your chickens." But just as importantly, "take care of your mentals."


That's why in honor of Mental Health Awareness month, we're gonna get hella aware of mental health in sales. Yes, it's a real thing, fam.


You sales savages and cold calling warriors know how it goes. Pounding the phones despite the endless rejections. Getting hopes up with verbal commits only to be left at the altar after telling your manager it was a done deal. On top of all of that, we can't even grab a beer or 12 with a coworker at the end of the day when we need to vent it out like a heating duct. 


However, we've witnessed something truly beautiful over the past couple of months: fellow savages supporting each other, providing tips, and having honest conversations about the daily grind of sales. Here are our favorite snippets.


1. Do You Meditate?

2. How do you keep yourself motivated under pressure? 

3. What kind of hobbies do you have to cope with the stress of sales?

4. Tell Me You’re In Sales Without Telling Me You’re In Sales

5. Do you work through lunch?


The first event we’re hosting is to help you kick off your morning (west coasters) or provide a midday break (east coasters), live meditation hosted by our COO, Amy Young aka Mindfulness by Amy. She seriously has super dope mind-powers. So use this link to RSVP – limited number of spots, WR homies only. We’ll drop some other events, tips, and posts throughout the month so stay tuned and like Marshawn says, take care of those mentals.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/war-room-live-morning-meditation-tickets-152901178541 War Room LIVE Morning Meditation Quick morning meditation for War Room members. Please RSVP to attend!
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sahil
Celebrated Contributor
+14
Deepak Chopra of Sales
I used to think "Mental Health" was a bunch of bullshit. Then I woke up weighing 230 lbs, doing a bunch of drugs, eating like shit, sleeping 5-6 hrs/night, and feeling like crap all the time.

Had to take a hard look in the mirror about what I really wanted for myself / out of life. 

This shit matters. Trust
GeneralCorp
Notable Contributor
+14
General of The War Room
Big truss
Rallier
Politicker
+9
Account Executive
How did you turn it around?
SA
SADNES5
Politicker
+6
Business Development
It's the classic. 

Last year, I was drinking a lot. Doing drugs. Getting no sleep and just generally treating my body like shit. 

This year, pretty much the same. But last year I was doing it too.
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SA
SADNES5
Politicker
+6
Business Development
...so... Is that bad? Asking for a friend.
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
Love the honesty and can't wait for this mediation event
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Very few come back from that so Kudos
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
Yes so very true
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
Kahluapons
Great post and initiative, looking forward to the event next week!
shaquille_oatmeal
WR Lieutenant
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I'd like to circle back
Can't wait for the uplifting vibes from Zen Master Amy 🕉
amyhyoung
Opinionated
+3
VP Operations
🙏🙏🙏
MassholeMovesWest
WR Officer
+11
Account Executive
I could use some more meditation in my life ngl
kiraugais
WR Officer
+9
I work on the WR product
RSVPd - @amyhyoung is a master in wellness! 
WolfOfTechSales
Catalyst
+4
Manager, Sales Development
Morning rituals are everything for me. With WFH its so easy to wake up 10 mins before you need to hop on your first zoom call but the days I wake up at least an hour earlier and get my mind right are the days that make the difference. Reading, podcast, meditate, plan, coffee, whatever works. I also find that forcing myself to not look at slack or my emails until 15 mins before my day starts helps my mind a ton. 
SgtSDR
WR Officer
+7
Business Development Representative
Thanks Corp and Sahil, sometimes I feel that sales needs it's own space for venting and recovering as we're definitely subject to struggles in which other departments don't face :O  
Stardust
WR Officer
+9
President
Did we do this? or did I miss it. Was in the waiting room for 10 mins.  Left.  Was really looking forward to this.  Hope you guys to this again.
BigCheese
Arsonist
+8
Agency Recruiter
Similar experience here. Went to "access the event" and it brought me to a page with just the event info.
makeithappencaptain
Catalyst
+1
Sales and Sales Dev Manager
Love the Marshawn reference, love this initiative
SalesPharaoh
Politicker
+8
AM BDR
I agree you have to have some alone time for yourself whether you have time to read, do yoga, go to the gym, for a walk, or all that. It's a must. Gaming and escapism is not healthy. Not saying you do that but like one needs to put a framework for their life.
Westloopgal
Good Citizen
Account Manager
We have all been navigating through a pandemic and if that doesn’t say enough.. we have been through the very adverse situations day in and out. Some are caring for sick family members, got covid, have children at home, etc. mental health is no joke. 
CREAM
Good Citizen
Manager
Tell me you're in sales without being in sales - I see a therapist weekly 

GeneralCorp
Notable Contributor
+14
General of The War Room
Me
Stardust
WR Officer
+9
President
Totally cool. Signed up. Daily meditation has kept me sane during the pandemic.   
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
Late to catch up to this, but worth it, thanks a ton for this, !!
ConstantineJohns
Old School Bravo
+1
Senior Enterprise Relationship Partner
Such a wonderful session!! Thank you so much, Amy! 
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
Looking forward to this!
sahil
Celebrated Contributor
+14
Deepak Chopra of Sales
Btw, my friends Tim Clarke and Richard Harris are hosting a great event on this topic: https://theharrisconsultinggroup.com/strategies-for-mental-resiliency

tim is the founder of uncrushed, and is a mensch.
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