I wish to dedicate this article to a secret anonymous fellow who I have a high level of respect for and a group of fantastic people I work with in the photo included!
In working with all of them and reflecting on myself, it has given me a strong level of appreciation for by all means PUSHING YOURSELF HARD but also accepting and realizing that regardless of what we do or say to ourselves, one can only do their best on that day!
In my life these days, I am very happy to have got all the junk out. Even a month or two ago, this person just used me for years and I took steps to protect myself from them and keep them from harming me more. Now, I am surrounded by THE RIGHT people and surprise, surprise my life is totally awesome and I am very grateful (after putting up with just rubbish for years).
In talking to this lovely man who shan’t be mentioned, it got me reflecting on how much pressure I put on myself. Similar to my friend Jenny Kuo and this fellow, we are the type of people who although are successful – at times, we put plenty of “Negative Pressure” on ourselves.
This goes from Motivating, to purely Destructive often resulting in Burn-Out, Lower Productivity and putting aside money when I say this – your life just sucks at times!
In terms of Sales & Marketing Especially – this is important in that if you are say getting into your business, you can only push yourself so hard and try so much. Even though we (especially me) like to think we can control people when it comes to selling, you just can’t! All you can do is put yourself out there and see who takes you and take it from there.
Of course, the more you put yourself out there the better but if you are “Stress-Heads” like us, sometimes we just do our best – then we keep whipping ourselves to no-avail.
From the Secret Person I spoke to today, it really occurred to me when it comes to pushing yourself. You can only do so hard, so if you are doing your best – accept the results that come your way and pat yourself on the back!
Wish I learn this one years ago – would have made me far more productive and happier! Go Hard, But be nice to thyself! Hope you enjoyed the read and thank you for taking the time from Edward Zia – Resurrected Marketing Mentor.