Monday, January 16, 2012

The end of the world as we know it?

Apparently there are a slew of people out there who really do believe the world is coming to an end this year. Really. I've seen them on TV. While I'm doubtful that our race will be wiped out or our planet will be obliterated, if it's the end of the world as we know it, then I'm gung ho! Frankly, the world as I know it, at least, hasn't been so hot these last few years. I mean, it's had its moments, and I'm not really complaining. I've had my wonderful family, my health, food to eat, and a roof over my head. But, it's been a struggle just trying to cover those basics ... a much harder struggle than ever before in my life. What's great, though, is if the rest of 2012 goes as well as these first few weeks have, then happy days are here again! I hope this is the case for you, too!

Good things are happening, people! Sure, sometimes I still feel shunned, and I don't close every sale I try to make. But I'm getting meetings and making sales at a pleasing pace. I'm getting positive feedback from customers, my first renewals from last year's contracts, and even surprise calls out of the blue from people I pitched to in 2011. They're ready to buy, they say! It's not just that, either. Good stuff all around. A hopeful outlook sure does good for the soul. I'll tell ya. (I just did. LOL)

Now, if only I could lose the rest of that baby weight I gained TWO AND A HALF YEARS AGO! (Where does the time go? Oh yeah, into working my butt off. I wish that were literal!) I'm finding 80 pounds and age 35 just doesn't melt away the way it used to. I'm being proactive by exercising, but it looks like some dietary changes may be needed to shed the last few ... at least that's what my latest client, a dietitian, tells me. But, enough about me.

I'd like to get some feedback going here. How is your 2012 shaping up so far? What's going on in your world? One of my goals this year is to make this blog more interactive. I'd love to hear from you! Salespeople ... nonsalespeople ... let's support each other! We're all in this together, whether you realize it or not. Let's make 2012 a great year together! Okay, go!