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Who Prospects On The Weekends?

I see so many LinkedIn posts about people working on the weekend by getting their cadence lined up, etc. Personally, when the weekend comes I am focused on myself not work.

Do you work on the weekend
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salesninja
Opinionated
+3
VP
The last time I prospected on the weekend I was single
PMAisTheOnlyWay
Politicker
+4
BDR
i felt that.
Chep
Politicker
+8
Business Development Representative
hahahahhahaha
ARRisLife
Politicker
+3
Account Executive
For prospecting activities? Absolutely not... there are some rare occasions that I don't get everything I needed to done by the end of work Friday so I may spend an hour or two max on Sunday catching up, mostly if it's prepping for a pitch on Monday or if I had a number of follow ups I didn't get out, I will type them up and set them to go out first thing Monday morning (never sending on the wknd).


I think for the most part people who post about this are looking for cred, "hey look at me I'm so dedicated, I hustle.. blah blah"

Do not be that person lol.

It's important to unplug on the weekend and have your life, It makes sense when you're first starting off and making a name for yourself you're going to be putting in the extra work to build that reputation- which is fine, but just keep it in moderation if you do and know that you should get to a point where you don't need to do that.



Chep
Politicker
+8
Business Development Representative
Well said. I agree about unplugging if you don't find that time you are going to come across as stressed on the phone!
allsaasnobrakes
Good Citizen
Growth Account Executive
+1 on the unplugging part. Easy to burn out if you don't
LordBusiness
Politicker
+7
Chief Revenue Officer
I used to do some late Sunday night sending as I know a lot of folks catch up on their stuff late on Sundays, but nothing majorly high volume.ย ย 
CuriousFox
Arsonist
+10
Senior Account Executive
Hell no..to the no no no....

Seriously it's important to truly disconnect or you'll burn out fast.
Chep
Politicker
+8
Business Development Representative
Preaching to the choir
Adslanger1
Opinionated
+3
Senior Account Executive
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exec
Catalyst
+5
Account Executive
i'm hitting quota so barely even prospecting on weekdays tbh
HarryCaray
Notable Contributor
+14
Regional VP
no prospecting, but I'll take care of some easy stuff on the weekends
CadenceCombat
Tycoon
+13
Account Executive
I might prep a contact list for target prospects during the weekend for outreach but i wonโ€™t trigger the outreach until Monday.
goose
Politicker
+10
Sales Executive
CEO's open email on Sunday morning.
desperado
Politicker
+5
Head of Business Development
Never outreached on the weekends but definitely set up cadences to fire off on Monday morningย 
Savagedoge
Politicker
+7
Account Executive
I make it a point to unplug during the weekend. I might have a couple of cadences where emails land on prospectโ€™a inboxes on a Sunday. Iโ€™m not working though lol
AutoSmiler
Arsonist
+7
SDR
Not working but always keeping my ear to the ground
Adslanger1
Opinionated
+3
Senior Account Executive
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Haast
Notorious Answer
+6
Account Executive
Some parts of the modern Enterprise, IT especially, will start their workweek Sunday afternoon. I only ever used messaging then on the weekends and only if i had exhausted all other options. Not a good thing to come out of the gate with. But if there has been some communication with that person before it can result in a quick response, as they are typically in a good mood, and not working on the weeks projects yet, just cleaning up the inbox in preperation.ย 
Ba
Bandido
Politicker
+3
Client Director
Use that as me time, thereโ€™s no amount of money thatโ€™s worth taking away any of your 52 weekends a year.....those that post crap like that on LinkedIn are just looking for a pat on the back.ย 
CaneWolf
Politicker
+11
Director of Business Development
These days, no. I used to do this hungover on Sundays for a few years though. I do schedule messages to send on Sunday afternoon/evening though because the response rate from execs is way higher.
Captain_Q
Arsonist
+8
Sr. Account Executive
*Check Pulse*ย  ย Am I still alive, yes?ย  Then I'm prospecting!
ten7
WR Lieutenant
+9
Enterprise AE
Not prospecting on the weekend but do schedule emails/cadences to be sent out on Sunday evening (after dinner) and get *awesome* open rates and replies.

Most folks (especially C-level) may check email on Sunday evenings as they prep for the week.
ATLSalesQueen
Contributor
+2
Sales Consultant
Nope. Like others have said - the weekend is time to unplug from work. Youโ€™ll burn out if you donโ€™t give yourself a break.ย 

Congrats to those people on linked in that do work all weekend. Iโ€™d like to check in in 5 years and see how theyโ€™re still holding up and what their personal life is like.ย 
paddy
Arsonist
+9
Account Executive
If (when) I'm at a bar on a Saturday and happen to strike up good convo with some whippersnapper, I usually try to ask what they do. If they happen to have a business where I can add value, I give them a business card and ask for one in return. So yeah, I kind of am prospecting on weekends. Prospecting can be done anywhere man.
DonDraper
Politicker
+4
National Sales Manager
LinkedIN Sales Navigator, Walking around local shopping areas - there is always opportunity
Telehealth_2the_Moon
Celebrated Contributor
+11
Director of Business Development
I do my prospecting during the week, but schedule emails to go out over the weekend. A lot of the senior leaders in my markets play catch up on their inboxes on Sundays so there tends to be a good way to get an answer out of someone who has been hard to nail down.
sketchysales
Arsonist
+6
Sales Manager
Weekends are sacred.ย  My job is not my life.ย ย 
Chep
Politicker
+8
Business Development Representative
I'm with you Sketchy sales. Unless I know for a fact working on the weekend is going to secure a closed-won you won't catch me doing it
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