We're approaching the end of 2019's first quarter. You've probably been on the go, taking action steps toward your goals. You attend meetings, update your calendar and to-do list, send and receive e-mail messages, mentor up-and-coming team members, make sure you have the right marketing resources, and more. On the street, you do presentations, get contracts signed, make cold calls, take care of POS system installations and troubleshooting, and more.
Later, you've got networking events and volunteer work in the community. Hopefully, you spend time with family and friends, too.
As a payments professional, your job demands that you focus on other people's needs. That leaves little time for you. Why is this a problem? Because you can't be at your best unless you take care of yourself. Plus, it's hard to truly enjoy life if you neglect very real needs of your own.
Take a minute to consider these questions:
If you're like most people, you're probably pleased with some of your answers and a bit disappointed with others. You might be confused, too. After all, experts disagree on many of the finer points of health maintenance.
Not to worry. The most important thing is to pick an area in which you'd like to improve your self-care, and take the first step.
If you're consuming too much coffee at work, for example, acquaint yourself with herbal teas. It's likely you'll find a few that you can substitute for at least some of your java consumption. If you snack on chips, try substituting celery with peanut butter or unbuttered popcorn.
If you want to exercise more, here are some ideas suggested by Hubspot blogger Lindsay Kolowitch at https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/exercise-at-work:
As in sales, persistence is essential. If you don't give up, you'll find something that works. So begin. You'll be happier, healthier and more productive. Your portfolio will grow. Then you can delegate, so you can enjoy vacation strolls in new locations that inspire you.
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