Leftover pizza and prospecting thoughts. What do I do now, to change approach, modify practice and perspective. When I first started this position the director told me it’s like dating, and to go on hundreds of dates. Agreed. Need more dates, and I need more than just dates. Much of me feels I need propel and speak the brand on my own, but then I think I need even more than that, even. And if not more than that, something in addition to, or address some quality within what’s already present. Possibly overthinking, in fact I know I am. Just keep the conversation alive. Going to return to certain commerce chambers, and people I’ve met. In office today, but get out more. Be mobile, be seen, be instrumental in awareness.
Other thoughts…. My next sale, how to speak this brand, and a removal of all stresses and self-set blocks. How to liven the day. Any thoughts? Not really. Not at the moment, with this pizza and ice water. Grade papers, quickly. Then write letters to prospects, to connections, people I know. Maybe I should do that, just make a list of every fucking person I know. Not practical, I know.
Pizza done, little time left in break. Wondering how to approach rest of day, other than maybe one more cup of coffee, some scheduling of events or some meets somewhere, something. Needing to get my energy level to more altitude. Only reason for its depletion is from overthought. That’s it… easily. Just overthinking the fuck out of everything. Going back to desk…. People walking in and out of this break area distracting me and pulling me from more purposeful prose.
Back at desk. Voices around me but it gets me more into character, and thinking of how to speak Sonic to prospects… what’s in here, this creative and varied form of identity, present in our interactions. Forgetting about it, for a minute. All of this—sales and prospecting, emailing and canvassing. Remember what one of my sales Leads, when supervising the Field Sales Team, said when offering insight to one of his Reps. He said, “What do YOU love about Sonic?….What kind of person are YOU?” That’s what should be in the conversation. I’m not one for scripts, at all, yet I somehow find self longing for a script, or some template.
Detaching self for a bit, so I can refocus myself with more sense and vocal.
19 minutes more left in break. And what do I do… Fill calendar. Live in calendar. Stare, at calendar. What have I spent money on, today? Starbucks in morning for wife and I. And that’s it. Didn’t get a sparkling water at lunch as I was tempted to do. Good. I can tell this entry conveys my mood, but I’m re-writing. NOW.