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What do you categorize as a successful day?

What metric do you used to keep you motivated? Is it the same that the company lays for you or do you have your own way of measuring success?


Personally if someone appreciates my work and gives me a compliment it keeps me rolling all day. I also enjoy those peaceful days where work doesn’t seem like work and it goes flying, before you know it your done.


Sales and appointments give me some piece of mind specially when I hit quota but I no longer aun for it (I do achieve it though) instead I put my mind in a stance where I ask, how can I help this customer? Before I know it I have my monthly quota and feel I’m changing the prospects’ life in a good way.


Curious to know how the rest of the war room does it!

What’s your metric for success?
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Jackywaky
Arsonist
+9
Master of Disaster
a day without learning is a wasted one imo
Kinonez
Celebrated Contributor
+9
WR Enthusiast
That's word for word what my grandfather used to say, even red it with his voice! I agree 1,000% in fact, today I already learned something, not work related (women time how much they have the iron in their head). At the end of day I look back and  analyze  all I learned that day. 
Jackywaky
Arsonist
+9
Master of Disaster
I consider that "failing" at one task just thought you how not to do it - you just need to find the right way ;) 
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MrPotter
Opinionated
+4
Trainer
A fun day at work is a successful day for me. We spend so much of our lives at work that it can easily become a nightmare if we are not enjoying it or at least have it feel meaningful.
Kinonez
Celebrated Contributor
+9
WR Enthusiast
I see where you are comming from, those are good days for sure! How does a 'typical" fun day at work look for you?
MrPotter
Opinionated
+4
Trainer
Glad you asked! I think many people think a fun day is a day with little work. For me a fun day is one where I am presented with a challenge and I am engaged in its resolution. I dont even have to feel I finished the task but progressed. Give me a day I fall asleep excited for the next morning.
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funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
up in Fiji, under paddy
If I learned something, closed a sale or moved things towards closing a sale, and/or enjoyed myself I consider it a successful day.
Kinonez
Celebrated Contributor
+9
WR Enthusiast
Seems like we are on the same page, I do try to acomplish the most I can during each day, while trying to enjoy the day at it's fullest! 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
For me it's learning something new every day. If I'm not learning, I'm not growing.
Kinonez
Celebrated Contributor
+9
WR Enthusiast
I couldn't agree more, I grew up with this mentality and it has gotten me where I am today! 
sales4lyf
Politicker
+5
Business Development Manager
I always try to out-do my previous day, whether that's number of conversations, meetings booked, cold emails sent etc. If I beat yesterdays then that's a success!
Kinonez
Celebrated Contributor
+9
WR Enthusiast
for sure!! I love this mecanic, always keep track of my previous success and try to compete with myself and push to be better everyday!
Incognito
WR Officer
+11
Master of Disaster
New warm connections - new underwriting relationships 


also when they fire their broker and hire me. Those are the best days. 
Kinonez
Celebrated Contributor
+9
WR Enthusiast
I can appreciate new connections and relationships for sure!!! 

I feel like there is mor to this story!
AlphaCharlie
Politicker
+5
Account executive
It's all about being happy!
Kinonez
Celebrated Contributor
+9
WR Enthusiast
We are on the same page on this book
AlphaCharlie
Politicker
+5
Account executive
Glad to hear!
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TheRealVladimirPutin
Opinionated
+5
AE
For me, a successful day is one where I have all my bases covered. 
- I've researched additional contacts and put them into sequence
- I've scheduled at least one discovery meeting 
- I've progressed at least one deal
- I've closed at least one deal
Keeping all those plates spinning is hard, so often at least one is neglected on a particular day
Kinonez
Celebrated Contributor
+9
WR Enthusiast
  nice!!I like how you have a to due list that you can check and see how successful it was, I'll implement that, make a list of all the things that make a successful and rank my "successfulness" and keep track!

DrunkenArt
Politicker
+6
Sales Associate
I dial for dollars. So for me, if I made money on the phone, then it's a successful day. If I didn't make any money, did I at least learn something?
Kinonez
Celebrated Contributor
+9
WR Enthusiast
I feel you, no one gets up to do what they do best for free, we gotta pay dem bills. That's always at the back of my mind at least once per day.
poweredbycaffeine
WR Officer
+9
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
If you stop learning, it's time to leave that company/job. There should never be a day that you don't learn something, whether it be product, process, or prospect-related.
Kinonez
Celebrated Contributor
+9
WR Enthusiast
This for sure, It's one of my criterias to either stay or leavve the company, If I'm no longer learning or there is no more room for personal growth It's time to move on!
FlowerPower
Opinionated
+1
Trainer
For me it would be learning something new. If I learn something new, I feel great even if I didnt have a great day. In order to grow in any career, we should learn new skills.
Kinonez
Celebrated Contributor
+9
WR Enthusiast
We should stive to learn something new everyday! No matter how bis or small, or how impactful it is to our carrer, a day without learning is a day wasted. What new skills have you recently learned?
PowerFade58
Good Citizen
+1
VP of Sales Dev
A successful day is better than my "perfect" day. I'd say the perfect day is a day where I do valuable things in na efficient manner. I've closed a deal, sent an invoice, and hit 200 cold calls before playing 18 holes. That... is a perfect day. 
Kinonez
Celebrated Contributor
+9
WR Enthusiast
That sounds like a day I can get behind! You gotta have big standards if you want to reach and stay in the big leagues!
paddy
WR Officer
+10
Account Executive
I don't think a successful day needs to be related to your job. For me, a successful day is spending quality time with yourself, family, or friends and waking up the next morning with a clear head.
Kinonez
Celebrated Contributor
+9
WR Enthusiast
I agree 100% not all success should be related to work. My grandfather taught me to enjoy life in the smallest details, I don’t have to go to Paris for a week to be happy, I can eat an apple appreciate it and enjoy life right there!
The_Sales_Badger
Notorious Answer
+6
Account Executive
Hitting my prospecting numbers, 3 new meetings booked, 1 new opportunity, deal progression on 1 opportunity, and getting a PO - no matter what the value.
Kinonez
Celebrated Contributor
+9
WR Enthusiast
that sure sounds like a successful day!
OpalTiddyChurger
Arsonist
+9
Funbags Enthusiast
Learning something new and accomplishing 75% of my tasks (unfinished rolls into the next day)
Kinonez
Celebrated Contributor
+9
WR Enthusiast
sounds like a solid day for me as well!
bareknuckles
Valued Contributor
+4
CEO of my kitchen table
Nothing better than seeing an unexpected email from client - “we have approval, please send contract”
Kinonez
Celebrated Contributor
+9
WR Enthusiast
1000% this makes my day everytime!! 
NoLeaning
Opinionated
+1
Account Executive
I gauge how good my day was on the following: 

- Book one meeting 
- Move a prospect forward in the sales process 
- Close a deal 

If I can hit 2/3 that's solid. 3/3 and I am floating on a cloud. 
Kinonez
Celebrated Contributor
+9
WR Enthusiast
Good way to keep pushing the sales!!
GDO
Politicker
+7
BDM
It´s all about making progress and having fun doing it.
Kinonez
Celebrated Contributor
+9
WR Enthusiast
That’s a great line right there! 
Patbate
Politicker
+6
Senior Product Advisor
A day where I felt like I did everything I possibly could to progress/get better/ get closer to a sale etc. so it doesn’t necessarily have to be a sale but a sale is great!
Kinonez
Celebrated Contributor
+9
WR Enthusiast
I agree, it dosen't have to be a sale, your mindset is what determins what your success is! 
No_ty
Catalyst
+6
Sales Dir.
Making the sale for me - considering we have tight agendas with the clients
Kinonez
Celebrated Contributor
+9
WR Enthusiast
For sure, that’s always something to keep in mind!
Feds_Watchin
Politicker
+6
Account Executive
A meeting a day keeps the doctor away.
Kinonez
Celebrated Contributor
+9
WR Enthusiast
Hahaha I’m stealing this!
InQ5WeTrust
Arsonist
+8
Sales Savages, what is our profession? Trauma!
Ending the day better than when you started it - compound improvement in your process or pitch are powerful. 
Kinonez
Celebrated Contributor
+9
WR Enthusiast
I agree, this shows progress above all else!
hurtscuzimold
Opinionated
+5
Dude abiding
It varies. Today survival was success.
Kinonez
Celebrated Contributor
+9
WR Enthusiast
Good to hear! What made it a success?
Oz
Ozz
Politicker
+6
Account Executive
Learning from your mistakes and closing a deal or two :)
Kinonez
Celebrated Contributor
+9
WR Enthusiast
Oh yeah! This is the way to go!
SADNES5
Politicker
+6
Hittin' Dingers
Honestly, you won't succeed without learning something. Even masters of their craft still find time to learn. There is a great episode of the Jordan Harbringer show about this...

"What We Discuss with Robert H. Frank: As we strive to achieve success, there are natural limits on how hard we can work and how smart we can be. There’s no denying that luck plays a part in this achievement. Understand the role of luck, talent, and hard work in the overall formula. Discover why we tend to minimize the role of luck in our success. Find out how to maximize our luck in life by way of context outside of talent and work. Learn new ways to look at the luck factor and turn it to our advantage. And much more…"

https://www.jordanharbinger.com/robert-h-frank-the-myth-of-meritocracy/
Kinonez
Celebrated Contributor
+9
WR Enthusiast
I will check it out! But I agree a day without learning is a day we are wasting. We gotta keep up learning something in order to succeed!
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