On Jan. 1, 2012, neither animals in the wild nor those that have been domesticated by humankind will notice a brand new year has come. Life will go on for them much the same as it did on Dec. 31, 2011.
It is we humans who give significance to all manner of events throughout the year _ birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and the holidays we celebrate, including New Year's Day. Of course, the importance each of these plays in our individual lives varies greatly. However, many of us do take these opportunities to celebrate, reflect and plan in ways that are uniquely human.
It is possible that some folks will enjoy a day or two (or more) off work during the holidays and return in January with nothing different in mind. They may give lip service to a few resolutions, but will carry on much as they always have.
Others, however, will take the opportunity a new year offers to reorganize and reinvigorate themselves to create the best year ever in the payments business.
Which group are you in? Have you given thought yet to what you hope to accomplish this year and how you intend to do it?
Over the years, The Green Sheet has published numerous articles on goal setting, business planning and marketing. Today would be an ideal time to tap into the wisdom successful payment professionals have shared on our pages.
Following are just five examples:
In addition to perusing our archives, you can download free, PDF versions of my books Good Selling!SM: The Basics and Good Selling!SM 2: Thirteen Weeks to Personal Success. I wrote both of these volumes as tools to assist ISOs, merchant level salespeople and other sales professionals in financial services.
The books provide the basics of selling as well as information on how to shape an enduring, satisfying sales career _ all in straightforward, easy-to-digest chapters. The pages also offer much encouragement, which, I hope, will help spur you toward your goals in 2012.
Why not use these and other resources available to shape your life and business to your specifications in the year ahead? Why not reach far to make your financial and personal goals come true? After all, being able to visualize, strategize and then fulfill your dreams is part of what makes you human.
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