The ball has dropped. The confetti, fireworks, and 2015 party supplies have likely been put away or discarded. But what’s not so quick to fade away is the hope and inspiration that fills the New Year.
Whether you were shoulder-to-shoulder in a crowded New Year’s party or gathered around the TV with a small group of friends, maybe you too indulged in the moment and thought of a few resolutions to help you reach new heights in 2015.
If your resolutions were of the professional kind, then let us help you get started with five social selling resolutions we created just for sales professionals.
1. Dedicate time to learning
As Walt Disney once said, “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”
Ask anyone who is very successful what they spend their extra time doing, it’s often a form of learning. However, when you get busy it’s one of the first things to fall to the bottom of the list.
To make sure you keep up-to-date, and ahead of your competition, it’s a must to schedule time for learning. Make your time most effective by setting priorities. For example, do you first need to tackle how to create thought leadership content so that the buyer outreach you conduct will be more effective?
To help get you started, here is a resource of LinkedIn’s social selling eBooks that provide highly applicable information around topics such as: