Are you experiencing a “fall down” from your summer high? You probably spent this past summer vacationing, spending time with the family, jet skiing, camping or indulging in whatever summer pastime you enjoy.

This situation is common: You come back from all that excitement, fall begins and man you’re just feeling sluggish, unmotivated, nothing is working right. Does that sound like you?

Maybe you got back to business but you’re not seeing a lot of results, new customers, leads or progress? When you look ahead, the holidays are looming in front of you. And let me tell you, you really don’t want to start off 2015 from this low point! You need to get back in gear now before the rest of 2014 just slips through your fingers.

I see people think to themselves, it’s okay to be sluggish or have a dip in sales. But here’s how it hurts you. It’s a real “domino effect” because that dip in sales causes a dip in your confidence and motivation. So you end up stuck on this “no-growth” track.

The longer you wait to correct course, the harder it will be to get back on the right track. So this is something you need to take under serious consideration NOW and nip it in the bud!

If you or your sales team doesn’t know what goal they’re trying to accomplish on a weekly basis, that is a sure sign your team has lost focus! You took your eye off the ball.

It’s okay to take your eye off the ball. It happens! Vacations, time away or just a summer daze can do that. But now it’s important to reassess where you are, and what needs to change to get going again.

As a business consultant, I see people looking to the outside to figure out why things aren’t working right on the inside. But success in business (and in everything else) is an “inside job.”

  1. If you’re team is not motivated or sluggish, you need to look in the mirror. How are you discouraging them? How can you encourage them?You need to first evaluate and assess yourself and what you can change. Your team is a reflection of you!
  2. The second thing you can do is to improve your skill sets. Methods, medians, tactics change over time and you might need to brush up, refresh or increase your skills.

This year isn’t over yet. There is still plenty of time to start a business, increase your business and finish out 2014 strong. Don’t be one of those people making resolutions to revitalize their business and struggling to get back on track. Shake off that sluggishness now!

Are you ready to move past your dip in sales, confidence and motivation? Let me know in the comments and be sure to share today’s message within your circle of influence.

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