7 Tips To Make Exercise A Habit And Spark Your Sales Results
“To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training, diet and mental approach.” -Arnold Schwarzenegger
Without the right amount of energy and the ability to manage stress, sales results will suffer. There is nothing better to increase energy and manage stress than exercise. Within our sales coaching programs, we are often asked for support outside of just sales to achieve incredible results. Often, fitness and working out, is a topic that pops up.
In my own experience, I have found working out consistently to be one of the most essential ingredients to great success in sales.
Here are some tips to help you make exercise a daily habit:
1. Schedule Your Workout. Find a time of day that will work for you. Determine whether that is in the morning, afternoon, or evening. If you plan a time to workout, it will increase the odds that you will follow through.
2. Remind Yourself. Place the event on your gmail or outlook calender so it reminds you 30 minutes before the event or leave a post-it note on your desk.
3. Baby Steps Are Good! Start small. If you over do it, you will risk burnout and quitting your new workout routine.
4. Make It Fun! If you find you hate running on a treadmill, guess what, that probably won’t change and soon you will not be working out at all. Find something you enjoy to do!
“After just 25 minutes of exercise, your mood improves, you are less stressed, you have more energy, and you’ll be motivated to exercise again tomorrow.” – Jasper Smits, PHD
5. Get Moving and Go! Just get started and take action. Don’t sit around debating whether you are going to workout or not, just get to the gym.
6. Rest. Many people overtrain their bodies and do not see the progress they want to see. Be sure you are getting the rest you need to recover.
7. Do Not Miss A Scheduled Workout Unless There Is An Emergency. It’s easy to say, “No problem, I’ve been working out pretty steady, I’ll just skip today.” But that will make your workout habit formation harder. Consistency is key, so do not to skip a single scheduled workout day. If your plan is to workout 3 days per week, 4 days per week or more, just stick with whatever your goal is.
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