Are you a sales professional or in a related field? Do you ever struggle with Anxiety, Depression, Burnout? Are you looking to find ways to stay mentally strong while executing on the fundamentals that make us successful sellers? Well, this is your place. We are here to bring guidance, best practices, and community around the much needed topic of mental health in sales. Join us! And if we can help you with anything, let us know.
Interview with Brandon Fluharty
Do you wear stress and exhaustion like a badge of honor?
Or are you tired of the rat race...
Like a shark swimming, are you propelled by anxiety with a fear of what will happen if you stop?
If this sounds like you, it's time you meet Brandon Fluharty
We've made the introduction easy by interviewing him for you :)
Brandon founded his company, Be Focused Live Great, on the philosophy that it's time we stop normalizing feeling bad, and start taking a holistic approach to sales
We've talked about this often on our show; there are two sides of the coin, Skills + Health. There needs to be a focus on both to fully maximize your personal potential.
Brandon takes a technical approach to wellness, teaching them how to use data from their lives to determine their own personal "thrive score"
Allowing them to prioritize health, be more successful, and "become an optimized human being"
You'll learn things like PREP (Plan, Rest, Effort, Perform) and how to structure time to fit your natural rhythms
Excited for you to give it a listen!
Interview with Francois Bourdeau
Is there a difference between working hard to hit a goal and "Hustle Culture"?
The always on, always "Hustle" way of life has not served the sales profession well as it relates to our mental health
Anything important in life often takes consistent hard work to get there
But, where is the balance?
And, what happens when we don't force ourselves to have that balance?
I see the sales community shifting away from the "suck it up, "bro", "hustle" approach, because there is a better way
On this episode of PsychAndSales we speak with Francois Bourdeau about these topics, and he gives actionable advice around:
Setting the day up on a positive note before jumping into work
Setting reasonable/reachable goals
And enjoying the journey by looking for positives, even when things are difficult
These things can protect us from the burnout, and natural stress of our profession
Interview with Jake Dunlap
How do you eat the frog?
In as few bites as possible, getting it out of the way, or many painful bites?
We interviewed Jake Dunlap, CEO of Skaled, to discuss areas of destressing the sales process
Jake talks about some killer best practices, like:
Building a system of daily habits, blocking the time, and doing the hardest things first
Confronting discomfort, asking the tough questions, "I'd rather have an awkward 20 seconds, than a day of regret"
Letting go of pride, ego, and things that aren't serving you - being honest with yourself and then doing something about it
This was a super fun talk with a ton of meaningful takeaways, excited for you all to give it a listen
Interview with Kevin Bailey
How's your mental fitness?
When was the last time you went to the mental gym and worked out?
(No, you can't will yourself into a better physical form in your mind -- I tried)
The conversation around mental health often focuses on the lack of mental health
As if mental health is a given that only needs attention when it fails
But, just like physical health and fitness, mental health and fitness require ongoing attention
What if you could learn to improve not only your sales, but also your overall wellbeing through mental fitness exercises?
Things like Transcendental Meditation, visualization, and connecting yourself with a greater purpose
These skills can lead to a Matrix-like response to the world, they give you the ability to slow time, see what is coming at you, step to the side of it so it no longer is coming at you, and you can choose your response to it -- imagine the power of that in your conversations!
These are things Kevin Bailey teaches with his mindset coaching at Dream Fuel
Interview with Jared Robin
Is community in sales important to you?
What about a strong support structure that wants to give back?
Do you feel like sales is both a game of hard skills, but also mastering the mental game?
In this episode of PsychAndSales we speak with Jared Robin, co-founder of RevGenius, a community by sales people for sales people
Jared is kind enough to share his personal journey, why he started RevGenius, and life practices that have made the difference for him
We get deep on meditation, working through your feelings, and lifestyle changes that ultimately lead to a happier sense of self
Interview with Amy Hrehovcik
When Amy wrote, The Greatest Competitive Advantage You’ll Ever Know: Mental Health, for Sales Hacker.
We knew we had to have her on the show!
And boy oh boy did we talk to Amy about all the things!
She breaks down her personal story
Key themes include:
Embracing your emotions not freezing them out - mindset and the importance of talking about it
Top performance is not indicative of strong mental health - sometimes the people at the top struggle the most
Toxic work environments and the impact of micro managing - The Peter Principle - Which highlights the flaws in how people are promoted, and how to treat the next step as a new starting point
This was a great discussion that covers many important topics
Excited for you to give it a listen!