Here are two more simple interventions that can increase your happiness level, putting you in the best position possible to maximize the results of your business development endeavors:
Happiness Intervention #2: Acts of Kindness
Perform random acts of kindness each day. Any act of kindness to another person will suffice (e.g., offering to assist someone in need, providing directions to a stranger, or helping a co-worker, putting change in parking meters, helping their friends with homework, visiting someone in the nursing home, shoveling snow for an older neighbor). Sales professionals might send along a gift to a prospect, invite a prospect to a fun event, or refer business to a prospect.
Happiness Intervention #3: Processing Positive Experiences
Write, talk, or think privately about positive life experiences for fifteen minutes on three consecutive days. One could write down or recount those times when he or she was successful in doing something at work, at home, with kids, in sports, winning an award, helping someone, achieving a goal, or when someone thanked you for something. Sales professionals could write down or recount those times when he or she was successful in making sales, or when customers thanked him or her for excellent service.
As with Happiness Intervention #1, the above interventions are simple to implement, and can yield massive benefits for one’s personal level of happiness, thus increasing the likelihood of sales success!