It’s Friday. It’s been a long week, and you’ve almost made it to the weekend. And once Saturday morning arrives, it’s nearly Monday.
What can you do right now – this weekend – to enjoy the weekend and prepare for the coming week? Here are three
1. Eat Well
Good nutrition is a key to productivity. According to nutrition expert Andrea Holwegner, sales jobs have a require good nutrition due to their confidence, resiliency and creativity for their work.
So what you eat this weekend will impact your work performance next week. That doesn’t mean don’t enjoy your weekend BBQ and cocktails, it just means don’t go crazy, or you’ll pay for it next week.
If you know me, you know my philosophy is sales people must be #FitToSell. I try to practice what I preach – which is why as a weekend workout nut I recently had knee surgery. I try to stay fit because I believe you must be Fit to Sell:
#FitToSell: when you feel better you look better,
you have more confidence, and you perform better
Again, don’t go crazy: fitness should be part of your regular routine and not a gung-ho weekends-only event – or you’ll end up on crutches like I was.
3. Time Out
Enjoy your weekend, and take time to decompress and wind down. Spend time with your family, walk the dog, binge-watch that new series, get together with friends. Disconnect.
I’m not a proponent of the European philosophy of turning off your company emails and totally going AWOL for the weekend. I check my email, put out the fires, and troubleshoot for the coming week; I read articles I couldn’t get to during the week and set my schedule for the coming week. But I also don’t obsess and check my inbox every 3 or 4 minutes, like I do during the work week.
I’m not a fitness or health expert: but I’m a +20 year sales professional who has trained other sales teams and individuals to achieve success. I’ve done it right, and I’ve done it wrong. I have a large family to support and am driven for success and am willing to work hard to keep achieving success.
Work – Life Balance
But I also believe in work-life balance. That’s not just a cliche – it’s a philosophy that I practice so that I enjoy my weekend, and am productive and successful at work.
How do you enjoy your weekend and prep for the coming work week?
a version of this article originally appeared on LinkedIn
about Anthony Caliendo:
I’m an entrepreneur and sales professional with over 20 years of successful sales and sales management experience. My expertise in sales, marketing and business development spans from small business to international companies.
I’m the best-selling author of The Sales Assassin: Master Your Black Belt in Sales, winner of the 2015 USA Book News business book award for entrepreneurs and small business.
I provide personal sales coaching; and consult, speak and train about growing and motivating your sales team to businesses, corporations and conferences across the nation, as well as a guest contributor and sales expert for TV and radio, and professional organizations.